Friday, December 23, 2016

Favorite Christmas Movies - 2016

This post could really be titled a smattering of my Favorite Christmas Movies because Christmas isn't half done yet and there are still so many to be found! Beginnings are lovely things though and I couldn't wait...

'Tis the Season for Love (2015)
One of Hallmarks talents is showing gloriously everyday people in their stories and in my personal opinion the romance between Beth, a hopeful Broadway actress coming back home for Christmas, and Dean, a fireman in her hometown, is one of the sweetest ones EVER. Really, I like them very much indeed.

A Cookie Cutter Christmas (2014)
There is a close tie between this and 'Tis the Season over which features my favorite Hallmark couple, but the ending of this makes me cry every time, so that is that my friends.

The Twelve Trees of Christmas (2013)
A romance set in New York City between an old-fashioned redheaded librarian Cheri, and Tony a developer, is one of the most unlikely you are like to find; including the most hilarious elevator scene ever. The atmosphere is cute and fun and the couple is altogether astonishingly adorable.

Lady on a Train (1945)
Brimming with tinsel, falling snow, and Deanna Durbin singing, this feels like a perfect capsule of a New York City 1940's Christmas even including a murder mystery. However, this is about the coziest film noir one could imagine. My favorite character during my first viewing (and all the others thrown in for that matter) is one of the prime murder suspects, and quite convincing as one too, so watching it for the first time as I desperately hoped he would not be the one, is still one of the most suspenseful story experiences I've ever had.

Samantha: An American Girl (2004)
The most charming view of Americana you could imagine. You know those grand houses you catch glimpses of in Anne of Green Gables + The Sequel? This film is as if you went up one of thoses steps and entered into the lives of its people. The friendship between the "upper class" Samantha and young servant Nellie is simply the dearest thing, besides which Uncle Gard and Cornelia are sweet together as well. Altogether the entire thing is cozy and heart-warming and I just want to pop into it.

What are some of your favorite Christmas films?
Are you a lover of Hallmarks?

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Of Christmastide

Life’s ironic isn’t it?

The more life you live to write about, the less time you have to write about it.

For weeks you struggle for words, and then they come to you when you’re in the shower and they suddenly spill  over like that fabled magic penny:

Hold on tight and you won’t have any; lend it spend it and you’ll have so many they’ll roll all over the floor…

Super elegant, I know, but oh so true!

However, one thing is also true, magic penny or not, I need to spend all my pennies on a Secret Christmas Project. I also made slight diversions onto some other things (which can be read here and here). Besides which, reading being fire that heats this particular copper penny, words and I are much in each other’s company right now which I need because of the Project… :)

I may be back on here before Christmas, I may not. Either way, I’m going to say it now because I love you people and they are some of the truest words in the world…

Merry Christmas!

I don't want to say good-bye

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