When I was a kid December 20th was a significant date. It meant that the long countdown to Christmas was about to conclude and the Magic Day was almost at hand.
Five more days.
Of course, now that I’m well past my childhood days, December 20th seems to have arrived out of the blue. How did it get this late so early?
I wish you all a Happy Holiday, and my gift appears in the video below. Unless you are a faithful viewer of TCM, you have probably never seen this Oscar-winning short from 1945. Set in the Southwest, it is a faithful retelling of the Christmas story on two levels. All the traditional symbols are there, albeit in a very American style, and so is the message of Christmas: Love begets love, and if it doesn’t start with you, then who?