Merry Christmas! I hope everyone has a wonderful day, whether you celebrate the holy holiday or not. I wish peace on Earth for all of you.
The question of the week here at Four Foxes, One Hound is: What character in a Christmas story would you like to be?
In the ORIGINAL Christmas story I would like to be an angel. They seem to be the only ones who felt no stress. Humans don’t become angels but barring that, I mean, having to choose a human character, I think I’d like to be one of the Magi…learned men who had faith, conviction, bravery and a sense of right and wrong.
[Or even the innkeeper. I think he gets a bad rap from most people. He didn’t turn the Holy Family away because they were poor, they weren’t destitute; St Joseph was a working carpenter. There was simply no room at the inn. People, like them, were in town from all over and there was probably no floor space unoccupied. He offered Mary and Joseph the only shelter he had that gave them any privacy…the stable.]
As for fiction, there are quite a few stories I know, but do I want to be a character in them?
Although I have a number of old VHS tapes, I was hard-pressed to find holiday movies in my DVD collection that I could play on my computer while I worked in the kitchen or at our dining table for Christmas. Our big online computer is strategically placed just outside the kitchen, in the dining area on the way into the rest of the house. We chose there to keep an eye on what our sons were into on it when we got our first computer and went online and now we can keep tabs on the grandkids’ web surfing that way. Anyway, stretching for a Christmas movie, I grabbed “Die Hard” and no thank you on choosing a character there!
There are many rom-coms, but I don’t think I would be a character in any of them. I am a fan of Sandra Bullock’s and I really like “While You Were Sleeping” , however, her character was a bit desperate to get married…I’d never be that desperate.
More stretching had me putting on a few of the Harry Potter movies, ones that had Christmas scenes, and if in those I can make an available choice, I’ll be Professor McGonagal, thank you!
Gee, “A Christmas Visitor”, no characters there worth choosing…“Young At Heart”, again, no. “Home Alone”, “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” and others, no one worth imagining oneself as there, as there really isn’t anyone worth becoming in “A Charlie Brown Christmas”, except maybe Snoopy.
In “A Christmas Carol” I could go with The Spirit of Christmas Past, but it wouldn’t be a job I’d actively seek out.
“The Santa Clause”? Push came to shove, I’d be Judy the Elf,( again, not a human,though).
Although I have never been much of a dancer, I suppose I could be the Sugarplum Fairy in “The Nutcracker”, but that has given me a better idea.
Let me be in “White Christmas” and I’ll be Vera Ellen, or at least, her character, (another Judy). I love to watch her dancing and I never tire of it. Her character has a great deal of character and if Danny Kaye was actually like his character, Phil, a girl could do a lot worse than a talented writer who had a heart, had a sense of humor… and was a good dancer! (I would give a lot just to trade places with her during “The Best Things Happen While You’re Dancing” with him, just once.)
However, I still like the idea of the angel angle.
So, with that, I leave you, wishing you and yours a wonderful day and Christmas season, which starts today; Christmas season does not end today. This is The First Day of Christmas and we have eleven more to go. So with or without a partridge in a pear tree, I hope your Christmas season is grand!