Thursday, December 23, 2010

Almost Christmas!

It's been a hectic few days without much time to blog. I decided to take a look back and see how much blogging I did prior to last Christmas and found it was much the same story!

Last year's post of December 23rd almost could have been written tonight, except that I just finished up work today, not yesterday. Check it out for a number of fun Christmas-related links which are still relevant today.

Here are a few new links for this Christmas:

...At True Classics Carrie describes her love for WHITE CHRISTMAS (1954), which I share.

...Greenbriar Picture Shows has a marvelous multi-part post on WHITE CHRISTMAS and the VistaVision process: Part One and Part Two are up, with more to come. (Update: Here's Part Three, the conclusion.) Lots of fabulous photos! For more on VistaVision, visit 50 Westerns From the 50s.

...Last May Mark at Where Danger Lives posted about CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY (1944), starring Deanna Durbin and Gene Kelly. It was just republished at Movie FanFare.

...Mary McNamara of the L.A. Times describes being tourists with children in London over the Christmas holidays. As much as I'd like to return to London, I'm glad I'm not there right now, with all the weather-related travel delays!

...Susan King of the L.A. Times suggests viewing classic Hollywood comedies at this time of year as an alternative to Christmas movies...although I love Christmas films, I can't argue with her recommendations of movies like EASY LIVING (1937) and IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT (1934).

...For a thoughtful change of pace, visit "Switching Gears as Christmas Nears" by Marcia Morrissey.

Merry Almost Christmas!


Blogger SimpleGifts said...

As always, you provide wonderful items to read and ponder. Thank you for the link to Marcia Morrissey's piece on the importance of slowing down to enjoy "the pleasure of the journey through Advent toward Christmas Day." Christmas blessings to you and yours. Jane

12:24 AM  
Blogger Jacqueline T Lynch said...

Comedies might be a particularly welcome diversion to the stress and depression that afflicts some poor souls this time of year. I liked your post on "Easy Living", surely one of the best of the screwball comedies. Jean Arthur is -- well, Jean Arthur, and you can't say better than that. This film also lets Edward Arnold show off his delightful abilities as a comic foil. He cracks me up.

Merry Christmas to you and yours.

6:48 AM  
Blogger Laura said...

Thank you, Jane and Jacqueline, and Merry Christmas to you and your families!

Best wishes,

9:09 AM  
Blogger KC said...

Great links Laura. I can never read enough about Christmas Holiday. That flick fascinates me. Happy Holidays!

10:43 AM  
Blogger Laura said...

Thank you, KC, I'm so glad you enjoyed them! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!


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