It’s that time of year when I like to share my history of Christmas in five 1-minute plays. In the spirit of this play, replace Bing Crosby’s “White Christmas” with this alternate version.
The Godfather 2.5:
Thanksgiving Sleeps with the Fishes
Michael Corleone and Santa are seated on two chairs facing each other.
It’s done. Macy’s will launch their Christmas shop on November 1st.
Santa leans forward.
Excuse me? The day after…?
You mean Thanksgiving?
Those are the old ways, Santa. My father’s ways. Those days are over. Now, Christmas season starts November 1st.
The music, too?
Bing Crosby, Rudolf the Red-Nosed Reindeer, the two-front-teeth song…they all start on the radio and in the stores on November 1st.
Michael…we’re bigger than U.S. Steel.
See the other four 1-minute Christmas plays here.
Mark Morelli is a New York Times Bestseller reader.