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25 Holiday Classic Movies and a Lesson Learned

25 Holiday Classic Movies and a Lesson Learned

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A few years back, I put together a roundup of 25 holiday classic movies to help people find their holiday spirit:

What 25 Holiday Classics Teach Us About Life and Fun

The post was pretty broken in terms of formatting, but the content is evergreen, so I took the time to revamp it.  It should be 1000 times better now (at least.)

If you’re a movie buff, you'll recognize a lot of the classics, like The Lemon Drop Kid, or The Bishop’s Wife, or White Christmas.

I can never find anybody who has actually seen Mr. Magoo’s Christmas Carol, though it’s still one of my favorite versions.

And when it comes to Claymation, my favorite is still Rudolph.  I can never forget the scene where Yukon Cornelius says, “Look at what he can do!”, and the Bumble (the Abominable Snowman) puts the star on the top of the tree, without a ladder.

And whenever I see a sad looking little tree, I can’t help but wonder if adding a bunch of lights would magically transform it into a big, magnificent, and full tree, Charlie Brown style.

Transformation isn’t magic though.

It’s a lot of work.  A lot of smart work.

As you get ready for this coming year, I hope that the key lessons you learned, and the key insights from this past year serve you well.

If there’s one thing I’ve learned, it’s how investing in the right capabilities pays off time and time again.