I love most Christmas movies. Sappy, funny, traditional, crazy, Santa or religious. For the past few weeks I’ve been recording shows and watching them in my spare time. However, a few of my favorites have been missed and one in particular has not been aired in a few years. I have even looked for it to buy but have not been able to find it in stock or available anywhere. The movie: Yes, Virginia, There is a Santa Clause. There have been several versions of this story made, mostly of the cartoon variety. Those are not the ones I want to see. I want to watch the 1991 version with Ed Asner, Charles Bronson and Richard Thomas. It is my favorite and I have seen it far too little. Out of all the Christmas stories told, this one has to be my favorite, second only to the original story, and reason for Christmas. When I cannot see Virginia I must find the article online so I can read the editorial. If you are unfamiliar with this story, you can find it here: www.newseum.org/yesvirginia.
This was first published in 1897. Can you even begin to imagine that anything you write would be remembered over hundred years from now? Do you think Francis Church had any idea that his editorial would still appear in newspapers today? Or that movies would be made of this story? Is there a movie you like to see every year, or something you must read?
As this is Powerful Prayful Monday, I would like you to unload those burdens, turn them over to God and if you need some help, list them here so we can pray for you and with you. We are also here to share in the celebrations of praises and thanksgiving. My hope and prayer for your is that as we celebrate the birth of the Christ child in just a few days, you capture that feeling of hope and love and keep it in your heart for the year to come.
Have a wonderfully blessed Christmas.