12 Days of Holiday Movies | Going My Way

Movie #8 – Going My Way Bing Crosby’s Father O’Malley is an unusual but not unreal priest who sings, jokes, listens, and is unfailingly patient as the people around him act like… well, human beings. I don’t have any religious affiliation and yet have met two...

12 Days of Holiday Movies | A Christmas Carol

Movie # 7 – A Christmas Carol I grew up on the 1951 Alastair Sims version and thought it was scary. When a copy of the Dickens book came to me I read it and reread it. I loved the words, the characters, the luscious descriptions of the Christmas feasts, the fun...

12 Days of Holiday Movies – The Bishop’s Wife

Movie #6 – The Bishop’s Wife.    I have the 1947 version and pretty much know all the dialogue. The characters are more than appropriate symbols for the frailties of people being people. Dudley the angel;  Julia the good wife; Henry, the bishop losing his way,...

12 Days of Holiday Movies-White Christmas

Movie #5 – White Christmas. Why is this still a favorite? Despite oozing the 1950s gender perspective, where Rosemary Clooney and Vera Ellen, two very obvious adult women are called “girls” and “kids,” I watch this DVD every year. Relationship portrayals are...