Thursday, November 20, 2008

Christmas in Pine Tree, Vermont.

I have a bunch more cards to photograph and post, but I don't feel like tracking down my camera batteries just now. So here's a question that I saw online today and thought was fun: If you could pick any Christmas movie to spend a couple days in, which would you pick?

I didn't have to think about it for more than a second--I'd hop into "White Christmas." I love that lush Fifties Technicolor world. I love the nightclub in Florida where the boys meet the girls, the club car in the train to Vermont, the New York nightclub that Rosemary Clooney runs away to, and most especially the Columbia Inn. Who wouldn't want to stay there and watch the snow fall? Even if you did have to hang out with that obnoxious Danny Kaye!

It's not a great movie--I think that every time I watch it, which has to be at least a hundred times by now. The plot is beyond silly, and some of the songs make you shake your head, they're so bad. But the little world they created is what I think of when I think of the perfect Christmas of the past!

So......what's yours? Please do share! Maybe you'll remind me of a movie I like even better!


beverlyd said...

I can think of a few "contemporary" holiday films -- LOVE ACTUALLY. I really really like that movie and the soundtrack. I wouldn't mind being a part of that movie.

The Holiday -- the one with Kate Winslet and Cameron Diaz. Just to stare into Jude Law's eyes and laugh with Jack Black.

The Muppets Christmas Carol. I always loved that one as a kid.

Scrooged. Just for the Bill Murray laughs.

ELF. For some Will Ferrell and Bob Newhart humor.

Aaaaah, and if I could be animated, I'd want to be in the Charlie Brown Christmas cartoon.

Cheryl said...

A Christmas Story! LOVE that movie! Fra-geel-ay! HAHA!!! ELF is another favorite. Buddy the Elf! What's your favorite color? LOL!

Mimi said...

I've not seen that movie, actually.

I'd say the original Miracle on 34th Street.

Viv said...

OK, so you know mine is "The Christmas Gift" b/c you recorded it for me. I love all of the characters in that village in the Colorado mountains and how they care for one another.

Jamie said...

Believe it or not I have never seen White Christmas, but the way you described it... I'd say I'd love to be in that world! :o)