The Hallmark Channel is notorious for their Christmas movies around this time of year, and here’s a sampling of just what happens when I find myself at home alone on a Sunday afternoon just before Christmas, the weather outside being frightful, and the fire being so delightful.
I went to the kitchen and made a cup of hot spicy Holiday tea, ignored the unmade bed, the dishes, the laundry, and the work, and covered up on the loveseat with one of my mom’s made-with-love quilts. When I got settled, I turned on The Hallmark Channel and settled in for a day’s worth of feel-good movies.
The tree is up, the gifts are wrapped, and it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in my house.
I hopped up and hurried to the kitchen to grab a box of Ritz fudge-covered crackers and a pint of coffee-flavored ice cream and caught myself talking to some imaginary person while I was in there.
I said, “Oh, is this not just the best day ever for this sort of thing??”
Nobody answered, so I went on, “Hurry, hurry, get back to the movie! Oh, I hope Santa rescued them!”
Again, nobody answered, but the conversation was ongoing, especially when, miracle of Christmas miracles, Santa DID rescue the family and get them home safely with gifts to boot!
What a wickedly wonderful day this is turning out to be! “My friend” and I are loving it! “Oh, could you pass the cookies, please?” Nobody answered, so I got up and got them myself. I don’t know how they got at the other end of the sofa…
MERRY CHRISTMAS, EVERYONE!