Tuesday, November 27, 2012

My Fave Movies - Holiday Time

I know that several of my boyfriends like movies; here are some holiday gems, cause, well, tis the season.

Comment away - which have you seen/not seen, liked/hated, good/bad memories, acting, good/bad jokes, etc.  I am interested in your thoughts.

(in no particular order, with my comments following)

Scrooge (1951 version) - there is NO other version of "A Christmas Carol" that comes close!  I feel it captures the Dickensian times perfectly.

How the Grinch Stole Christmas - Boris Karloff was wonderful.  The rest, not so much.

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer - I used to feel like a misfit toy...until I got therapy.

Frosty the Snowman - Happy Birthday!  Jimmy Durante!

Mr. Magoo's Christmas Carol - the song "I'm All Alone in the World" always makes me cry.  Yes, another therapy issue for me.

A Charlie Brown Christmas - you got it, I am the unloved little tree; another therapy issue.  Anyone else sense a pattern here? :)

Elf - Zooey and Will singing "Baby It's Cold Outside".

Beavis and Butthead Christmas Special - huh huh huh.

Santa Claus Conquers the Martians - as captioned by Mystery Science Theater 3000.

Santa Claus - as captioned by Mystery Science Theater 3000.


Did I miss anything? I'm SURE you'll let me know!  Smooches! :)

PS - the first person that mentions "It's a Wonderful Life" or "The Christmas Story" gets a boot to the head; they both suck ass!  Ain't I a bitch?!?

15 comments:

  1. I love all your picks, except the one second from the last, "Santa Claus Conquers the Martians". I've never seen it. Can you come over and find it on my TV for me?

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    1. not on tv, honey. but you can purchase the DVD on amazon.com! search "mystery science theater 3000" and it will be there!

      MST3K - best fucking show on tv EVAH! when it went off the air in 1999, that's when I quit watching tv.

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  2. My all-time favorite Christmas movie is, "it's a Wonde----"





    I mean, "Holiday Inn" starring the amazing Fred Astaire and Der Bingle, Bing Crosby.
    It's where Bing sang 'White Christmas' for the first time!

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    1. bwhahahahahaha! I love you! I don't think I have ever seen this all the way through; I've only seen clips. I confess I am not a bing crosby fan (fucking child abuser).

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  3. I agree with you about the 1951 Alastair Sim version

    I am reaching for my helmut as I type but "White Christmas"; Bing & Danny; Rosemary & Vera. It is an annual event.

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    1. it's ok, hon. we all have our faves. smooches!

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  4. DItto on Mr. Sims, although I have 4-5 Christmas Carols, all good for something.

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    1. well well well, back to back notes from the house of spo!

      I have watched the 1938 version of "carol", but it's not the same. the 1951 version I feel goes all out to portray the 19th century british life of poverty and excess.

      smooches!

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  5. The Christmas scene in Auntie Mame is all I need....Rosalyn Russel ...not Lucille Ball.
    XO

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    1. DARLING! you keep disappearing on me, and I SO miss your wit and charm!

      will have to look this one up on youtube, I must admit.

      smooches to the west coast ("west coast represent, now put your hands up!")! :)

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    2. You must watch the whole movie, It's not a chrismas flick but an incredible flick with a great christmas scene.
      Remember....Rosalind Russell version....Not the Lucille Ball version.
      "Life is a banquet and most poor suckers are staring to death!"....auntie mame

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    3. starving....not staring.....ooops!

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    4. oh so THAT's where that quote is from! smooches!

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  6. I'll add from "The Year Without a Santa Clause." - Santa has a bad cold and the world decides to give him a holiday. This one had two of the best songs, Snow Miser/Heat Miser - one look and you know why - the fashion, choreography and bravado! Also, this one had the heart wrenching "Blue Christmas".

    http://youtu.be/yon2YuXssvo Snow/Heat Miser

    http://youtu.be/FXtNd5cEt-c Blue Christmas

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    1. ah, don't know this one. will watch your linky luvs! smooches!

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