Well, I should have said something in yesterday's post; but of course, that was Wordless Wednesday, wasn't it? But it was also my one hundredth post on this blog. I'm up to 250-something on my other blog (Joy's Blog
), and I never thought I'd be able to keep two blogs going for so long. Guess I'm gabbier than I thought, huh?
Anyhoo, for today's post I thought I'd try a Thursday Thirteen
. Never done one before, so this will be my First Edition, and I'm starting off slow. I've noticed lots of other people have already done this list, so here goes:My Thirteen Favorite Christmas Shows
(not necessarily in this order)
- National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (well, I think this one is my number one favorite)
- A Christmas Story (probably the perfect Christmas movie – everyone can identify)
- The Polar Express (just added this one a couple of years ago – Tom Hanks makes a wonderful cartoon character, doesn't he?)
- The Bishop's Wife (had never seen this one until after I got married and my husband made me watch it – one of his favorites – now I love it, too)
- Comfort and Joy (the one directed by Bill Forsyth – ice cream wars at Christmas time in Glasgow)
- A Charlie Brown Christmas (not officially Christmas until I've seen it at least twice)
- How the Grinch Stole Christmas (the animated one from 1966 – not the Jim Carrey atrocity)
- Love, Actually (actually, I'm in love with Bill Nighy)
- The Bells of Saint Mary's (yes, it's schmaltzy, but Bing and Ingrid are so cute together)
- The Fabulous Baker Boys (well, much of it takes place between Christmas and New Year's, and in our house, that makes it a Christmas movie)
- It’s a Wonderful Life (although I see it more as a horror flick than a Christmas story)
- Christmas in Connecticut (I can so totally identify with a woman who's a complete flop at being the perfect housewife)
- White Christmas (Why didn't Rosemary Clooney make more movies?)
I like Holiday Inn
, too, and it does have Bing Crosby singing "White Christmas" for the first time. But it's about a whole year of holidays, not just Christmas. And I haven't seen Scrooged
, but I'm sure if I had, it would be on the list, too. I'm such a huge Bill Murray fan – don't know how I've managed to miss this one all these years. Something to look forward to.
Oh, and one more – Holiday Affair
, a little movie from 1949, with the very young Robert Mitchum and Janet Leigh. But I left that off the list because the reason I like it has less to do with the Christmas theme than it does with the fact that Robert Mitchum was one gorgeous hunk of a guy!