Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Yes, Christmas movies...

* Beware

I'm going to say something very scary... Christmas!! Those of you who can't handle it might as well leave now. Because I like Christmas and always will.

So what's the problem?

I got a "card" from some friends that read:

"Good wishes for a holiday and year filled with happiness." 

So what's the beef? 

A "holiday?" Any holiday? Have a great Veteran's Day or how about Arbour Day or Groundhog Day?"

But apparently some people are upset about Christmas Day, after all that's what the day is, Christmas Day. But some people don't like it.

You can say Hanukkah or kwanzaa.

Well, Christmas is for those two billion of us who call it Christmas. And we allow anyone to celebrate their religion or any religion.

Because we have the best movies. And everybody likes to watch them.

My favorites are:

White Christmas (1954) I grew up on this movie and will watch it again. Yes, its old and
corny (an expression from the 1960's) and very innocent, no curses or maniacs, except one movie whose title I forgot. And it's got Bing Crosby, who was a big deal in his day. 

A Christmas Story (1983) is another good movie and it plays on TBS TV 24 hours on Christmas Day (I think). It's a classic of it's own, you have to watch this.

It's A Wonderful Life (1946) I watched this a few times but prefer the above two instead. Still a classic Christmas story.

Black Christmas (1974 original) For the horror fans, this is much better than a 2006 remake, this horror movie is pretty good. Might be hard to find it but it must be somewhere around. 

The Polar Express (2004) is an animated version of the popular children's book and is always a good evening watch with really good animation including a Tom Hanks character.

Another oldie is Miracle on 34th Street (1947) wherein a guy says he's Santa Claus but nobody believes him and it goes to court. One of the features is a young Natalie Wood, who would later become a big star in the 50's and 60's.

Okay, I'm sorry but I had to add my own Christmas movie, written by yours truly. After all it is my blog.

There's a lot more Christmas movies and it all goes back to the classic Christmas Carole from Charles Dickens, of which there were at least a dozen versions. Still the best Christmas movie ever.

 Enough for now, I'll have a few more blogs before the end of the year. And be careful if you see me, I might say Merry Christmas!!!!


1 comment:

  1. Happy Christmas, Jimbo; my favourite film being 'A Christmas Carol' with Alistair Sim - saw it as a child and never forgot it. Here's an interesting piece about It's a Wonderful Life that I tend to agree with - http://www.theguardian.com/film/filmblog/2014/dec/22/most-overrated-christmas-movie-its-a-wonderful-life