Thursday, November 17, 2005

It's Getting Cold...

It's the middle of November, and I'm feeling Christmassy.

Now, I know that the people with December birthdays (hi Sarah K, Brad & Tim!) are probably hissing and thinking horrible things in the "it's not Christmas until after my birthday, dammit!", but I just can't help it. In all fairness, there have been Christmas decorations up here since mid October, so I think I'm showing admirable restraint.

Anyway, I'm going to be in my new flat for Christmas (fingers crossed), and it'll be my first Christmas in London in my own place that's big enough to have a tree. Yay!

So as I'm feeling Christmassy, I'm getting my Christmas viewing and listening material together. It's always best to be prepared. I've been downloading (not illegally, of course. Because that would be wrong.) lots and lots of music with a Christmas theme, which is very delightful. And I've been trawling through eBay to find Christmas DVD's and videos.

I've found lots of childhood favourites, but I'm sure I'm still missing a few classics. So, suggestions in the comments please - what are your favourite Christmas movies, TV specials and songs?

Also, apologies to those of you who do not celebrate Christmas, and feel free to suggest Hanukkah, Kwanzaa or Ramadan holiday treats.

6 comments:

Mike said...

National Lampoon's Chritmas Vacation obliviously... There is nothing like 1000's of christmas lights and exploding sewer gas to lift your holiday spirits (and the decorations in your yard). I would also suggest Mandy's new christmas single, in stores now!

Janice said...

Hi Alice,

I have always loved the classic Bing Crosby & Danny Kay's White Christmas, and the CD.

I have both.

Janice~

Sarah T said...

The Box of Delights by John Masefield - the TV series doesn't appear to have been on at Christmas since its original broadcast , thought I have my fingers crossed every year, but you can get it on video and DVD (I just found out) and the book is good too. Christmas magic, literally.

The wolves are running...

Lady Librarian said...

Without a doubt, Muppets Christmas Carol. It is my favourite film EVER! It has also just been released on dvd, which is good news as my video is totally worn out. It's not Christmas 'til you've seen this. Classic muppetry.

Aaron said...

Scrooge (aka A Christmas Carol) - the 1951 version starring Alastair Sim - and NOT the colourized version.

Sean said...

Elf. Not a classic, really, but definitely entertaining in a 'I-cant-beleive-he-keeps-that-happy-stunned-look-on-his-face-for-the-entire-hour-and-a-half' kinda way.

Add Rum, Mix egg-Nogg to taste.