Monday, December 20, 2010

A Merry Christmas Post

GR&DF I do thank you for all the input on Christmas Films.... I knew that would get you thinking. The films that we love and the associations we make are deep - especially for the Holidays and our own Family traditions. I should have been more clear as to how I built the list - I tried to only pick titles that are readily available on DVD. That is why I left off two really good Christmas Carols. Both of them are adaptations of the story and TV productions - both are set in the US - the first is "An American Christmas Carol" - 1979 - starring Henry Winkler. A really good solid piece, and it has been released onto DVD, but is very difficult if not impossible to find, the other on is "Ms. Scrooge" - 1097 - starring Cicely Tyson and Katherine Helmond. A very loose piece but very entertaining. Only released on VHS and never on DVD, hard to see if you don't catch it on TV - In the comments a film that was mentioned as being left off the list a few times - "The Muppet's Christmas Carol" - is #6 on the "ACC" list, I couldn't leave that one out. Other films that are really watchable that were mentioned in the comments - "A Christmas Story" - 1983 - I love this film and can not believe I left it off - "The House without a Christmas Tree" 1972 - is a really great story and very watchable for the season. Another film that was mentioned a few times was "Holiday Inn" - 1942 - a nice film in places and it is where the song White Christmas was introduced. There is something for everyone!!
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On Friday evening in the down pour we ran out to Pier 39 to do last minute shopping.... how dumb was that!!

The best thing about shopping in the rain is that the crowds are non-existent!! Woo-Hoo!!! So we got in an out of shops really quickly. Here is another shot out over the Bay looking towards Alcatraz....


After shopping we had a quick dinner and then on the way back to the car we waddled up to the mini donut place and got a bucket of cinnamon/sugar covered hot donuts!!!!


We were standing in the rain watching this machine plop the donut batter into the hot oil and then watched...

...as our bucket (yes, I said bucket) of hot steamy deliciousness was filled. That dispenser in the front hold the magical cinnamon/sugar that is poured over these while they are hot. So imagine as we left in the rain and drove, not through the city but around the Embarcadero and over to cut off the traffic and up Harrison going through the Mission and eventually getting home - in the rain munching away on hot donuts!!! A real Christmas Treat!!!!

That about wraps it up for today - I fly out of SFO tonight to spend Christmas with my sister and family in Vancouver. I'll be back next week - I wanted to leave you all a great big -



Take care,
edgar

34 comments:

Jeanne said...

Merry Christmas to you Edgar!

Alf N Stitches said...

Merry Christmas to you, Rico and all of your family!

stitcheranon said...

I am a happy bunny. You mentioned the muppets. I might be 40 but I love it rofl.
Have a wonderful Christmas Edgar and may the New Year bring you all you desire!

Nancy said...

A very Merry Christmas to you, Rico, and your family! Enjoy Edgar!

Alice said...

Merry Christmas to you! Holiday Inn is one of my very favorites!

Margaret said...

Oooh, to watch your donuts come out all ready for you! Yum! I love how you said "waddle." lol! Have a wonderful Christmas, Edgar!!

Laura said...

Merry Christmas to you and Rico!

Deborah said...

Hope you and Rico have a wonderful Christmas!

Kathy said...

A very merry Christmas to you, Rico and the who-hounds. Have a safe trip!

riona said...

And a very Merry Christmas to you and Rico as well. May all the joy of the season fill your hearts and may you know nothing but health and prosperity in the New Year!

Meadows08 said...

Have a wonderful Christmas with your family!

Maggie O said...

Mery, Merry Christmas to you and yours. I hope Santa is good to you as he should be. Have a safe trip and all the very best wishes for 2011!!

valerie said...

Merry Christmas to you and Rico! Have fun in WA

Anonymous said...

Best wishes to, Rico and your families! And a very Happy New Year too! Nancy D.

Melissa said...

I laughed at the bucket of doughuts bit. It must've been heavenly to eat them while going through that cold rain! Brrr.

Merry Christmas, Edgar!

CalamityJr said...

Wish we could smell and taste those donuts through the computer, haha! Christmas Blessings to you and Rico, and all of your family. Enjoy your Christmas festivities!

Vicky said...

MMMMM Doughnuts LOL

Merry Christmas to you and yours Edgar!

Berit said...

Wahoo! Have an awesome time up there. :D

Roberta said...

Have a great Christmas Edgar and Rico.

Love the donuts - I can smell them from here.

Catherine said...

For some strange reason, on this cold evening, I am suddenly craving donuts!

Merry Christmas!

Susan said...

Those donuts look really yummy, Edgar.

Wishing you and yours a very merry Christmas, Edgar.

Victoria said...

Merry Christmas to you and Rico and your family and your puppies! I wish you a very happy and healthy new year. Thank you for the inspiration of your stitching and cooking!

Jill said...

Thank you so much for mentioning "A House Without a Christmas Tree"!! One of my favorites, but I could never remember the title! Now I'm going to find it and watch it!

Sherry said...

Have a Merry Christmas, Edgar. There should be an envelope waiting for you when you return home. Thank you for another wonderful year of friendship.

Carol R said...

Merry Christmas to Edgar and Rico xx

Michelle said...

Merry Christmas to you! Holiday Inn is a great film, as is An American Christmas Carol. Although I do love Albert Finney in Scrooge!! Those donuts look yummy!

Stitchinowl said...

Merry Christmas to you, Rico, and your sweet doggies! Best wishes for the best of all good things in the New Year.
Carolyn

Sharon said...

Have a safe, joyful, blessed holiday!!! :)

Kirby said...

Merry Christmas Everyone!

ariadne said...

I hope you are having a great time! Merry Christmas to you! Ariadne from Greece!

Sherry :o) said...

Hope your trip is wonderful, your Christmas peaceful! Merry, merry to you, you family, Rico and friends!

Love the Christmas Rules progress - and your nativity is very precious - aren't the memories that come with those kinds of things what makes life the best!

Daffycat said...

Merry Christmas, Edgar!

stitchin schoolmarm said...

Love your blog, just recently started reading it. Your stitching is beautiful!

DonnaTN said...

Yum! Hot Doughnuts! Hope you have a wonderful Christmas!