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14) Your Least Favorite Disney Song

I hate the song Pink Elephants on Parade from Dumbo. This song is horrible and freaked me out as kid. It actually continues to do so. This song is just wrong on so many levels. Aw! Look at his face. :(

Everytime I see it I’m like why was this made? I mean a drunk elephant? Really disney? Really?

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I can’t watch it, think about it, or talk about it. Its horrible and horrfying!

Die, die, die!

Die, die, die!

“Seeing pink elephants” term means a hallucination, caused by alcohol. Jack London is the first to have used the term in his autobiographical book John Barleycorn, as “the man whom we all know, stupid, unimaginative, whose brain is bitten numbly by numb maggots; who walks generously with wide-spread, tentative legs, falls frequently in the gutter, and who sees, in the extremity of his ecstasy, blue mice and pink elephants.”

Here’s the vid if you want to see it. Watch at your own risk.

For more on Dumbo, go to Episode VI: Return of the Movie Lines List

For more on Disney animals, go to the Cat’s Meow

For more of my favorite songs, go to There’s No One Like Gaston

For more on Disney, go to If I Never Knew You

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In other news, yesterday was

Fridaythe13th

Yep, I stuck to my usual tradition, calling in a pizza

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When I put in my special instructions, I asked for the guy to talk in a Transylvanian accent. I mean come on, it’s Friday the 13th!

Then I put on my Ghostbuster T-shirt, as there was no way I could spend Friday the 13th not wearing that. I mean seriously.

So I was sitting down and waiting for my pizza using the Heavy Metal one as its the best

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But it didn’t work. It said prep the whole time.

Anyways, so when the guy got there he didn’t want to do the accent, which made me sad as I really wanted it! It’s Friday the 13th! Keegan would have done it (that was the delivery guy I had last time). I play-threatened to not tip him, but got what I wanted in the end. 🙂

Since it was a full moon, I decided the films I would watch would be werewolf theme. I started off with

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as I have had it referenced in so many books and movies, but it sucked. Really, really bad. Come back in October and read my review.

Then I watched:

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Which was amazing! I LOVE this movie so much. (A review of it will also be out this October)

All in all it was a pretty good Friday the 13th. 🙂

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For more on The Wolf Man (1941), go to My Favorite Movie Lines

For more on Classic Horror Films, go to Eternal Punishment for Anyone Who Opens this Casket

For more on Friday the 13th, go to That Video…is Not of This World

For more on Horror films, go to I Always Feel Like Somebody’s Watching Me

For more on Heavy Metal, go to Unbound (The Wild Ride)

For more on Pizza, go to Would You Like a Pizza My Heart?

Episode VI: Return of the Favorite Movie Lines List

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So since this is Disney month I decided that for this month all the lines on the list will be disney films. Some are films I am sure you know by heart,  others will probably be new, but all are randomly placed and I hope you enjoy!

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501)”Ned Land: [singing] Got a whale of a tale to tell ya, lads, a whale of a tale or two, ’bout the floppin’ fish and the girls I’ve loved on nights like this with the moon above. A whale of a tale and it’s all true, I swear by my tattoo. There was Mermaid Minnie; met her down in Madagascar. She would kiss me anytime that I would ask her. Then one evening, her flame of love blew out. Blow me down and pick me up, she swapped me for a trout! Got a whale of a tale to tell ya, lads, a whale of a tale or two, ’bout the floppin’ fish and the girls I’ve loved on nights like this with the moon above. A whale of a tale and it’s all true, I swear by my tattoo. There was Typhoon Tessie; met her on the coast of Java. When we kissed, I bubbled up like molten lava. Then she gave me the scare of my young life. Blow me down and pick me up, she was the captain’s wife!–20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954)

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502)”Little Elf Judy: Not too hot. Extra chocolate. Shaken, not stirred.”–The Santa Clause (1994)

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503)”Little John: You know somethin’, Robin. I was just wonderin’, are we good guys or bad guys? You know, I mean, uh? Our robbin’ the rich to feed the poor.
Robin Hood: Rob? Tsk tsk tsk. That’s a naughty word. We never rob. We just sort of borrow a bit from those who can afford it.
Little John: Borrow? Boy, are we in debt.”–Robin Hood (1973)

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504)”Genie: I can’t help you, I work for Senor Psychopath now!”–Aladdin (1992)

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505)”The Blue Fairy: Now, remember, Pinocchio: be a good boy. And always let your conscience be your guide.”–Pinocchio (1940)

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506)”Captain Nemo: I am not what is called a civilized man, Professor. I have done with society for reasons that seem good to me. Therefore, I do not obey its laws.”–20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954)

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507)”Lyle: Ursula, I found your scrunchie.”–George of the Jungle (1997)

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508)”Genie: [normally] Uh, rule #1, I can’t kill anybody. [cuts his head off] So don’t ask. A-rule #2! [fixes his head] I can’t make anybody fall in love with anybody else. [smooches Aladdin] You little punim there. RULE #3! [turns into a slimy Genie, and imitating Peter Lorre]I can’t bring people back from the dead. It’s not a pretty picture. I DON’T LIKE DOING IT! [he returns to normal] Other than that, you got it!”–Aladdin (1992)

