This is my third post for the G.I.F.T. Challenge (on this site, anyway). Part of the challenge is to read, watch, etc. something you haven't before or at least not for a long time. So I rented a couple of movies that I'd heard other bloggers recommend. Our daughter went to SLC, so M and I could watch black and whites without receiving any flack. First we watched Going My Way with Bing Crosby. It's not typically a Christmas movie, but it came on the same disc from Netflix that Holiday Inn was on, so we watched it. Ohhh, it was good. Much slower paced from movies that are produced today, but still very good. It reminded me that there was once upon a time when boys wore their pants above their bottoms, not revealing any underware! Then we watched Holiday Inn, which is a favorite of M's, but I don't think I've ever seen it before. It was fun hearing Bing's beautiful voice and watching Fred Astaire dance. Such talent. And, of course, in the end, everything turned out just the way you wanted it to.
To start the weekend, we watched Scrooge on Friday night. I made mention of it in an earlier post. Again, a bit slower paced than we're used to, but a wonderful portrayal of Scrooge by Albert Finney. I had forgotten quite a bit so it was good to watch it again.
Finally, on Sat. night we watched Polar Express on tv. UGH! Those pesky commercials! The movie was truly a feast for the imagination. We really enjoyed it. It doesn't seem like a children's movie, though. More for older kids, teens, and adults.