Now that Halloween is over, it seems every department store in town has switched gears. Malls are already filled with Christmas decorations and it won't be long now before my radio plays nothing but carols.
For me, the Christmas spirit started even earlier. I have been in rehearsals for Miracle on 34th Street since the beginning of October. The play is based upon Valentine Davie's novel, although most people know this title from the 1947 holiday classic.
Like other Christmas plays adapted from popular movies (It's a Wonderful Life, A Christmas Story, and the DR. Seuss / Chuck Jones animated film How the Grinch Stole Christmas come to mind), much of the dialogue has been altered from its cinematic counterpart. Some characters are omitted, some scenes are combined or changed, but for the most part the sweetness and the magic of the film is intact.
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