Welcome to this month's edition of Lee’s Summit Apartment Living, brought to you by Summit Square, our apartments for rent in Lee’s Summit, Missouri. This month we're bringing our residents suggestions for celebrating Make Cut Out Snowflakes Day and Crossword Puzzle Day, book suggestions like A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens and The Gift of the Magi, and classic holiday movies you might want to check out this month like Miracle on 34th Street and It’s A Wonderful Life. Read on to learn more about these topics in today's blog post.
Make Cut Out Snowflakes Day
If you’re looking for some decorations for your home, we suggest taking advantage of Make Cut Out Snowflakes Day, which falls on December 27th. Each snowflake is unique, and these snowflakes will make your home uniquely decorated! This is a perfect activity for little children to keep them occupied during the holiday season, try it out today!
Crossword Puzzle Day
December the 21st is Crossword Puzzle Day! If you’re a fan of word games, don’t miss out on celebrating this day by doing a variety of crossword puzzles! There are plenty of apps on your smartphone that you can download to feed your crossword puzzle cravings. If you wish to challenge your friends who share the same love for crosswords as you, you can create your own!
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
Scrooge, the most miserly of all misers, is shown the true meaning of Christmas by four ghostly visitors - his partner Marley, and the ghosts of Christmas Past, Christmas Present and Christmas Yet To Come. By Christmas day, he has learnt his lesson and is willing to enter into the spirit of things. (Goodreads review)
The Gift of the Magi by O. Henry
One dollar and eighty-seven cents is all the money Della has in the world to buy her beloved husband a Christmas present. She has nothing to sell except her only treasure -- her long, beautiful brown hair. Set in New York at the turn of the twentieth century, this classic piece of American literature tells the story of a young couple and the sacrifices each must make to buy the other a gift. Beautiful, delicate watercolors by award-winning illustrator Lisbeth Zwerger add new poignancy and charm to this simple tale about the rewards of unselfish love (Goodreads review).
Holiday Movie Suggestions
“Six-year-old Susan Walker (Mara Wilson) is skeptical of the Christmas myth surrounding Santa Claus, a trait she perhaps learned from her mother, Dorey (Elizabeth Perkins). When tasked with hiring the Santa who will pose with kids at Macy's, Dorey enlists a man with the curious name of Kris Kringle (Richard Attenborough) who claims to be Santa himself. His assertions are met with scoffs and threats of institutionalization, but a young lawyer, along with Susan and Dorey, comes to his defense.”
“James Stewart is at his finest as the distraught George Bailey, a man about to commit suicide on Christmas Eve until he runs into the helpful, elderly Angel Clarence (Henry Travers). Lionel Barrymore is at his Snidely Whiplash best as avaricious banker Mr. Potter, a man who would foreclose on the whole town if he had the chance. Featuring Donna Reed as the love of George’s life, in the role that launched her to stardom, and a young, charming Gloria Grahame.”