Lovely piece from Brenton Dickieson, the Pilgrim in Narnia – And reminding me that Love Actually is one of my favourite films – and the Love is Actually all around us.
Thanks for sharing Brenton

A Pilgrim in Narnia

love actually castI did not grow up with the spiritual significance of Christmas in my home, so Christmas was about three things: food, toys, and Christmas movies. I am still a little traumatized by a stop-action drummer boy in my childhood memory, but if you swap “family” for “toys,” Christmas hasn’t changed much for me. Movies, in particular, have become a family tradition.

Some of these are the heartwarming, nostalgic pieces, like the 1994 version of A Miracle on 34th Street or Ralphie’s tale, A Christmas Story. Some are new classics, like Elf and different versions of the Grinch. And, of course, there is A Christmas Carol in its various permutations.

But I also have the guilty pleasures. Christmas isn’t Christmas without The National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation. The RV looks so good parked in the street, doesn’t it? And just last Christmas I discovered the British hit Love Actually

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