Holiday Viewing

8 Dec

So every Christmas, my Mom would make my brother and I watch The Sound of Music. It wasn’t until I was 13 years old, that I was able to stay awake long enough to make it past the fairy-tale of Maria’s wedding to Captain Von Trapp, to see them scurrying through the Alps, running from the Nazis. It certainly changed the way I felt about that whole movie, and Rolf. Anyway, we’ll probably watch it again this year and I’m determined that if I ever have kids of my own, they too will be watching The Sound of Music on Christmas eve while trying to take their minds off the gifts under the tree.

So I asked the ladies of Singlarity and their men for their own Christmas TV viewing traditions. Some are strictly holiday classics, while some are non-Christmas-oriented films that just happen to air every holiday. The networks don’t care about ratings during this time because they figure everyone is out shopping or out at some party, so they tend to put out the warm, fuzzy and predictable, like The Sound of Music.

swampmusic’s favourites:

Edward Scissorhands
Sleepy Hollow
Charlie Brown Christmas
National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation

AynRant and The Chief:

White Christmas (The Chief)
It’s a Wonderful Life (Ayn)
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (Ayn)
The Nightmare Before Christmas (Ayn)

JoZ, DBI and Baby Mammal:

It’s a Wonderful Life
The Great Escape
The Sound of Music
The Wizard of Oz
A Christmas Carol (Muppet version, the one with Patrick Stewart, the one with George C. Scott)
Scrooged
Casablanca
Death on the Nile

Nibby:

The Sound of Music
Bad Santa
Love Actually
Elf

RetroVixen:

Die Hard (Christmas classic!)
The Grinch
The Nightmare Before Christmas
Frosty the Snowman
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

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