The Christmas Narrative

It’s the most wonderful time of the year!

Pop Cultural Studies

Christmas Narratives have a funny spot in the season: it’s a couple of steps away from the pious “reason for the season” religious services, and the godless consumerism of Black Friday. After a long day of shopping, one might go to the movie theater and watch a holiday movie. After coming home from church, a family getting together might put on It’s a Wonderful Life, a movie I have plenty of fond memories watching on Christmas Eve.

christmas narrative 7 “Oh Christmas Troy, Oh Christmas Troy!”

What I love most about Christmas movies (well, a lot of them, perhaps not all) is that they have a focus on making the character a better person. From Charles Dickens to Buddy the Elf, it’s often been about opening your heart, returning home, and believing. And honestly, that’s just beautiful.

It’s all about loving others, having faith, and opening your heart. And being good for Santa…

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