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THE MOVIES, MUSIC, AND MEMORIES OF THE SEASON
HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM OBIORAH FIELDS
B efore we even get started on all this debate about “Die Hard” not being a Christmas movie. Just because a movie doesn’t have Santa or holiday magic doesn’t mean it’s not a Christmas film. I’m not a trial lawyer, but I can tell you that if this case went to court, I’m confident I would win. That being said, there are a lot of great Christmas movies to watch during the holidays. I used to love the old stop-motion films with Rudolph or Frosty the Snowman. Those classics will always bring back fond memories. discussions about Christmas, we need to settle one thing: I don’t buy The music is a huge part of Christmas too. I love the Jackson 5 and their interpretation of “I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus,” Whitney Houston’s “Little Drummer Boy,” and of course, Boyz II “ I LOOK AT THE HOLIDAYS AS A TIME TO CREATE THE SAME EXCITEMENT FOR THE CHILDREN IN MY EXTENDED FAMILY WHILE ALSO CONNECTING WITH MY LOVED ONES.
I’ll pace myself, but it’s hard sometimes with all the holiday buzz circulating everywhere you go. When I was a kid, I used to be up all night just waiting for Santa Claus. As I got older, my analytical brain started to wonder how Santa could do all that he’s given credit for. My belief didn’t last for long, and I eventually put together how these gifts magically appeared. The best and most memorable gifts ever given to me were some clothes, a doll, and games. On the other hand, it’s impossible for me to forget my biggest Christmas disappointment. One year, this huge box appeared under the tree. I remember sneaking down the hall and looking under the tree just to study it; it was the largest gift I’d ever seen. I racked my brain imagining what was inside. When the day finally came, I was thrilled to see what this gigantic box could possibly contain. I tore the paper off, opened the box, and inside was another box. I opened that box, and
inside there was another, and another. I can’t even remember what was inside the last box, only that I had been duped. Now that I’m an adult, I’m looking forward to starting new traditions. The older I get, the less enamored with gifts I become. If I want something, I’ll buy it for myself. I look at the holidays as a time to create the same excitement for the children in my extended family while also connecting with my loved ones. My family is off work during the holidays, which makes it a perfect time to reconnect. I don’t ever want to lose sight of that, because my family means so much to me. I hope everyone has a wonderful holiday season. Whether it’s Kwanzaa, Hanukkah, Christmas, or something else you celebrate, both Danielle and I wish you the best this year. Let us show you how much we appreciate you during our client appreciation party. Contact our office or check out our Facebook page for more information.
Men’s “Let It Snow.” My all-time favorite is “Silent Night” by The Temptations. My tradition is to start listening to Christmas music right after Thanksgiving, so anytime from now to Jan. 1, I’ll be singing along with the sounds of the season. I don’t like to get too fatigued on it, so
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