Sunday, December 20, 2009

ON MOVIES ~ Holiday Faves...

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MONDAY MOVIE MEME
Molly looked around for a weekly meme about movies and did not have any luck. So therefore she decided to start her own! Andy will play along as well - hopefully you will too. Go to your blog and create your own post on the topic, linking back to us in your post, then come back and leave a link to your post here in our Comments section. If you don’t have a blog, just share your response in the Comments section.

This week's movie topic is all about Your Holiday Favorites...

This week's topic may not seem very original of us. However, Kaye commented last week that she would enjoy sharing them, and Molly chatted about them on Blog Talk Radio last week (you can listen to an archive of the show here) so it seems only obvious that we should cover holiday favorites now. After all, it wouldn't make a lot of sense to talk about them in March. So here are some of our favorites. Share on your blog your favorite movies that either take place during the holidays, are about the holidays or just have a special personal connection for you with the holidays and link back here at The Bumbles. And don't forget to visit your fellow participants!

  • A Christmas Story (1983) - favorite about the holiday ~ Red Rider BB Guns, writing Christmas "themes," tongues stuck to frozen lamp posts, leg lamp major awards and saying "fudge" - nostalgic delight
  • The Wizard of Oz (1939) - favorite personal association ~ fond memories of watching this on TV every year around the holidays, falling in love with Toto and ruby slippers while hiding from flying monkeys and the wicked witch
  • It's A Wonderful Life (1946) - favorite holiday classic ~ a love story entwined with a bit of Dickens
  • Christmas Vacation (1989) - favorite holiday comedy ~ "The shitter's full" sums up unwanted family guests so succinctly
  • Diner (1982) - favorite set around the holidays ~ underrated comedy about young men trying not to change, including a hilarious scene with an inebriated Kevin Bacon accosting people with sheep in protection of the nativity scene
  • Do you have a topic to suggest to the Monday Movie Meme? Leave it in the Comments section or send us an e-mail.

    22 comments:

    The Gal Herself said...

    Who doesn't love It's a Wonderful Life? I added three more to my list, and it was hard to stop there. Christmas has given Hollywood a lot to work with over the years.

    Heather said...

    Though I'm sure a few of mine will make other lists, I think I also noted a few no one else will. ;)
    My Holiday Movie Faves

    otin said...

    I actually like "Sleepless in Seattle" as my holiday favorites.

    Deanna @ Collectors Quest said...

    I, as usual, twisted this a bit -- but I think you'll like it ;)

    Sandy Nawrot said...

    I've got a few predictable ones, and just for sport, a few that aren't...

    http://sandynawrot.blogspot.com/2009/12/monday-movie-meme-holiday-faves.html

    Susan said...

    I LOVE Christmas movies! Here's my list:

    http://bearswampreflections.blogspot.com/2009/12/christmas-movies-make-me-happy.html

    p.s. I tried to listen to the blog radio show, but I couldn't get it to work. Bummer!

    Diane said...

    A Christmas Story and It's a Wonderful Life are annual favorites here too, along with Miracle on 34th Street and Bells of St Mary.

    kaye said...

    Great list Molly, I think you picked the top Christmas Movies of all time. I'm excited to see everybody's list today. Kaye—the road goes ever ever on

    hmsgofita said...

    I actually did a post on this one already...you hit most of mine! I'll have to try out Diner! Here's mine: http://gofita.blogspot.com/2009/12/tv-thursdays.html

    Janet said...

    I love Scrooged :-)

    Patty Reiser said...

    I recently did a blog post on this very subject a few weeks ago as part of the Thursday 13 meme. http://pkphotography.us/2009/12/thursdays-13-my-favorite-christmas-movies/

    Wishing everyone the happiest of holidays!

    Amy said...

    I love Holiday movies so I am very happy you chose this topic! I enjoy the older holiday classics more than the modern ones.
    But I love The Christmas Story, there are so many great scenes in it! And of course, "It's A Wonderful Life" I have always enjoyed this movie! Christmas Vacation cracls me up every time I watch it! I really love that you included Diner! It's a little-known wonderful gem of a movie. It's been a while since I saw this, I think it's time to again!Terrific choice Molly!

    Here's my list, I wanted to include so many more but figured I had to stop somewhere!

    Happy Holiday Movies!
    I hope you like them!

    Merry Christmas!
    ~ Amy

    boliyou said...

    Great topic for this week. Of course, we have some matches. I added some others as well: http://www.endomental.com/2009/12/monday-movie-meme_21.html

    ds said...

    Oh, how I loved following the Yellow Brick Road every year! And who cannot like It's a Wonderful Life. Great list, as always. Happy watching!

    Lulu said...

    My entry is up for this week. Merry Christmas everyone!

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    Penny said...

    I have a list of films that I simply MUST watch each holiday season: Here goes:

    Elf
    Home Alone
    It's a Wonderful Life
    Surviving Christmas
    Just Friends
    Love Actually (just watched this last night )
    The Grinch (cartoon version)
    The Ref

    Irishcoda said...

    A couple of mine were the same but some were also different here

    Richard @ The Bewildered Brit said...

    It's a Wonderful Life is *the* Christmas movie, I reckon.

    But I'm also a huge fan of Scrooged and Elf! If you don't like Elf, you're a cotton headed ninny-muggins! :D

    Matty said...

    A Christmas Story is my all-time favorite. I like the 1940's-1950's circa atmosphere. It takes you back to a simpler time. I love the narrative format....his voice is perfect for the part. "You'll shoot your eye out" has got to be a top ten memorable line.

    Julie said...

    A Christmas Story is the best Christmas movie ever, hands down. In addition to the movies you listed, I'd have to add Love Actually, Home Alone, Gremlins, and Black Christmas (gotta love a yuletide slasher flick!)

    Lindsey said...

    Christmas Vacation is always an excellent choice :) Here's MINE.

    stacybuckeye said...

    I've been listening to you on BlogTalk radio as I'm reading your posts. It's nice to put a voice to the words :)
    It's a Wonderful Life is my favorite.
    I am working out (I say this loosely since it's just me thinking about it) my daily posts for 2010. Will you keep the Movie meme on Mondays? Cause I'm thinking I might change the day of my weekly quiz so that I can participate more. Maybe this would be the one weekely meme I allow myself.