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How can it already be December?

Well as of this writing, it is December 11th. Almost half of December is past and it is so difficult to believe. Christmas is just around the corner. I have my own set of little traditions I do at Christmas time. It usually kicks off around Thanksgiving with Miracle on 34th Street -the original, with Maureen O’Hara, John Payne, Edmund Gwynn and Natalie Wood. Christmas just isn’t Christmas without the right books, movies and music. Every Christmas I read A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. The best stories are about redemption! I always read the beginning of Little Women too. Last year seemed incomplete because I didn’t really get a chance to sit down and watch It’s a Wonderful Life. I plan to rectify that this year! Another tradition, [for me] is watching Meet Me in St. Louis, The Homecoming, The House without a Christmas Tree and reading A Christmas Memory by Truman Capote. If you have never read A Christmas Memory you should really do so. I think you will find it very moving. Another book I read a few years ago that I would like to recommend is Fannie Flagg’s The Redbird Christmas. So what are you’re favorite traditions?
Posted by ~Estel




  • Katherine
    Posted January 13, 2013 3:53 pm 0Likes

    Aside from sharing many of your favorite traditions… I have found Christmas Vacation to be an light – hearted enjoyable reminder that I am not alone in the world with my dysfunctional family. A new favorite movie that I have added ( I find it has huge redeeming value) is Fred Clause; very worth watching. The Bishop or Preachers wife is also enjoyable around the holidays. With my children I like to incorporate readings form the Gospel accounts of the nativity as well as movies such as Christmas with a Capital C.
    Do you have ‘A Christmas Memory at the library’? Perhaps next year I will read that, as I have heard others comment on it as well.

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