Question: What did I not get for Christmas that I truly wanted?
Answer: Peace on Earth!
I am surfing the internet and randomly come across a blog that calls Charles Tazewell’s The Littlest Angel (1946) the worst Christmas book ever. Mind you, ever means for ever and ever, for all time, always.
Ouch, and Bah humbug! says a reformed Mr. Scrooge. Sorry you didn’t get it. Maybe, your heart is two sizes too small, says the Grinch.
The best things in life are the simplest. Hint: in the book it is what the little boy kept in a tattered box beneath his bed. For me, it is sitting in my Stressless Peace recliner, imagining how nice it would be if there was Peace on Earth. Hey, Mr-I-don’t-believe-in-Tinker-Bell-and -angels, while I am at it, I am going to watch The Bishop’s Wife, a classic black and white movie from 1947, about a mature and dapper angel in human form who enters the life of a bishop in order to help him build a new cathedral and repair his fractured marriage. Starring Loretta Young, David Niven, and Cary Grant, and produced for a war-weary world, hoping for peace at home.
Then, it is on to A Wonderful Life that features Clarence Odbody as the older angel who came to save a life. Now I checked, there are dozens and dozens of stories and movies about angels. Enough to last a long winter’s night and forever delight.
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