Christmas · Film

Christmas Film Countdown – 11

Not long to go now guys, only 10 more days!

Well today has been a whole lot better than my previous days. Probably because I actually managed to get a decent lie-in and enough hours of sleep. I tell you it’s strange because I’ve basically just been running on like 5/6 hours sleep (per night) this past week, and man is that not enough to keep me going.

I’m surprised no one commented how tired I look – which is actually kind of annoying me because I swear people always tell me I look tired even when I’m not (so I’m just there like, thank you for telling me my everyday face is a tired looking face).

I mean it’s the worse thing for someone to say how tired you look, or ask if you’re ok (in like oh you don’t look so good kind of way) when you actually think that you look alright.

I’ve come to the conclusion that, you know how people describe others as having a resting bitch face, I must just have a resting sad/tired face . . .  even when I’m smiling! Seriously people, unless you are honestly concerned about my health or something then please do not tell me I look tired.

I get it all the time at work (I work at Tesco on the checkouts) and sometimes it can be the most dull job ever because I’m just sat there, scanning one item after the other. It is repetitive (although don’t get me wrong I actually kind of enjoy my job at times, because sometimes I get to talk to some great people). So yes, sometimes my face shows how bored I am.

Instead just ask me how my day is going and if I start to break down in tears in front of you as an answer, then and only then can you assume that I am actually sad/tired.

Do not automatically assume that because I am not smiling, it means that I am dying inside or something. (Also, it’s really nice when people ask how my day is going and are actually interested in hearing my answer).

Just some basic life lessons guys, or at least a small guide on how to keep me happy.


Title: Christmas in Connecticut

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Released: 11th August 1945

Director: Peter Godfrey

Genre: Drama, Romance

Rating: **** (4/5 stars)

About: While recovering in a hospital, war hero Jefferson Jones (Dennis Morgan) grows familiar with the “Diary of a Housewife” column written by Elizabeth Lane (Barbara Stanwyck). Jeff’s nurse arranges with Elizabeth’s publisher, Alexander Yardley (Sydney Greenstreet), for Jeff to spend the holiday at Elizabeth’s bucolic Connecticut farm with her husband and child. But the column is a sham, so Yardley hastens to arrange a publicity ploy by setting up single, nondomestic Elizabeth on a country farm

Review: As silly as the premise for this film is, it actually does kind of work.  This film is both hilarious and heart-warming, with a Christmassy theme for good measure.

The film is made even better because of the great cast that it has, they can sing, they can act and they all work well together. I think that the whole plot of the film is kind of it’s main fault, sometimes it just doesn’t feel quite right, and yet at the same time it moves along quite nicely.

 The actors are what make th film so fun to watch each year.   Stanwyck’s expressions of horror at having to contend with bathing a baby or cow care are hilarious but you also root for her to get her man and keep her job.

Christmas is most definitely a good element in this film, and I think that a lot of people can relate to this film because of how hectic it makes Christmas look (admittedly, not all of us have to pretend that we are something that we’re not). But it does at least show that Christmas is not meant to be a smooth sailing event.

A lot of people get put off by this film, just because it’s old, blah blah blah, you know people will give any excuse to not watch a classic, and I believe this to be a perfect Christmas classic – because yes it is old and probably very different to the films that we watch nowadays, but it would be a shame to brush this film aside just because you don’t think that it is modern enough for you.

This is the perfect film to watch with your friends and family, young and old, as I feel that all will appreciate it.

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