The Academy Awards are presented at the end of this month. In what started out as one posting, has now become ten as we countdown to Oscar night with my own personal favorite movies. These are movies that I could watch over and over and over again… and have!
1. White Christmas (1954) If you have been a reader of the blog over the years, especially in December, you should have seen this one coming.This movie is a family tradition form my family of origin to my present family and will likely be for generations to come. It is a beautiful Irving Berlin musical with two war buddies who become famous song-and-dance guys who are about to take a winter break from their road tour. Bob: Miss Haynes, if you’re ever under a falling building and someone offers to pick you up and carry you to safety, don’t think, don’t pause, don’t hesitate for a moment, just spit in his eye. Betty: What did that mean? Bob: It means we’re going to Vermont. Songs that form the soundtrack of our holidays include Sister, Sister (I had three younger brothers), Snow, Count Your Blessings, and, of course, the title song. I have seen the movie well over thirty times and STILL tear up at the end when the guys pay tribute to their old commanding general. What a fun, sweet, sentimental, lovely movie. (likewise enjoyed…. nahhhh, there’s nothing else like it!)