Thursday, December 1, 2011

A classic for this season

Yeah, there's a lot of bad 'isms' floatin' around this world, but one of the worst is commercialism. Make a buck, make a buck. Even in Brooklyn it's the same - don't care what Christmas stands for, just make a buck, make a buck.

                            Alfred, the Macy janitor, to Kris Kringle in Miracle on 34th Street

Edmund Gwenn and Natalie Wood
December 1st, it’s time bring on the Christmas flicks. Tonight’s living room screening is 1947's Miracle on 34th Street, starring Edmund Gwen, in an Academy award winning role as Kris Kringle, Maureen O’Hara, John Payne, and 8-year-old Natalie Wood.

We don’t know if Casey prefers the colorized version, but tonight he’s out of luck…we’re purists. Nothing but the black and white versions of our favorites, and Miracle is definitely in the top 5 and holds up nicely.

Do yourself a favor. Check it out again. It's treatment of Santa's genuine disappointment with the commercialization of Christmas resonates even more so today.

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