This week’s Christmas movie: A Christmas Carol
Point: RAM is more Fezziwig than Scrooge
You gotta know when to put the proverbial pen down and live life. There’s a time to earn coin and put the nose to the grindstone. But weekends, vacations, and holidays are meant for unplugging from work and reconnecting with loved ones and dear friends. Scrooge didn’t learn that lesson until late in life after harrowing visits from 3 ghosts (well, 4 if you count Marley). On the other hand, Fezziwig (Scrooge’s boss early in his career) knew it, practiced it, and lived it.
And so, like Fezziwig, RAM is closing up shop to enjoy festive fellowship with friends and family. Here’s to the Fezziwigs of the world, and we’ll see you in the New Year!
This week’s Christmas movie: It’s A Wonderful Life
Point: RAM is more Bailey than Potter
This is a no-brainer. I mean, is there even a Team Potter (Henry, not Harry)? If you are more conspiracy-minded, perhaps you would put the Trilateral Commission or Bildeberg Group in that camp. But there’s no one I’m aware of who actually explicitly aligns with the moneyed misanthrope, Henry F. Potter.
By contrast, George Bailey puts others first. In fact, he’s the opposite of tight-fisted: putting his brother through college; bailing out the Building & Loan customers with his honeymoon money when there was a run on the banks; helping other Bedford Falls folks keep roofs over their heads in times good and bad.
We could all learn a lesson from George Bailey. RAM is happy to be Team Bailey, and to emulate as best we can a love and respect for our fellow man, and treating each other with sacrificial generosity.
This week’s Christmas movie: Charlie Brown Christmas (OK, it’s not really a movie. But it’s a Christmas staple so back off.)
Point: RAM is more Linus than Lucy
A little off kilter. Sensible. Encouraging. Surprisingly creative and talented (remember that blanket whip shot to open the mailbox?). A deep conviction of truth and meaning.
Yup, we’re definitely Team Linus.
Lucy’s just straight up mean. However, we don’t hold her oft-employed football prank against her. There’s no excuse for Charlie Brown to keep falling for that.
This week’s Christmas movie: Die Hard
Point: RAM is more McClane than Gruber.
What? You didn’t know that Die Hard is a quintessential Christmas movie? Oh, it is, friends. It is.
And as for us, RAM definitely identifies with John McClane over Hans Gruber (although Alan Rickman’s villainous performance is most excellent).
He’s hardly perfect. But he’s doggedly determined to use grit, determination, and the world’s dirtiest tank top to ensure truth and justice win the day.
Except for the glass shards in his feet. That’s probably where we would have drawn the line. I mean, we’re human.