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509) “Sharon McKendrick: ‘Cos that’s how true love creates its beautiful agony. All splendid lovers had just dreadful times! Er, Pelias and Melisande, Daphnis and Chloë. History’s just jammed with stories of lovers parted by some silly thing!”–The Parent Trap (1961)

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510)”Grumpy: Hah! Women! A fine kettle of fish.”–Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)

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511)”Prince Phillip: Now, father, you’re living in the past. This is the 14th century!”–Sleeping Beauty (1959)

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512)”Max: Thor, were you fighting with the Narrator?
Thor: Well, he started it.
Narrator: Did not.
Thor: You did too.
Narrator: Did not.
Thor: You did too.
Narrator: Did not.
Thor: You did too!
Max: Thor, stop it. “–George of the Jungle (1993)

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513)Robin Hood: Marian, my darling, I love you more than life itself.”–Robin Hood (1973)

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514)”Meg: Thanks for everything, Herc. It’s been a real slice.”–Hercules (1997)

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515)”Prince Edward: [talking to a TV] Magic Mirror. I beg you. Tell me where she is!
Mary Ilene Caselotti: [on TV] Reporting from 116th and Broadway.
Prince Edward: One hundred and sixteenth and Broadway! [hugs the TV] Thank you mirror!”–Enchanted (2007)

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516)”Maleficent: Touch the spindle. Touch it, I say!”–Sleeping Beauty (1959)

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517)”Belle: Gaston, you are positively primeval.

Gaston: Why thank you, Belle.”–Beauty and the Beast (1991)

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518)”Queen: Magic Mirror, on the wall, who is the fairest one of all?”–Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)

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519)”George: No people here to look stupid for. Just George.”–George of the Jungle (1997)

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520)”Robin Hood: Faint hearts never won fair lady.”–Robin Hood (1973)

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521)”Hercules: But, Father, I’ve defeated every single monster I’ve come up against. I-I’m… I’m the most famous person in all of Greece. I’m… I-I’m an action figure!”–Hercules (1997)

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522) “Fauna: Maleficent doesn’t know anything about love, or kindness, or the joy of helping others. You know, sometimes I don’t think she’s really very happy.”–Sleeping Beauty (1959)

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523)”Gaston: How can you read this? There’s no pictures!

Belle: Well, some people use their imagination.”–Beauty and the Beast (1991)

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524)”Cinderella: [singing] A dream is a wish your heart makes when you’re fast asleep. In dreams you will lose your heartaches. Whatever you wish for, you keep. Have faith in your dreams, and someday, your rainbow will come smiling through. No matter how your heart is grieving, if you keep on believing, the dream that you wish will come true.”–Cinderella (1950)

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525)”Ape: George, what on earth are you doing?
George: [George is wearing flower lei] George just feel like looking a little special today. That all.”–George of the Jungle (1997)

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526)”Skippy: You gotta take the oath.
Toby: The oath?
Tagalong: Put your hand on your heart and cross your eyes.
Skippy: Spider, snakes and a lizard head.
Toby: [repeats] Spider, snakes and a lizard’s head.
Skippy: If I tattletale, I’ll die till I’m dead.
Toby: [repeats] If I tattletale, I’ll die till I’m dead.”–Robin Hood (1973)

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527)”The Blue Fairy: A lie keeps growing and growing until it’s as plain as the nose on your face.”–Pinocchio (1940)

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528)”E.L.F.S. Leader: We’re your worst nightmare. Elves with attitude.“–The Santa Clause (1994)

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529)”Verbena: You didn’t know what a good thing you had when you had it.”–The Parent Trap (1961)

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530)”Gaston: Lefou, I’m afraid I’ve been thinking…

Lefou: A dangerous pastime?

Gaston: I know.”–Beauty and the Beast (1991)

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531)”Thor: I’m chafing, Max. I’m chafing big-time.

Max: Didn’t I tell you not to wear twenty pounds of black leather in the jungle? Didn’t I tell you? Cotton, I said. Cotton breathes.”–George of the Jungle (1997)

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532)”Toby: I’m scared of Prince John. He’s cranky.”–Robin Hood (1973)

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533)”Hades: He’s gotta have a weakness, because everybody’s got a weakness. I mean, for what? Pandora, it was the box thing. For the Trojans, hey, they bet on the wrong horse, okay?”–Hercules (1997)

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534)”Susan’s roommate at camp Inch: The nerve of her! Coming here with your face!

Susan’s other roommate: What are you gonna do about it?

Susan Evers: Do? What in heaven’s sake can I do, silly?

Susan’s other roommate: I’d bite off her nose. Then she wouldn’t look like you.”–Parent Trap (1961)

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535)”Fauna: [Fauna finishes lighting the candles on Aurora’s birthday cake and it begins to fall over]Well, what do you think of it?

Flora: Why, it… it’s a very unusual cake, isn’t it?

Fauna: Yes… of course, it will be much stiffer after it’s baked.”–Sleeping Beauty (1959)

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536)”Beast: I want to do something for her… but what?

