Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Holidays

Happy Holidays! I hope everyone is having a delightful and delicious Thanksgiving!

Now that the Christmas season is (almost) in full swing, I can begin a project that I've been itching to do:

The 12 Days of Christmas Movies

I had thought it would be barrels of fun if a bunch of us (12 to be exact) made a list of classic Christmas films. They don't have to be old movies but since we all like old movies I think that would be best. Here's how it will work: I'll start the ball rolling with my choice of favorite old Christmas movie and then whoever wants to join in can sign up now. Just write down what movie you're going to do so we can avoid duplicates. Please make sure you do your movie posting before December 23rd so that on December 24th, I can compile a list of all of the movies everyone did.

What do you think? Good idea? I'll write a new post with my personal choice and you can comment on either this post or that one with your choice of film.

19 comments:

  1. I love this idea! Christmas movies are the best. Hmm, not sure what my favorite is...I love so many! I guess I will do Christmas In Connecticut...as long as that's not yours. If that one's taken I can do White Christmas. But yeah, just about any of the old movie Christmas classics are fine by me. Just a thought: maybe you could do the compile list a little before December 24th, so we still have time to hunt down the new titles we want to see before Christmas. Just an idea; not sure how practical that is, though. Once again, I LOVE this idea!!!

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  2. I'm writing about a few Christmas films myself right now! I'm hoping to finish my post about Holiday Affair (Robert Mitchum, Janet Leigh) over the weekend.

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  3. Hi, I just saw that you are doing White Christmas, so I guess I'll do Christmas In Connecticut.

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  4. Audrey, I can't wait to read your post! Thank you so much for participating!

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  5. Audrey beat me to the punch with Christmas In Connecticut, my all time favorite Christmas movie. But I do want to particpate, so how about I do Holiday Inn?

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  6. Sorry Sally, I changed my mind. How about I do The Man Who Came To Dinner, since it's set at Christmas time. Holiday Inn does feature Christmas as a holiday, but it's not the main focus. So I will go with The Man who came to Dinner if that's ok with you?

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  7. I'm sorry, Monty! I can do another film if you want...? :)

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  8. oh no Audrey go ahead with Connecticut as I have started on a post for The Man Who Came to dinner. I already did a post on Connecticut last year anyway, so I would love to see your take on it too. It's the time of giving and sharing, so we can all do the things we love and pass along to others. I can't wait to read yours.

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  9. Hi Sally, read about this over Monty's blog. Uhm, can I write about "It's a wonderful life"??

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  10. Hej! May I join? I am working on a post on WE'RE NO ANGELS (1955) so I thought may be.. ;")

    Love,
    Frl. Irene Palfy

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  11. I'll do Holiday Inn! It's my favorite! Though Monty is right, it does include a storyline that involves three years of Christmas. Great idea, Sally!!

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  12. If you're not up to 12 yet, can I do Alastair Sim's A Christmas Carol? :)

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  13. Yes, Irene, We're No Angels is one of my faves!

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  14. Yay!!! I'm so excited you all want to participate!! I can't wait to read your posts!

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  16. Good idea.
    I will participate, just have to decide on one.
    First I need a button for your blog-athon...

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  17. Sally,
    I've chosenThe Lemon Drop Kid (1951) . It stars Bob Hope as a swindler who must pay his debt to a mobster by Christmas... or else.

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  18. Can’t remember the name of an old Christmas Movie. Probably made late 1930’s. Setting; depression era New York City. Story line: An old but refined “hobo” travels back forth between Virginia & New York on the same timetable as a wealthy family with homes in both locations. He occupies the vacant residence when they change homes. He takes in good people who are down on their luck, feeds them and finds them jobs, enjoying the comfort, cigars & pantry of his unknowing host.
    The wealthy homeowner has a daughter in a New England college, but has left school and comes the New York home so that her father won’t know that she quit school and to see her boyfriend. She finds the hobo & his wards in the home but doesn’t identify herself to avoid notice to her father and stays on a one of the rest of the “guests”.
    Her father finds out that she is not in school & comes to New York to find her. She’s come to admire the hobo and pleads with her father not to interfere. The hobo takes the father in and finds him a job sweeping the sidewalk on front of a store.
    I can’t remember the ending, but I’m sure it’s a happy ending consistent with era. Do you know this one? Send me a note if you do. Thanks, Chip CV.Eddy@comcast.net

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  19. Yes, Chip! I have heard of that one. It Happened On Fifth Avenue. I haven't seen it yet. It was on my Netflix queue and I was saving it for Christmastime, and now that Christmas is almost here... Netflix made it unavailable! It's very exasperating. I'm not sure if there was a huge demand for it and that's why it's unavailable but, whatever the reason, it's irritating. I really want to see it.

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