Friday, December 10, 2010

Pink Saturday/ Favorite Christmas Movie

Hello, Dear Ones and welcome to Pink Saturday which is hosted by Our Most Dear Pink Beverly at How Sweet Sound! Beverly has suggested we share our favorite Christmas movie this week.

Well, there are so many I love, but Meet Me In St. Louis is my favorite. I know some folks think this may not be a Christmas movie but to me it is and I'll share about that reason later on.

The movie's star is Judy Garland.
I love Judy Garland and COULD SHE SING!
And she does some singing in this movie too.

The movie is about a well to do family living in a lovely Victorian home in a growing town.
There are four beautiful daughters in the family and this movie is filled
with the trials and tribulations of a tight-knit family.
The family is so excited as they are awaiting the arrival of the 1904 World's Fair.

The rooms are gorgeous, the costumes are amazing,
there's singing and dancing and
the family loves each other
and it will warm your heart.
The two oldest daughters are looking for love.

Have you all heard The Trolley Song?
- clang, clang, clang went the trolley,
ding, ding, ding went the bell
zing, zing, zing went my heartstrings
from the moment I saw him I fell ~

Esther, played by Judy Garland, is in love with the boy next door
and he doesn't know she exists.
How many songs have been written about this? :)
Here she's singing her little sadness of heart, pining away for that boy.
Wasn't she pretty?

Well, Esther got the guy and so did her sister!!
But when these sisters got their Mr. Rights,
Daddy announced he's accepted a promotion
and they'll be moving to New York!
This happens at Christmas time.

Their lovely home in the snow.

The joy of the season was just crushed in the hearts of the children
because they did not want to leave their home and their soon to be husbands.

Do you remember Margaret O'Brien, the child actress? Oh, I loved her too.
She was so animated and had the cutest little whispery voice.
Here Esther came home and found little sis Tootie ( Margaret )
crying because she was afraid Santa Claus won't be able to find them in New York.
So Esther takes her little sister in her arms trying to comfort her and sings
Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
and I cry every time I hear it.

... from the web...then Tootie runs in her nightgown from the house - and hysterically and maniacally decapitates the Christmas snowmen. She bludgeons and destroys them because they cannot go to New York with the family: "Nobody's going to have them. Not everybody's going to New York. I'd rather kill them if we can't take them with us." Esther vainly attempts to comfort her utterly despairing sister by kneeling and embracing her.

Now I'll share with you why this little movie touches my heart the way it does.
On two occasions in our live with our family,
we've had to move right before Christmas time because of a promotion for Mr. Precious.
My children went through the same whys, tears and don't want to goes
and we don't understand just like in the movie.
We did move those two times and our lives were all the better because of it.
But when we're children sometimes we think
our lives will be over if we leave our most familiar surroundings.

Dear Ones, when I was 13, my Daddy decided we'd leave Alabama and move to Texas to a better job for himself and my Mother wouldn't have to work outside the home any more.
I must tell you my tiny life was crushed and I cried all the way to Texas! I knew I'd never have friends again. I was scared and I know now that I was making it very hard for my parents.
End of the story ~ my life was forever changed! And for the better! I loved Texas! I made lots and lots of new friends. Hey, they liked my accent! :) I got a new doggie! Found a new church and met my first boyfriend! (it wasn't Mr. Precious, so don't tell him)

So my tiny heart strings are attached to this syrupy sweet musical.
I hope if you've never seen it and it comes on TV one night, you'll watch it.

Please go on over now and visit our Dear Pink Beverly for more favorite Christmas movies.

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song~

Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
(I'm crying now) :(

Have yourself a merry little Christmas,
Let your heart be light
From now on,
our troubles will be out of sight

Have yourself a merry little Christmas,
Make the Yule-tide gay,
From now on,
our troubles will be miles away.

Here we are as in olden days,
Happy golden days of yore.
Faithful friends who are dear to us
Gather near to us once more.

Through the years
We all will be together,
If the Fates allow
Hang a shining star upon the highest bough.
And have yourself A merry little Christmas now.
~ sung by Judy Garland