My most favorite Christmas movie?
"It's a Wonderful Life".
I. love. George. Bailey.
loyal to friends
his sacrifices know no bounds [where loved ones are concerned]
a family man
Every year, I look forward to this movie being on TV. I will not buy it. I like to know I need to make time for it. Time to relax. Time to enjoy George and his message.
I adore watching him develop into an amazing man who HAS struggles. HAS challenges and personal anguish.
Only to discover the beauty of human generosity.
I love how he carries Zuzu's petals in his pocket.
His love for Mary. And how he can laugh at himself when he falls into the pool at the high school dance.
I love the quote by Clarence Oddbody, "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?"
Yesterday, I heard someone at the grocery store say, "if only Christmas could last two months." For a split second I silently, agreed. Decorating gingerbread houses. Driving around as a family looking at Christmas lights. The TV is "off" more. Music is played more [tons of Christmas CD's in the Juke-Box]. Trying to hide gifts around the house. Seeing family/relatives.
Then I fiercely disagreed and thought, "if only Christmas could last all year". We need a year full of George Bailey like moments/realizations.
This thought was swiftly followed by a woman carting me in my heels [ha, reason #814 why I wear heels] saying, "hun, you think you could get out of the aisle? Some of us are in one hell of a holiday hurry!"
Yes, by George, I think I'll keep it at the best freaking December, for now.