These Are a Few of My Favorite Things

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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:

  1. 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.”
  2. 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. 🙂
  3. This version of “Believe” that Josh Groban did with Beyonce always gives me good, proper chills.
  4.  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!
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. What are some of your favorite holiday movies or music?