Five Things Friday: Favorite Christmas Movies

by Molly Jo Realy @MollyJoRealy

I love this time of year. [I say that a lot, don’t I?] Well, I do. The cool temps, the furry sock, the fur-family snuggling up like socks. It’s just so many kinds of wonderful.

One of the reasons I love it is I don’t get strange looks when someone says, “So, whadya do last night?” and I reply with, “I watched some Christmas program.” Yeah. They tend to frown on that in June through August. [Although they shouldn’t. Just sayin’.]

On average, I watch more Christmas shows than, well, average. Oh! Oh! *waves hand … read the rest. . .

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#DoingTheWriteThing Recap: August 24, 2014

The wind has been blowing here at Bedford Manor. At times its brought with it a cleansing rain, at others, it just stirs the dust. There’s been heat, sun, clouds, humidity, wind, and stillness. The weather just can’t make up its mind.

It’s symbolic of how I’ve been feeling lately ~ uncertain as to my purpose. I hit a rather large wall of writer’s block last month and it’s taken me until two days ago to chisel it down.

I’d previously set a goal to have the first (and hopefully only) draft of NOLA finished by now. I’d wanted to … read the rest. . .

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My Favorite Christmas Movie

It’s a Wonderful Life.

Yes, I know it’s June.
Yes, I know you’re all shaking your heads and wondering if I’m having a nutty.

But I’ve had this movie in my laptop DVD player since Tuesday night.
And I’ve been watching it.
And I love it.

This has become my favorite Christmas movie. The Christmas movie. The one I have to watch each year. Sure, I have my Top Ten. Those movies that I bring out the Day After Thanksgiving and watch at some point within the next 30 days.

But It’s a Wonderful Life is the one that I … read the rest. . .

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Angry Christmas (or was it Awesome?)

I had an awesome Christmas. There were some great surprises, some crowded hello’s, and some wonderful family moments.


First, I have to say, you haven’t seen Capra’s “It’s a Wonderful Life” until you’ve seen it on the Big Screen. I have two seasonal movie themes that get me every time. The first is any variation of “Miracle on 34th Street” and the other, of course, is “Wonderful Life”. There are so many movies that try, but none come close. So it was with tears of joy (yes, I’m a crier, especially this time of year!) that I lost myself … read the rest. . .

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Christmas Eve 2011

It’s not Christmas Eve yet. Not for me.

I’m writing this a day early because even if I have time to write on Christmas Eve, I don’t want to have to write on Christmas Eve. This is my gift to my family: to not behind my laptop during our time together today.

And what a time it will be!

My daughter is taking me to the local movie theatre this afternoon so that I can see one of my favorite movies on the big screen: Frank Capra’s “It’s a Wonderful Life”. This is a really big deal to me. This … read the rest. . .

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