I begged off the big family gathering. Not a good idea to attend with the lingering effects of my migraine. All the noise and kids shrieking and dogs barking...nope, I'd much rather spend a quiet evening at home and rest for tomorrow's smaller gathering at my sister's. I saw BunnyGirl today and that was the important thing for me, anyway. :)
I might work on some fic tonight while watching a Christmas movie. I've seen all the traditional specials (Rudolph, Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town, The Grinch, etc.) and It's A Wonderful Life, so I'm pulling out a retro fave of mine: 1954's White Christmas. Its Technicolor is outstanding, and the cast is extremely talented when they sing and dance and act. :) It stars Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney (George's aunt) and Vera Ellen.
It's a wonderful snapshot of the early '50s of clothes, cars, attitudes...only 9 years after World War II and a year after the Korean War ended, it has great respect for veterans. My mom and dad had just met in '54, Dad home from his combat duty in '53 and occupation duty in '54. He was the youngest First Sergeant in the Korean theater of operations by the time he was discharged, and this movie is a nice, gentle reminder of my parents just starting out. :)
I love living in 2009, but sometimes it's nice to visit the past. :)
Love you all! *BIG HUGS*