I do enjoy Christmas and when I feel a bit overwhelmed by the cards and the shopping I think of the wonder and joy on children’s faces each year and I tap into the wonder.
We have a family tradition of going up to Melbourne and spending the weekend experiencing a big, city, Christmas. The decorations, the glorious Myer Windows, the street theatre, the giant Christmas tree, the Christmas concert….all of it gets me into the Spirit of the season.
As I wrap presents I haul out my favourite Romantic Christmas movies. I love “While You Were Sleeping.” When we lived in Wisconsin we would go to Chicago for our ‘big city Christmas’ and I love watching this film now and recalling the golden trumpets at Marshall Fields, the lights on the bare trees, the nip of cold that I miss so much in the southern hemisphere.
Another Christmas movie I adore is “Love Actually.” London bedecked in Christmas lights is a magical thing. My favourite story is the writer and the Portuguese woman, although my fave scene would have to be Hugh Grant dancing.
I sit and wrap and sob and laugh my way through both these movies every Christmas.
Do you have a favorite Christmas movie?