EVERY TIME A BELL RINGS YOU’LL SHOOT YOUR EYE OUT

cma-20-dayssnowflake-gray-lineGrowing up there were two Christmas movies we watched every year.
One was ‘White Christmas’ to which every song and dance number was memorized and acted out in the middle of our living room at least once every Christmas season.
cma-white-christmassnowflake-gray-lineThe other movie we always watched was ‘It’s A Wonderful Life.’ This became my most favorite Christmas movie of all time. I can’t remember a year of my life when I haven’t watched it at least once. In fact, I will watch it as many times as it comes on tv!
I should probably purchase the DVD.
cma-wonderful-lifeThis is such a feel good, cheer for the underdog, warm n’ fuzzy kinda’ movie. I just love everything about it and no matter how many times I watch it I always, always find myself saying out loud with Zuzu (George Bailey’s little girl),
“Every time a bell rings an angel gets his wings.”
Side Note – This is the first movie that got me really thinking about life. How just one person missing from your life, whether it’s you or someone else, would make such a huge difference.
Think about it for a moment. Take yourself out of the equation of all things that you know to be your life. How would life be different for those around you? How many of those around you now would even be here?
Interesting, huh?
snowflake-gray-lineMy second favorite Christmas movie came along in 1983, the year my oldest was born. Yikes!
‘A Christmas Story.’
cma-christmas-storyThis movie just brings back great memories of big, puffy snowsuits and being bundled up so tight you can only move in a robotic state. There was definitely no running and God help you if you fell down. You’d lay there like a turtle on it’s back waiting for a friend or sibling to take mercy on you and help you up! Not even kidding.
And the whole touching your tongue to a flag pole? Nope. Not this Michigan girl. You learn early on not to fall for that triple dog dare.

Side Note – I would totally own one of these lamps and display it proudly in the middle of the living room window WITH the matching stocking close by.
You can see the stocking here.
FRA-GEE-LEE!!!
snowflake-gray-lineHappy Monday!
Go me, I got a post done early in the morning! Woo hoo!
My Monday is all about spending the day shopping with my boy. Always a great way to spend a day.

We still have no snow. We may, in fact, have a green Christmas down here in the valley. It just seems to fluctuate between too cold to snow and too warm to snow. It’s a little crazy.

What’s on tap for your Monday? Shopping? Snowstorms?? Or just snuggling in??
Here’s to a great week ahead!
snowflake-gray-lineMimi’s quote for the day –
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16 thoughts on “EVERY TIME A BELL RINGS YOU’LL SHOOT YOUR EYE OUT

    1. Hahaha. That’s great! Great minds think alike, eh? But you had the backstory of A Christmas Story and that is super cool. I can’t believe that man went to his grave thinking he accomplished nothing. Did he die before it became hugely successful?? Poor him.. A Christmas classic and one I enjoy every year. I didn’t know about the copyright laws either. Interesting..

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  1. I really liked White Christmas – in fact I had a crush on Danny Kay, way back when. We generally see “It’s a Wonderful Life” at one time or other during the holiday season.
    No snow yet, just cold, cloudy, and damp.
    My big outing will be to the doctor’s office tomorrow. Whoopee.

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    1. I loved Danny Kay too, SJ! And supposedly he was a very kind and generous man in his private life. He was always one of my faves. Bing Crosby, aside from his singing, not so much. He seemed like a real stick in the mud. Bleh. – We’ve got the same weather. Super cold. Ugh and rainy.. Good luck at the drs. tomorrow!

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  2. Love your quote of the day.

    We never have a white Christmas here. I’m good with that. We don’t have much of a winter either. A couple of cold months and then things head toward spring.

    I don’t watch Christmas movies anymore. Okay. we rarely watch any movies.

    Today is my dental appointment. X-rays, cleaning and oh the joy. Not my favorite thing to do, but it has to be done.

    Have a fabulous day shopping. ☺

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    1. Boo for dental appts. but you’re right. They have to be done and sometimes they’re less painful than shopping. – When would you have time to watch movies, Sandee? 🙂 You guys do so many other fabulous things.. I suspect it’s Christmas nearly every day for you too (minus the normal, uncontrollable, life stuff) and that makes me smile. Squeezing every minute out of this life is what it’s all about.

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  3. Love a Christmas Story. I like Wonderful Life but I don’t watch it every year. My absolute #1 fave is ‘A Child’s Christmas in Wales’ which is so magical. And I don’t like musicals but I do enjoy ‘Scrooge’. These holiday movies and shows all make me cry my eyes out at the end though. Never fails.

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    1. I’ve never seen ‘A Child’s Christmas In Wales.’ I’ll have to find that! The only ‘Scrooge’ I like is the old one with George C. Scott as Scrooge. – The Hallmark Christmas movies are *sometimes* good enough for me to cry but most of the new Christmas movies are so hokey I have them figured out within the first 5 minutes and then it’s boring.

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