Hello everyone! How are you on this wintry morning? .... Okay, so it feels like winter for some of you more so than others I'm guessing. ;) Right now we just have rain, but I want snow SO BAD.
Okay, moving on... Today I have some wonderful Christmas movies for y'all! :)
It's a Wonderful Life // 1946
George Bailey is a small-town man whose life seems so desperate he contemplates suicide. He had always wanted to leave Bedford Falls to see the world, but circumstances and his own good heart have led him to stay. He sacrificed his education for his brother's, kept the family-run savings and loan afloat, protected the town from the avarice of the greedy banker Mr. Potter, and married his childhood sweetheart. As he prepares to jump from a bridge, his guardian angel intercedes; showing him what life would have become for the residents of Bedford Falls if he had never lived.
Ahhh, I love this movie sooo much!!! :D It's vintage, it's WWII (sort of...towards the end), it's CHRISTMAS, and it's just a masterpiece anyway you look at it. The perfect definition of a classic, in my opinion, and a Christmas movie I will be watching every year for...ever. Forever. *wink*
Christmas in Canaan // 2009
DJ and Rodney don't like each other from the start. Rodney thinks DJ is an ignorant white farm boy, and DJ thinks Rodney acts too smart for his own good. After a school bus scuffle between the two, DJ's father and Rodney's grandmother come up with a clever solution that brings the boys closer than either of them would like. Living in Canaan, Texas in the 1960s does not make it easy for a black boy and a white boy to forge a friendship. It is only amid the magic of an unforgettable Christmas that DJ and Rodney discover a land of milk and honey where hope and love make all the difference.
*happy sigh* This is such a wonderful movie of a family surviving hard times. I love the way Daniel holds the family together since his wife's death. And their "some Christmas" – so amazing!! As far as content goes, there's a couple cuss words by a side character, but otherwise, it's completely clean. :)
The Christmas Candle // 2013
Deep in the heart of the English countryside lies the enchanting village of Gladbury. Legend has it every 25 years an angel visits the village candlemaker and touches a single candle. Whoever lights this candle receives a miracle on Christmas Eve. But in 1890, at the dawn of the electric age, this centuries old legend may come to an end. When David Richmond, a progressive young minister, arrives in Gladbury, the villagers discover a new formula for miracles: good deeds and acts of kindness. While David's quest to modernize Gladbury sets him at odds with the old world candlemaker, he finds an unlikely ally in the lovely skeptic, Emily Barstow. Now, the fiery candlemaker must fight to preserve the legacy of the Christmas Candle. But when the candle goes missing, the miraculous and human collide in the most astonishing Christmas the village of Gladbury has ever seen.
This was a really sweet movie!! I don't like it quite as much as the other two, but it's still a great Christmas movie with a Christmas-Carol-feel to it. *wink* Based on the book by Max Lucado, it's a really sweet story of a Christmas in an English town. With humor and a speckle of romance, it's a lovely Christmas movie to be enjoyed by all ages. :) (I haven't watched this one yet this year, but I'm pretty sure there's no cussing.)
Other fun stops in the linkup...
Goodness, my posts seem to be getting later and later each day. ;) Hopefully next week I'll be more on time... *smiles*
Have you seen these movies?
**Summaries and images borrowed from Google.**