Threw on the short "Christmas Comes but Once a Year" while getting ready for work. Grampy from the later Betty Boop cartoons makes his only solo appearance when he passes an orphanage and hears sobbing. The kids are devastated that their Christmas presents fell apart when they barely played with them. Grampy makes use of household objects to make new toys and find a way to bring joy to the disappointed group.
Thankfully, work went far better than yesterday. It got a little busy around rush hours, but otherwise was pretty dead. Most people are likely still at the malls, or at least shopping online. We probably won't be that crazy until people start thinking of baking and Christmas dinner next week. A beautiful day likely helped, too, especially since it's supposed to snow next week.
Thankfully, I also remembered my wallet this time and was able to do my own grocery shopping. Found shrimp with a manager's coupon that would be good for dinner and two boxes of cocoa-coated almonds on clearance. Bought coconut, maraschino cherries, whole wheat flour, parchment paper, and cake mix for making cookies next week. Restocked yogurt, sweet potatoes, cranberries, lemon juice, milk, cereal, Parmesan cheese, and ground turkey.
Got to and from work quickly on Uber. Rose called again; once again, I called her back, but never heard from her. Changed, and then had shrimp and sautéed spinach and mushrooms for dinner while watching Cricket on the Hearth. I go further into this Dickens melodrama from Rankin-Bass at my Musical Dreams Movie Reviews blog.
Animation Celebration Saturday - Cricket On the Hearth
Finished off the night with Charlie Brown's Christmas Tales. This may have been created to fill an hour with A Charlie Brown Christmas, but it has it's own share of amusing material. My favorite skits include Sally writing to "Samantha Claus," how she gets a Christmas tree, and Lucy and Linus writing Santa.