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Some days have themes. I don't necessarily post something in each of these topic areas every week.
Sunday: Church-related or spiritual things.
Friday: Green living.
21 December 2010
The Christmas Box
So, the movie came on, we watched it, we liked it, and life went on.
Many many many years later, I found out The Christmas Box was a book first. Who knew? It's been lurking on my mental to-read list ever since, but I finally took it off the mental list, went to the library, and read it.
It was brilliant.
This is another short book; I read it on Saturday afternoon. The TV version was jazzed-up and dramatized, mostly by making the elderly woman a lot crankier than she is in the book. The blurb on the back calls it "the touching story of a widow and the young family who moves in with her". Apart from it being more accurate to say it's the touching story of a young family and the widow they moved in with, I'd call that a good assessment.
I like this one because it is a feel-good story. (Yes, that's my favourite kind.) It's about the love of a family. It's about remembering what is most important in life. And it's about how some hurts never go away.
So, yeah, another feel-good happyish-times review. What? Real life is sad enough.
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