[bct] Re: movies and other things

  • From: "Joni Colver" <joni.colver@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 28 Nov 2005 18:41:39 -0600

Mary I am not familiar with the Truman Capote Christmas book you mentioned 
so will have to check that out at bookshare.

I love A Christmas Carol starring George C. Scott.  Christmas isn't my 
favorite time of the year and sometimes I get a little too much of a bah 
humbug attitude, but, this movie never fails to touch my heart.

I also love the movie The House Without A Christmas Tree.  It is such a 
sweet story.

I must also admit to liking Christmas Vacation with Chevy Chase.  It is a 
silly movie but it always makes me laugh.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Mary Emerson" <maryemerson@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Monday, November 28, 2005 5:55 PM
Subject: [bct] Re: movies and other things

Hi group,

What's your favorite Christmas movie or movies? It would be so much fun to 
find out which ones you like, whether classics or modern. My choices are:

(not necessarily by preference)
A Christmas Story, about a boy growing up in the 1940s in the midwest who 
wants an air rifle for Christmas and goes through all the traditional 
holiday stuff we can all identify with.

The Santa Clause, because it brings out the kid in me every year.
I have Santa Clause number two, but it doesn't seem to measure up to the 
first one.

all the Peanuts holiday movies; I grew up with them and despite the obvious 
flaws when the kids couldn't get their lines right, they just bring back 
some great memories, even the great pumpkin!

I bought some Christmas books from Seedlings Braille Books for Children and 
love those; just ordered The Nutcracker and can't wait to read the fairy 
tale described in the music. A couple years ago I uploaded Truman Capote's A 
Christmas Memory, One Christmas and The Thanksgiving Visitor up to 
Bookshare; I got them in one hard cover book and scanned them in and proof 
read them to get the errors corrected. That's one of my very favorites. I 
didn't much care for other stuff he wrote, though.

I do love Dickens's Christmas stories; he wrote others besides A Christmas 
Carol, and they are quite good.

What's your vote?


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