Cogsworth: Well, there’s the usual things: flowers… chocolates… promises you don’t intend to keep…”–Beauty and the Beast (1991)

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537)”George: Sleep sweet, Ursula.
Ursula Stanhope: Sleep sweet, George.”–George of the Jungle (1997)

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538)”Friar Tuck: [singing] A pox on the phony King of England.”–Robin Hood (1973)

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539)”Roberta ‘Bertie’: Do you read a lot, Fritz?
Ernst Robinson: Who, him? He practically doesn’t ever read at all!
Fritz Robinson: Never really needed to. Sooner or later, Ernst tells me everything he knows.”–Swiss Family Robinson (1960)

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540) “Pip in New York: [as Nathaniel] Apple?
Pip in New York:[as Giselle] No, thank you.
Pip in New York: [as Nathaniel] It’s good.
Pip in New York: [as Giselle] Oh, okay.”–Enchanted (2007)

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541)”Mr. Stork: Here is a baby with eyes of blue, straight from heaven, right to you. Or – straight from heaven up above, here is a baby for you to love”–Dumbo (1941)

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542)”The Coachman: Give a bad boy enough rope, and he’ll soon make a jackass of himself.”–Pinocchio (1940)

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543)”George: To swing or not to swing?
Man: Help!
George: Swing.”–George of the Jungle (1997)

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544)”Tarzan: No matter where I go, you will always be my mother.
Kala: And you will always be in my heart.”–Tarzan (1999)

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545)”Gaston: [singing] I use antlers in all of my decorating!”–Beauty and the Beast (1991)

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546)”[Prince Edward knocks on a random door in Robert’s apartment building, trying to find Giselle]
Pregnant Woman with Kids: [taking in Edward’s “Prince Charming” getup] … You’re too late.
Prince Edward: [stricken] My apologies.”–Enchanted (2007)

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547)”Narrator: “You can’t reason with a headless man.”–The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (1949)

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548)”Lyle: Hey! The important thing, Kwame, is that I was outnumbered.
N’Dugo: [in Swahili, subtitled] It’s easy to be outnumbered when you’re a zero.”–George of the Jungle (1997)

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549)”Charlie: These are Santa’s reindeer, aren’t they?

Scott Calvin: I hope not. These are… A gift. Probably from the cable company. We’re getting the Disney Channel now. Merry Christmas.”–The Santa Clause (1994)

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550)”Zeus: You ought to slow down. You’ll work yourself to death. Hah. Work yourself to death.[all laugh] Oh, I kill myself.
Hades: [to himself] If only. If only.”–Hercules (1997)

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551)”Timothy Q. Mouse: You all oughta be ashamed of yourselves. A bunch of big guys like you, pickin’ on a poor little orphan like him. Suppose you was torn away from your mother when you was just a baby. Nobody to tuck you in at nights. No warm, soft, caressin’ trunk to snuggle inta. How would you like being left out alone, in a cold, cruel, heartless woild? And why? I ask ya, why? Just because he’s got those big ears, they call him a freak. The laughing stock of the coicus. And when his mother tried to protect him, they threw her into the clink. And on top of that, they made him a clown! Socially he’s washed up! Aw, but what’s the use of talkin’ to you cold-hearted boids? Go ahead! Have your fun! Laugh at him! Kick him now that he’s down! Go on! We don’t care.”–Dumbo (1941)

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552)”Verbena: I’m not saying a word. Not one single word.”–The Parent Trap (1961)

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553)”Merryweather: It looks awful.

Flora: That’s because it’s on you, dear.”–Sleeping Beauty (1959)

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554)”Brom Bones: I’m telling you, brother, it’s a frightful sight for what goes on Halloween night.”–The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (1949)

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555)”Jane Porter: I was saved! I was saved by a flying wild man in a loincloth.”–Tarzan (1999)

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556)”Phil: [training Hercules in knife-throwing] Rule number 95, kid: concentrate. [Hercules misses the targets and pins Phil against the wall with his knives] Rule number 96: aim.”–Hercules (1997)

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557)”Giselle: Now if only I can find a place to rest my head for the night.
Robert Philip: What kind of place?
Giselle: I don’t know. Maybe a nearby meadow or a hollow tree.
Robert Philip: A hollow tree?
Giselle: Or a house full of dwarves. I hear they’re very hospitable.”–Enchanted (2007)

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558)”Princess Aurora: I know you, I walked with you once upon a dream. I know you, the gleam in your eyes is so familiar a gleam. Yet I know it’s true, that visions are seldom all they seem… but if I know you, I know what you’ll do: you’ll love me at once, the way you did once upon a dream…”–Sleeping Beauty (1959)

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559)”Neil: What about Santa’s reindeer? Have you even seen a reindeer fly?

Charlie: Yes.

Neil: Well, I haven’t.

Charlie: Have you ever seen a million dollars?

Neil: No.

Charlie: Just because you can’t see something, doesn’t mean is doesn’t exist.”–The Santa Clause (1994)

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560)”Clayton: Even if you hadn’t grown up a savage, you’d be lost. There are no trails through a woman’s heart.”–Tarzan (1999)

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561)”Phil: The one and only Thebes. The Big Olive itself. If you can make it there, you can make it anywhere.”–Hercules (1997)

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562)”Taran: What does a girl know about swords, anyway?

