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Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Christmas Movies

Tonight Marvin and I are going to Huntsville to see a touring production of Charlie Brown Christmas. We try to take in one Christmas show each year. Last year it was one of my favorite groups, Home Free.

Marvin and I both love the Charlie Brown Christmas cartoon so we thought this live production might be right up our alley.  I will be sure and do a review for you.

Right now we are watching a Christmas movie each evening. Last night it was White Christmas. White Christmas came to silver screen on January 4, 1954 and here in Alabama several theaters were showing it again on the big screen.  The song, Sisters, has to be one of my favorites and who can resist Bing singing White Christmas. Some friends and I were talking about the fact that now days, Bing just would not cut it as a leading man. Times have changed a lot since 1954.

We also enjoy Christmas Vacation....it is a little naughty but a good look at a dysfunctional family Christmas. When Clark drives his car under the logging truck, we do chuckle a bit. And the cousins who show up in the RV...oh my!

I admit that I still enjoy Home Alone. I can remember taking my children to see this one in the theater and we all thought it was just great.  Ernest Saves Christmas is another one we saw in the theater. I can remember we took Mama G with us and she just laughed and laughed at Ernest.

On Christmas eve night we always watch A Christmas Carol with George C Scott performing the role of Scrooge. It is just beautifully filmed and so touching with its many reminders that some things are much more important than money.

Lastly, my favorite chick flick movie at Christmas is While You Were Sleeping.  I have always like Sandra Bullock and Bill Pullman so to have both in one movie is a delight to me.

Leave a comment and tell me what your favorite Christmas movie is....I love to learn more about my blog friends.

14 comments:

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Good morning Arlene! Well, I love Charlie Brown Christmas too. I just plain love Peanuts and that story was especially sweet. Home Alone is always a favourite and we watch it every year. Even after watching it so many times, it still makes us laugh. We watch a Christmas movie every night too but after tonight that may not happen as our family will be arriving and we will be too busy to sit and watch much TV. Family trumps TV! As for my favourite Christmas movie, I really can't say because I have several and some of them are Hallmark movies. I enjoyed your post and I wish you and your loved ones a Very Merry Christmas! Hugs...Sandi

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

We love all of the same movies! We are watching 1/2 of a movie in the evenings! heehee! We've watched Christmas in Connecticut, The Bishop's Wife and now we're watching The Nativity Story. It's our favorite for Christmas day but we're watching it early this year. Enjoy!

Dianna said...

We've been watching some Christmas movies as well, Arlene! We watched The Christmas Carol last week. But I really like your idea of saving it for Christmas Eve as a tradition! I've watched a few by myself but last evening we watched together "Christmas Snow". I think it is my favorite Christmas movie.

Robin in Virginia said...

I like The Bishop's Wife and Home Alone. While most don't consider it a Christmas movie, I do enjoy Grumpy Old Men.

Ramblings of a Retired Lady said...

I enjoy "it's a wonderful life" and "the Christmas story" about the bb gun!
But they are all good and I take advantage of them every year. Sometimes watch them more than once.

Sandy said...

I seriously don't think I could choose a favorite. Hallmark has me so mixed up. I love them all. I had forgotten about Ernest though. Home Alone was fun as The Santa Clause with Tim Allen with kids.

RJ said...

This is so easy...hands down my very favorite Christmas movie is "The Bells of St. Mary" with Bing Crosby and Ingrid Bergman. I watch it every single year and still laugh at the cute parts and cry at the end even though I know it is coming. I wanted to be a nun after watching this movie the first time. Now I have to see when it is coming on and set it up for my DVR. Merry Christmas. RJ

Terri D said...

We love all the movies you mentioned and will be watching While You Were Sleeping tonight. I also love Sleepless in Seattle. Such a great time of year for feel-good movies!!

doodles n daydreams said...

My favourites would have to be White Christmas and Miracle on 34th Street. We watch a lot of Christmas movies as well and I enjoy most of the ones mentioned by everyone. We've had family here for a couple of days so haven't seen any in that time though.
Merry Christmas,
Diana

Brenda Burke said...

White Christmas all of my life!
It was playing the night my first husband and I married!! December 21 1968
My bridesmaids wore the red velvet
Favorite modern movie is One Special Night with James Garner!

Mary Hutchins said...

I love White Christmas and never tire of watching it. The Sound of Music was on Sunday night, that's another great movie they show at Christmas. I also never tire of Miracle on 34th Street with Natalie Wood.

Mari said...

I love what you and Marvin are doing. I don't think I could get Bob to do that. He's not much of a movie watcher. He'll watch some, but not every night. :)
I've never seen A White Christmas and I think it needs to go on our list.

Anonymous said...

I love Christmas In Connecticut with Barbara Stanwyck,The Bishop's Wife,It's A Wonderful Life,A Christmas Carol with Alistair Sims,Charlie Brown Christmas,Miracle ON 34th Street,The Disney movies and the Hallmark and UP TV movies.
MERRY CHRISTMAS and A HAPPY,BLESSED 2019.
Marion and Family

Mary said...

I love that your so relaxed that you have time to watch a Christmas movie each night!! You are one organized lady! My favorite is A Christmas Story, I watch it every year.