Now it’s really Christmas.
Waited in line for two hours for these beauties - the world’s awesomest cinnamon buns. They were cranking these out like crazy today at Knaus Berry Farm, way down in the Redlands, south of Miami. ‘Twill be a lovely Christmas morning indeed.
Look what Santa brought me!
It wouldn’t be Christmas without The Red Shoes
When I was growing up, one of the syndicated TV channels out of New York used to show The Red Shoes every Christmas morning. There were no DVDs in those days, so it was the only time I ever got to see this film. It has since become my all-time favorite, not because it’s about ballet - because it isn’t, really - it’s more about the creative process and the choices you have to make if you want to be a great artist. This video is the entire 15-minute ballet sequence that takes place about mid-way through the picture. I’m posting it here as a Christmas gift to myself, and to everyone who appreciates great film, dance, and music. (By the way, the main character’s name in this movie is Victoria Page, so now you know where my Tumblr and Twitter names come from.)
I’m not religious, but you don’t have to be to appreciate how lovely this is. In case you haven’t seen it, it was made for a school project by 5th graders in the small Yupiq Eskimo Village of Quinhagak, Alaska. Much to the villagers’ shock, over a million people have viewed it. The entire town took part in the production.