Eilonwy: “Girl”? “Girl”? If it wasn’t for this *girl*, you would still be in the Horned King’s dungeon.”–The Black Cauldron (1985)

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563)”Merryweather: I’d like to turn her into a fat ol’ – hop toad.

Fauna: Now, dear, that isn’t a very nice thing to say.

Flora: Besides, we can’t. You know our magic doesn’t work that way.

Fauna: It can only do good, dear, to bring joy and happiness.

Merryweather: Well, *that* would make me happy.”–Sleeping Beauty (1959)

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564)”Cinderella: Oh, no. No, it isn’t true. It’s just no use. No use at all. I can’t believe. Not anymore. There’s nothing left to believe in. Nothing.

Fairy Godmother: Nothing, my dear? Oh, now you don’t really mean that.

Cinderella: Oh, but I do…

Fairy Godmother: Nonsense, child. If you’d lost all your faith, I couldn’t be here. And here I am.”–Cinderella (1950)

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565)”Sir Hiss: Snakes don’t walk, they slither.”–Robin Hood (1973)

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566)”Tarzan: Kerchak, forgive me.
Kerchak: No. Forgive me, for not understanding that you have always been one of us. Our family will look to you now.”–Tarzan (1999)

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567)”Narrator: Don’t worry. Nobody dies in this story. They just get really big boo-boos.”–George of the Jungle (1997)

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568)”Street Salesman: Hey, Mack.[opens his coat]
Phil: Whoa, whoa, whoa.
Street Salesman: You wanna buy a sundial?”–Hercules (1997)

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569)”Giselle: What about you? How long have you known your Nancy?
Robert: Uh, five years.
Giselle: And you haven’t proposed?
Robert: Well, no, I…
Giselle: Well no wonder she’s angry.”–Enchanted (2007)

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570)”Prince Phillip: [Hearing Aurora’s singing] You hear that, Samson? Beautiful. [Samson snorts] What is it? Come on, let’s find out. [Samson refuses] Aw, come on. For an extra bucket of oats? And a few… carrots? [Samson nods yes] Hup, boy! [They ride through the forest; Samson jumps over a river but Phillip falls off and into the water] Whoa! [Samson goes back for him and Phillip splashes water on his face] No carrots.” –Sleeping Beauty (1959)

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571)”Timothy Q. Mouse: Aw gee, Dumbo, I think your ears are beautiful!”–Dumbo (1941)

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572)”Sir Hiss: A mere slip of the forked tongue.”–Robin Hood (1973)

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573) “Jane Porter: [Hanging from a tree] It can’t get any worse, can it? [it starts to rain] Obviously, it can.”–Tarzan (1999)

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574)”Narrator: [after George is shot] Whew! Okay, kids, let’s settle down and review the important information. Lyle is a big doofus. Poor George was really shot, but can’t die because let’s face it, he’s the hero.”–George of the Jungle (1997)

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575)”Pain, Panic: [disguised as kids trapped in a rockslide] Somebody call IX-I-I.”–Hercules (1997)

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576)”Flora: Thou sword of truth, fly swift and sure, that evil die and good endure!”–Sleeping Beauty (1959)

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577)”Clucky: Absence makes the heart grow fonder.”–Robin Hood (1973)

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578)”Mowgli: The jungle speaks to me because I have learned how to listen.”–The Jungle Book (1994)

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579)”N’Dugo: Bad guy falls in poop: Classic element of physical comedy. Now comes the part where we throw our heads back and laugh. Ready?
Guides: Ready! [they all throw their heads back and laugh]”–George of the Jungle (1997)

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580)”Panic: If? If is good.”–Hercules (1997)

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581)”Princess Aurora: Yes, it’s only in my dreams. But they say if you dream a thing more than once, it’s sure to come true, and I’ve seen him so many times.”–Sleeping Beauty (1959)

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582)”Yori: [to Tron] I knew you’d escape. They haven’t built a circuit that could hold you!”–TRON (1982)

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583)”Dallben: Untried courage is no match for his evil.”–The Black Cauldron (1985)

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584)”Colonel Brydon: I think a man lucky who could count you as a friend.”–The Jungle Book (1994)

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585)”Genie: PHENOMENAL COSMIC POWERS! [shrinks down inside the lamp] Itty-bitty living space!”–Aladdin (1992)

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586)”Timothy Q. Mouse: ‘Dumbo! The ninth wonder of the univoise! The woild’s only flyin’ elephant!”–Dumbo (1941)

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587)”King Hubert: Nowadays I’m still the king! And I command you to come to your senses!

Prince Phillip: [mounting his horse] And marry the girl I love.

King Hubert: Exactly!

