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During this time of year, I love to revisit some of my favorite old movie clips and music that remind me of the mainstays of the holiday season. I thought I’d share a few of my favorites here. In no organized order, here they are:
- Jimmy Stewart and Carey Grant in A Philadelphia Story. This scene has always stayed with me and arguably has also influenced my writing of heroes. I love the line, “she’s like a queen. A radiant, glorious queen… you can’t treat her like other women.”
- David Bowie and Bing Crosby: Little Drummer Boy. This is kind of a bizarrely crafted video, because you can feel awkward animosity coming off them both in waves (well, more on Bing’s part); however, their voices are simply glorious. With the passing of Legend David Bowie this year (Labyrinth forever!), it’s especially poignant. He had such a beautiful voice. This always gets me in a holiday mood. 🙂
- This version of “Believe” that Josh Groban did with Beyonce always gives me good, proper chills.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=STHCEfE8dYo
- This scene from A Love Affair to Remember in the 50’s gets me every time. The movie is just amazing, and this scene always has me crying Niagra Falls. I’m a sucker for a good oldie. Okay, AND Carey Grant. 😉 It’s those British men, I tell ya. Makes sense that I married one!
- This rendition of “Where are you Christmas?” by Faith Hill always movies me. I’m not a big country fan, but this is one of those rare ones that never fails to get the Holiday spirit in me.
- And finally, this scene from Scrooged with Bill Murray. You can tell he totally ad-libbed and improved most of this monologue, but it came from the heart, and I always well up whenever I watch this hilarious movie.
- What are some of your favorite holiday movies or music?