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December 20, 2009


Standby as they may be, Christmas for me was always two movies: Miracle on 34th Street and March of the Wooden Soldiers (Babes in Toyland).

And, later, a Christmas Story which--though obviously neither black and white nor romantic nor starring the incomparable Barbara Stanwyck--is perfect in so many ways.

Merry Christmas, Michael.

Very glad to have you aboard, Michael.

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