Forget Letterman. We're reviving WTC's List of Ten!

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WASHINGTON, November 28, 2012 – If we’re nearing the end of 2012, it must be time to start thinking about our Top 10 lists once again. After all, David Letterman isn’t the only dude who can play this game. All of us come up with lists, and we do it all the time, particularly near the end of each year when we look back on what was, and look forward to what might be. Kind of like what happened to Scrooge when he encountered those three pesky spirits. Only different. Because we get to be the spirits.

We launched our Top 10 column “List of 10” right here last year. Writers all around the Washington Times Communities had a great time coming up with bucketloads of interesting lists that ended up attracting readers and comments alike. We retired the column in the spring when inspiration seemed to wane. But we’re reviving it now. After all, ‘tis the season to be jolly, and we intend to do just that.

Our WTC columnists are invited to get the ball rolling. Meanwhile, if there’s anyone out there in the audience who has a good idea for an original Top 10 list, just lob your friendly Entertainment editor an email query and we’ll consider either doing it ourselves at your suggestion; or, if you can write and want to try your hand…well, maybe we can go that way too. Extra credit for correct spelling and grammar. And creative but good-natured snarkiness.

British stage and movie actor Alastair Sim’s classic 1951 Scrooge, just after perusing last season’s List of 10 entries on the iPad he’d gifted to Tiny Tim. Compare to our first photo, above, depicting Scrooge prior to his encounter with WTC’s jovial spirits of Christmas Present.

Meanwhile, as we begin to crank up this year’s entries, feel free to and take a look at last year’s story archive, all of which you can find right here. Encounter them for the first time. Enjoy them again. Or, get inspired to come up with a witty list of your own.

In the meantime, Happy Holidays to all.

Read more of Terry’s news and reviews at Curtain Up! in the Entertain Us neighborhood of the Washington Times Communities. For Terry’s investing and political insights, visit his Communities columns, The Prudent Man and Morning Market Maven, in Business.

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Terry Ponick

Now writing on investing, politics, music, and theater for the Washington Times Communities, Terry was the longtime music and culture critic for the Washington Times (1994-2009). 

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