Our new In The Trenches Productions series, "Movie Snacks,” REALLY hits the spot! My longing-for-a-bit-of-real-Christmas-cheer spot, that is.
The movie this month is Truman Capote's "A Christmas Memory,” and nothing could fill the bill better. If you have never read the short story or seen the film this is the perfect time to do both. And if, like me, you have been a fan of this lovely story for many years, it’s the perfect time to visit it again. This wonderful story of a young boy, Buddy, dropped by his mother into the small town home of her elderly cousins, will warm your heart. Buddy forms an attachment with one of the oldest, and they have many adventures together, one of which is making 31 Christmas fruitcakes (since they have no money for gifts). They send them with love to 31 lucky people, among whom are President Roosevelt and Jean Harlow!
On Movie Snacks two of the ladies talk about this terrific version done on TV many years ago with the absolutely fantastic Geraldine Page playing the elderly cousin, Sook, who becomes Buddy's best friend. And an even greater touch is that the narration is done by Truman Capote himself.
And what about the yummys to warm our tummies as well as our hearts? It’s a recipe for a delicious lemon bread/cake that we ITT ladies nibble while sipping hot chocolate and watching this neat film.
So if I were you, I'd check out "Movie Snacks" right now, and then grab the film, make the cake, and enjoy! And the Happiest of Holidays to all!!!
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