Written by cycleguy on November 27th, 2017

Several things are tip-offs for the Christmas season (not necessarily in order of clarity):

You can start listening to Christmas music and not thought to be a strange person…unless, of course, you observe Christmas in July.  Or you are so prepared for Christmas you have 8 tiny rabbits pulling the sleigh.

Christmas lights appear. Then again…we have had people in our neck of the woods who put lights up long before Thanksgiving. Then again…maybe they never took them down but just chose not to shine them during the hot summer months.

The weather usually turns cold. I’m not knocking on wood or anything but today (Monday) our weather has hit the 60s. I wore a sweatshirt to the office at 5:00 this morning and just a short sleeve shirt in the afternoon. I wouldn’t mind it staying this way until around Christmas. A white one sounds good but then it can go back to being tolerable.

Commercials drive me nuts. Oops, that is all year ’round. Maybe that explains why I watch very little TV. Two shows to be exact (NCIS and MacGyver).

Finally, but certainly not completely final, is the showing of “It’s a Wonderful Life.” Last night our local theater, the Tivoli, showed it free to the public. I have it on DVD but watching it on the big screen is just primo. Funny how people are entertained by it. They laughed. Chuckled. Sniffled. Clapped at its ending. I watch it every Thanksgiving but held off this year (and last) to watch it on the big screen. Such good stuff:

To my big brother, George- the richest man in town!


Dear George: Remember, no man is a failure who has friends. Thanks for the wings! Love, Clarence

I can’t help but agree. Then again, that type of thinking never goes out of style. Never runs out of days/months/ year.

Is “Wonderful Life” one of your favorite Christmas movies? If not, which one is?


6 Comments so far ↓

  1. That has always been one of my favorites, Bill, but I confess I haven’t watched in several years. Time to revisit!
    Blessings for a wonderful Advent season!

  2. Pam says:

    I love “It’s a Wonderful Life!” It would be awesome to see on the big screen. Every year for about four years I got to see “White Christmas” on the big screen. I LOVED it!

  3. floyd says:

    I’m not sure I’ve ever seen it? Then again writing is about the only thing that’s been able to keep me on one place for more than a few minutes.