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Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Christmas in July 2016: Laura Rachel

Christmas in July 2016: Laura Rachel of What-to-watch.com

1) What Christmas episode/special/or movie always puts you in the holiday spirit?

I used to say It's a Wonderful Life, it's the quintessential story of how our lives are important to the ones around us and to not take it for granted. Than I watched It Happened on Fifth Avenue which is very reminiscent of It's a Wonderful Life but puts in perspective the needs of other people during the holiday. I fell in love at first viewing.

2) What Christmas program or scene brings you to tears?

I'm a huge fan of Hallmark's Christmas films, what can I say, I'm a girl who likes romantic movies so I really enjoyed the skating scene in ABCFamily's Holiday in Handcuffs in which Trudie, Melissa Joan Hart's character, talks about her dreams, what she wants in life, and how it always just eludes her.

3) What's your favorite quote of dialogue, song lyric, or sentiment from a Christmas program?

That would be the song, "That's What Christmas Means to Me" from It Happened on Fifth Avenue.

4) Is there a Christmas program that unintentionally frightens you--or turns you off?

I'm sorry to say, it's the movie A Christmas Story. That movie has just never tickled my funny bone nor has it made me sentimental for my own childhood. I just never connected with that film.

5) Name one character from Christmas entertainment with whom you closely identify? and explain why.

I don't identify the film Bridget Jones' Diary as a Christmas film but I know it is on a lot of Christmas movie lists. It's one of my all time favorite films and I really do  identify with Bridget. As a single girl just trying to find a nice guy while you know there are all these flaws with you and your family that you wish weren't there. Love that film and I'm excited to see the new one out this fall.


  1. Okay, you've told me of things I need to check out. I have never heard of "It Happened on Fifth Avenue," so I will need to find that one soon. Great answers, Laura!

  2. I'm a big fan of the TV movie Holiday in Handcuffs too. Glad to see I'm not the only one. Thanks for participating, Laura :)