>> Tuesday, December 15, 2009
There are so many Christmas movies out there, and so many versions of the same ones. But out of just about all of them, my two favorites are...A Christmas Carol and It's a Wonderful Life. This month, my son and I are reading A Christmas Carol and he is doing a lapbook to reinforce his learnings of the literature. This is the first time to actually read the story, so we are getting so much out of it. I love it so much because it is a redemption story...through Christ!!! Not only is Scrooge changed to "do good", but is actually born again!! That fact can't be denied in the story. And another thing I like about it is that it's never too late for redemption! No matter how old you are and how many mistakes you've made, Christ is ready to save you!! Of course, we are also watching one of the movies. My absolutely favorite version is Scrooge. Albert Finney plays Scrooge, and he is such a fantastic actor. And this is the version I saw as a child when our school class went to see it in the theater... in the '70s!! So, if you havent't seen it, try to find it and watch it with your family. It's great!!
Another favorite is It's a Wonderful Life. What a great movie for your kids to watch to see what it really means to "reap what you sow!" James Stewart is another great actor and this has got to be his greatest film. At least, that's my opinion, even though I haven't seen all of his films. LOL! Just to see how he put his wishes aside to help so many people in his community...And then to see how they come running to help when he was in desperate need! Sowing and Reaping! What a concept.
So, to reflect on our own lives... How can we change our ways to look more to the poor around us? What ways can we sow into other people's lives? Just a thought to ponder!
I know this time of the year can be quite busy. But how about get some popcorn and hot chocolate with your family and kick back and watch these movies. You may just get a new perspective.
Blessings to You and Merry Christmas,