A Very Merry Christmas… Fond Memories and Musings Pictorial

Merry Christmas and a Very Happy Holiday Season to All!

Classic Movie and TV Christmas moments…

Grinch gif“And what happened, then? Well, in Whoville they say – that the Grinch’s small heart grew three sizes that day. And then – the true meaning of Christmas came through, and the Grinch found the strength of ten Grinches, plus two!”

May our hearts grow three times bigger today :)

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Miracle on 34th Street Christmas is just a state of mind

“Oh, Christmas isn’t just a day, it’s a frame of mind…”
-Edmund Gwenn as Kris Kringle in Miracle on 34th Street

Indeed.

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Gary Cooper in Meet John Doe

“Why can’t that spirit, that warm Christmas spirit, last all year long?”
-Gary Cooper as Long John Willoughby in Meet John Doe

Ditto.

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george_bailey_its_a_wonderful_life_merry_christmas“Merry Christmas you wonderful old Building & Loan!”
-James Stewart as George Bailey in It’s a Wonderful Life

When we realize we’re more blessed than we thought :)

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A Charlie Brown Christmas tree

“This little green one here seems to need a home.”
-Charlie Brown in A Charlie Brown Christmas

When our hearts are open.

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Mary Pickford Christmas stockings at fireplace

“The stockings were hung by the chimney with care, in hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there…”  
Mary Pickford gets ready for Santa…

Remember the anticipation!

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Marx Brothers Christmas Eve

I remember staying up late on Christmas Eve as a kid watching Marx Brothers movie marathons and wondering why Santa Claus always came AFTER I fell asleep!

Thanks to my father who introduced me to the Marx Brothers when I was just knee high :)

Can’t go without thanking my Mom too, who introduced me to so many of the classics as well! Fond, fond memories…

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Glenn Ford Santa Claus Christmas Mr Soft Touch

Ever wonder how Santa can deliver all those gifts in only one night :) 

As a kid, it never even crossed my mind!

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Star Trek ugly Christmas SweatersGuess you’re never too cool for a Christmas Fashion Faux Pas :)

I had to post this one because while I was shopping this year, I saw someone carrying a ‘huge penguin with a tie’ sweater to the cash register and couldn’t help but think ‘I’m glad that’s not for me’!

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 The Munsters ChristmasGetting in the gift-giving spirit…

Yes, even ‘march-to-the-beat-of-a different-drummer’ families like The Munsters celebrate Christmas.

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Christmas with gumby and pokey

Remember as a kid, staying outside til’ your legs were so numb they felt like rubber :) 

I still enjoy the clean crisp cold weather, but must admit, there’s nothing like walking into a cozy house and enjoying a hot cup of some deliciously warm libation…

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John Wayne with family on ChristmasJohn Wayne and his kids on Christmas

Remember running down into the living room to see what Santa left you??? PS: yes, I am guilty as a kid for trying to peak through the wrapping paper before my family came down the stairs :)

Biggest surprises: a sleigh leaning behind our front door, that I didn’t see until after I had opened all of my other Christmas presents — and the camera I got as a kid after my parents kept telling me for months that I didn’t need a camera (oh sneaky sneaky parents)

Biggest well quite frankly ‘not-so-fun of a surprise’: the pink luggage that my grandparents gave me, when my other cousin (who incidentally is a boy) got legos! Ohhhh those coveted legos!!! But, not to worry, I wound up playing with his legos every time I came to visit — so I got the best of both worlds!

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Leave it to Beaver Christmas

The Cleavers enjoying quality Christmas time together.

Always happy to enjoy quality family time on Christmas, although we play a ‘mean’ game of Italian cards after dinner :)

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Bogie and Bacall on ChristmasBogie and Bacall celebrating Christmas

Hope you enjoy your day with Family and Friends!

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Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

–Annmarie Gatti for Classic Movie Hub

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8 Responses to A Very Merry Christmas… Fond Memories and Musings Pictorial

  1. Chris Teel says:

    Merry Christmas, Annmarie. Thanks for all of the movie memories and for your generosity. I hope you have a great holiday and an amazing New Year.

  2. Nanci says:

    Lovely rememberances all! Merry Christmas to TCM also!!! :-)

  3. Shelia says:

    Great post Annmarie! Thanks for sharing. I enjoyed it very much. And for reminding us, there’s more than one way, all to the same end.

  4. Laura A. says:

    I also never seemed to get Legos as a kid but played with my brothers (I did have my own bucket of basic bricks). This year my brothers gave me a lego set I’ve wanted since I was 12 :)

    • Annmarie Gatti says:

      LOL! Glad I wasn’t the only little girl pining away for a Lego set! I did have something called Toggle though, and spent hours upon hours building things with it. Glad you got your legos this year, haha :)

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