Tag Archives: Best Holiday Films

Scrooge: “Bah, humbug!”

5 Dec

One of the most memorable characters around the Christmas season is that of Ebenezer Scrooge.  He was introduced to us in 1843 in a novella, A Christmas Carol.  Written by Charles Dickens, Scrooge is quickly defined in the first stave:

Oh!  But he was a tight-fisted hand at the grind- stone, Scrooge! a squeezing, wrenching, grasping, scraping, clutching, covetous, old sinner! Hard and sharp as flint, from which no steel had ever struck out generous fire; secret, and self-contained, and solitary as an oyster. The cold within him froze his old features, nipped his pointed nose, shriveled his cheek, stiffened his gait; made his eyes red, his thin lips blue and spoke out shrewdly in his grating voice.[1]

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The Most Popular Holiday Movies

28 Nov

By Ozzie

As the holiday season is upon us we decided to look at some classic Christmas movies and what makes them memorable to us.

Generally, there are two major reasons why these films are popular. It’s the thoughts and feelings behind traditions and familiarity. Holiday movies often have a wide appeal, bringing young and old together to sit and some family time together with some snacks and hot chocolate! The films watched may become a family tradition. When it becomes a yearly event, the previous knowledge of the film and the good times had by the family become familiar and comforting. Even if a tradition is broken, separate family members can watch the film individually and still enjoy the festive mood as they are reminded of good times they spent with their family and friends. So let’s take a look at a few classic films as well as few recent ones that may become classics themselves.[1]

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