Prince Phillip: [riding off] Goodbye, father!”–Sleeping Beauty (1959)

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588)”King Richard: Oh, Friar Tuck. It appears that I now have an outlaw for an in-law.”–Robin Hood (1973)

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589)”Katherine ‘Kitty’ Brydon: Birds are beautiful.
Mowgli: Birds are beautiful. So is you.
Katherine ‘Kitty’ Brydon: So *are* you.
Mowgli: Yes. You are.
Katherine ‘Kitty’ Brydon: Thank you.
Dr. Julien Plumford: Picking up fast, isn’t he.”–The Jungle Book (1994)

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590)”[Abu is swinging a stolen sword at the guards]
Guard: [frightened] He’s got a sword!
Razoul: [to his subordinates] You idiots. [louder] We’ve all got swords!”–Aladdin (1992)

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591)”Fauna: Now, yeast, one tsp. Tsp?

Merryweather: One teaspoon.

Fauna: One teaspoon, of course!”–Sleeping Beauty (1959)

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592)”Crows:But I be done seen about everything, when I see an elephant fly.”–Dumbo (1941)

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593)”Nutsy: [shouting] One o’clock and all’s well.”–Robin Hood (1973)

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594)”[Mowgli is staring at a painting]
Katherine ‘Kitty’ Brydon: What are you looking at?
Mowgli: I’ve seen that hat before.
Katherine ‘Kitty’ Brydon: That’s King Louis. Of France.
Mowgli: King Louis? If you see him, tell him I know who took his hat.”–The Jungle Book (1994)

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595)”Genie: I’m history! No, I’m mythology! Nah, I don’t care what I am; I’m free-hee!”–Aladdin (1992)

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596)”Prince Phillip: But when will I see you again?

Princess Aurora: Oh never, never!

Prince Phillip: Never?

Princess Aurora: Well, maybe someday.

Prince Phillip: When, tomorrow?

Princess Aurora: Oh no, this evening!”–Sleeping Beauty (1959)

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597)”Movie Mason: Children… Children… Children… When we arrive in this world magic is all around us. You simply have to see a baby chuckle at a butterfly or a toddler splash in the bath for the first time… Yet as the years pass, simple pleasures aren’t quite so simple to find. Myths… Legends… Fall away. Santa’s secrets are revealed. Card tricks lose their fascination. True wonder is hard to come by… But there is always magic at the movies. Pirate ships… bicycles that fly… angels earn their wings, beautiful women marry handsome men and we all learn that there is no place like home.”–Phantom of the Megaplex (2000)

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598)”Little John: Ah, come one, Robby. Climb the castle walls. Sweep her off her feet. Carry her off in style.”–Robin Hood (1973)

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899)”Jafar: [hypnotizing the Sultan with his snake staff] You will order the Princess to marry me.
Sultan: [hypnotized] I will order the Princess to…[suddenly breaks out of the trance] But you’re so *old*!”–Aladdin (1992)

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600)”Flora: Wait, Prince Phillip. The road to true love may be barred by still many more dangers, which you alone will have to face. So arm thyself with this enchanted Shield of Virtue, and this mighty Sword of Truth, for these weapons of righteousness will triumph over evil.”–Sleeping Beauty (1959)

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For more movie lines go to Episode V: The My Favorite Movie Lines List Strikes Back

For more on Aladdin go to Episode III: Revenge of the Favorite Movie Lines List

For more on Beauty and the Beast go to Belle of the Ball

For more on The Black Cauldron go to A Hidden Wonder

For more on Cinderella go to Cinderelly,Cinderelly

For more on Enchanted go to I Don’t Dance or Sing, Except When I’m With You

For more on Hercules, go to According to Disney

For more on the Phantom of the Megaplex go to When Horror Doesn’t Stay on the Screen

For more on Robin Hood and The Swiss Family Robinsons go tSnakes on a Post

To read more on Snow White go to Snow White of a Day

For more on The Legend of Sleepy Hollow go to A Fright on Halloween Night

For more on The Parent Trap (1961) go to At the End of the Rainbow

For more on The Santa Clause go to On the 11th Day ‘Til Christmas

For more on Sleeping Beauty go to Prince of a Man

25 Films of Christmas

So last year I tried to do 12 Posts of Christmas, unfortunately that didn’t work out as I got sick and involved in Christmas-y activities. However, this year I decided to do some thing in the vein of the Chinese New Year and Saint Patrick’s Day posts. Instead of posting everyday, a countdown of 25 of my fav Christmas Films. Now these aren’t my top 25, but I randomly picked them and then rearranged them in the order of how I love them.

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25) Love, Actually (2003)

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This has a complex storyline as the film has multiple paths. There is Billy Mack, aging rock star trying to get back in the limelight, redoing Christmas songs.  Mark is secretly in love with his best friend’s girl Juliet but says nothing to honor his friend. Jamie flees to France after his last girlfriend cheats on him with his brother, there  he falls in love with his Portuguese housekeeper. Harry, the direcctor of a design studio, contemplates having an affair with his assistant Mia. David has just become Prime Minister and develops feelings for a girl who works for him, Natalie. Daniel has just lost his wife and is raising his stepson.  Sarah has feelings for Karl but her mentally ill brother, Michael, seems to throw a wrench in her plans. Colin is tired of striking out with English women and journeys to America. John and Judy are body doubles for actors who meet at work.

