14 December 2007

Christmas Movies

I have seen very few Christmas movies. Watching them every year was just something my family didn't do. I think my parents' attitude as, "Oh, we've seen that sooooo many times. We don't need to see it again." And thus, the first time I saw It's A Wonderful Life, I was about 14-16, I can't remember exactly. Really. I'm not exaggerating.

Miracle on 34th Street? Never saw it. Actually, I think I saw a bit of the new version when it came to video and thought it was dreadfully boring.

The Bishop's Wife? Never saw it.

The first time I saw Mr. Krueger's Christmas, I was a freshman in college. Yes, really.

White Christmas? I haven't seen that one either.

So, what HAVE I seen? I've seen Elf, but it just came out a couple of years ago, so I don't know how much that counts for anything. I've seen A Christmas Story more times than I can count, and I consider it my favorite Christmas movie. I've seen How the Grinch Stole Christmas, but not since I was a kid, and I'd love to see it again. When I was little I saw A Charlie Brown Christmas, but I never really liked it because I just have never been crazy about Peanuts. I just don't get it. And all those claymation movies? I never even liked them as a kid, even though I felt like I should like them.

As an older kid, I also saw Home Alone, Jingle All the Way, and The Santa Clause. And I don't ever need to see any of them ever again. Especially not The Santa Clause because I despise Tim Allen. He's obnoxious.

And what about the great classic, A Christmas Carol? Yes, I have seen it. I saw it for the first time last Christmas. We watched the one with Patrick Stewart, and I quite liked it. This year we watched A Muppet Christmas Carol. I expected better, but it was mostly enjoyable.

Perhaps I'll get around to watching more of the classics. Probably I won't.


Alice said...

so sorry,

John said...

Great Entry Sherry! As we have discussed before, you and I had different parents, same people of course, but different behaviors and traditions.
With a DVR, and just about every classic Christmas move on DVD, I think seeing a lot of these movies is a lot easier. We love to watch them, and as you may recall, most of our Christmas DVDs are stored with our Christmas decorations. We've really enjoyed watching them...In fact, right now, we are watching "It's a Wonderful Life."