Movie #9 is… a double feature of… “The Grinch” and “A Charlie Brown Christmas!”
Now I know this isn’t a movie either, but it’s not Christmas without these two timeless, classics. So what I did here is put them as a double feature. I watch them every year and always get that warm feeling at the end, just like the Grinch does. The music, the pacing, the atmosphere… everything about these classics are perfect to get you in that Christmas spirit.
Now, I’m warning you, do not see the movie version of “The Grinch.” It stinks and doesn’t compare to this version which is way shorter and too the point. Also it’s narrated by the infamous Boris Karloff. For the youngsters who don’t know who that is, he was basically the Robert Englund of the 30’s and 40’s. His most famous role was the original “Frankenstein.” His voice is nothing short of perfect for this cartoon version of Dr. Who’s “The Grinch” and he sings the song also. I believe most everyone has heard “The Grinch” song once in their lifetime. It’s a classic that they play the Holiday cheer out of every year.
“A Charlie Brown Christmas” was not a favorite of mine as a child but I have grown to love it over the years. It takes it’s time and has a really weird, slow pacing but the story is so sweet and festive that you have to watch it every year. But the thing that makes “A Charlie Brown Christmas” a holiday classic is the music. The music is original, jazzy and is a perfect fit for the holiday season.
I believe these two classics don’t really need a description. You can catch them on tv throughout the Christmas season and they are sure to conjure up beautiful childhood memories of Christmas’s long, long ago.
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