Tuesday, 24 December 2013

Long Winters Nap


I wasn't going to bother with the blog tonight, because very few people will read it tomorrow. They will probably choose to open presents, visit family and eat until they just can't eat no more. Then I decided that they should have just one more thing to over indulge with tomorrow. Have fun!

There was so much to do today.

I’ll grant that most of it involved eating, drinking and relaxing, but that isn’t always the easiest thing to do. Especially when you are expecting a visit from Santa Claus. It’s hard to fall asleep for the little ones, but I have never had that particular problem.

We just finished watching “It’s a Wonderful Life” for the umpteenth time and it wasn’t my first choice. Don’t get me wrong, I do like the movie, but lately I have developed an affinity for those made for TV Christmas movies. You know the ones. Successful but emotionally unfulfilled woman/man leaves the big city and returns home to Mayberry USA. There they find the love of their life who has recently lost a husband/wife and they begin to reconnect. Some action or deed is misunderstood and inevitably I suppose they break up. Just when you think all is lost and you will never get that two hours back again, they both realize how stupid they have been. They kiss, the snow begins to fall and we are left to draw our own conclusions.

These movies aren’t “It’s a Wonderful Life”, but they do fill a niche. Besides, even after all of these years, I still tear up at the end when the townsfolk bring George the money and Clarence gets his wings, and that isn’t very manly. It’s okay to cry when old yeller gets shot.

The movie was Maegan’s choice. It seems that she has either developed taste in movies since she moved to Toronto or she always had good taste and I just never noticed. She doesn’t even like those made for TV Christmas movies at all! I still love her, I kind of have to since she is probably right and all.

I have to fly. To bed of course. There is a goodish chance that I’m on the NICE list this year. Even if I’m not, I could do with a long winters nap…


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