INT. HOME – NIGHT
POP, 61, drunk, stumbles into the house and pulls his coat open. JANEY, a small child, runs up to him.
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POP smacks JANEY. She falls to the ground.
INT. POP’S OFFICE – DAY
POP stands sluggish, disheveled in front of his BOSS. BOSS puts a sensitive arm on POP’s shoulder.
Now look, Pop –
POP punches BOSS in the head. BOSS goes down.
EXT. BASEBALL LOT – DAY
POP maddeningly swings the bat around, trying to hit somebody. Everybody leaps out of his way.
What’s he up to now!?
Shut up! Shut up!
INT. LIVING ROOM – NIGHT
Christmas Eve. The whole family – about nine of them – huddle lovingly around POP, in his cozy chair. The fire crackles nearby. POP looks relaxed – at peace – a bottle dangling from his hand. They hug him, tightly.
You’re tops, Pop – !
POP smiles, drunken, satisfied.
It’s an alcoholic Christmas!
Pop’s An Alcoholic
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