Classic Movies New Year’s Resolution: DVD Contest Giveaway!

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…

Christmas in Connecticut: Flip Flop the Flapjacks“Watch now. I show you how to flip-flop the flop-flips.” – S.Z. Sakall in Christmas in Connecticut

If only it were that easy!


Vitameatavegamin Girl, I Love Lucy

“Hello friends. I’m your Vitameatavegamin Girl. Are you tired, run-down, listless? Do you poop-out at parties?” – Lucy  🙂

I hear you Lucy!


Arsenic and Old Lace wine

“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)


Buck Up Smile though your heart is breaking, Charlie Chaplin Modern Times“Buck up – never say die. We’ll get along.” – Charlie Chapin in Modern Times

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 🙂


The Munsters, spend more time with family“Oh, Marilyn… the circles under your eyes. How lovely you look today.” -Yvonne De Carlo in The Munsters

Okay, so my family doesn’t look like this, but we have lots of fun together and accept each other for who we are 🙂


The Marx Brothers Cabin SceneHonestly, I’m not sure which film this is from, but it beat out the ‘excruciatingly painful’ image of Sir Laurence Olivier in Marathon Man which makes me cringe just thinking about it!

Yes, I must must MUST go to the dentist this year…and not looking forward to it, to say the least!


The Honeymooners on roller skates“And I’m gonna learn all the expressions, too, like ‘Bo-do-dee-oh-do’, ’23 skidoo’, and ‘I’ll kiss you later, I’m eating a potato’…” -Jackie Gleason in The Honeymooners

Yes, I want to recapture the fun I had as a youth… nothing wrong with that, right 🙂


Bugs Bunny What's Opera Doc“Oh Bwoon Hilda, you’re so wovely.” – Elmer Fudd

Actually, I love fine music (and not-so-fine music too), but I want to see and hear more of it this year…


White Rabbit from Alice in Wonderland“I’m late, I’m late, for a very important date. No time to say ‘Hello, Goodbye. I’m late, I’m late, I’m late.” – The White Rabbit in Alice in Wonderland

Nothing wrong with being on time, right, except it might shock all of my friends 🙂


Road Movies Hope and Crosby“He’s gonna sing, folks. Now’s the time to go out and get the popcorn.” -Bob Hope in Road to Bali

Love, love, LOVE to travel… so need to start putting on my thinking cap, where to go, where to go…


To Sir, With Love Starring Sidney Poitier © Columbia Tri - Star“But how do you thank someone, who has taken you from crayons to perfume?” – Lulu (singing To Sir, with Love)

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…


The House on Haunted Hills skeleton

“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.

Good Luck!


–Annmarie Gatti for Classic Movie Hub



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53 Responses to Classic Movies New Year’s Resolution: DVD Contest Giveaway!

  1. Chris Teel says:

    #1: Murder My Sweet with Dick Powell. Listened to him a lot on radio shows, never seen one of his films;
    #2: High Sierra. Huge Bogart fan, can’t believe I haven’t made the effort;
    #3: The Third Man. My son got to see it on a big screen in San Diego and loved it, he wouldn’t steer me wrong;
    Do I have to stop at 3?

  2. Mark PAGAN says:

    (quickly peruses local library DVD collection for available titles)
    Modern Times
    Belle de Jour
    Jules et Jim

  3. Shelia says:

    Well the first choice is easy since I was lucky enough to win tickets, so:
    Singing in the Rain
    Arsenic and Old Lace, believe it or not
    and Lawrence of Arabia, for good measure

    I do not have a Twitter account, so I am posting here to enter but cannot tweet the message.

  4. James Herington says:

    I do not have a Twitter account, so I am posting here to enter but cannot tweet the message.
    My three classic movies that I hope to see this year are:
    1) Tobacco Road
    2) Christmas Story
    3) The Lodger

  5. Daniel says:

    Three classic movies I intend to see this year (that I have not seen before) are Singin in the Rain, Some Like it Hot, and The Graduate. Of course, this New Year’s resolution has been made easy to keep thanks to TCM and Fathom Events.

    -I do not have a Twitter account, so I am posting here to enter but cannot tweet the message.

  6. Vickie Gleason says:

    My 3 resolution movies are
    Citizen Kane
    Treasure of the Sierra Madre
    The Philadelphia Story

  7. JShack says:

    Top 3 to watch this year;
    The Graduate O

  8. Garrett Solomon says:

    1. Anything by Preston Sturges
    2. Anything by Frank Capra that isn’t “It’s a Wonderful Life”
    3. Double Indemnity

    • Annmarie Gatti says:

      All good choices. Never ceases to amaze me as to what a crumb MacMurray plays in Double Indemnity… Hard to believe, since he’s such a great dad on My Three Sons 🙂

  9. Liliana Radwanski says:

    this year I promised myself, I’d watch these 3 films that, I have never seen.
    1. Lady in the Lake
    2. Midnight Lace
    3.Elmer Gantry

  10. Emily Graziano says:

    Hi Ann Marie! Three Classic Films I promise to watch this year are:
    1- Move over Darling (Ive seen My Favorite Wife and I like Doris and James Garner together!)

    2- The Cowboys- I have this in my collection- haven’t seen it yet- but I should!

    and 3 is A star is born 1954- One of Judy’s best but all I have seen is her Man that got away number

    Hopefully I’ll be able to see more than these, but I’ll start off with them!!

  11. Connie Hsu says:

    The three classic movies that I want to watch in 2017 for the first time are:
    1. Doctor Zhivago (1965)
    2. The Red Shoes (1948)
    3. Night of the Hunter (1955)

  12. Christina Sharpe says:

    The three classic movies I absolutely pledge to watch this year are: The Red Shoes, The Magnificent Ambersons, and Red Dust. I know I will watch them all this year.

  13. Laura A. says:

    My three movies are Mildred Pierce, Double Indemnity, and The Letter.

  14. maria says:

    Gone With The Wind
    Some Like It Hot

  15. Frances Ryl says:

    Movies that I resolve to see:

    Midnight Lace
    Mr. Skeffington

  16. Brandy says:

    Singin’ in the Rain

  17. Kristy Dalton says:

    Seven Samurai
    Stalag 17
    Days of Wine and Roses

  18. bill norris says:

    I havent seen Sabrina or An american in Paris and I’d like to see Some of the Abbott and Costello movies.

  19. Joan O'Malley says:

    The Maltese Falcon, The Little Foxes and Citizen Kane

  20. Emmalee Wisecarver says:

    Sabrina, The Outlaw, and The Thin Man.

  21. Täara Stewart says:

    Shop Around the Corner (yay, DVR).
    It’s Always Fair Weather
    Singing in the Rain

  22. Helene Marashian says:

    Sullivan’s Travels
    Bringing Up Baby
    Nothing Sacred

    I do not have a Twitter account, so I am posting here to enter but cannot tweet the message

  23. David Hollingsworth says:

    Since I love foreign language films, I think these are the three I want to see:

    Andrei Rublev
    The Battle of Algiers
    In the Mood for Love

  24. Liza yee says:

    Three classic movies that I intend to watch are: Sabrina, An American in Paris, and An Affair to Remember. Thank you!

  25. Sara Stewart says:

    Oh my goodness…so many choices.
    The Affairs of Annabelle
    The Noose Hangs High
    Winter Meeting

  26. Amarillys Romero says:

    Three classic movies that i intend to watch this year are:
    Kitty Foyle
    For Me and My Gal &
    The Red Shoes

  27. Carolina Deras says:

    I pledge to watch these three movies this year:

    1. Breakfast at Tiffany’s
    2. Singin’ in the Rain
    3. A Star is Born (1954)

  28. tracy says:

    1: casablanca. i promise to watch it!
    2: singing in the rain
    3: mrs miniver

  29. 1. The Quiet Duel (Kurosawa)
    2. Drums along the Mohawk (Ford)
    3. Day for Night (Truffaut)

  30. Adam VanHandel says:

    My three goals for this year:

    Gone With the Wind
    The Graduate
    Sunset Blvd.

    I do not have a Twitter account, so I am posting here to enter but cannot tweet the message.

  31. Jaclyn Chirinos says:

    The three classic movies that I want to watch in 2017 for the first time are:
    1. Casablanca
    2. Singin’ in the Rain
    3. The Music Man

  32. blixy scrumpfer says:

    I’ve seen many of the movies mentioned above and I know the viewers will enjoy fulfilling their resolutions! As for mine:
    1- The Wages of Fear
    2- 1984
    3- Fahrenheit 451

    • Annmarie Gatti says:

      Hi, I can’t seem to find your tweet. Could you please confirm that you tweeted, or comment back here that you don’t have a twitter account. Thanks!

  33. Hi, Annmarie —

    Here’re mine:

    1. The Vikings
    2. Arsenic and Old Lace
    3. Black Narcissus


    • Annmarie Gatti says:

      Hi Karen, Just going through all the entries for tomorrow’s drawing, and I can’t seem to find your tweet. Could you please confirm that you tweeted and/or tweet again so I can find it? Thanks so much 🙂

  34. 1. Chinatown
    2. Casablanca
    3. Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

  35. Kelly Oconnor says:

    Singing in the Rain
    Gone with the Wind
    African Queen

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