Forty years ago tomorrow, December 21, 1980, my favorite Christmas movie of all time, “Mr. Kruegar’s Christmas” starring Jimmy Stewart as Mr. Kruegar aired for the first time. I was only nine years old when it aired, but even as a nine year old I appreciated the touching story of Mr. Willy Krueger, a widowed custodian living alone with his cat George, who uses his imagination to help combat his loneliness during the holiday. The story is awesome, the music is incredible, and the spirit you feel as you watch it is undeniable.
It’s only a 20 minute movie so it is a quick watch – and the 20 minutes you spend watching it will be WORTH EVERY SECOND because they will put you and your entire family (even your nine year olds!) into the perfect frame of mind going into this Christmas week. I really hope you’ll watch it. I’ve embedded the movie below:
~Amy Rees Anderson (author of the book “What Awesome Looks Like: How To Excel in Business & Life” )