That’s right people, there are now 0 (as in zero) days left until CHRISTMAS!!
MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!
I hope you’ve all had the most loveliest of mornings and that Father Christmas brought you everything that you wanted, I know I was certainly lucky with my presents (because yes, my family open presents in the morning).
But more importantly, I got the best present ever – like literally, it’s all I really wanted.
I got three pairs of nice fluffy socks. They are amazing, I’m wearing one pair right now as I write this. I mean obviously one pair, because wearing three at once would just be a bit much.
Anyway, I am very excited right now (well I was very excited earlier, but now I’m even more excited) because the rest of my family will be arriving for their Christmas dinner and staying until who knows when.
It also smells like turkey here, and it smells good. I am very hungry, but it will all be worth it when my family sits down for Christmas dinner at about 2/3 and then it’ll be even more Christmas presents after dinner (at like 6ish) from the grandparents. It’s going to be an awesome day.
Have a good day guys, and I hope it’s everything and more then what you were expecting.
And for the number one film in our Christmas Film Countdown I give you. . .
Title: Miracle on 34th Street
Released: 2nd May 1947
Director: George Seaton
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Family
Rating: ***** (5/5 stars)
About: When her toy department Santa shows up drunk for work, Macy’s supervisor Doris Walker hires Kris – an elderly gentleman with a white beard who looks like Santa Claus – as her emergency replacement. She comes to regret her choice, however, when she learns that Kris believes that he really is Santa. Kris works not only to restore Doris’ belief in Santa Claus but make her young daughter’s wishes come true, all while trying to prove his identity in a court of law.
Review: This, I think, is the perfect film to watch on Christmas Day (that is, if you have time because I know that most people are super busy on Christmas – like in my dad’s case, he have his food and then fall asleep on the sofa).
I reviewed the 1994 version of the film and let me just say, that the original is so much better (I mean obviously, so it shouldn’t really come as a surprise).
There is just something great about that film that gets you completely in the Christmas spirit.
For all those people, who don’t believe in Father Christmas (Firsly, shame on you), I highly recommend this film, because obviously you need to know the truth.
And it doesn’t even just get you in the Christmas spirit, it is a very funny film as well (or at least as funny as a film from the 1940s).
Miracle on 34th Street is a timeless Christmas classic, a much-loved black and white film about the existence of Santa Claus and Christmas miracles. I mean you clearly have to watch this film with an open mind because it is just a bit of fun.
Edmund Gwenn is perfect in the role of the amiable Santa – he is entirelly believable and just like a likeable character.
The cast is in fact great, they work really well together. John Payne and Maureen O’Hara have the ability to handle their roles perfectly. Little Natalie Wood gives a delightful performance of the all-wise Susan, and Gene Lockhart, William Frawley, Porter Hall, Philip Tonge, James Seay and Jerome Cowan are as good as they can be, in the chief supporting roles.
All in all, if you are in need of Christmas film this Christmas day, this film is the perfect one for you and your family.
Have a very merry Christmas people!