Leslie's Omnibus


T1G has "smacked" me with a meme: The gist of it is "name five movies that you love, that say 'Christmas' to you." For what it's worth, I'm going to include some TV Christmas specials in here, too.

1. Holiday Inn

I did a lot of babysitting when I was in Junior High and High School. That means I spent a LOT of time watching old black & white movies after 11:00 p.m. Love, love, loved the music, the costumes and the dancing. What's not to love about Der Bingle and Danny Kaye?

2. A Christmas Story

"You'll shoot your eye out." Was there ever a more "Mom" line in a movie? Plus, like Ralphie, I was kind of a geeky kid. In fact, when I was really little, I wore snowsuits like that. Ugh!

3. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and A Charlie Brown Christmas

I am an absolute sucker for old Christmas specials.

4. Miracle on 34th Street

It always makes me cry. Need I say more?

5. Elf

Will Ferrell just cracked me up with his child-like, over-the-top exuberance.

I'll admit it -- when it comes to Christmas, I'm just a kid at heart.

Now it's my turn. I'm tagging Moogie, the Chai-rista, Dana, Og, GuyK and... Catfish. Hmmm. This ought to be interesting!


Anonymous said...

These are all wonderful!
Thank you for your kind words.

Mr. Right said...

One minor correction:

In the interest of accuracy, "Holiday Inn" (1942) co-starred Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire, not Danny Kaye.

Good list, nonetheless!

Merry Christmas!