It’s the Friday before Thanksgiving, maybe you’ll pull out one of your favorite Christmas movies tonight to kick-start your decorating!? Nothing helps me get into the Christmas Spirit like a great movie. I was thinking about my go-to movies …and just why I like them! (When I asked myself why I liked these, I discovered the strangest theme…I need a diagnosis if you’ve got one 🙂
elderly lady, watching her heart grow warm,the big old house, the orderly way they live and the idea of the
This one The Husband & I watch together every year! We get such a kick out of David Niven’s uptight
character and we think of our friend Dennis as Dudley! (played by Cary Grant) Again, I love the big old
house and the order of their lives! (I don’t think the modern day Preachers Wife isn’t nearly as good as ths one!)
And this is my favorite version of A Christmas Carol. I love the houses in this. Both of them…Scrooge’s big,
cold empty house with the bed curtains cozily surrounding his bed. (I always think, I could so make that house a home!) And Cratchit’s tiny poor house that is
most assuredly a warm home. I have this amazing memory of the day after Emma was born. Still in the hospital
with baby Em tucked under my arm and this movie playing. It was dark outside and I was at GA Baptist
Hospital which was smack in the middle of downtown Atlanta. Out of the window I could see the high-
rises all lit up for Christmas. I was so filled with joy that night so long ago and when I watch this movie, I feel that same feeling.
(There’s a slight chance it was the Demerol)
watch this one together and I sing all the songs. My girls could, at one time do a great version of : Sisters!
The first time The Husband and I watched it was the Saturday after Thanksgiving the year we got married.
We made left-over turkey sandwiches and plain lays chips and snuggled in bed. It was dark except
for the movie. I sang along even then. And he laughed. I had the most amazing sense of home…and
watching it brings back that feeling.
And finally, this one! This is probably the 1st Christmas movie we’d pull out around Thanksgiving,when the kids were young, since it starts with the Thanksgiving Day Parade.
The Fam would order pizza, make cookies, watch the movie and talk about going to New York one day to see the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade. (JonJon & Stephie get to do that this year!)
The Husband and I still watch it on our “at home date nights”. (we really
need grandchildren) I love it because of the memories of my little ones and because of the sense of home that was found in the end when they got married…and I’m not
gonna lie I love the cozy apartments in the NYC ! (And all the snow!!!)
So how about your favorites? Tell me why you like them too! This is the first time I’ve
connected the “house” theme in my favorite Christmas movies! I wonder what that’s all about? Anyhoo,
can’t wait to see yours!
Kids Craft Coming Next Week!
The Three Little kitten’s mittens!
Okay, next week I’m doing another Christmas Craft! It could easily be done with the kiddos and used as a decoration or (surprise) you could use them for party favors! (And you’ll get to use up some of the extra supplies you may have had left over from the Advent Garland! Here’s a hint!