Thursday, December 20, 2007

Nostalgia





At this time of year we are often overcome by memories.

Winter holidays as a child were filled with treasured moments. Trees, decorations, toys, food and family gatherings were all part of the enjoyment.

To this day one of my favorite indulgences is watching seasonal movies. There are many to choose from in black and white, animated and old stories made new again.

One in particular sums up all the charms of the holidays. It's a story full of boy meets girl, dancing, singing, girl meets boy, luscious sets and gorgeous costumes. Underneath all its comedy, music and to die for gowns it is the story of people coming together to help a former friend out of a dire situation.

I find myself singing along, tapping my toes and at the end a lump in my throat.

If you guessed the classic 'White Christmas' then it must captivate you as well.

As the movie comes to a close and they're all gathered around that huge decorated tree in their fantastic red velvet outfits and the doors are opened to reveal the snowflakes falling gently outside, for just a moment it takes my breath away.


Merry Christmas Everyone!


And this holiday season brings about a story of another kind. It is based in the olden times but with a deadly twist...Sweeney Todd, starring Donna O's favorite gardener/pool boy Johnny Depp.

8 comments:

Suzanne said...

Oh! I love "White Christmas"! I watch it every year along with my other favorites! Susan, I hope you and your family have a wonderful and Blessed Christmas.

Sherry said...

I love all these old films..."White Christmas", "A Christmas Carol", "Miracle on 34th Street", "It's a Wonderful Life"...they are woven into the tradition of what is special about this season.

Looking forward to "Sweeney Todd"...it's had some wonderful reviews!! Wonder if it's just because of Mr. Depp!? :)

Susan, have the most wonderful Christmas...full of laughter, joy and love.

Kitty Forseth said...

Have a wonderful Christmas Susan!

I love White Christmas as well, I think I've watched it 3 times already this season :).

God bless,

Kitty

rochambeau said...

YES Miss Maddie!
White Christmas is the best!
Are you watching it tonight?
Merry Christmas to you and your family.

You have added much joy to my life with all of your kindness.

Sending you light and love,
Constance

Lea said...

I too love White Christmas and the Bishop's wife too...

Thank you so for the beauty I receive every time I visit... and for this connection that touches my heart, I so appreciate your friendship.

Much love to you and your family this Christmas and into the New Year!

Stacey said...

Susan~ Have the Merriest Olde Christmas with everything dear close to your heart! Our days here are filled with Olde Christmas movies and music! Cheers and a clink from the cup of nog! When you get a chance, stop by my blog~ you've been tagged, and I can't wait to learn more of you!

Pinkie Denise said...

Hello Miss Maddie,
Well, you will be having a truly White Christmas, how wonderful!
My family and I our watching alot of
old movies too, such a nice way to spend time together. Merry Christmas
Susan to you and your wonderful family, much joy and peace to you as you enjoy this wonderful season, thank you for the bright spark you added to my life this year, you are truly a blessing to me, much love Pinkie

Designs by CK said...

Thanks Susan, I was wondering and you have confirmed what I have heard from others on "Sweeney!" I will probably wait till the DVD comes out, hopefully soon!

I am a HUGE Tim Burton fan...LOVE all his movies!

Like I said on my blog ~ the soundtrack is to DIE FOR! '-)

Best,
Chris :)