The Christmas season brings with not only bright lights and trees and glitter and presents and family get togethers, but my favorite are all the movies that are on. Its like Christmas for 2 months. :) Some of my favorites are:
The Bishop's Wife
Cary Grant in a Christmas movie. Need we really say more? This charming story of a angel (Grant) come down from heaven to give guidance to the local bishop is equally warm and humorous, and the ice skating sequence alone is worth a watch. Jeremy Niven's performance as the laced-too-tight bishop is almost uncomfortable to watch, and Grant is smooth as silk, as per usual.
"The Christmas Story" is about a little boy's [Ralphie] dream to own a Be-Be gun and his family preparing for Christmas. One of many funny scenes is the one when Ralphie gets a Christmas gift from his aunt and his parents have him put it on. Its a pink bunny suit....oh my what a sight...you can just feel his embarrassment as he decends down the stairs... :)
"Groundhog Day" is another funny movie. It is a clever comedy and stars Bill Murray as ill-mannered weatherman Phil Connors, who must re-live (and re-live and re-live and re-live…) the same despised Groundhog Day in small-town, USA until he gets it right. Murray and co-star Andie McDowell have a charming love/hate chemistry and Chris Elliot even provides a few background laughs. It is truely a funny tale but it is also a sweet one and you quickly grow to love Phil, even with all his flaws. One to not miss.....
It was adapted over the years by many but Dikkens wrote it first in D?ecember 17th, 1843. An early television adaptation was broadcast live by DuMont's New York station WABD on December 20, 1944. There was one TV running of it in 1947 live television with John Carradine as Scrooge.But the 1st time it was filmed with in 1908 with Thomas Riccas as Scrooge.
The Wizard of Oz is my all time favorite and I have been watching this movie since I was a little girl and never tire of it. :) It brings back fond memories. Who doesn't love the Cowardly Lion or the Tin Man or even the scraecrow. The witch is even likable after you watch it over the years. The make up is still wonderful to look at and the acting is still acceptable. My top choice of movies!!!!
I love the misic in this one with Bing Crosby, "White Christmas" Danny Kay was funny, Rosemary Cloony, look that is where George Cloony came from...hmmmm, and Vera Ellen. About these 2 WWII army buddies who work together to save an Inn owned by their former cammander and they perform on stage singing all those wonderful songs...They arrange for all 151 men that served with him to be present, a very touching scene and in the end the famous saying is said as everyone lifts their glasses to toast.." May your days be werry and bright; and may all your Christmasses be white!!" such a classic....
Just a few of mine what are yours????