14th December – A Rose Tinted Advent Calendar

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Here we are again, now at the 14th of December, and the second Friday in Advent. Have you another party night possibly on the cards? Do read my post about Staying Safe when out over the party season and How to prevent or cure a hangover.

14th of December

14th of December

 

The Advent Bag

The Advent Bag contains a disco ball bauble today in honour of it being Friday!

14th of December - advent bag

Where is the Elf Hiding?

Behind the angel in our living room, as she has heard about the topic of today’s blog. She doesn’t want to see anything that is not suitable for her eyes!

14th of December - elf

Top 5 Christmas Films that aren’t for Children

My Top Christmas Movies that are Not For Children - 14th of December

My Post on the 3rd of December had my 5 favourite films that are child friendly. But Christmas is not just for cute films. In fact some of my favourite Christmas films are not for my 3 year old.

My other half and I have already argued over this list. He insists “Where Eagles Dare” is a Christmas Movie…

But here are my top 5. In fact, one of them isn’t really a favourite. I just feel a bit obliged to put it in.

5. Gremlins

A lovely tale. Billy, a young chap whose father brings him home a lovely Mogwai called Gizmo for Christmas. But there are very strict rules for keeping a Mogwai. The rules start to get broken… and Gremlins are loose!

4. Love Actually

I don’t actually like this film. There, I’ve said it.  But it is set at Christmas and it is so popular that I feel it has to be featured…

The only good bit of the film is the amazing acting from Alan Rickman and Emma Thompson, who give heartbreaking performances.

There is a creepy stalker best friend, some porn stars being er.. porn stars and Hugh Grant being Hugh Grant since the 90s began. This scene is vaguely funny. Can you tell I’m not a fan?

3. It’s A Wonderful Life

Christmas is not Christmas without an old Black and White film. It is official. This film is about a man called George Bailey, who contemplates suicide but is shown how life would be without him. A proper classic heartwarming tale, with a wonderful performance by James Stewart.

2. Scrooged

This is an 80s reworking of the Dickens Classic starring one of my favourite actors, Bill Murray. Funny and irreverent as always Bill Murray plays a TV executive who cares for nothing but money until the ghosts of Christmas teach him the meaning of the festive period. As I said in my post yesterday, the Alastair Sim version of A Christmas Carol will always be my favourite classic retelling. But this is pure 1980s. Genius.

1. Die Hard

Is it a Christmas Film? Even Bruce Willis says not. The debate rages. But it is set at Christmas, and features Christmas music – even in the trailer. So it is a Christmas film in my book. Welcome to the Party Pal!

Now, I realise that there are probably lots that I have missed that in your top 5. Tell me what I’ve missed and why I’m wrong.

Music of the Day

Todays Music of the Day is Carol of the Bells – this version is from Home Alone.

Have a brilliant Friday. See you tomorrow for more advent shenanigans.

Enjoyed this? Why not read my other Advent posts?

 

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11 Replies to “14th December – A Rose Tinted Advent Calendar”

    1. Jo Boyne says:

      There are films that just remind us of Christmas, even though they are not Christmassy. The Wizard of Oz does that for me, but can’t be on this list as it just isn’t about Christmas!

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    1. Jo Boyne says:

      I seem to remember a lot of Gizmo toys being around at the time.

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    1. Jo Boyne says:

      I will admit got never having seen Bad Santa at this point. Bad Me!

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  1. Stephanie 139a says:

    I’m a Love Actually fan – and like Pretty Woman, could watch it at any time of the year (and frequently do!) Pinned this list for inspiration next yuletide (eek!) Thanks for sharing with #PoCoLo

    Reply

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