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Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Christmas in July 2017: Net

Christmas in July 2017: Net from It's a Wonderful Movie

1) Who's your favorite Santa Claus?

My absolute favorite Santas are Edmund Glenn and Richard Attenborough in Miracle on 34th Street – the first one & the remake! I just love how both Santas relate to young Susan Walker and convince her, eventually, to believe! They’re both such a child at heart! The best gift “Santa” gives Susan and her mother Doris is learning to have faith again!

I also love Charles Durning in Hallmark's A Boyfriend for Christmas and Donovan Scott in Matchmaker Santa! They have such a jolly, happy sparkle!!!

from the 1959 Christmas episode of Dennis the Menace.

2) What's your favorite Christmas episode from a TV series?

Dennis the Menace and The Waltons are my two favorite Christmas episodes! I just love how each of them are about family, traditions, and everything sentimental and special about Christmas!

When Dennis, who IS such a menace, sings "Silent Night" at the end of each Dennis the Menace Christmas episode, he seems like such a little angel then. Everyone's hearts soften toward the boy and all is well at Christmas!

As for The Waltons... What greater joy can be found - when all the family, who had been previously separated, all come home for Christmas! My heart is filled with such happiness just thinking about it!

3) Do you enjoy watching Christmas entertainment year round or do you only like watching it during the holidays? And, why?

I LOVE CHRISTMAS ALL YEAR ROUND!!! Why wait for the Christmas season, when one can celebrate the true spirit of Christmas every day of the Year!!!

4) This is the 21st century--how do you watch TV and/or Christmas entertainment?

Throughout the Christmas season- I enjoy watching Christmas movies on the Hallmark Channel, Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, UP, INSP, TCM, and any other stations that play family Christmas movies!

The rest of the year, I rely on my Christmas DVD collection, or whatever I still have on my recorder from Christmastime!

from 1944's Meet Me in St. Louis.

5) If you were to be stranded on an island (maybe Christmas Island in the Indian Ocean!), what three Christmas movies, specials, or episodes would you like to have with you?

This is a really great question! Oh my goodness, it’s so hard to narrow it down to only three, but I would have to choose... It's a Wonderful Life, Meet Me in St. Louis, and A Charlie Brown Christmas!

I would want It's a Wonderful Life as a daily reminder of the important things in life, family and friends. My second choice Meet Me in St. Louis is always upbeat, there's such a good energy in the movie with all the amazing songs and musical numbers. That would be essential to have to keep up one's spirit! And then, A Charlie Brown Christmas to always remind me - to not focus on things of this world, but to remember the Christ child!


  1. I just adore "Meet Me in St. Louis" too! Why didn't I think to add that to my list of movies :D Thanks for joining in the fun.

    1. Thank you, Joanna, for this opportunity for myself, and all of us, to share our Christmas favorites - with your annual *Christmas in July* Questionnaire! I love coming each day and reading all the responses.

      The pictures you chose to go along with mine today, are all so nice. Thank you so much! I just adore the images of Miracle on 34th Street, Dennis the Menace, and Judy Garland and young Margaret O'Brien in Meet Me in St. Louis! What precious moments, frozen in time!

      Blessings & Happy Christmas in July!!! Net

  2. Good answers! I've never seen that full episode of Dennis, the Menace. I always catch it at the very end, and it makes me cry even though I haven't seen the rest of the show!

    1. Thank you, Dana! I know just what you mean... the Dennis, the Menace Christmas episodes touch my heart every time I see them, too, and always brings tears to my eyes, as well! Precious!

  3. I just saw Meet Me in St. Louis for the first time last year and loved it. Great film.

    1. Oh, I'm so glad to hear you discovered Meet Me in St. Louis and it enjoyed it so much! It's actually a great movie all year round - a celebration for every season!

  4. Thanks for sharing Net. I'm a big fan of your Wonderful Movie website and it was neat to hear you share these other ideas. All the best!

    1. Thank you so much, Brent! I appreciate your kind words - beyond words! I'm quite honored!

      All the best to you, as well! Blessings!!! Net :)