Did you ever notice that in every Rankin/Bass special there is one really cool Encouragement song? I have many times noticed it. Almost every December throughout junior high and high school, after I watched Santa Claus is Coming to Town, for weeks I wondered how I could “Put One Foot in Front of the Other.” Really, the best part about these specials is the music. Right now I’m watching one of the more lame efforts, ‘Twas The Night Before Christmas, and I’m thinking, “It’s so true! ‘Even a Miracle Needs a Hand’!”
Yes, today is Wrist to Forehead Sunday. It is drawing closer and closer to my bedtime and I have not made a blog post yet. In my defense… OK, there is no defense. I was trying to do some chores earlier (got a little laundry and the dishes done at least), then Steven and I met up with a fellow to talk about a murder mystery we hope to participate in at the Overlook Mansion in Little Falls, NY. I will be happy to write more about that, when more definite information is forthcoming. What can I say? It is really hard to get everything done in a day!
So I think it is really good that we came home and started to watch some of these Rankin/Bass Christmas specials we have on video (yes, the two we watched thus far are on VHS; we fortunately still have a device that plays video). I need the encouragement song today. I shall put one foot in front of the other, as Kris Kringle encouraged the Winter Warlock to do. ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas just ended, and Steven is about to put in Rudolf the Red-Nosed Reindeer, so I can be assured that “There’s Always Tomorrow for Dreams to Come True.”