Thursday, December 06, 2007
Some things just cannot be explained.
Such as, two of my favorite movies which I LOVE. They are Home Alone I and Home Alone 2.
(Okay, stop laughing.)
No, really. If ever I need to get into a Christmassy mood, I put in one of those Home Alone dvd's and within an hour, I'm feeling like winter snow is a beautiful thing (living in the stuff, I tend to forget that). The music from the opening credits reminds me of sitting long ago inbetween Tom and an 8-year-old Naomi at the theater and feeling a marvelous sense of anticipation (and the rest of the music puts little lilting songs into my heart and head for days). Kevin's big house makes me want to redecorate my own (and I dream about renovating a house like his uncle's), the second movie almost convinces me to visit New York City, and both films make me want to gather with extended family who are all so far away.
So I guess I explained it a little, though many, many of you now have serious doubts about either my sanity or my taste in movies. Or both. :)
My other favorite Christmas movies which I've watched, like the Home Alone films, twenty or more times?
It's a Wonderful Life
A Christmas Carol (George C. Scott version)
While You Were Sleeping
Christmas In Connecticut
Miracle on 34th Street
And although Christmas isn't my favorite season, exactly, many of the above movies are ones I've been caught watching even in Summer. Or Spring., Or Autumn. There's just something about them, I guess. Something, yes, which can't always be explained.
But that's ok. Why do we feel we must explain or justify our likes, anyway?
Does anyone else love the first two Home Alone movies? Please let me know in my comment box. Those of you who hate them (or think you hate them), well, you don't have to tell me. :)
Oh, and probably most of you haven't seen The Snowman. I highly recommend seeing it at least once. The music score, alone, is worth the price of renting it.
P.S. Did I mention I also own the Home Alone cd? :)