A Lot Like Christmas…


I think I admitted this last year…but it bears admitting again…I find most Christmas music depressing…I know the vast majority of the population disagrees with me…hence…some radio stations begin playing it non-stop before Thanksgiving…thankfully…my go-to station only intersperses it periodically amongst the classic rock that I enjoy…

So…it may seem like a paradox…that I love Christmas movies…I could watch them all day…and often watch the same ones time and again…in fact…my very favorites have been around as long or longer than I have…It’s a Wonderful Life…Miracle on 34th Street…Christmas in Connecticut

Bertha…says that I love them so much…because…Christmas is always saved…whether the crisis is…spiritual…romantic…financial…logistical…emotional…there is something about the Christmas spirit that permeates the human spirit…opening the heart just enough…for the solution to sneak in…

She’s right…that is what I love about them…they help me believe…in the intrinsic goodness in each of us…of the possibilities when we come together as a family or community…of the value of every person…and…that true love finds a way…

Unlike the music that often reminds me of the things I don’t have…the movies remind me…of all the things I already have…and the things that are yet to come…if…I only believe…

I believe…I believe…

Jane

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