20 Days to go…

December 4, 2007

4th of December so only 20 days till Christmas Eve and “It’s a Wonderful Life” at the GFT. I’ve not been to this every year, but certainly most of the last 8 or 9 years  :-)

I have a dream of an ideal Christmas Eve, which goes something like…

Wonderful Life poster Meet some friends at Cafe Cosmo in the GFT

Have a little drink, some mulled wine and mince pies (the only time over Christmas I’ll force these things down)

Get a seat at the front of the top section of Screen One

Watch It’s a Wonderful Life trying not to remember every line

Leave the cinema with a warm glow, lump in the throat and tear in the eye

During the movie the streets have been covered by snow -deep and crisp and even-

Walk along Sauchiehall Street and Woodlands Road while the snow gently falls

Perhaps stopping for a drink, coffee or hot choc

Go to the Midnight Service at St Silas

See in Christmas day there by remember the sacrifice of God becoming human

This year there are already three people going, but if anyone wants to join us let me know, I’ll be getting tickets this week. It is the ideal way to get into that Christmas feeling after all the seasonal rush.

Can’t guarantee the snow I’m afraid.

PS although I have been to the Christmas Eve showing of It’s a Wonderful Life lots of times it has never worked out as described above.  What with worrying about people arriving late, saving seats, who wants to walk and who wants to drive, the folk behind rustling sweet wrappers all the way through the movie, pushing through drunks all the way home, rain….   but perhaps this year!