Thursday, November 25, 2010

Thursday Talk: 'tis the Season!

M: Thanksgiving marks the start of the holiday season for me. What are your favorite holiday season indulgences (movie/book/tv/music)?

Mira: Little Women
is one of my favorite holiday movies of all time. And I've always thought it was weird that I associate it as being a holiday season movie because the core of the movie is not about the holidays at all but a group of sisters and Jo's quest to be a grand writer. But I love it. And I love it most during the holiday season. Two other more obvious favorites are Love Actually, which takes place entirely in the holiday season from Thanksgiving to New Year's and a new add to my list: The Holiday, which I just find really cute and enjoyable for whatever reason.

Jennifer: I really enjoyed all the The OC's Chrismukkah episodes, especially the one from season 2 with since-forgotten Lindsay and her "yamaclaus." In movies, I actually watched White Christmas for the first time last year and I was surprised how much I loved it. All I had known about was the song and cheesy poster with the people in those Santa outfits, but that's a very small part of the movie...the rest of it is really funny and smart and the singing and dancing is superb. Vera-Ellen (with the shockingly small waist) is so fantastic in all the dance numbers. I think I'm going to start making it my own holiday tradition! Mira, I also associate Little Women with the holidays even though it's not really a Christmas movie. I sometimes do the same thing with Harry Potter because there are so many memorable Christmas scenes...Hogwarts certainly knows how to decorate!

1 comment:

burkie said...

mira knows i'm a christmas-holic and i overindulge in every aspect (to include spending and eating). i love "a christmas carol" and watch several versions every year, but the george c. scott & alistair sim versions are annual must-sees. i could name a good half dozen others that are also excellent, though.

i recently bought a bunch of great christmas songs from iTunes, but the albums i must listen to when putting up the tree are elvis, johnny mathis, and bing crosby.

and then there are the rankin bass animated christmas specials...well, i could go on & on...

(mira knows i'm a big fan of The Holiday, too, and christmas is always special at Hogwarts!)