Why it’s Great: It has Colin Firth, Emma Thompson, Alan Rickman, Hugh Grant, Liam Neeson, Martin Freeman , etc; need I say more? The Colin Firth storyline is really good, in fact keep an eye open for it’s reappearance this Feb.

Holly

24) Twas’ the Night Before Christmas (1974)

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Santa isn’t coming this year as he has received an hurtful letter. A mouse and the clockmaker try and figure out what is wrong and fix it. The mouse’s son is the one that caused the issue and they are trying to get him to say he is sorry so that all can have Christmas.

Why it’s Great: They used to show this every year on the 25 Days of Christmas on abcFamily. It’s a great spin on a classic tale.

Holly

23) Catch Me If You Can (2002)

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Leonardo DiCaprio stars in the film based on the true story of Frank Abagnale, Jr. Frank is a conman who pretends to be a teacher, pilot, doctor, and lawyer all before his 21st birthday. He steals millions of dollars in forged checks. Tom Hanks is the FBI Agent, Carl, that tracks him through the years, finally  catching up with him.

Why it’s Great: While this isn’t your typical Christmas film, Christmas plays a significant part as it is the time that the two intersect throughout the years in the film. DiCaprio and Hanks are amazing in this film as they are such subperb actors. It’s a great thing to watch.

Holly

22) Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas (1997)

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This film takes place in the midst of Beauty and the BeastThe Beast hates Christmas, because in this version that’s when the Enchantress came and turned him into a Beast. Belle is trying to bring back Christmas to the castle and help heal the Beast’s soul, but has to contend with an evil organ played by Tim Curry. For more Beauty and the Beast posts go here.

Why it’s Great: While the song “As Long As There’s Christmas” is no “Be Our Guest” or “Tale as Old as Time“, it is extremely adorable. Plus Tim Curry as the villian? You just know its going to be awesome. 😀

Holly

22) Frosty the Snowman (1969)

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Short film based on the song about the magic hat that brings a snowman to life and his adventures with the town’s kids.

Why it’s Great: Its Frosty! How can you not love him?

Holly

21) Babes in Toyland (1986)

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Drew Barrymore is a young girl who is not quite in the Christmas’ spirit. There is a huge storm and she gets into an accident waking up in Toyland. Mary Contrary (who looks just like her sis in ‘real life’) is being forced to marry the evil Barnaby Barnacle. She really loves Jack Be Nimble (played by Keanu Reeves and looks like her sis’ bf in ‘real life’.) Barrymore tries to stop the wedding and Barnaby’s atempt to conquer Toyland. They have to find the toymaker and get his help in saving the land.

Why it’s Great: This Wizard of Oz-esque film is adorable as it brings all the nursery rhymes you learned as a child to life.

Holly

20) Edward Scissorhands (1990)

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A young creation, Edward Scissorhands, is discovered by an Avon saleslady, Peg. His creator was going to give him actual hands, but was not able to finish Edward before he died. The Avon saleslady takes him home to her place and has him join the family. Edward falls for the daughter Kim, played by Winona Ryder. Edward quickly becomes liked by all as he uses his scissors to create lawn art and cute hairstyles. After he is caught burglarizing a house, for Kim and her jerk boyfriend, he finds himself ostracized. In the end Edward is able to find love, his place, create more art, and make it snow.

Why it’s Great: First of all it has Vincent Price, in fact this was his last film before he died. It also is a super cute story, even though it has its sad moments. The last section of the film deals with Christmas, as Peg and her family throw a huge Christmas party that no one comes to as they are shunning the fam. I love Winona Ryder’s white dress in this film, I really want one for myself. It’s also really cute at the end when Edward makes the ice sculptures, and snow.

Holly

19) The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

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Our second Tim Burton film on our list. Jack Skellington, the Pumpkin King, and the most popular guy in Halloweentown is disatisfied with his life. He journeys out of town and discovers doors to other holiday towns. When he goes into Christmasland he decides that he will take over Christmas and improve it. Of course nothing turns out quite as he plans.

Why it’s Great: Its an amazing film, the music, characters, etc. Of course best lines, “why does nothing turn out as I plan“. My favorites are “What’s This?” and “Sally’s Song“.

Holly

18) While You Were Sleeping (1995)

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Sandra Bullock works at a toll booth and everyday she watches the distinguished (and my opinion ugly) Peter Gallagher and has developed a crush on him. One day he is attacked and injured and she saves his life. At the hospital she is mistaken for his fiancé and soon brought into the family. She falls in love with them, along with Gallagher’s brother, played by Bill Pullman. Gallagher wakes up to find himself massively confused, and Bullock finds herself engaged to the wrong brother. Everything works out on the end as all is righted.

Why it’s Great: Well first of all it has Bill Pullman :D. Secondly it is a hilarious film, just like all of Bullock’s comedys. I mean the amnesia scene is to die for. The proposal scene with Bill Pullman is so an adorable and romantic!

