Tuesday, December 25, 2018

The Christmas List

At the heart of much speculative fiction (and fiction in general) is a question. What if? On Tuesdays I like to throw one out there and see what you make of it. Do with it as you please. If a for-instance is not specified, feel free to interpret that instance as you wish. And if you find this becomes a novel-length answer, I'd appreciate a thank you in the acknowledgements.😉

I may have mentioned once or twice that my favorite Christmas movie is The Christmas List. I lamented that I could not find it on DVD, and they no longer play it on TV. Then I got the brilliant idea (whoever gave me the brilliant idea--I have since forgotten who--thank you!) to check YouTube for it.

So, for this week's "what if?", I give you the "what if?" for this movie...

What if you got everything you asked for on your Christmas list?

And the movie. Enjoy.

Edited to add: This is my 2500th post. On the 25th of December. Weird coincidence. 


  1. Oh, Mimi Rogers is a trip. Thank you for sharing.

    1. The other day some radion show was going on about favorite Christmas movies. And they were all theatrical releases. I so wanted to call in and tout this one. Because after 20 years, it's still my favorite.

  2. Then I would get nothing since I didn't have anything on my Christmas list :) But growing up, we got a few things on our list; we knew not to ask for big ticketed items, but if I had asked for them and got them, I'd maybe be a believer in Santa Claus :)


  3. I'd be able to pedal my bicycle again, as well as be able to ready teeny-tiny print. :-)


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