Yep, the time has come to see those favorite movies of the season. The movies that get rolled out this time of year to let you now how much you should appreciate the life you live. The movies that make you see the wonder of the season in the little faces in your life. Classics like "It's A Wonderful Life" and "Miracle on 34th Street" and then the more modern movies like "Christmas Shoes" and "Elf".
Last night was one of those movie nights. Imagine my joy when scrolling thru the Comcast guide I find "The Wizard of Oz" on TBS. Now, I know that since TBS owns the rights, they air it more than once a year. That was never the case when I was young. It was aired once a year, and there were no VCRs with which to record it. You made time to see it that night! So I turned it on. Heck, the house was quiet, my PG was shopping, I was crafting, so why not watch and craft at the same time!?!
My PG came home near the end of the movie. I told him if there was something he wanted to watch, he could feel free to change it. (It was a lion part of the movie, and I've never been a fan of the lion). But no, my PG sort of hung around watching it. When we got to the part (SPOILER ALERT ---seriously, Peg????) where Dorothy throws the water at the Wicked Witch of the West and said witch melts, my PG says "So, the witch just melts with water?"
Me: (slow turn of the head) Have you never seen this movie?
My PG: (slight smile)
Me: Seriously, did you never take the time to see this?
My PG: Well, it was on every year, right?
Me: You're not answering my question. Have you ever seen this movie?
My PG: I'm sure I have.
Me: (I think not!)
Well, this certainly clears up things in my little world. For those of you who have been lucky enough to see Wicked on stage, you understand that although you don't need to know the story of the Wizard of Oz, it helps to further your enjoyment of Wicked.
It opens up your mind to realize that there are two (or more) sides to every story and that you shouldn't judge things based on the first story you hear. But I digress. You see, Wicked was the only live musical that PG and I have gone to. And although he enjoyed the singing, I now know that he didn't fully understand the storyline. And today, I'm told that girls enjoyed it more because the Wizard of Oz was all about Dorothy...What a guy!!