Holly

17) The Holiday (2006)

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Two women who have  suffered horrible breakups switch homes for the Christmas holiday. Iris, Kate Winslet, in England goes to California, and befriends an elderly neighbor and falls in love with a Hollywood movie theme writer (played by Jack Black). Amanda, Cameron Diaz, in California, moves to England and falls for Iris’ brother, Jude Law, widower with two kids.

Why it’s Great: Its an absolutely adorable idea and the couples match up are perfect. Of course the most points go to the sexy dad, Jude Law. 😀

Holly

16) Nestor: The Long- Eared Donkey  (1977)

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Nestor is a donkey born with extremely long ears. In the vein of Dumbo, Nestor is constantly picked on and bullied for being so different. An angel encourages him that he was born that way for a reason and has a special purpose in life. Eventually, Nestor finds himself being the donkey that Mary rides in to Bethlehem, protecting her and the unborn Baby Jesus.

Why it’s Great: It is such a cute movie!!!

Holly

15) The Little Drummer Boy (1968)

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This film is based on the song, “Carol of the Drum” or “The Little Drummer Boy“. A little boy and his animals end up becoming slaves to a circus, being treated cruelly by all. He escapes and one of his animals is injured. He meets up with the Three Magi’s caravan and goes with them to see Baby Jesus. His animal is healed and he plays his drum as thank you to Jesus.

Why it’s Great: It is one of the most adorable classic cartoons that they used to show every year on abcFam.

Holly

14) Jack Frost (1979)

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Jack Frost has fallen for a human girl and makes a deal that will allow him be human. He is until Spring to win her over and must also gain a horse and bag of gold in order to remain human. Being a human is harder than he thought as he has no idea the social niceties and has to contend with Kubla Khan, the evil dictator.

Why it’s Great: Jack is amazing, much better than the gold knight the girl end sup with ;(. Makes you knida wish he was real. This cartoon also has great musical numbers as “Jack Frost” and “Just What I Always Wanted“. I also loves Kubla Khan’s little dummy that he talks to.

Holly

13) The Godfather (1972)

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Such an awesome film! The Godfather is a story about the Italian mafia in the 1940s. This specific sect is overseen by Don Corleone. He has three sons; Alfredo (played by John Cazale), Santino (James Caan), and Michael (Al Pacino); and one daughter, Connie (Talia Shire). Santino is next in line to be godfather, skipping over his brother Fredo. Unlike his siblings, Michael wants nothing to do with his father’s  business, instead wanting to live a “legal” life. When Don Corleone is shot by a rival, it changes everyone’s plans as they are all spiraled down a new path.

Why it’s Great: Two words, The Godfather. There is no way to describe how amazing this film is, well actually You’ve Got Mail does a pretty good job.  You just have to check it out for yourself. This film isn’t a Christmas movie really, but does have a Christmas scene, so it counts. It’s funny, but even though this doesn’t have Thanksgiving, we usually watch it then in my family.

Holly

12) The Nativity Story (2006)

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A retelling of the birth of Christ from Mary and Joseph’s point of view. It shows the struggle that Joseph goes through, contemplating what to do about pregnant Mary. Then the two have to travel far and long to Bethlehem.

Why it’s Great: They tried to keep the story as historical accurate as possible and do such a great job. It really tries to bring the biblical text to life and get you to empathize with the two and the situations they are going through.

Holly

11) The Chronicles of Narnia: the Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe (1988)

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A mini-series based on C.S. Lewis’ beloved books. Four siblings, Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy, enter a wardrobe and a magical world. The four find themselves caught in a battle between the evil White Witch and the Godly Lion, Aslan.

Why it’s Great: C.S. Lewis’ great book = Great movie. Enough said! While Christmas isn’t the biggest part of the plot, the group do run into Father Christmas who gives them gifts they need to win the fight against the White Witch. Peter gets a sword and shield, Susan a bow and horn that will always bring help, and Lucy a dagger and a healing substance to help the wounded. While this movie was remade by Disney, it doesn’t hold a candle to this mini-series, as the series while not having the great special effects, is almost exactly the book.

Holly

10) White Christmas (1954)

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Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye are WWII veterans who became a song and dance duo. The two meet up with a pair of singing sisters and both head off to the same ski lodge. There they discover their old general is the owner, and may lose the place from lack of buisness and snow. The two come up with an idea to house a show there with the sisters. Bing Crosby starts a romance but the two break it off due to some misunderstandings. In the end they are all reunited and have a great number honoring the General and singing the title, White Christmas.

Why it’s Great: First of all Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye! Secondly this has some truly great musical numbers; such as “Gee, I Wish I Was Back in the Army“, “Sisters“, along with the title song. It’s a silly and zany film, you’ll love it.

Holly

8) A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965)

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The Peanut gang try to figure out the true meaning of Christmas amid all the insanities of the holiday.

Why it’s Great: It’s Peanuts! Snoopy is adorable as ever and Linus gives a great true meaning of Christmas speech.

Holly

9) A Garfield Christmas (1987)

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Garfield and the gang head out to the Arbuckle farm for some old fashioned country Christmas

Why it’s Great: Its from the good Garfield cartoons I grew up watching as a kid. That hilarious fat cat always makes the season brighter. Go here to watch.

