Okay, so the Ebeneezer in me wants to humbug away the holidays being touted way too early. I get positively grumpy about seeing white flocked trees in stores right after Labor Day, but I will resist that curmudgeonly urge long enough to announce that Bill Morelock and I will be bringing you a holiday version of Roll Credits in "A Hollywood Holiday 2011" in early December.
We had been considering an all-Dickens extravaganza, but I'd love to hear from you about your favorite Holiday Flick and it's soundtrack.
Got a Christmas/Holiday/New Year Favorite Movie List?
My mom and sister and I accidentally all started watching "The Family Man" with Nicholas Cage when it came out, and then we realized that we were all looking forward to when it is on TV every year. Even when I was in the Army, in Iraq over Christmas, I still watched the movie to feel close to them. I remember when the U2 song "One" was included in all the previews - I still think of the movie whenever I hear the song! Also, Pavarotti singing La Donna e Mobile was a tune that my mom taught my sister and I to plink out on the piano early on, so that one makes me smile as well!
It's just not Christmas in my mother's home without CHRISTMAS IN CONNECTICUT. (That would be the original Barbara Stanwyck 1945 version, not Arnold's travesty.) Also, please consider another film --- not Christmas per se, but it does start at Christmastime --- BELL, BOOK, & CANDLE. That film contains a CLASSIC comedy moment with Jack Lemmon playing bongos!