Book - “A Redbird Christmas” by Fannie Flagg. Oswald T. Campbell, aged fifty-two, down-and-out in a Chicago winter, is given only months to live unless he moves South. He finds himself in the small town of Lost River, Alabama, where the residents are friendly if feud-prone and eccentric to a fault. One of them, Roy, keeps a red cardinal, a once wounded bird called Jack. Patsy, a sad, sweet little kid with a crippled leg, from the trailer park up in the woods, takes to dropping by the store - and falls in love with Jack. An emotional roller-coaster ride through the lives and hearts of a town of misfits, fixers, and ordinary good-hearted folk, set in a town along the riverside where birds and fish abound, the story culminates at Christmastide with surprises and a magical ”redbird” moment.
Movie - “Dolly Parton’s Christmas on the Square.” On Netflix. Seasonal cheer comes to a screeching halt when a cold-hearted woman tries to sell her hometown’s land. Can music, magic, and memories change her mind?
Cooking (YouTube) - “Cooking Meringue Cookies“ by Preppy Kitchen.