Oliver Saves Christmas

If you are a character in Oliver’s cinematic universe, you have, no doubt, been the recipient of his strident lobbying on behalf of Christmas, often distilled to its essence: send cards and gifts!!

Catherine, you see, was the Head of Christmas in our family. Leaving me to be cast in the role, often with some cause, of steely curmudgeon. The kind of person who leaves securing a tree until all the trees are gone, who wonders what the point of Christmas cake is, at all.

So, sensing a pending vacuum, Oliver has launched a marketing campaign to save Christmas.

Understandably, given past performance, he is skeptical about my protests that This Year I Will Rise To The Occasion. Truth be told, I will rise to the occasion. But it make take a year or two for Oliver to believe this.

So, fear not, Christmas is not in jeopardy.

If it are moved, nonetheless, to help Oliver fill the holiday vacuum, he is, confoundingly, non-specific in his wishes, which are “things that bring joy and relieve sadness and grief.” The ball is in your court, Christmas-lovers.


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Pamela on November 27, 2020 - 23:15 Permalink

Thank you for sending this Peter!
I have faith in you but we will send supplies! I feel more confident sending something now that I know The ball is in our court so to speak.
Sending warm wishes hugs and lots of love
We live the grinch in the end he comes through every time🎄💕

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Darcie on November 28, 2020 - 00:08 Permalink

I have faith in you Peter.
Also, I have a fruitcake for you and a strong desire to have some fun. Is Dooley’s open? We could have an outdoor screening of The Grinch or Elf. I’m wide open for a Christmas service or Caroling. Singing is doubly distanced but that could be for the best. Maybe we could make some green gifts together.
Let’s get our Christmas Cheer on. 🎄❄️⛸

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vbj on November 28, 2020 - 10:19 Permalink

You've raised someone who seems to be excelling at self-advocacy, which is a good thing. Next task=faith in dad.

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FS on November 28, 2020 - 14:49 Permalink

A tin of homemade peanut-butter balls is coming. Love Oliver’s festive spirit!

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Sue on November 29, 2020 - 13:45 Permalink

You will be there for Oliver, as you always have been -- with love and creativity abounding. And friends near and far will encircle you both with care and goodies. We have faith in you both!