Tuesday, December 14, 2010

It's a Wonderful Life

What is your favorite Christmas movie?

My absolute favorite is It's a Wonderful Life! I had to watch it last weekend, and shed a tear or two at the end.

I had the privilege of meeting Karolyn Grimes, the actress who stared as Zuzu. She is a doll of a person, and shared several behind the scene facts. Such as at the end of the movie, when everyone is singing “Auld Lang Syne,” and Jimmy Stewart is smiling and watching Zuzu sing, he was trying hard not to laugh at her. Karolyn said she had no idea what the words were and was simply moving her mouth to match everyone else’s. If you’d like to read more about Karolyn Grimes, her website is www.zuzu.net

Well…it snowed again last weekend—that has become a weekend occurrence this year. And if you haven’t heard, it snowed so much it collapsed the Metro Dome. The Vikings had to fly to Detroit to play last night.

We did manage to get a tree put up, and the granddaughters helped decorate it. Needless to say, the bottom branches have MANY more ornaments than the top ones do, but all in all, I’d say it’s the most beautiful tree we’ve ever had!

Busy week at work, and home...I have a brother visiting from Nebraska until Thursday, and Isabelle turns four on the 23rd! We are celebrating her birthday on Saturday with a princess party.

I’m over at Mixed Book Bag Blog tomorrow, so stop by and say hi!

Holiday wishes to you all!


Paty Jager said...

My you do have a busy week! Fun info.

I'd have to say White Christmas is my favorite Christmas movie. Shrek the Holidays comes in second. LOL

Catherine Bybee said...

It's been in the 80's here all week. But that's changing to rain, so for California, that's a good thing.

Holiday Movie Favoirte: I'm going with Rudolph...

Anonymous said...

I have to watch It's A Wonderful Life" on Christmas Day, every year. I love that movie, it always makes me cry and smile and be grateful. I started watching it when my kids were little and everyone was busy with their gifts and I had finished with Christmas dinner and clean up I would sit down to watch this movie and it has become my own little tradition.I also have to watch a week or two before Christmas, National Lampoons Christmas Vacation... Guilty pleasure movie.:)

Lauri said...

Paty, I don't believe I've ever sat through all of White Christmas, not because I haven't liked it, but something always happens half way through and I end up missing it.

Catherine, Rudolph is the best isn't it? So before it's time with the animination!

C, I love the sound of your tradition! Good for you! And, yes, Christmas Vacation is such a classic. My dad used to watch that year round.

Merry Christmas all!