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Christmas in July – This Sunday July 24
Do you have a package or two of Christmas cookies (good until 2017) lying around the house? Or maybe you’ve just had a hankering to bake fresh ones? Come at 5:00 for fellowship, wassail, and whatever snacks you feel motivated to share. The Christmas classic, Miracle on 34th Street will start at 5:20 PM.
“When a nice old man who claims to be Santa Claus is institutionalized as insane, a young lawyer decides to defend him by arguing in court that he is the real thing.” (IMDB website)
But is that the whole story? There are other ways to look at this classic Christmas movie. The film was originally released in the spring of 1946 and won three Academy Awards. Was its prize‐winning story of the ordinary miraculous a balm for war weary Americans or a humanist attack on the country's churches?
Watch the movie and join Kake Huck, former COCC film prof, in discussion afterwards.