|Meet Me in St. Louis|
Christmas TV Party 2014: Net at It’s a Wonderful Movie
1) What is the first Christmas special you remember watching?
As a child, I remember watching A Charlie Brown Christmas. Oh, how I loved Charlie Brown and his sweet little tree that just needed a little love! And, of course, it is such a precious moment, in the middle of all the chaos and confusion, when Linus tells Charlie Brown the true meaning of Christmas!
“For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord.” –Luke 2:11
2) Name one Christmas program/movie you enjoy watching all year round.
While It’s a Wonderful Life is my absolute favorite at Christmas, I also love Meet Me in St. Louis! I completely adore this classic Christmas musical, starring Judy Garland and Margaret O'Brien, all year long, especially since it has so many seasons in it. It’s such a lovely film... from the costumes, the memorable lines I cherish and say along with them, and the dancing and music, as well! I love all the songs, too… “The Boy Next Door,” “Skip To My Lou,” “The Trolley Song,” the title song “Meet Me In St. Louis, Louis,” ‘You and I,” and most of all, “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.”
Meet Me in St. Louis is like an old-fashioned Christmas card come to life… with sleigh rides, sledding, snowfall, snowmen, and traditional Christmas Carols. The realness of the family, the film, and the era, in which it takes place, makes one long to meet there - today!
|Terrible Imogene in The Best Christmas Pageant Ever.|
3) Name one overlooked, or under-appreciated Christmas program.
I love the sweet little one hour special The Best Christmas Pageant Ever. It’s about the Herdman children who are poor, dirty, and bullys who take over the local Christmas Nativity Pageant. However, when the meanest of them, Imogene, portrays Mary… something beautiful happens. It’s a precious, very special, Christmas story.
4) Send us to 3 places on the internet.
The Dove Foundation - your source for family friendly movie reviews
Movieguide - Movie reviews from a Christian perspective
Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers, by The Metzinger Sisters
|The family together again on Christmas morning on The Waltons.|
5) What are your 3 favorite Christmas episodes of a TV sitcom or drama?
I love The Waltons Christmas Special: The Best Christmas. At first, no one arrives home for Christmas Eve, but then everyone returns home just in time for Christmas Morning! Plus, I love the Dennis the Menace and Father Knows Best Christmas Specials, too! Oh, it just makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside, just thinking about them!