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Sunday, December 23, 2007

Christmas Movies

I love the holiday season when all the great classic movies come out, don't you. I have to watch The Wizard of Oz every year right before T-giving and then of course The Christmas Story,

and last night I watched Chevy Chase in the funniest movie, I feel, National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation!!! Just too much....
And I also watched Bing Crosby in White Christmas... There is just nothing like a great musical from the 50s to set off the Christmas spirit!!! I was really amazed at how the scenery has really changed over the years, I mean looking at the older movies when they actually hand painted teh back drops to all the computerized scenes of today. Take Elf when they used different angles and computer enhansed shots to make it look as though will Ferrell was a giant compared to the others like , Bob Newhart who was suppose to be an actual elf. Really clever...


Akelamalu said...

I love those films! When my children were small we always watched a 'Lassie' film on Christmas Eve after (whether they wanted to or not!), box of tissues at the ready and a box of chocolates.

Thanks for dropping by my blog and taking the time to comment.

Merry Christmas to you and yours, may it be everything you are hoping for. :)

Marly Mathews said...

Thanks for your wonderful comment on my blog! I appreciate it!
Chevy Chase in National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation--he's hilarious as is the rest of the cast. It's a definite must see for me at Christmas time. You're right about the visual effects changing from White Christmas to Elf--it's amazing what they can do now, but I still love movies like White Christmas and The Bishop's Wife among so many other classic Christmas movies.
Have a very Merry Christmas!


Sweetiepie said...

wish you a merry christmas and have a wonderful new year

Linda said...

I'm a new Over 50 Blogger, so I stopped in to say Merry Christmas! Have a great 2008!

Stephanie said...

Christmas Vacation is a holiday tradition in our house. We watch it every Christmas Eve. It is just so funny!!

Between that one and It's a Wonderful Life, my holiday is complete!!

Hope you had a wonderful holiday!

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