Friday, December 17, 2010

Memory Lane Friday - A Favorite Holiday Movie

This week's Memory Lane Friday theme is "A Favorite Holiday Movie."

Okay, so I don't remember having a specific holiday movie I absolutely had to see every year when I was younger. Sure, my brothers enjoyed A Christmas Story most years, and I'd watch it with them, once in a blue moon.

But as far as my favorite holiday movie goes? Hmmm. I would have to say my favorite one in recent years has become Miracle on 34th Street, the 1994 version starring Richard Attenborough as Santa, Elizabeth Perkins, Dylan McDermott, and Mara Wilson as Susan.

Now I've only seen bits and pieces of the 1947 one. Maybe I should put it on my Netflix queue. But the 1994 version? I've seen it all the way through, at least once, and then I'll occasionally catch bits of it now and then, when it's shown on TV.

The reason why this has become my favorite holiday movie? I really like the actress, Mara Wilson, and how she portrays the character, Susan.

And, in general, I really enjoy how the movie "proves" the existence of Santa. It just seems like magic, just the way Santa should be.

Miracle on 34th Street (1994) movie poster


Please come back next week, when the Memory Lane Friday topic is "Holiday Traditions."

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4 comments:

varunner said...

You know what's funny? I've only seen the old black and white - I've never seen the remake!

Home In The Hollow said...

I loved that movie! It always brings tears to my eyes!...:)JP

Angela said...

I was going to say what varunner said! lol I too have only seen the old black and white original version of the movie. For some reason the new versions aren't as good as the old ones to me. I should watch it the next time it comes on tv though just to see if I like it or not.

Merry Christmas!
Angela

Beth Dunn said...

Love that movie, and that version! So cute
xoxo

SC

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