Monday, November 19, 2007
"My mother loved my brother better than me"
How would you like to be brother to a saint, and a very famous saint at that? That's the predicament in which the hapless Fred Claus finds himself. Fred's life is overshadowed by that of his righteous brother but through a series of unlikely circumstances everything comes full circle, and everyone wins.
"Fred Claus" is a cautionary tale of sibling rivalry inflamed by parental favoritism. There are some tender moments, good lessons, and a better ending than I had thought we were going to get. It was a Saturday afternoon brain break and a good way to kick off the "Season to be jolly."
The Rev. Linda McCloud
The Episcopal Church of Our Savior at Honey Creek
Posted by Linda McCloud+ at 6:00 AM