Box Office Picks, Hollywood Tropes, Libations & St. Lucy, Simplicity at Christmas 12.13.19

Ed Morrissey filling in!

  • Christian Toto: Why do Christian themes struggle at the box office? A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood: not mimicry, but captures the essence of Fred Rogers.
  • Richard Jewel movie out this weekend: 24 hour news cycle amplified dilemma; media ran with its own narrative. Hollywood: good with the “Christians are evil” trope. No Safe Spaces: send a message to Hollywood and support this movie in theaters.
  • Michael Foley: Catholic theologian suggests libations and cocktails worthy of the Advent and Christmas season. Feast of Adam and Eve? Apple Toddy! In honor of St. Lucy: the St. Lucy martini complete with “olive” eyes.
  • Origin of today’s modern Santa. How to drink like a saint: what would St. Nicholas drink? How to organize your next Christmas party: simple & traditional.