Thank you Joni. Thank you Neil. Thank you Carpenters. Thank you Carly Simon. Thank you Santo and Johnny. Thanks to Music Supervisors who get it right. Thank you to everyone who wrote a song that changed my life or changed my mind.
The stockings are hung by the TV with care, in hopes that great Christmas movies soon will be there. When you're nestled snug on your couch, looking for a spot of yuletide cheer, here are some of the Best Christmas Movies of All Time to get you into the spirit of the season:
Love, Actually exemplifies a remarkable shift from a society that understood female empowerment as a systemic concern to one that interprets all feminism through the ideological lens of market-based morality.
Common threads of a romantic movie a man will watch: The screenplay is written by men, the film is told from the man's perspective and the male lead behaves like a man would in real life and the ending of the film is redemptive.
Fortunate for us, the film canon provides depictions of working through bad news that can leave us uplifted, renewed and refreshed, if only for a couple of hours. It's great if that feeling and knowledge can stay or grow with you.