The Hallmark Channel recently announced it’s scheduling a Christmas movie marathon during the coronavirus self-quarantine. People are putting their Christmas lights back up (or patting themselves on the back for never having taken them down in the first place).
And I absolutely understand why.
I understand, because for days, I’ve had a show tune running through my head: “We Need a Little Christmas,” from the musical Mame.
The musical, based on a book and a Broadway play, is set in New York City against a backdrop of the Great Depression and World War II. It tells the story of its eccentric namesake who, after she loses her fortune, decides she and her household need some Christmas.
Now. “This very minute,” in fact.
Right now our spirits need a lift
Mame calls for “candles in the window” and carols around the piano. But I…