“For centuries men have kept an appointment with Christmas. Christmas means fellowship, feasting, giving and receiving, a time of good cheer, home.”

Today is warmer, and if weren’t for the wind would be almost tropical at 50˚. By Christmas Eve it will be in the low 60’s. That’s deck weather. I hope Colorado will be just as nice.

Today my to-do list runs for pages so when I finish one, I cross it off with a flourish! I love forward movement and am getting really excited at the thought that tomorrow is the day! My carry-on and Gracie’s bag sit in the hall just waiting to be filled. They’re on the afternoon list.

I watch Christmas movies most nights. Hallmark is always good for happy endings. No matter what happens, the main character will find love or a family or both. Royalty appears in more than a couple. The prince or princess hides his/her true identity, falls in love with a commoner, reveals the royal lineage and overcomes parental disapproval. The wedding occurs at the end of the movie. All is well.

The old Christmas movies I can watch over and over again. A Christmas Carol is a seasonal must. Alastair Sim is my favorite Scrooge. I love him when his hair is messy, he’s wearing his white linen nightgown and he’s giggling from pure joy. Patrick Stewart is a stern, almost frightening Scrooge so his transformation is amazing. Miracle on 34th Street is another favorite, but I’m not really all that choosy. I watch them all.

Christmas encompasses so much, but it all revolves around Christmas Eve and Christmas day. When you’re little, the day never seems to come. When you’re older, there never seems to be enough time to get everything done, but it happens. It all comes together. The presents are bought and wrapped, the tree trimmed, the cards sent and the cookies baked and decorated. We’re  ready for Christmas.

Christmas is so many different traditions and customs, but the one we share is spending Christmas with family, whether a family by blood or one by friendship. Tomorrow I will be with my family, my sister her husband, their three kids, their spouses and children. I am so very excited.

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16 Comments on ““For centuries men have kept an appointment with Christmas. Christmas means fellowship, feasting, giving and receiving, a time of good cheer, home.””

  1. Hedley Says:

    A Muppets Christmas Carol starring The Pig. The Frog and Michael Caine. It aint Christmas until we have all sung along “Thankful Heart” …”Marley and Marley” aint too shabby either.

    Travel well Kat.

  2. olof1 Says:

    I don’t think I’ve seen the one with Patric Stweard, he’s a favorite actor of mine so now I must see if I can find that film and buy it.

    So far they haven’t shown especially many christmas movies here, they seem to pack them all in between the 23d and 30th but I guess that they show more on the channels one has to pay for. I must say that I have some problems liking those movies that have a bit too happy ending 🙂 As a Swede I do enjoy a really tradgik ending there one or tow of the main carachters dies or something just as cruel 🙂

    Have a really nice trip to Colorado 🙂


    • Kat Says:

      I think he makes an excellent Scrooge. George C. Scott is another good one.

      I don’t think you’ll find too many Christmas movies where there is death and destruction. Iy is the season of joy so the movies are generally joyful.

      I have one for you-I just remembered it. It has death and a killer snowman. Two movies have the same title. One is a typical Christmas movie while the other will appeal to your need for death.


  3. sprite Says:

    Safe travels, Kat, and Merry Christmas! May the music remain in your heart through all the craziness that is air travel at the holidays!

  4. Richard Says:

    Kat, a very Merry Christmas to you, your family, and all the Coffee-teers. With any luck at all, I’ll be in the OR gettin’ my very own oh-so-special microdiscectomy on Christmas Eve with release back into the wild on Christmas Day … hey, I can hope, right? I know how to celebrate the holidays. Have a great time and safe travels.

    • Kat Says:

      Merry Christmas to you, Richard.

      Have a wonderful day with your daughter. May your Christmas be bright and merry!

  5. Bob Says:

    My favorite Christmas movie is still “A Christmas Story”. Runner up movies are “Miracle on 34th Street”, “It’s a Wonderful Life”, “Arthur’s Perfect Christmas” and “The Grinch Who Stole Christmas”.

    Today we it the low 70s with clear skies. The traffic was amazingly light as many people have taken the week off. Many companies will not allow employees to save vacation time from the previous year. It’s use it or loose it.

    • Kat Says:

      I love A Christmas Story as well. I always laugh at the same spots as if I’ve never seen them before.

      Boston will hit close to 70˚ on Christmas Eve.

  6. Caryn Says:

    Hi Kat,
    It poured rain here for a few hours in the morning but then it settled down to just plain rain. Now it’s a fine soft day. I’m walking around in flip-flops like it’s spring. 58ºF at 5PM. That’s spring. 🙂

    I’m with Bob. My favorite Christmas story is still A Christmas Story followed by Allistair Sims in A Christmas Carol. Beyond that, I don’t go though the Patrick Stewart might be interesting to check out.

    Have a wonderful Christmas in Colorado. May it be sparkling and warm. And many happy holiday wishes to my fellow Coffee-mates, too. 🙂

    Enjoy the day.

    • katry Says:

      HI, Caryn
      It sprinkled last night but no rain. When I got to Logan, it started raining. I watched from the window.

      I love A Christmas Story but I really love A Christmas Carol.

      Snow on the ground and colder than the Cape as we have been so spoiled this winter.

      Merry Christmas!

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