Good morning and a Merry Christmas to you and yours.
Let’s keep it brief… I just wanted to check in to see that you survived the overnight winds and that all your presents landed safely from Santa.
We watched It’s a Wonderful Life last night, and it was inspiring as promised. I hope you found something fun to do too.
If you want to continue the uplifting stories, read this New York Times tale from 2015 about a little girl who lived in Hell’s Kitchen back at the turn of the last century, and her wishes to Santa — including “P.S. Please do not forget the poor.” (HT to Renee)
What We’ve Been Reading
Take a look back at this snapshot of a New York Christmas in the 1970s. (Stuart Bailey Media)
Have you been splurging this Holiday season? (New York Times)
Exploring the origins of a Jewish Christmas tradition. (Bowery Boogie)
Are they planning a reboot for Sex and the City? (Vulture)
Hell’s Kitchen’s Martha Duke talks about the Sober Mom Squad. “People are measuring by the bottle,” she continued. “That scares me. I know too many women who went from one or two glasses to two bottles of wine to vodka in your coffee cup.” (New York Times)
Freeze Frame x2
There’s a rule to never work with children or animals, but we’re throwing that out the window this Christmas Day! Yuletide Joy to Laura, Kevin and the Hickman Triplets — and not forgetting Chauncy🎄