Last night Izzy and I watched Miracle on 34th Street– 1947 version of course, and not colorized. I’ve seen this one before, and obviously it’s highly recommended, if you consider yourself an American (just kidding, but seriously). In addition to the always salient reminder that Christmas is about compassion not commercialism, some of the unexpected delights of this Santa Claus classic are the several laugh-out-loud moments (please see title of this post!). One of our favorite characters was Alfred from Brooklyn, and your Alfred-inspired challenge for the week is to include the word “see” at the end of your sentences. [“I want you to have some happy holidays, see?”]
We enjoyed watching 1940s New York and pre-West Side Story Natalie Wood (she’s not really Puerto Rican, FYI), and also felt awesome about registering at Macy’s. (It’s not about commercialism though, we learned that. But Macy’s is sweet if you’re going to buy things!) Other lessons to draw: Use your imagination; care for others; don’t take yourself too seriously. Believe!