Wishing you a happy day-however you celebrate-and of course a happy day to those who aren’t in the U.S. too. In our house, we started our celebration by having a crowd over last night to drink the newly issued Beaujolais Nouveau. I know very little about wine and don’t have very sophisticated tastes but I love the release of the new Beaujolais and I’m grateful for good friends, family and neighbors to share it with. Perfect start to the holiday!
Bella was positive she was a party guest and entitled to hang out in the living room
As I was getting things ready, I saw an alert on my phone that the New York Times was reporting the DOJ would subpoena Mike Pence. This substantiates themes from two of our earlier newsletters this week. Apparently, DOJ agrees with me that it’s entitled to Pence’s testimony. Equally important, the newly appointed special counsel Jack Smith has hit the ground running and is unafraid to jump straight into the deep end. That’s good news for people who believe that even former presidents should be held accountable for their crimes and it’s a good note to start the holiday season on.
I’ll be up early on Thanksgiving to watch the parade and do some early morning TV before I get to the serious business of making a Turkey and some dressing. While everything cooks, I’ll be making a list of all the movies and shows I want to watch for the holidays
I’d love to know what your “must watch” holiday movies are. Every year, once I finish grading my fall exams, I give myself over to self-indulgent TV watching. I go the whole way-a quilt on the couch and lots of buttery popcorn.
My must-watches include a new favorite from a couple of years ago, The Holiday, and a list of movies I absolutely have to see before New Year’s Eve including Miracle on 42nd Street, Elf, and Scrooged. There’s often a Lord of the Rings film fest in there, which somehow gets pegged as Christmas-fare in our house. I’d love to add some new favorites this year. Leave your “must watch” list in the comments to help me out! Happy Thanksgiving.
We’re in this together,