Monday, December 22, 2008

Christmas Stories

I just finished watching Scrooged and Elf with my girls... and as watching them, I remember the Christmas shows that I used to watch as a girl....

Yes, there was a Charlie Brown Christmas, and Rudolph and Frostie... Even the Little Drummer Boy which I haven't seen in an age but I remember the drummer boy having a funny sneer.

I am talking about weird classics of yore... That were considered classics in their time... and are still to me.

The House without a Christmas Tree

The Homecoming: A Christmas Special... (Did you know that Patricia Neal was married to Roald Dahl, the writer... and they had a tumultuous relationship that lasted until 1983 but that even though they were largely estranged, Mr. Dahl nursed her back to health from a post-partum stroke in the late 1960s)

Movies from TV that I haven't seen in a million years... or since James at 15 was on the air... and Yes, I am that old.

Are these even available on DVD?

Can I even find the Bells of St. Mary's?

I feel a need to see them.t

1 comment:

Aunt Maggie said...

Of course you can find the Bells of St. Mary's - you need to check out Turner Classic Movies More Often.

I also remember eagerly anticipating the Christmas specials because they only came on once a season - as opposed to non-stop airing on about 50 channels.

My favorite always was the Year Without a Santa Claus - who can ever forget the Burgermeister MeisterBurger and Heat Miser/Cold Miser? Classic!

And Twas the Night Before Christmas with Joel Gray?