Friday, December 13, 2019
When my girls were little we all looked forward to the Christmas movies/specials on the television every December. The kids shows always came on at 7 and were done by 8 (a respectable bedtime for lil ones). The adult Christmas movies were oldies but goodies and we would curl up in front of the fire with popcorn and drinks and watch them with much enthusiasm!
Now a days we tape the children's shows as they go on way past the 8 o'clock bedtime..... the adult movies are corny love stories that make me gag (most of the time). It's a little disillusioning.
BUT there is hope.......... last weekend Die Hard was on - definitely not a corny love story -- oh hell let's be honest -- whoever thought a Bruce Willis shoot 'em up action flick would become a Christmas Hit Movie........ but it has............
I love it !!
Last night we watched Miracle on 34th...... it was amazing! Every bit as good as it was last year ... and the year before that... and the year before that.....
I'm waiting for Scrooge to come on......... most prefer the black and white original ... I don't much care - black or white - or coloured -- it's a good story (love Dickens!) with an excellent moral (though some miss the point)
You can keep It's a Wonderful Life -- it never appealed to me for whatever reason - maybe some impatience with George Bailey...... shrug ... not sure but I always seem to lose patience when watching it and find other things to do while it runs.
If I had to pick my all time favourite movie -- it would be ...... wait for it...........
Yes -- The Grinch! surprised?? I hope not........ it's got everything I love -- Dr. Seuss poetry....... children's logic ....... and this line...
"Maybe Christmas' he thought, 'doesn't come from a store. Maybe Christmas ... perhaps.. means a little bit more!"
Have you got a favourite Christmas movie? Feel like sharing?