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Tuesday, December 27, 2011

It Was a Wonderful Christmas

I think this was the best Christmas ever.  Our kids aren't little anymore, but they still believe.  They enjoyed giving and receiving, even to each other!  We also started a new family tradition.  On the 23rd, we decided to watch a movie as a family. We chose my husband's favorite movie of all time:

"Look, Daddy. Teacher says, every time a bell rings an angel gets his wings."
I fully expected that one or both of them would become bored in the first 10 minutes.  After all, it's in black and white, no computer simulations, special effects or laugh track.  But there was a Christmas miracle - they really liked it!

"What is it you want, Mary? What do you want? You want the moon? Just say the word and I'll throw a lasso around it and pull it down."

"Strange, isn't it? Each man's life touches so many other lives. When he isn't around he leaves an awful hole, doesn't he?"
They even understood the story (although we did assist on the plot when George was seeing life without him in it).  They had little bells so they could ring them every time Clarence was mentioned.  By the end of the movie, they were enjoying it as much as we were.  Of course, they really enjoyed watching Mom cry at the end of the movie.

"You see George, you've really had a wonderful life. Don't you see what a mistake it would be to just throw it away?"
"A toast to my big brother George: The richest man in town."

Yeah, this tradition is a keeper.