Monday, December 22, 2008
One thing I like about the Christmas Season is the great selection of Christmas Movies. There are so many I never tire of watching from year to year.
Saturday I saw the Bishop's Wife with Loretta Young, followed by White Christmas. On one station I've heard they'll be playing the Christmas Story all day for Christmas.
Who doesn't catch at least some part of It's a Wonderful Life, even if not the entire movie each year? When I was freelancing for the Daily Herald I had the honor to meet and interview the all grown-up Karolyn Grimes, who played the child, Zuzu Bailey, in the film. She's the one who says at the end, "Look, Daddy. Teacher says, every time a bell rings an angel gets his wings." Strange, but I never pictured her as anything but a child in the movie, but children do grow up.
Then there's Natalie Wood who played another child in the Miracle on 34th Street, who also has a great phrase, "I believe, I believe, it's silly but I believe."
What about the Bells of St. Mary's with Bing Crosby? That's another great one.
Do you have a favorite Christmas movie? What makes it special? Maybe it's one I've already mentioned, or another. Please share.