Friday, December 15, 2006

A Christmastastic, Cinematic Friday Five

It's a Wonderful Life--Is it? Do you remember seeing it for the first time?

I may be stoned for saying this...but, like the original reviewers, I despise this far as I'm concerned, enduring the lame-o dialogue is like listening to fingernails scritching on a chalkboard. Please...give me Ralphie and his quest for a BB gun. Or even the Walton kids.

Miracle on 34th Street--old version or new?
I'm steeling myself for a few more rocks...but I dislike this film as well. But if I had to sit through one version or the other, I'd have to go with the original version.

Do you have a favorite incarnation of Mr. Scrooge?
Alastair Sim, hands down...although George C. Scott made a pretty good Scrooge as well. I'd love to see John Thaw, of Inspector Morse fame, take a turn as Ebenezer.

Why should it be a problem for an elf to be a dentist? I've been watching Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer for years now, and I still don't get it.
Speaking as someone with a permanent retainer that causes much grief for my own dental professionals, I'd think that an elf's tiny fingers would have the necessary size and dexterity to do a really good job with a variety of oral health procedures.

Who's the scariest character in Christmas specials/movies?
The Bumble
The Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come, Muppet Version
That Mean Magician Who Tries to Melt Frosty
Your Nomination

Lucy and Violet "advising" Charlie Brown while he's trying to direct the Christmas play in A Charlie Brown Christmas. If I were Charlie Brown, I'd join poor George over on the bridge, contemplating the one-way polar bear dive. (And when the Lucys and Violets of the world grow up they get even scarier.)


Anonymous said...

Yeah, and they direct the church childrens' programs!

Songbird said...

I want to be the Christmas Queen!

Anonymous said...

amen to iris, amen to your comments on the movies. DEFINITELY amen to your thoughts on Lucys and Violets (and the twins from the Simpsons, too).

1-4 Grace said...

The Lucys and Violets do scare me, in fact, they aren't only aroudn unti lChristmas, they hang out all year long!
I hope you will post more photos of the creche as you Advent along.

hamletta said...

Uh, I hate to be the bearer of bad tidings, but John Thaw can't play Scrooge, 'cause he dead.

This is traumatic for me, because my mom had a heeuuge crush on him, and I had to tell her that he'd died on my birthday when she was visiting, so we'd missed the news.