Every evening around six o’clock I seat myself in front of the TV to watch the Hallmark Cable Television Holiday Movies. I have done this for maybe five years every Christmas holiday season… And, every year I say to myself, as we reach the 24th of December, that I will not do this the following year. Why, you may ask? Here it is.
The first night I watched these movies (maybe three in an evening), I saw people of all walks of life find the perfect Christmas just in the nick of time. These people all had huge difficult life issues going on… Pick one, it was there. Homeless people finding meaning in life… I cried. A lonely man at Christmas time who thought he had everything until he met a lovely young woman who gave him love… I cried. A family with more money than God (Does God bother with money? Maybe just more than than the richest man on the planet)… And then this family is snowbound in “East-Armpit-Ida-know-where;” and, the entire family discovers their tech toys to be less entertaining than the town’s Christmas variety show.