So here's to wishing all of my readers a very Merry Christmas.And for your viewing pleasure we bring you two Sherlock Holmes episodes starring Jeremy Brett in the lead role. Both episodes take place during the Christmas season though these stories do not necessarily fill one with with Christmas cheer but instead bring some very fine entertainment.
The first episode is The Blue Carbuncle"
When the Countess of Morcar's priceless blue carbuncle is stolen, a reformed thief is charged with the crime.
Next up we have the episode The Cardboard Box"
Susan Cushing asks Holmes' help in solving the disappearance of her sister Mary Browner, but it doesn't seem Holmes' type of case until he is told of a Christmas present's grisly contents.
I love the speech Holmes gives at the end.
“What is the meaning of it, Watson? said Holmes solemnly as he laid down the paper. "What object is served by this circle of misery and violence and fear? It must tend to some end, or else our universe is ruled by chance, which is unthinkable. But what end? There is the great standing perennial problem to which human reason is as far from an answer as ever.”
Have a Merry Christmas.