in the past, i have written of my love for "The Polar Express" by Chris Van Allsburg.
for those that don't have kids, or are just completely out of it, "The Polar Express" is the story of a boy who isn't sure he believes in Santa any more...until one Christmas Eve, when a train suddenly appears in front of his home, taking him on a journey to the North Pole - to meet Santa.
and, as any regular reader knows, i am not much of an adult.
i love this book.
so, a few years ago, when this movie first came out, i was hot to see it.
until i found it was a CG movie. suddenly, for me, some of the magic was lost. it's not that i don't love Tom Hanks...it's just that the concept of a CG movie for this book wasn't doing it for me.
fast forward to tonight...and ABC Family is playing a Christmas movie marathon all day. "The Year Without a Santa Claus," "Santa Claus is Comin' to Town," "Rudolph's Shiny New Year."
"The Polar Express."
so, with a little trepidation, i'm watching.
and sobbing like a Christmas fiend.
why? because i still believe. i believe in the beauty of Christmas.
of the Truth of the Story.
that, as Anne Frank said, "i still believe that people are good at heart."
i still believe. i hope you do, too.