Sunday, December 18, 2011

My Heat Miser

Remember the 1974 Christmas special called “The Year without Santa Claus?” I certainly do. I’ll never forget the Heat Miser and the Freeze Miser characters that were born from this Rankin/Bass television show. Every December I remember the catchy piano tune that the Heat miser sang, 

“I’m Mr. Green Christmas, I'm Mr. Sun. I’m Mister Heat Blister, I’m Mister 101. They call me Heat Miser whatever I touch, starts to melt in my clutch. I’m too much.”

This year the Heat Miser came alive in our home. Really!  At school, Lucas was in the theatre production of “Beauty and the Beast,” and casted as Fire. Yes,  Fire! Think Heat Miser;  although he did not sing, he danced and every flicker of the way  he looked convincingly fire-like. He even looked hot!

I admit that Beauty and the Beast does not scream Christmas, but because my thespian was cast as the Heat Miser, it all came together to create a lasting Christmas memory!

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