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Thursday, December 2, 2010

What stop motion animation taught me!

My friend over at the Gypsy Goods Blog said that it just isn't Christmas without Rudolph! I agree! That and the Grinch and Merry Christmas Charlie Brown and all the other movies from the 60's! Sometimes, It's good to be older, because these old movies beat the crappy 80's CG by leagues and taught us some important lessons about being a good person.

As for me, some of the best lessons learned in life came from stop motion animation! In my personal favorites, Santa Claus is coming to town, Mickey Rooney as Santa teaches the Winter Warlock the most important lesson of all: "Changing from bad to good is as simple as one step! Put one foot in front of the other!"


"Put one foot in front of the other
And soon you'll be walking cross the floor
Put one foot in front of the other
And soon you'll be walking out the door

You never will get where you're going
If you never get up on your feet
Come on, there's a good tail wind blowing
A fast walking man is hard to beat

Put one foot in front of the other
And soon you'll be walking cross the floor
Put one foot in front of the other
And soon you'll be walking out the door

If you want to change your direction
If your time of life is at hand
Well don't be the rule be the exception
A good way to start is to stand

Put one foot in front of the other
And soon you'll be walking cross the floor
Put one foot in front of the other
And soon you'll be walking out the door

If I want to change the reflection
I see in the mirror each morn
You mean that it's just my election
To vote for a chance to be reborn

Put one foot in front of the other
And soon you'll be walking cross the floor
Put one foot in front of the other
And soon you'll be walking out the door"


And, youngsters...

Remember, from the greatest Mailman ever, Fred Astaire, "Behave yourselves, because Santa can still look into his magic snowball and see what you're up to!"

Christmas is only 23 days away!
Ho Ho HO


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5 comments:

  1. Fantastic Rebecca! I am behind you 100% with this post!! I love all the older Christmas stories and I love everything they say! And, it's true, I would truly miss them, if they weren't around!

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  2. They are my favorites too! I've added this to the EBSQ Friday Five.

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  3. Fantastic! That song is a favorite in our house and my Mr. even has it on his iPod and it plays randomly throughout the year!

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  4. Thanks, Amanda, I loved all your choices today!

    Sara, funny how similar people are isn't it?

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  5. Hey, I just joined your blog and found you thru EBSQ. Love this post and enjoyed the rest of your blog as well. Can't wait to read more!!

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