Program for Sunday, December 23, 2018

Join us for a family-friendly holiday movie: A Christmas Memory, adapted from a short story by Truman Capote originally published in Mademoiselle magazine. Created for television in 1966, this production stars Geraldine Page and Donnie Melvin with narration by Truman Capote. Both the teleplay and Geraldine Page won Emmy Awards for this production, which also won the coveted Peabody Award.

The story told is of the last Christmas together in Depression era Alabama for a sensitive boy and his elderly cousin who was his closest friend. The two raise enough money to buy the ingredients for 30 fruit cakes, sent mostly to strangers like FDR. They spend Christmas day flying the kites they made for each other while Capote’s voice over explains their separation, followed by their dog’s passing, and a few years later her’s. A story of love, loss, and loneliness is a holiday tradition that will warm your heart, and break it a little as well. Great fodder for conversation based on memory, values and our vision for the future.