I don’t watch TV – other than an occasional show on Food Network, the nightly local news -- and tonight the World Series. Most people find me odd but I just can’t get into what the popular culture find amusing or interesting. I know there is still some quality programming out there but I find it much more interesting to lose myself in a good book or read your blogs!
My husband and I do share a passion for movies – especially the old black and white films and BBC productions. We find it relaxing to pop in a movie and let go of our day before we begin more intimate conversation beyond the daily necessary communications.
Much of our collection of DVDs revolves around the church year. I thought I would share with you a tradition in our house – our collection of Advent and Christmas movies.
On the more serious side:
The Bells of St. Mary's (1945) with Bing Crosby and Ingrid Bergman
It’s a Wonderful Life (1947) with James Stewart and Donna Reed
Miracle on 34th Street (1947) with Maureen O’Hara and Edmund Gwenn
The Bishop’s Wife (1948) with Cary Grant, Loretta Young, David Niven
A Christmas Carol (1951) with Alastair Sim
The Twilight Zone TV Episode – The Night of the Meek (1960) with Art Carney
Mary, Mother of Jesus (1999) with Christine Bale and Pernilla August
The Nativity Story (2006) with Keisha Castle-Hughes and Oscar Issac
A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965) with Chris Doran and Ann Altieri
Holiday Inn (1942) with Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire
White Christmas (1954) with Bing Crosby, Rosemary Clooney, Danny Kaye
The Santa Clause (all three) with Tim Allen
Frosty the Snowman (1969) with Jimmy Durante and Billy DeWolfe
Rudolf the Red-Nosed Reindeer (1964) with Burl Ives
Dr. Suess’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas (1966) with Boris Karloff
Elf (2003) with Will Ferrel and James Caan
Christmas Vacation (1989) with Chevy Chase and Beverly D'Angelo
Polar Express (2004) with Tom Hanks
New for this year
Call Me Mrs. Miracle (2010) with Doris Roberts
Any suggestions to add to our collection?