Tuesday, December 13, 2022

Christmas Is Waiting

Got a quick start with breakfast, then writing. Debralee's not crazy about Gene and the Nutcracker dragging her into the fray. The Nutcracker claims they're the only ones who can help. She tries to remind him that she's not a warrior. He needs real fighters. Gene can provide him with those...

Broke for lunch and to get ready for work at noon. Watched A Pink Christmas while I ate. In this holiday adaptation of the O.Henry short story The Cop and the Anthem, a cold and hungry Pink Panther would do anything to get a meal. He tries shoveling snow, but ends up eating the carrot nose off a snowman. He briefly works as a department store Santa, but is chased out by security after he eats a little girl's cookie. His attempt to get thrown in jail ends with him inadvertently catching a crook instead. It's not until he shares what little he has with an equally ravenous dog that he learns that giving is its own reward...and ends up getting everything he hoped for and more. 

Hurried off to work soon as the cartoon ended. It honestly could have been worse on our Senior Discount Day. We were off-and-on steady, not too bad. The lines did get long a few times later in the evening, but because we only had me and the express line to deal with them. There were a few grumpy people who complained about sales, but for the most part, it wasn't bad. At least, by the time I finished, it had died enough for me to close and return a few cold items with no trouble.

Went straight home and into dinner and Match Game '79. For some reason, the final week of the CBS run never aired on that network. It apparently ran on a few New York stations before finally turning up on Game Show Network in the early 2000's. Too bad. CBS really missed some fun. Bart Braverman joins in to see Bill Daily's odd spellings (he had dyslexia), Gene drool over a pretty dental student, and Marcia Wallace do her best to help with "__ Lobby" in the Head-to-Head.

Moved to Tubi online for Estella Scrooge: A Christmas Carol With a Twist. I go further into this very modern Christmas Carol at my Musical Dreams Movie Reviews blog.

Finished out the night with the holiday episode of Remember WENN on Plex. "Christmas In the Airwaves" in 1940 brings some good tidings to perpetually struggling radio station WENN...and some not-so-good as they anticipate the arrival of Gloria Redmond (Betty Buckley), the owner of the station, and her miserly financier Rollie Pruitt (Johnathan Freeman). Gloria is still devastated by the loss of her husband the Christmas before, and to Pruitt's delight, declares that Christmas won't be mentioned or celebrated at the station. It takes a group effort by most of the staff to convince Gloria that Christmas is a wonderful time for a heart to start healing. 

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