In honor of the reason, we're showing my second favorite Christmas movie of all time (I love it, but I have to confess, I love the Alastair Sim CHRISTMAS CAROL even more), A CHRISTMAS STORY.
Jean Shepherd was the great chronicler of what childhood was like for kids of 40s and 50s, and A CHRISTMAS STORY hits all the right notes. A great film. Watch out, Ralphie, you'll shoot your eye out!
As for what the grown-ups were doing in the 1950s, we also have BIG SUR, based on Jack Kerouac's writings.
I haven't seen this one yet, but it looks great.
See you at the movies.