12/25/2012 04:42 PM Filed in: Blog
Merry Christmas everybody! I just wanted to take a little time out of the day to sit and blog a little about my favorite holiday.
The picture is from Christmas 1976. I was two years old in those Hee Haw Overalls. That’s my Grandmother Margaret (hence the guitar’s name), my sister Melissa, and my brother, Mark. As you can tell, I don’t need instagram to have vintage photos. I lived in a few of them!
First, I’ve been blessed beyond belief. I have an amazing family, an awesome job, and the greatest wife that anyone could ever ask for! She is the love of my life and she makes every single day a special one. Second, it’s Christmas–my favorite time of the year! I love the smells, the decorations, the family gatherings, the music…. honestly, I love EVERYTHING about Christmas! Each year I read A Christmas Carol and watch as many Holiday movies that I can fit into my schedule. I’m not done yet.
I’ve only watched:
A Christmas Story
Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer
The Flight Before Christmas
Frosty Returns (which was horrible, by the way - I had never seen it before but it was on TV)
I still have to watch:
A Charlie Brown Christmas
It’s a Wonderful Life
A Christmas Carol (George C. Scott version - 1984)
How The Grinch Stole Christmas
The Muppet Christmas Carol
My buddy Rob sent me a link to all of the film adaptations of A Christmas Carol and they ranked “Scrooge” (1951 Version) at the top of the chart. I’ll try to watch it this year because I haven’t seen that one before. I understand that Alastair Sim does an amazing acting job in this. Of course, the George C. Scott version is fantastic and that’s the one that I grew up with. His subtle acting cues are just fantastic. It’s hard to believe anyone could be better than him. We’ll see….
I also need to pick a few new Christmas movies up. I think I’ll get Scrooged for next year. That’s a great adaptation and I haven’t seen it in years.
So now tell me what your favorite Christmas movies are! Post in the blog below. I’ve found a few good ones over the years that I didn’t even know about. Angie Rosengart told me that her favorite was Emmet Otter’s Jug Band Christmas. I watched it last year and I need more input from my readers so I can keep up my Christmas collection!
I actually made my own little Christmas short film this year and I guess I’ll put it online for you guys to see. I showed it to my family and they really liked it. I’ve been shooting footage for next year.
Let me know what your favorite Christmas movie is by commenting below: