Happy New Year to All!
Let’s Kick Things Off with A Classic Movie New Year’s Resolution Contest!
Well, we’re getting started a little late this month with our next contest, but it’s been quite busy here at CMH! I’m happy to say that we had well over 2oo entries for our Singin’ in the Rain Fathom Events Ticket Giveaway — which kept me very busy here, to say the least!!!
That said, however, we’re going to kick off another January contest, a tad late perhaps, but we’ll make up for lost time, I promise!
As is fitting for January, I thought it’d be fun to focus on some fun (and some serious) New Year’s resolutions… so let’s start with a dozen right now…
If only it were that easy!
“Hello friends. I’m your Vitameatavegamin Girl. Are you tired, run-down, listless? Do you poop-out at parties?” – Lucy :)
I hear you Lucy!
“For a gallon of elderberry wine, I take one teaspoon full of arsenic, then add half a teaspoon full of strychnine, and then just a pinch of cyanide.” – Jean Adair in Arsenic and Old Lace
Good reason to quit, no? Or at least cut down
(sorry, I stole that comment from a fan on twitter, but it made me chuckle)
And then, heartbreakingly beautiful music comes in as A Factory Worker (Chaplin) and A Gamin (Paulette Goddard) walk away into the dusk… And I shed an enormous tear…
Yes, I want to smile more this year
Okay, so my family doesn’t look like this, but we have lots of fun together and accept each other for who we are
Yes, I must must MUST go to the dentist this year…and not looking forward to it, to say the least!
Actually, I love fine music (and not-so-fine music too), but I want to see and hear more of it this year…
Nothing wrong with being on time, right, except it might shock all of my friends
Love, love, LOVE to travel… so need to start putting on my thinking cap, where to go, where to go…
I count myself extremely lucky because I had a mentor for many years who changed my life in more ways than I can count… I learned so much from her… and now, as an Adjunct Professor, I will continue to try to be a good role model and mentor to my own students, and hopefully I will make a difference here and there…
“If I were gonna haunt somebody, this would certainly be the house I’d do it in.” – Richard Long in The House on Haunted Hill
Okay, a little dramatic I know, but you get the idea
Now — at long last — the contest:
We will be giving away a total of EIGHT Classic DVDs this month, winners’ choice of one DVD from the titles listed below!
In order to qualify to win one of these prizes via this contest giveaway, you must complete the below entry task by Saturday, February 4 at 8 PM EST. The sooner you enter, the better chance you have of winning, because we will pick two winners on four different days within the contest period, via random drawings, as listed below… So if you don’t win the first week that you enter, you will still be eligible to win during the following weeks until the contest is over.
- January 14: Two Winners
- January 21: Two Winners
- January 28: Two Winners
- February 4: Two Winners
We will announce each week’s winner on Twitter @ClassicMovieHub (or this blog, depending how you entered), the day after each winner is picked at 8PM EST — for example, we will announce our first week’s winner on Sunday January 15 at 8PM EST.
Here are the titles up for grabs:
- Singin’ in the Rain starring Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds and Donald O’Connor
- Treasure of the Sierra Madre starring Humphrey Bogart and Walter Huston
- An American in Paris: starring Gene Kelly and Leslie Caron
- Gentlemen Prefer Blondes: starring Marilyn Monroe and Jane Russell
- Sabrina: starring Audrey Hepburn, Humphrey Bogart and William Holden
- Penny Serenade: starring Cary Grant and Irene Dunne
- The Adventures of Robin Hood: starring Errol Flynn and Olivia de Havilland
Continental US and Canada resident entries only.
ENTRY TASK (2-parts) to be completed by Saturday,February 4 at 8PM EST — BUT remember, the sooner you enter, the more chances you have to win…
1) Answer the below question via the comment section at the bottom of this blog post
2) Then TWEET (not DM) the following message:
Just entered to win the CMH New Year’s Resolution Classic Movie #DVDGiveaway courtesy of @ClassicMovieHub
New Year’s Resolution: Name three classic movies that you’ve never seen before — that you pledge to watch this year.
*If you do not have a Twitter account, you can still enter the contest by simply answering the above question via the comment section at the bottom of this blog — BUT PLEASE ENSURE THAT YOU ADD THIS VERBIAGE TO YOUR ANSWER: I do not have a Twitter account, so I am posting here to enter but cannot tweet the message.
–Annmarie Gatti for Classic Movie Hub