"You're a mean one...."
by Joss Ware
It's that time again! I always love it when December hits and we can dig out the Christmas music without feeling guilty. Harry Connick, Jr., Johnny Mathis, Frank Sinatra, here I come! The house is filled with festivity.
But even more than the music, I love the movies. Those animated classics we used to gather around the TV to watch with popcorn and Coke.
A Charlie Brown Christmas
The Year Without a Santa Claus
and my all-time favorite favorite movie....
How the Grinch Stole Christmas.
I'm talking about the original, with Boris Karloff. Forget the Jim Carrey version. (Ugh.)
I know that it's really near Christmas time when we build a big fire, open a bottle of wine, turn on the tree lights and put in that favorite movie. (The wine is for me and Music Man...not for the kids. Juuuuust to clarify.)
Unlike when I was little, when we had to plan to watch it when the networks showed it, now we can do it on our own time. I think I miss it a little, though, because when we were little, everyone watched the Grinch (or Charlie Brown or the Heat Miser) together...but now, it's random.
My favorite part is when the poor dog Max actually gets a ride on the sleigh. Love that he outsmarts the Grinch...even if it's just for a minute.
What about you? Your favorite animated Christmas movie? Why?
Do you have the Mr. Grinch song in your head yet? ;-)