21 December 2011

thankful hearts

one of the many things i like to do at Christmas is watching films...
There's plenty around, and as i took a glance in the tv guide, i noticed how many have been picked, again... films that come back every year, from rubbishy cash-ins to really quite profound, and the silly ones that try to do tongue in cheek, but do get carried away with the Xmas spirit any way... Then there were the ones that didn't have a specific Xmas theme, but fitted nicely in the list, cos they were 'just' feel-good, and that works pretty well this time of year...

Our family fave is the Muppet Christmas Carol.
Had to buy it on dvd, as we kept missing it, or it kept being interrupted by commercials {which really gets my goat...}, so now we can pick a good time {when Mr G is out of the house) and watch it without disruptions. We know the story back to front, but still - we'll love it, and we'll laugh out loud, and we'll cry, and we'll be sad that it's finished again...

The film is a great measure for the divide in our house - the ones that hate it (Mr G and oldest) can't be doing with the cheerfulness of it, don't believe the message of love and happiness, think it's far too naive and romantic, when all those things are why the rest of us love it... Well, i do, anyway...

So: what's your favourite? Is there a film you watch time and time again at Xmas?

- cast of Muppet Christmas Carol -
top right: Fozzie Bear 

2 comments:

Kati said...

NO! Not again Daan. I bought the same dvd just this saturday too! :) I love Christmas movies. Scrooge with Albert Finney is my favorite or a Christmas Carol with Patrick Stewart. Feel good movies are also nice to watch at Christmas. I'm ready for it!

Daan (Dan) said...

this is getting spookier by the day...

The 'original' sounds good too...