Christmas is just a few days away. Excitement is growing among our children and grandchildren, isn’t it? I truly love the holidays but not because of the hustle and bustle but for the quiet times by the tree with lights twinkling.
The truth is—I love Christmas movies! I have taped every one of the movies I can find, and when I have some alone time, I will watch one. Oh yes, this season I have watched a commoner become queen, a reporter fall in love with the person she is writing about, the owner of a store fall in love with the department store Santa, and so forth—all during the holidays. My family actually makes a little fun of me for my total obsession with White Christmas.
White Christmas—is there anything like it? Sisters in the blue dresses with matching feather fans, and my goodness have you ever seen such small waists in those adorable outfits that Judy and Betty wear with matching hats and purses?
Movies transport us into the lives of the characters, so much that we feel as if we know them or could be them. They dance in 3-inch heels with their hair in place, never breaking a sweat, with dresses whooshing around them in perfect rhythm. Oh the perfection! Somehow when I think of that now, I couldn’t even think of putting on the heels, much less dancing in them. Yikes!
When we were kids, Mom and Dad would let us stay up past our bedtime to watch By The Light of the Silvery Moon. It came on every Christmas. Doris Day was young and perfect and could ice skate like an angel. She had a plaid skirt and matching tam hat. Now that was something you really dreamed of wearing. And she was in love with Gordon MacRae.
What is your favorite Christmas movie? As I was writing this I realized my favorites are all romantic comedies where the girl always gets her guy. I want every movie to end beautifully.