By The Wiz
I think this might make me a communist or something, but I don’t really enjoy the movie “It’s a Wonderful Life.” I find it depressing. George’s life kind of sucks, and it’s not fun to watch. And I always hated the fact that Mary never married in the world where George didn’t exist. She was a wonderful, beautiful, strong woman - she totally would have married, or at least been more interesting than a sad, lonely librarian. (Also, I would totally love to be a librarian! Why is it always portrayed as a sad profession?)
I do love other Christmas movies, though. Here are some of my favorites, in no particular order.
1. “A Christmas Story” - “I double dog dare you.” “You’ll shoot your eye out!”
2.”Charlie Brown Christmas” - kid show, I know, but when they all start loo-loo-looing to Hark, the Herald, Angels Sing, it gets me every time.
3.”The Family Guy” - a movie about how it’s better to live on a budget with small kids in a suburb than be wealthy and single in New York City. Amazing.
4.”Elf.” Will Ferrell is very genuine and sweet in this movie.
And my all time favorite….”White Christmas” with Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye. The music is beautiful, the dancing is fabulous, and it even makes me like snow, just a little bit. When it’s fictional, and in Vermont.
I know there are some I’ve missed, what are your favorites? Let’s have a movie night!
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