Everyone has their favorite Christmas movie and no holiday season is truly complete until you 've sat down with your family to watch it. In our family it is Charlie Brown Christmas, It 's A Wonderful Life, and How The Grinch Stole Christmas. Occasionally we 'll also included The Polar Express, Frosty, Rudolph, The Little Drummer Boy, Santa Claus Is Coming To Town, and Miracle On 34th Street. But ALWAYS those first three movies!
I know many people just LUV White Christmas and that 's their favorite holiday movie. I have watched it all the way through only once in my life. Why? Because I cannot stand it. There! I 've said it. I do not like White Christmas! This year I decided to give it another try so I recorded it when it came on TV a couple of weeks ago. We began watching it and Aaron actually seemed interested, although he protested, "Oh no! It 's a musical?" However, when I told him it was time to get ready for bed, he said, "But don 't keep watching it."
"Why? You interested? I thought you didn 't like it."
"Well, I might watch it later."
I 've turned my kid into an I Love Lucy fan and that makes me sooo HAPPEEEEEE! At first he protested, "Oh no! It 's in black and white?"
"Ugggh. Just watch it. It 's really funny. You 'll like it."
Sure enough. After just one episode, he was hooked! Now we watch it almost every day. When the TV station which usually televises it, stopped airing it suddenly for some unknown reason, he went through major withdrawals.
I feel like I 'm providing Aaron with s...
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...I have been a Billy Crystal fan ever since I first saw him on the TV show, Soap, when he played the first gay character on prime time television. When Harry Met Sally is our New Year 's Eve movie and Bob and I have watched it for the 22 years that we 've been married. In his book Billy talks about all the great comedians who influenced him as he was growing up. And very much like my idols, Carol Burnett and Lucille Ball, he learned and practiced what he observed from all the comedic geniuses who came before him.
While on my walk I was literally laughing out loud and guffawing. I walked the entire four miles with a goofy smile on my face, which actually prompted everyone I came across to give me a big friendly smile in return. Thanks, Billy. And Judy . . . and Lucy . . . and Carol. What gems!
And now I 'm going to order some flowers for my dear friend, Beth.
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