Saturday, December 11, 2010

Finding Christmas #3: Music and Movies

Although this isn't really Draz's BYOC, it inspired me to remember the Christmas Music and movies I watch every December. I begin listening to Christmas Carols on November 12th. I have 3 CD's in my car and need to burn a few more to include all my Christmas songs. Listening to them makes me feel all warm and fuzzy. I sing along too.

My Top 5 Christmas Carols:
  1. O Holy Night by Aaron Neville
  2. Little Drummer Boy by Faith Hill
  3. Happy Christmas (War is Over) by Neil Diamond (originally by John Lennon)
  4. Silent Night by Alan Jackson
  5. Do You Hear What I Hear? by Third Day
And does anyone remember Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer & Mele Kalikimaka

Now the movies that make Christmas special for me.
  • A Christmas Carol is my all time must see movie every year. I first watch the one with George C. Scott and then the one with Alistair Sims, the ultimate Scrooge. His dance at the end of the movie makes me want to cry with joy. He found Christmas. We're watching the new animated one on Sunday with my nieces.
  • It's a Wonderful Life with Jimmy Stewart. I got the colorized version last year and also found out that my brother has to watch it every year.
  • Christmas Vacation with Chevy Chase. I know many of you despise it, but I still find it funny when the cat gets electrocuted or the tree crashes into the neighbours house. It speaks about us wanting to have a perfect Christmas with family but we know it can never be. But it is funny.
  • Miracle on 34th Street. Both the old version with Natalie Wood and the new version which came out a few years ago.
This weekend, I will have to catch up on the movies. Love my big 92" screen. It is amazing. Guess the DH was right (but just this once)!

Fa La La La La, La La La La!


Andrew said...

Hi Sandy....

One of my Fav Movies of all time (not only Christmas) is its a wonderful life.. brings tears even to a mans eyes.....

Lonicera said...

Little Drummer Boy - thanks for reminding me, my all time favourite carol, and when sung by children (IN TUNE...!) is sublime. I agree with Andrew about the film. There was something about James Stewart that made him the classic "national treasure", wasn't there??

Dinnerland said...

Have a Merry XMas and Happy New year (rather early wishes, but relative to your post-- needed to say it!)
Thx for the continued support on my blog.
Keep doing great yourself!!

Dinnerland said...

And again, thx for the support in the saga on my blog.
I need to focus on people who can be supportive and supporting my efforts and choices. They seem to be working, and you're right, I've lost plenty of weight for a year! (Just b/c I didn't lose 100 pounds doesn't take away my success!!)

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