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Friday, December 16, 2005

Best Christmas Movie Evah!

I guess everybody has to blog about this. Favorite movies, favorite carols, favorite memories, favorite yadas.

First let me get this out of the way.

I love Jimmy Stewart.

I adore Jimmy Stewart.

And every time "It's a Wonderful Life" comes on, I want to bitch-slap everybody in it.

Especially Jimmy Stewart.

"Miracle on Whatever-that-was Street?" Bah, humbug.

"A Christmas Story?" Yawn.

Now, I do like "While You Were Sleeping" bunches. That's a lovely feel-good Christmas-time movie, and that cute Sandy Bullock, I could just eat her with a spoon.

BUT -- the best Christmas movie ever HAS to be filled with salaciousness, with tawdriness, with back-biting and scheming and strategizing and passion and love and love lost and mayhem.

Mommy has been locked up in prison for ten years but has been granted a holiday leave -- by Daddy. (One can hardly blame him -- Mommy raised an army against him and tried to take him out.)

Daddy's sleeping with oldest son's fiance. Oldest son is coming home and might, ahem, object.

Middle son and youngest son have their own "issues."

Ah, family values! Just what a little Christmas story needs.

Katherine Hepburn!

Peter O'Toole!

Anthony Hopkins!

Timothy Dalton!

What more could you possibly ask for?

The Lion in Winter.

"What family doesn't have its ups and downs?"

Go forth and see it!


At 7:43 PM, Blogger Mrs. Wonderful said...

Oh yes.

I would hang you from the nipples but it would shock the children!

Thanks for reminding me I own the video.

At 7:45 PM, Blogger Mrs. Wonderful said...

Sorry, another comment....


I think this was Tim Dalton's and Anthony Hopkin's first big movie... love Kate, LOVE O'Toole.

At 8:03 PM, Blogger pooks said...

Timothy was a teenager then! And he held his own with Peter O'Toole and Kate, at least as much as his young Louis should have/could have held his own with two such opponents.



At 9:07 AM, Anonymous Cynthia Webb said...

Our Christmas movies are the claymation Rudolph the Red-Nose Reindeer and Die Hard.

I love Jimmy Stewart too, but WONDERFUL LIFE makes me exit screaming.

PS Nice blog, BTW. Got hooked when I started coming here after checking to see if Josh had written anything new.

At 10:21 AM, Blogger pooks said...

Thanks! Glad you found me!


At 10:33 AM, Blogger Candace said...

I love it when Kate gleefully says, "Cut you. Cut you. Cut you." Ooh! what delightful venom! Yes, I'm definitely going to study the Plantagenets next.

At 1:55 PM, Blogger pooks said...

The Plantagenets rock. At least they do when I imagine O'Toole and Hepburn playing them.


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