Monday, December 17, 2007

Stiching and Movie watching

This weekend I was finishing up some exchanges and watched quite a few movies. Now, as you all know I am a big movie fan and watch lots of flicks, mostly classics..... but Holiday films are some of my favorites. Saturday night was "Christmas Carol" night. The Charles Dickens story is at the very top of my all time favorite list of stories and I really enjoy all the visual interpretations of it that make it to film. I started off the evening with the 1938 Christmas Carol. What is interesting about this version is that June Lockhart and both her parents Gene and Kathleen are in this film playing Bob Cratchit, Mrs. Cratchit and their daughter Belinda Cratchit. Then it was on to the 1951 Scrooge, with Hermione Baddeley as Mrs Cratchit. Then to the 1999 TV version with Patrick Stewart playing E. Scrooge. Rounding out the evening with my all time, but not very good book interpretation but a 1970 musical version called Scrooge. On Friday I saw the 1984 version with George C Scott and the 2000 TV version "A Divas Christmas" with Vanessa Williams. There is a very good TV version called "Ms. Scrooge" with Cicely Tyson set in the mid 20th Century that is not out on DVD but it does come on TV occasionally so if you can catch it it is worth a look. There are other versions out there but these are the ones I really like. Then last night was "other Holiday film" night..... starting with "The Homecoming" A Christmas Story" the pilot for the Walton's series and finishing the movie extravaganza evening with 1954's "White Christmas."

Then it was over to "Family Guy" and "American Dad" two shows that I wont miss and AD was the Christmas show and really very funny!!!!

I will have a snap or two tomorrow.....


Thanks for stopping by!!!

Take care,
edgar

5 comments:

Anna van Schurman said...

The Patrick Stewart version is my favorite of the Christmas Carol movies. I think he gets it just right. We watched White Christmas last night too. And Sissy and I did the "Sister's" number, though I have to say I'm a little rusty on the lyrics. I do think we need to get huge blue feather fans! :)

Anna van Schurman said...

Ugh. That should read "Sisters." I cannot believe I abused an apostrophe like that. (hangs head in shame)

Jaimie said...

Sounds like a fun weekend. I love holiday films too.

Sonda in OR said...

I don't think you can call your Christmas Carol watching complete until you've watched A Muppet Christmas Carol...LOL!

DaisyGirl said...

I just love those old holiday movies! I got my VOHHR pattern from my sister for Christmas! Yeah!!! Can't wait to start!
Donna