A Star in the Night

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?

No matter.

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?

About Austin Gisriel

You know the guy that records a baseball game from the West Coast in July and doesn't watch it until January just to see baseball in the winter? That's me. I'm a writer always in search of a good story, baseball or otherwise.
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9 Responses to A Star in the Night

  1. rdpostsr says:

    Merry Christmas Austin, to you and your family…



  2. Martha Pratt Gisriel says:

    This short is a holiday gem. Something tells me that we might have just started an annual Gisriel Christmas tradition.


  3. bonjer70 says:

    Just beautiful, Austin. LOVE IT!!! 🙂


  4. Barry Neeb says:

    Merry Christmas Austin!


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