“Reflect upon your present blessings-- of which every man has many -- not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.”- Charles Dickens
That year, a film came
out that was considered a box office flop due to high production costs and stiff competition at the time of its release.
It was initially a major disappointment and confirmed, at least to the studios, that its famously successful director and producer was no longer capable of turning out the populist features that made his films the must-see, money-making events they once were.
Maybe it was the charming, nostalgic images. Or maybe it was just my natural born curiosity. But as a child, I was completely enchanted by Advent calendars, opening a cut out window each day, revealing some magical little picture.
Plus, as a child, I’m sure you can remember that the time between Thanksgiving and Christmas seemed like an eternity. The Advent calendar was a way of giving a little tyke some perspective of time while awaiting the much anticipated holiday.