Christmas Is Almost Here!!!

Growing up I remember the Christmas Shows on TV and in those days there were a lot of specials. But before that, there were a lot of radio shows. Take a look at Old Time Radio! Great radio program from 50+ years ago!

TV got busy in the early 1950’s (toward the end some stations stayed on AFTER midnight) and I would sit with Mom and Dad and watch this fasciation media bring the world into our living room.

Burns and Allen… Really funny stuff! Where are our great comedians today? NO dirt, no language…just pure humor!

Amos and Andy were a classic…wonderful comedians and good stories! If some liberal weenie wants to tell me this is racist then they are absolutely out of their mind! Good people…good story…good times!

Most of the day we stayed inside with the exception that I took a quick trip to the wine store and market. The market was soooooo busy! I grabbed the necessities and departed!

We made coordination calls for tomorrow so all is well!

Grumpy grieving Hunter Lowell hires Rex’s firm to make an expert inventory of the library in his Californian wine estate for sale as he lives in San Francisco. Rex’s daughter Isabella comes do it, he presses her to work hard. Belle starts enjoying the Christmas season and starts falling in love with the estate and dog Beast, slowly with the hunky owner, whose devoted housekeeper Angie explains Hunter never came to terms with losing his late wife, whose roses gazebo are off-limits even to her, yet an invaluable sale plus. Hunter warms up to Isabella, who gets him to taste life again, even consider reviving the Christmas ball in the barn. But Rex gave his blessing to her posh Wall Street fiance Tony, who proves a masterly schemer and even brings in Rex, who ‘literally’ eats out of his hand.

We love the Christmas movies and these were kinda mushy but we both like them and generally we both tear-up at the end of the movie!

Then we watched “Paper Angels”. In “Paper Angels,” abused wife Lynn (Josie Bissett) leaves her alcoholic husband Darryl, taking her two kids, Thomas and Sara, and moving to another town where she works as a waitress to make ends meet. In that same town we meet Kevin (Matthew Settle), whose marketing & design company is on the brink of shutting down due to the economy. Plus, Kevin’s wife Jenny is in a difficult pregnancy with twins.

Thomas starts a new school and becomes the target of a bully who is threatened by how well Thomas plays basketball. Unable to join the high school team, Thomas goes to the community center where he meets Kevin and the two of them become unlikely friends through pickup basketball games. Little do they know the tremendous impact they will have on each others’ families this Christmas through The Salvation Army’s Angel Tree Program.

This film is inspired by the hit country Christmas song also featured in the movie “Paper Angels,” sung by country music star Jimmy Wayne, as well as the same-titled book by Wayne with Travis Thrasher. Wayne also has written and performed two new songs for the film.

We watched one more before crashing!

About Paul

Just an old retired guy trying to finish out my last years on this planet. I lost my best friend and wife in early 2020. I was blessed again by reconnecting with Dr. Mary Côté, a long-time friend. Mary and I got married July 28th, 2021, and are enjoying life together and plan to spend the rest of our lives being a blessing to our friends and family.
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