I love Christmas movies. Now I'm not a follower of old St. Nick, but I do love a good fictitious story, with a little romance, and a happy ending. I think it's inherent in all of us to enjoy a good, happy ending. You know...boy gets girl...girl gets boy...it snows in Southern Cal the last 15 seconds of the movie. Even though 9 out of 10 Christmas movies are predictable and the story-lines are almost identical, I still love them. I love the sounds of jingle bells and little hometowns all decked out in Christmas decorations. I love movies about saving Christmas, getting second chances, angels, and sharing hot chocolate in a cozy little hometown cafe. I especially love Christian Christmas movies! Connie and I just watched one. The story was not too bad. It was a story about an attack on a Christian Christmas tradition in a small Alaskan town. Good story with a happy ending!
And then there are those Christmas movies that premiered last year, and the year before that, and the year before. No problem. Another year has passed so why not watch them again? They seem fresh and new all over again. It's like a snowball. Each year the wealth of Christmas movies gets even larger! What will it be tonight? Will it be "White Christmas"? Or perhaps "It's A Wonderful Life". Now there's a real classic. It gets pretty rough for George Bailey for a while. But his experience with an angel awakens him as to how blessed he really is to have a wonderful family and friends. Now there's a good ending. A dude who's bored and dissatisfied with his life. He even tries to end it. He awakens to the fact that he's about the most blessed man on the planet! Good movie. It's time to watch that one. In fact, I'm sometimes tempted to watch that one in the middle of the summer. After all... it IS a wonderful life!
Enjoy the Christmas movies. Many of them take the pressure off the hustle and bustle of the commercial Christmas season. And most of them have great lessons in them about what's really important in life. Well...that's about it. That's right, that's right. Attaboy Clarence! God bless us everyone and to everyone a good night!
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