Goodnight and I are in the middle of our Christmas Movie Marathon. I love it. Each movie brings back its own good memories – old and new.
Case in point: the delightful recent memory that came to mind while watching Mrs. Santa Claus starring Angela Lansbury and Charles Durning, a made for TV movie from 1996. It was GN’s turn to pick the Christmas movie for marathon viewing and it was her choice for this morning.
Funny . . . I never noticed before, but near the very end of the movie, when Mrs. Santa Claus returns from some time away from the North Pole, she wraps a beautiful scarf around her husband’s neck before he is to take off on his journey around the world.
But wait! . . . . Oh no!! Could it be? Does she wrap him up in a 2012 Indianapolis Super Bowl Super Scarf??? :-D
Not really. The movie came out long before Indianapolis was even selected as the venue for the big football game in February of 2012, but I have had such a wonderful time with all the blue and white Super Scarf knitting I’ve done over the last year and a half that those blue and white knit stripes stuck out like a blinking billboard when she wrapped the scarf around Santa’s neck! I think it has the approved shade of blue, too!!
Super Bowl 2012 is only 40 days away and the event schedule is online at: http://www.indianapolissuperbowl.com/event-calendar/ .
In case you haven’t heard, this will be the first time that the NFL will allow fans to attend a Super Bowl Media Day. Fans will also get to see the participating teams take their teams photos in their game day uniforms. Fun!!! Find more information at: http://www.nfl.com/news/story/09000d5d822d4b35/article/fans-get-opportunity-to-go-behindthescenes-for-super-bowl-prep.
I can’t say that Santa Claus will be there, but I know there will be over 12,295 blue and white Super Scarves wrapped around the necks of volunteers and hospitality employees who’ve participated in the Super Service initiative. http://www.indianapolissuperbowl.com/super-service/.
Before I get back to my Christmas Movie Marathon, did you know that Charles Durning has appeared as Santa Claus five times, to date, in films or made-for-television movies? I only have two of them so guess what I’ll be keeping my eyes open for at thrift shops in the upcoming months? Yup! Santa Claus!
Fa la la la lah!