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Christmas in Connecticut
Wednesday, December 09, 2020      14 comments

How would you like to spend a Christmas in Connecticut, in 1945, on a farm, cooking gourmet meals, spinning yarn, rocking your baby? Well, Elizabeth Lane, single woman, who wrote magazine articles rom her NYC apartment about the joys of the 1st ... Read more
Deck the Halls
Tuesday, December 08, 2020      16 comments

Deck the Halls started quietly in 2006. Steve Finch, an optometrist & Christmas “go-to guy” in a small Massachusetts town. In the middle of the night, a new family moved into the neighboring house. Steve was one of those really uptight guys that... Read more
The Holiday
Monday, December 07, 2020      14 comments

Yesterday’s blog was “Last Holiday”, & today’s movie is “The Holiday”! Similar name, both with strong women as the leads, also some good males in there, along with some less than lovely jerk men who broke the ladies’ hearts. Both movies came out... Read more
Last Holiday
Sunday, December 06, 2020      17 comments

Last Holiday came into theaters in 2006. The plot had Queen Latifah as Georgia Byrd worked in the cookware section of a department store. She was shy, & had always wanted to become a professional chef. Early in the Christmas season, while flirti... Read more
How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Saturday, December 05, 2020      16 comments

How the Grinch Stole Christmas came noisily into theaters in 2000. It was based on the Original Dr. Seuss book of the same name, without the the ex... Read more
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
Friday, December 04, 2020      15 comments

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer started as a short story in 1939, given as a free handout to children who went to Montgomery Ward department store. It became so popular, there was a song & the when Gene Autry made it a hit in 1949. The stop-motio... Read more
Elf
Thursday, December 03, 2020      14 comments

Elf came bouncing in on a sugar high in 2003. Once upon a time, a little baby @ a an orphanage crawled into Santa’s sack. He wasn’t discovered until Santa landed @ the North Pole. Papa Elf adopted him & raised him as an elf, naming him Buddy fo... Read more
The Santa Clause 2
Thursday, December 03, 2020      14 comments

It’s 7 years after after The Santa Clause, & somehow the elves haven’t informed him about The Santa Clause2, the “Mrs. Clause”. Scott (Santa) has been doing a bang up job. But now, he needs a wife in 28 days (Christmas Eve). He has no idea how h... Read more
The Santa Clause
Tuesday, December 01, 2020      11 comments

In 1994, Scott Calvin (divorced toy salesman) tripped over The Santa Clause. It was Christmas Eve when Scott & his young son Charlie heard clattering on the roof. Now, Scott, his mom, Laura & her new husband, Dr. Neil Miller, psychiatrist, bein... Read more
Scrooged
Monday, November 30, 2020      15 comments

In 1988, Scrooged stumbled into theaters with a scrowl on his face. Frank Cross was an IBC television president. He was mean-spirited, head strong man, & had no friends. Frank was stressing over his international presentation of A Christmas Stor... Read more
A Christmas Story
Sunday, November 29, 2020      18 comments

A Christmas Story came into theaters in 1983. For years it was shown on certain channels over & over. I had heard of it, seen snips & bits, but I finally watched it all the way through about 2000. The story was actually shown in vignettes- littl... Read more
EAT PRAY LOVE
Saturday, November 28, 2020      11 comments

Eat, Pray, Love travelled the world in 2010. The movie was based on the memoir by Elizabeth Gilbert, which she wrote in 2006. Julia Roberts played Elizabeth “Liz”. We meet Liz in Bali - the medicine man , Ketut, read her past & present to her, ... Read more
The First Wives Club
Friday, November 27, 2020      14 comments

In 1996, The First Wives Club hit the theaters.It’s based on a novel of the the same name, 1992, written by Olivia Goldsmith. It was so good,a musical, sit-com & a Korean sit-com, too.OK, the movie started with 4 best friends had just graduated... Read more
Home for the Holidays
Thursday, November 26, 2020      12 comments

Home for the Holidays was where Claudia was reluctantly going for Thanksgiving 1995. Claudia, a single mom, art restorer who had just been laid off. As her daughter Kitt dropped her off @ the Chicago airport, she informed her mom she & boyfrie... Read more
A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving
Wednesday, November 25, 2020      14 comments

A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving came out in 1965. Contrary to most beloved holiday movies this was a direct to TV movie. The “Charlie Brown” holiday series were based on the Peanuts comic strips. Charlie Brown is a lovable loser. The movie starts w... Read more

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