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Sunday, December 11, 2016

* NOSTALGIC SUNDAY *

It's Time For Another Nostalgic Sunday
 
 
I watched one of my favorite Christmas movies
a day or two ago. No...it wasn't A Christmas Carol, although I do love this musical version the best: Scrooge, with Albert Finney. (1971)
 
 
Love, love, love it!
 
 
 
 
And, no it wasn't It's a Wonderful Life, or Christmas Story, or Christmas Vacation, or White Christmas, or The Bishop's Wife, Home Alone, The Polar Express, A Charlie Brown Christmas, Miracle on 34th Street (the original 1947), The Family Stone, Christmas in Connecticut, or Meet Me in St. Louis. Whew....I think that's most of my favorites, but I'll also throw in, Trading Places and While You Were Sleeping, because they take place during Christmas time and I want to include them!
 
 
 
No, the one I watched was Scrooged, with Bill Murray! (1988)
I can't say how many times I've seen this movie;
let's just say countless!
There are so many scenes that crack me up
and I laugh out loud every single time...one in particular: at the restaurant when Frank (Bill Murray) thinks he sees a real eyeball in his drink and starts screaming and pointing at it. The way the camera goes from the drink to his face, and to the others' faces...Classic!
 
Love, love, love it!
 
 
What are some of YOUR favorite Christmas movies?
Or old TV shows' Christmas episodes?
 
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Put a Little Love in Your Heart
(from Scrooged soundtrack)
 
"Think of your fellow man, lend him a helping hand
Put a little love in your heart
You see, it's getting late, oh, please don't hesitate
Put a little love in your heart"
 
 

26 comments:

  1. Hope you are enjoying your Christmas season, Becky. I have not watched any Christmas yet. White Christmas is a favorite.

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    1. Hi Claudia! I'm just now beginning to feel "really" Christmasy! I've watched movies and Ron put up the outdoor lights about a week ago, and so I've felt "a little" Christmasy, but we got our tree today and will decorate this evening. NOW I'm beginning to REALLY enjoy the season. I hope you're enjoying it, too! If you have the White Christmas DVD, I say get it out and watch it! :)

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  2. Ain't Bee!

    :)

    You know what Christmas movie I loved as child? The Little Drummer Boy. It's the stop-motion one they showed on TVn the 1970's. I recently watched it as an adult and it was so sad! Somehow it wasn't so bad when I was a kid and most of the scenes went over my head. Loved the song!

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    1. Hey Sandi! Yep...Ain't Bee! LOL
      Oh, as a child, I loved The Little Drummer Boy, too, and Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer. THAT one always made me sad as a child. All those other reindeer being mean to Rudolph!

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  3. I don't think I have ever seen a Christmas movie. Movies (any movies) weren't part of my childhood and it is a habit I have never adopted.

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    1. Oh EC - That makes me feel sad, but if you've never seen them, then you aren't missing not seeing them, either, right? And most Christmas movies include SNOW and cold weather and that's so "upside down" for you! LOL

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  4. Good question, Becky. I haven't seen all the movies on your list, but now I plan to check them out. One Christmas movie I really like is Elf. My grandkiddos got me started on it, and it's a mindless way to enjoy a chilly night in December.

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    1. Hi Donna! I've never seen Elf all the way through. It's not because I didn't like it, but it was on TV and probably a commercial came on and I left the room, etc...And Ron probably changed the channel. LOL. Which ones of the movies I mentioned have you not seen?

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  5. Little Ralphie in the Christmas Story is on my top 5 list.

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    1. Hi Linda! Yep, that's a good one! Did you see where the house for that movie is up for sale or auction? I just saw the tail end of a news thing about it!

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  6. I am a Christmas movie freak.....I watch them all.

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    1. Oh, good for you! That's how I am, too! I'll watch the same ones over and over....and a lot of the TV Christmas episodes of the past!

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  7. I do love bill Murray, but didn't know he'd done a version of Scrooged. Christmas movies aren't something I search out, I might watch one if it's on TV and there's nothing else on that I want to see, but usually we just get the same old movies every Christmas for a few years and it gets boring.
    I must see if I can get this one at a DVD shop.

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    1. Oh, River - I think you will love Scrooged, especially since you love Bill Murray! I hope you can find it asap and enjoy it!! Be sure and let me know what you thought of it after you've watched it!

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    2. it will be a while, but I'll let you know.

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  8. B-E B-O! ~
    I watched 3 of my 4 favorite Christmas movies over the weekend: 'IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE', 'A CHRISTMAS STORY', and the ultimate version of Dickens' 'A Christmas Carol" -- 'SCROOGE'! Albert Finney was the perfect Ebenezer in the same way that Edmund Gwen was the perfect Santa Claus in 'MIRACLE ON 34th STREET' (which is the last of the 4 I need to watch next weekend).

    But every year, I also watch all the animated TV classics as well. 'CHARLIE BROWN' is my favorite, followed closely by 'SANTA CLAUS IS COMING TO TOWN' featuring the voice of Mickey Rooney.

    ~ D-FensDogG
    'Loyal American Underground'

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    1. Hey Stephen T - WOW, another person who loves "Scrooge"! And I'm very familiar with the Mickey Rooney edition of Santa, too! Great minds think alike ....scary! :D

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  9. Ah, Christmas movies. There are so many I love! White Christmas, It's a Wonderful Life, A Christmas Story, The Bishop's Wife, Charlie Brown's Christmas, to name a few. I own all of them in DVD so I can watch them whenever I want. I suppose what they all have in common is gentle humor, a little magic, and a whole lot of heart.

    Pat
    www.patwahler.com

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    1. Hi Pat - I'm happy that you mentioned The Bishop's Wife. It seems that a lot of people haven't seen it, or even heard of it! :o

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  10. We love holiday movies and Bill Murray...how can it be that I've never seen this movie! I'll have to look for it. We watched Polar Express over the weekend. I love it and now I'm stuck with the music in my head! lol Hugs!

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    1. Hi Pat - I love the music from The Polar Express, too. In fact, I have the movie soundtrack on CD! I'm surprised you haven't seen Scrooged, too, since you love his movies!

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  11. ELF is my favorite :)

    Have a Merry Christmas :)

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    1. Hi there OE! I like Elf, too, but it's not up there with my favorites! Thanks so much for stopping and commenting.

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  12. BROWN-EYED BECKY-O! ~
    You OK there? Haven't heard a peep from you in awhile, but wanted to stop by to wish you and yourn a Merry and a Happy!

    ~ D-FensDogG
    'Loyal American Underground'

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    1. Thanks, Stephen T! Yes, all is good here. Just haven't been blogging. Been baking cookies and addressing envelopes for Christmas cards, etc! I'll email you a little later. Thanks again for checking on me!

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