The Holiday Reel Turns
I have many favorite Christmas movies; however, there's some that are a little different and would like to share a bit of them.
|a favorite holiday shot of mine|
Millions. Takes place during the euro conversion in England (yes, I know. Didn't happen in England.) Two brothers find a duffle bag filled with pound notes and have a field day spending and sharing, only the robber is trying to get it back. Poignant moment: The youngest brother, who talks to various saints, is wondering if his recently deceased mother is a saint. There's an awesome scene where he is reunited with her, and he asks what she's done to be considered for sainthood. The mum says, "Don't you know? It was you." I cry every time.
Stalag 17. Set in WW2 at Christmas time. There's a spy in the American unit and he's giving secrets to the Germans. Is the bad guy who everyone thinks he is? A superb performance by the entire cast, and particularly, William Holden.
While You Were Sleeping. Don't watch this romantic comedy for Sandra Bullock. Watch for Bill Pullman. He's goofy, instantly smitten, and adorable. His brother has been knocked unconscious during a robbery, and the transit worker who admires him from afar accidentally says she is the fiancée. If you get an unedited version, my friend plays one of the doctors who is singing auld lang syne.
Star in the Sky, a post WW2 black and white western, featuring three cowboys who bought stuff they don't know what to do with and end up at a motor court with a cast of colorful occupants on Christmas Eve. This one is short and sweet and sometimes found on TCM.
Love Actually. Various stories, with the theme of love of their life, spliced together surrounding Christmas. Bill Nighy is hilarious as the aging rock 'n roller; Hugh Grant has a very funny dance scene; Emma Thompson as the average mom whose life is turned about, and Keira Knightly's admirer comes to terms with her marriage to his best friend.
And that's just a small portion of mine. So…
Let's start a list!
Name your holiday movie favorites. And if you leave your email address in the comments, you are in a drawing for a holiday scarf.