I’ve watched “Christmas Shoes” one too many times because I was totally thinking this afternoon that Alabama’s hit song, “Roll On (18 wheeler)” should be a Christmas story.
Can’t you just see Daddy having to make one last Christmas run on December 22 so they’ll have enough money for gifts that year? He plans to get home on Christmas Eve, just in time for Christmas. But, oh sh*t, instead of Daddy calling on the 24th, it’s the highway patrol.
Momma and the three kids spend all Christmas Eve reminiscing about Daddy until they finally fall asleep. Then Momma has one of those cloudy flashbacks, like they do on the Hallmark channel) about their romantic times and prays for Daddy to make it home.
Cut to Christmas morning as the heavy snow gives way to a sunny morning. Then, the phone rings. It’s Daddy making that call home as Momma and the 3 kids sit around the tree not wanting to open gifts but trying to keep it together. For Daddy, of course.
This is what happens when you watch “Christmas Shoes.” That movie will poison you.