Last night Emily and I went to see A Christmas Story at Portland Center Stage. Hands down the coolest set I’ve ever seen—rich/colorful/vintage/lovely—playing now through Christmas Eve. A Christmas Story is my dad’s all-time favorite Christmas movie—it’s at the top of a very long list including: Bells of St. Mary’s, Holiday Inn, It’s a Wonderful Life, The Bishop’s Wife…. He would have loved this adaptation.
Ralphie upstairs in him room writing his “theme” paper while his mother and brother eat breakfast, under the narration of grown-up Ralph.
Goldblatt’s Santa visit, complete with slide and crazy “ho!, ho!, ho!” elf.
End scene—stage amess with Christmas morning’s aftermath.
Go see this while you still can!
Walking back to the car we ran into an army of Santas.
We decided to have our moments with the santas. Thanks to Emily for accompanying me!
Three more days till Christmas—ready or not!
PS If you’re craving made-for-tv Christmas flicks available at NetFlix: here and here.