You may know I love Christmas. Which for some reason is not usually spent in the bosom of my family, but on my own in front of the telly. I like it that way, so don't feel sorry for me! My love for Christmas extends to anything decorative that looks pretty. When I moved from the Netherlands I had four boxes filled with Christmas related things. Baubles and Christmas lights, snowmen, Santas, reindeer. Since the move I have managed to acquire a bit more. It still fills only four boxes, but that has mainly to do with the fact I am now displaying my Christmas films on a permanent basis.
Of those, I own about 225. I think. It could be more! I've got the weird and the wonderful, the old and the new, life action and cartoon. An example (well 2) of the weird must be Santa Claus and Santa Claus conquers the Martians. The first being a Mexican film that has static white reindeer, a devil and a weird heaven-like residence for Santa. The second being a early 70's film heavily influenced by the cold war, but with fantastic (sarcasm here people) make-up and costume!
The examples of the wonderful are The Christmas Card and a Muppet Family Christmas. I only have the first in a region 1 version, which means I cannot watch it very often (I have to take my second dvd-player out and hook it up), but it is a lovely story. A soldier coming back from Afghanistan or Iraq and looking for the woman who wrote him a Christmas card. A Muppet Family Christmas may be a television special, but it is such a lovely story: the whole gang coming together and celebrating Christmas. The songs, the jokes, the Muppets!
I have several old films in my collection too: Christmas in Connecticut, which is so much better than it's nineties remake. White Christmas which is a must! We're no Angels and Miracle on 34th Street. And then there are the cartoon films: Arthur Christmas and Charlie Brown amongst them.
And then there is the long list of films still on my wish list. Some I have seen on television, but are not (yet) available in Europe, others are completely new to me and a surprise. And at some point I hope they will be in my collection. To be watched all year round, otherwise I go mad at Christmas.
I think Oscar Wilde said it best: I can resist anything but temptation!
This was a prompted post by Spin Cycle. Thank you Ginny Marie at Lemon Drop Pie and Gretchen at Second Blooming.
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