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Wednesday, November 22, 2017

At the Movies

It seems the Christmas movies are already showing . My daughter, Amelia, loves the Hallmark Channel and it is all Christmas all the time at her house.  On Thanksgiving Day one of the cable channels screens A Christmas Story all day long.

It would be hard for me to pick just one movie from this group. And where is The Bishop's Wife or the remake, The Preachers Wife? I loved Cary Grant in The Bishop's Wife, an old Christmas movie. I do not see White Christmas either! You can tell I like the old movies. Could someone please tell me what number 11 on this chart is???

Charlie Brown Christmas is always a favorite as I remember it from my childhood. I think I was 10 when it debuted. Rudolph is Margaret's favorite. Every time she comes to Nana's house, she wants to watch Rudolph. And of course I oblige even if it is July.  Home Alone is probably the Ledlow Grands favorite movie in this bunch.

Marvin and I have the Christmas Tradition of watching A Christmas Carol starring George C Scott every Christmas Eve night.   Mr Scott is the perfect Scrooge in my book.

So weigh in with your favorite movie of the season...if it is one that is not listed, that is ok too!

13 comments:

Katie Clooney said...

Hands down, The Bishop's Wife. Enjoy your Thanksgiving, Arlene.

Miss Dishywoo said...

It has to be Christmas Vacation. Not that it is the most meaningful movie in the bunch, but it is my life at the holidays. The relatives - from the lunatic brother-in-law to the daft aunt, the overcooked turkey, the overzealous husband decorating the house - check! But, how they start the season with warm feelings going to get the tree (of course, my husband reacts the same way on the road), the happiness when the house lights FINALLY come on, the sentimental home movies that Clark watches in the attic bring tears to MY eyes. I plan to watch it this weekend to officially kick off the season in my mind. Fun post. It will be fun to read the responses. Happy Thanksgiving.

Arlene Grimm said...

Katie, I agree, it is hard to beat this one. Miss Dishywoo, we love Christmas Vacation as well.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

PS~ Love Charlie Brown and Home Alone!

Sandy said...

I seriously don't think I can pick one. I love Christmas movies AND the Hallmark Channel. I actually enjoy a lot of the kids' Christmas movies since I watched those a ton with school. I think Jeff and I will have to come up with a tradition like that soon for ourselves. This is going to be the first year that my Christmas will be different in 33 years. Yikes, but as I have said I am thankful that Lindsay is married to such a wonderful man and I will make things work. I think a Christmas Eve breakfast is on the agenda this year and then they head to Atlanta where I know Tyler's parents will be so excited.

Linda said...

I love Miss Dishywoo’s comment! I’ll have to give that movie a try! Home Alone was the one we watched every year when Amber and Ben were young. Now Louis Dean and I are watching Hallmark Christmas movies together. They don’t give us bad dreams and there’s no sex, blood and violence involved!

Karen said...

I agree about George C Scott, and I think Jim Carrey made a great Scrooge. Have you even watched "PRANCER" with Sam Elliot and Cloris Leachmen and I love the child actors in it.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I know...I know! It's Die Hard! It's a Christmas movie that I actually like...even though it's pretty violent. I guess because the good guys win at the end! I love the Bishop's Wife too and Funny Farm. We all need to make a list to share with our favs! Hugs, Diane

RJ said...

Arlene, I don't know what 11 is but it looks like Bruce Willis. Of course, I love It's a Wonderful Life with Jimmy Stewart. I was at a dinner with him once and he was the nicest man ever. I think he is fabulous in every movie he has ever made.

But my all time FAVORITE Christmas movie and a must for me every year is The Bells of St. Mary with Ingrid Bergman and Bing Crosby. I could watch that over and over and over again. I laughed and cried in this movie and just loved every single minute of it.

Have a beautiful and blessed Thanksgiving tomorrow. RJ

Lady Jane said...

We do Its a wonderful life, maybe throw in one of the scrooges and I didn't realize the had a diehard Christmas, lol... I will have to try to watch that one. We also do the Hallmark Christmases. have a great Thanksgiving.

Mari said...

I don't know what #11 is either. We like It's a Wonderful Life, and like you we always watch A Christmas Carol with George C Scott. I love the Hallmark movies as well.

Mary said...

A Christmas story is my favorite Christmas movie with It's a wonderful life as my second favorite. The first makes me laugh and the second makes me cry!! Love both.

Terri D said...

I think #11 is Bruce Willis in Die Hard...yes, it happens over Christmas. We MUST see A Christmas Story and Christmas Vacation followed by any of the Christmas Carol/Scrooge movies (Joe's favorite). For Thanksgiving, we always watch the original Miracle on 34th Street and Planes Trains and Automobiles. Done.