Friday Fun: Happy Holidays!

Friday, December 23

More than likely I won't be around the blog for a few days with final holiday preparations and then the actual celebration with family and friends.  I know you're probably as busy as I am so I'll make this short and sweet.  I hope you have a wonderful Holiday, whether you celebrate Christmas or not!

One thing I do every year is watch my favorite holiday movie, or at least one of them (the other is Little Women, but that one makes me cry which is not very pretty for Christmas photos).  I love love love The Bishop's Wife.  The original with Cary Grant and Loretta Young, (definitely NOT the remake with Whitney Houston...which was just a total travesty).  It gives me such a feel good Christmas cheer because at the heart it's about reconnecting with who you are, with your family, the person you love but may take for granted, friends you may have lost contact with, and religion.  Yes, it has some silly scenes, but for me it just adds to the charm :)  And it has one of my favorite Christmas trees ever!  

If you've never seen it I highly recommend it.  I know most people like It's a Wonderful Life, but for me so much of that movie focuses on the depressing part of his life and you only get the feel good moment a few times...mostly at the end.  The Bishop's Wife gives me that feel good, smile out loud kind of feeling all the way through.   I would try to explain it, but this review on Amazon says it all. Can't beat that feeling ...nor all the tinsel on the tree :)  What's your favorite holiday movie?

Happy Holidays!

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Carol L. December 23, 2011 at 1:20 AM  

Carrie, this is my #1 Holiday movie. We just watched it last night. The remake was a tragedy period. The Bishop's Wife is the best feel good holiday movie for me. :)
Hope you have a Happy Holiday.
Carol L
Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

Lexi December 23, 2011 at 3:40 AM  

I love Cary Grant movies! I will have to check this out.

Merry Christmas!

Elaine December 23, 2011 at 3:55 AM  

I haven't seen The Bishop's Wife in years. I'll have to Netflix it.

My favorite is Miracle on 34th Street. We just saw a life production last week which was great. They had made a musical out of it.

librarypat December 23, 2011 at 7:25 AM  

My favorite is White Christmas. I love musicals and the message of this movie hits close to home.

Booklover1335 December 23, 2011 at 10:47 AM  

Carol L, I think we might be kindred spirits my friend! LOL, I haven't seen it yet this year, but I'm looking forward to it. I have serious Christmas tree envy every time I watch the movie and wish I had his decorating powers to just swish up and down and have the most beautiful tree ever :)

Booklover1335 December 23, 2011 at 10:49 AM  

Lexi, You are in for a real treat my friend. Especially if you love Cary Grant! I'd love to know what you think about it once you've watched it. Probably not his best movie, but still one of my favorites :)

Booklover1335 December 23, 2011 at 10:50 AM  

I love musicals too, but never heard about a production of Miracle of 34th st. I just went to see Beauty and the Beast with my sister and niece and it was fabulous! I always kind of forget how much I enjoy them until I'm sitting watching them :)

Booklover1335 December 23, 2011 at 10:51 AM  

White Christmas is a GREAT holiday movie. If I had to pick one other than the Bishops Wife for feel good holiday cheer, White Christmas would be it has a romance x2, so what could be better than that!

The_Book_Queen December 23, 2011 at 12:15 PM  

I can honestly say I have never seen. Never heard of it before now, either. But I'll have to look for it next time I go movie hunting. :D

I hope you have a wonderful holiday, be safe and enjoy!

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Jane December 23, 2011 at 5:49 PM  

Merry Christmas. My favorite is "A Christmas Story." The 24 hour marathon is starting tomorrow on TBS.

Artemis December 25, 2011 at 12:14 PM  

Happy Christmas my Friend. Wishing you a joyful and restful holiday.

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