Sunday, 7 December 2014

Advent Calendar of Christmas Memories 2014: Christmas TV and Movies

My memories of Christmas TV and movies when I was a child - I don't have them.  One of the strongest traditions in our family was that the TV stayed switched off on Christmas Day.  When my cousin got older, he was allowed to watch Christmas Top of the Pops (it was a teenage thing).

As I have grown older myself, have moved out, and spent (unfortunately too) many Christmases on my own, I have looked forward to Christmas TV as my main source of entertainment.  Older still, and family history is now my main form of entertainment - so the TV stays switched off again.

The only 'Christmas' movie which I will watch at any time of the year is "A Christmas Carol" - the version with Sir Patrick Stewart as Scrooge.  I admit, I first watched it because I am a Star Trek fan - and he played Captain Picard - but I continue to watch it because he is such a splendid actor.  And he's British!

* This post originally appeared in 2013.  The link to that post is here

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  1. This is a great version of the Dickens classic but I still love the Alastair Sim version the best. We do not have the TV on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day. I do have to say that my favourite is It's A Wonderful Life with Jimmy Stewart. I try to watch as many Christmas specials as possible including Rudolph

  2. This Christmas (2014) I am aiming to watch It's a Wonderful Life for the first time. I have heard so many good things about it! I am also planning to watch Holiday Inn AND White Christmas, and Miracle on 34th Street. Which reminds me, must place an order for more boxes of tissues - I'll be getting into sobbing mode early on!

    1. I wrote about my top 10 favourite Christmas films and the ones you want to watch are all there. I am always shocked when someone has not seen It's A Wonderful Life:)

    2. I'll let you know what I thought of it (after I have stopped crying LOL)



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