Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Almost Christmas!

It's been a hectic couple of days, with yesterday spent wrapping up work for the week and today a nonstop blur of grocery shopping, Christmas shopping, cards, and wrapping. I had time to watch half a movie tonight but finishing it up will have to wait a day or two. I'm sure many of you have had a similar week! The pace of blogging should pick up again soon.

In the meantime, check out these Christmas-related links:

...Barrie Maxwell reviews some Christmas DVDs, including REMEMBER THE NIGHT (1940), at the Digital Bits. (Click the title of this post.)

...Update: Susan King of the L.A. Times calls REMEMBER THE NIGHT "the best holiday film you never heard of" and gives the "sorely underrated" Fred MacMurray well-deserved praise.

...Arlene Dahl is profiled at Skeins of the Christmas photo!

...Raquelle put together menus using the foods mentioned in CHRISTMAS IN CONNECTICUT (1945).

...Read Clydefro's interesting review of an "alternative Christmas movie," LADY IN THE LAKE (1947), a film noir with a Christmas setting.

...John Nolte lists his Top 10 Best Christmas Specials at Big Hollywood. As much as I love CHARLIE BROWN, I think I'd have to flip his top two choices and give the GRINCH the No. 1 spot. I agree with some of his choices and quibble with others...see what you think.

...There are lots of great Christmas links and old-fashioned Christmas graphics at Santas Working Overtime. (Thanks for the link!)

...Update: Here's a look at THE MAN WHO CAME TO DINNER (1942) by Jacqueline.

Merry Almost Christmas!


Blogger Ed South said...

I assume Married With Children wouldn't even make your Top 100 Christmas Specials list! (Mine either!)

8:18 AM  
Blogger Irene said...

There's only one more sleep til Christmas ... from my favorite movie, Muppets Christmas Carol.

Have a great Christmas Eve and a wonderful Christmas.

8:38 AM  
Blogger Laura said...

You've sure got that right, Ed! :)

Merry Christmas to you both!

Best wishes,

11:21 AM  
Blogger Jacqueline T. Lynch said...

Thanks for the link. I hope your Christmas was wonderful.

6:20 AM  
Blogger Raquel Stecher said...

Thanks for the link. Hope you had a nice Christmas with your family.

8:58 AM  
Blogger Laura said...

We had a very nice holiday! Thanks to you both, Raquelle and Jacqueline, and I hope very much that each of you also enjoyed the day.

Best wishes,

11:21 PM  

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