1. Lots of old Christmas movies on TV this season. Among them are apt to be such favorites as It’s a Wonderful Life, Miracle on 34th Street, White Christmas and Polar Express. Check out reviews of 20 Christmas movies from the USCCB Office for Film and Broadcasting.
2. Stock up on treats for the Feast of St. Nicholas, celebrated Dec. 6. One custom is for children to leave their shoes outside their bedroom door before they go to sleep on Dec. 5 and to awaken the next morning to find a sweet surprise in their shoes. The generosity of the real St. Nicholas, a fourth century bishop, known for his charity, makes him the precursor of Santa Claus.