07-21-18 Patricia Sargeant

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Holiday Movies

November’s theme (in case you didn’t know) is Holiday Themed Romances and, as usual, this one kinda threw me for a loop because I don’t read holiday themed books....at least not since I was a child. And only then, the only books I read every holiday were Twas the Night Before Christmas and A Christmas Carol. And, to this day, they are still my favorite stories.

Now, for me, reading a holiday book doesn’t much put me in the mood to celebrate and I much prefer watching holiday movies because the visual is there for me to see. As a kid I always had my favorites that I watched over and over with my siblings such as; The Little Drummer Boy (which always makes me cry), The Littlest Angel (a really, really old movie), and of course A Charlie Brown Christmas. I don’t watch these much, anymore, because my kids never really got into them. Although, as they get older, I’ve been able to get them into watching some of the old movies I loved as a child, like White Christmas. Over the years, it’s even become a tradition to watch a holiday movie on Christmas Eve. Last year I made my family “sit through” The Homecoming....for those not as old as me, that would be the movie made back in the seventies about the Waltons (John-boy?? Not ringing any bells?...oh well)  Half the kids enjoyed the movie, the other half were bored, but they humored me. Haha  This year I chose, The Family Stone, as our Christmas themed movie. If you haven’t seen it yet, you should. It’s a fun movie.  

So, what about you? Do you have any favorite holiday movies you can’t wait to watch? 


Judith Ashley said...

I'm not much of a movie watcher, Terri, but I do remember The Homecoming, the Waltons, John-boy as well as the other movies you mentioned. In my younger days I did movies more than now. Not even much of the 'made-for-tv' movies although if one of my books was made into one, I'd be there with bells on! Well, that won't happen in terms of a holiday-themed movie - darn!

Sarah Raplee said...

My favorite is Miracle on 34th Street, another old movie.

I just read a holiday-set book that defies classification, but it's woonderful. Historical, Time Travel, Mystical, Romantic, Christmas - all are true. Filled with lyrical prose and emotional events, this story and the characters are unforgettable..

It's called Winter Ghosts by Kate Mosse.