A Joyful and Nostalgic New Year

Ringing in the New Year naturally brings about feelings of nostalgia as I contemplate all that has happened over the past years. I enjoy watching old home videos from my family’s past Christmas gatherings and see how much has changed. I’m a sentimental person by nature, so I enjoy reminiscing about fond childhood memories while striving to recreate these same experiences for my children. Another favorite Christmas pastime of mine is to watch old classics like It’s a Wonderful Life or Miracle on 34th Street. Seeing how much America has changed since the 1940s often makes me yearn for a time that I never knew. A time before I or even my parents were born. Everything seemed so simple back then. The men and the women dressed and acted like men and women. People seemed so polite and congenial. Many of the modern problems that we face had yet to manifest themselves, at least in the way that we have to deal with them today. Virtually all Americans believed in basic Christian moral principles that regulated their daily lives.

One particularly poignant example of this nostalgia for the past is represented in an episode of The Twilight Zone, …

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