Holly

7) A Christmas Story (1983)

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Adult Ralphie narrates the time when his nine-year-old self desired a Red Ryder BB Gun for Christmas and all the trouble he went through to try and get it. Throughout the time leading up to Christmas, he, his family, and friends are involved in all kinds of crazy antics. The father wins a female leg lamp, Ralphie’s friend Flick gets his tongue stuck to a pole, his brother won’t eat unless pretending to be a pig, Ralphie gets a pink-footed bunny pajamas, etc. It all leads up to one crazy Christmas.

Why it’s Great: This movie is extremely hilarious. Pretty much every scene I mentioned there and more. It is  is truly a classic piece. You gotta add it to your Christmas countdown. 😀

Holly

6) The Bishop’s Wife (1947)

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The Bishop is trying to get a new cathedral built along with all his other duities. Feeling stressed out, he calls out to God for help, and is answered by angel Dudley, Cary Grant. Dudley helps out, that is by spending all his time with the Bishop’s wife. Through this the Bishop is finally able to see what really matters in his life and the true meaning of Christmas.

Why it’s Great: Uh…Cary Grant! It also has such funny actics as when we see Grant’s angel powers. I mean I wish I had his tree decorating skills. This film also proves the old adage, “be careful what you wish for” is something that one should think on. 😀 For more thoughts on this film go here.

Holly

5) How the Grinch Stole Christmas (1966)

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The Grinch hates Christmas and decides to destroy and end the holiday, ruining the holiday for all the Whos. However, the Grinch finds out what the true spirit of christmas is, whether he wants to or not.

Why it’s Great: The Grinch was always my fav Dr. Seuss book. I just love the story so much! I remember that one year I ate a ton of a certain type of cereal and sent away for a special Grinch keychain. I lost it though in one of our moves.  This film is also awesome because it has the amazing Boris Karloff narrating, and has one of the all-time best songs, You’re a Mean One Mr. Grinch.

Holly

4) Miracle on 34th Street (1947)

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A Macy’s department store Santa believes himself to be the “real” Santa Claus. His insistence lands him in jail and then in a huge court case to determine whether or not Santa is real

Why it’s Great: It’s an amazing film about faith, believing in the intangible, and the true meaning of Christmas.  Edmund Gwenn is a perfect Santa, Maureen O’Hara is lovely as always, and it stars a young Natalie Wood.  It has amazing scenes as Santa turns Macy’s into a store of goodwill, taking down the psychologist, and pretty much just being adorable. Best scene ever is the court scenes when they prove Santa’s real. 😀

Holly

3) Holiday Inn (1942)

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Bing Crosby plays a burnt out singer and moves to Connecticut to buy a country home and live a simple life. It soon becomes too much for him and he turns it into a hotel, open only on holidays. (Sounds like my type of place) Wannabe star Linda Mason starts to work for him and the two fall in love. Unfortunately, Crosby’s old partner and womanizer, played by Fred Astaire, comes back into the picture and tries to break up the two. It involves a lot of zany romance and comical moments.

Why it’s Great: The holiday songs are amazing; White Christmas, Happy Holidays, (Come to) Holiday Inn, Be Careful It’s My Heart, I Can’t Tell a Lie, etc. The wonderful partnership of Bing and Fred make this movie really great! 😀 A great watch. Now for some fun facts. This is the first time “White Christmas” was performed in a film.  The same set was used for the film White Christmas which also stars Bing. The hotel chain Holiday Inn got their name from this movie.

Holly

2) The Shop Around the Corner (1940)

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Jimmy Stewart and Margaret Sullivan work together in a shop in Budapest and can’t stand each other. Unbeknownst to them they are actually the pen pals that they are falling in love with. Stewart realizes this and does everything he can to show Sullivan that he is the man she loves and the two end up happily ever after. It was later remade as You’ve Got Mail.

Why it’s Great: JIMMY STEWART! That pretty much says it all. I love this film so, so, so, much, there are no words to describe how great it is. So romantic! ❤

Holly

1) It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)

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Jimmy Stewart plays George Bailey, a troubled man. An angel, Clarence, is given the story of George’s life and sent down from heaven to help him. George has always dreamed of leaving his hometown and traveling the world. Unfortunately, no matter what he does he continues to be stuck there. He marries and helps the town in many ways, but doesn’t realize all the good he does. However, when a large sum of money goes missing and everything in his life seems to be going wrong he wishes he was never born at all. Clarence helps him by granting his wish and showing him how ugly Bedford Falls would be without him.

Why it’s Great: This is one of my favorite Jimmy Stewart films. There’s a reason why this film is played every year, besides the fact that it is JIMMY STEWART! It is a great movie that really shows you how even the smallest acts can make a difference in people’s life. If you’d like to read more of my thoughts on this film go here. This film always makes me think of my dad. He has done so much for people and can get frustrated as he doesn’t feel like his has accomplished much. “Clarence: Strange, isn’t it? Each man’s life touches so many other lives. When he isn’t around he leaves an awful hole, doesn’t he?”

So Merry Christmas everyone! I hope you all have a great day full of family, friends, and fun. 😀