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Fun Fact Friday: The Fun is Relative

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I love Christmas.  I think I made that clear during last week’s ‘Fun Fact Friday’.  It’s not hard to enjoy a holiday with so many wonderful aspects to it.  Food, presents, decorations, the spirit of giving, and wonderful wonderful movies.

I recently had the pleasure of seeing a special showing of the 1947, black and white version of Miracle on 34th St.  This is my all time favorite Christmas movie (though Die Hard is also a contender).  If you haven’t seen this movie I would highly recommend it.

The original creator of the movie (which was called The Big Heart initially) was named Valentine Davies.  He was inspired to write the story while standing in a big line at a store during the holidays.  He looked at the pushing and shoving of it all and wondered to himself, “What would Santa think of this commercialization of the holidays?”

That just goes to show you, inspiration can hit anywhere.  Writers can’t depend on their imaginations all the time, they need to go out into the world and trigger those one in a million ideas that have the potential to become something truly wonderful.

Bye for now!

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