December 3, 2010

ou know I’m a list person. I could drive you crazy with my lists of ideas of things to do this month…but I’m trying not to, as I realize the outside world is probably doing a good enough job at it already. But this is a Happy List of wonderful old movies that will take you into Escapesville, a place we all need to go sometimes, especially when we’re busy; so take a deep breath, put on your slippers, get your nap blanket and a cup of tea, and settle in on a stormy day for one of these soul-feeding vintage movies… enjoy that wonderful old-fashioned concept “…and they lived happily ever after!” These aren’t necessarily Christmas movies, but they’re definitely the kind of movies that put “Christmas in the heart.”


The Major and the Minor, Ginger Rogers
(Sue-Sue Applegate )

The Bishop’s Wife, David Niven, Cary Grant, and Loretta Young

It Happened One Night, Myrna Loy and Clark Gable

It’s a Wonderful Life, Jimmy Stewart and Donna Reed

Miracle on 34th Street, Maureen O’Hara and Natalie Wood as the child

Bachelor Mother, with Ginger Rogers and David Niven

Christmas in Connecticut, Barbara Stanwyck

The Apartment, Jack Lemmon and Shirley MacLaine

Top Hat, Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers

Carefree, Fred & Ginger

Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm, Shirley Temple
(check out the roses on “Tony’s Porch.”)

could go on all day. Even if you’re too busy to sit down and watch, these movies are perfect background noise for cookie baking; wonderful to wrap gifts by…If a girlfriend shows up, pop one in, and you will have trapped her for the afternoon.

ne other thing, I belong to Netflix and I love it so much I have no words for it. Go there and explore and see how great it is, you will then have an uninterrupted flow of movies to watch anytime you want. It’s a gift that keeps on giving!

(I’d love to know what movies have made your Best Ever list!)

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