Category Archives: Movies and TV Shows

🎄 Cool Yule Watch Party: Bridget Jones’ Diary 🎄

Merry Fourth Day of Christmas and Happy Almost New Year! Today is Still Need to Do Day — so, it’s a perfect day to wrap up your New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day celebration plans (even if you are remaining safer at home). What are you going to wear on New Year’s Eve?

But first, a break for a classic holiday movie! Break out those Christmas jammies! Let’s get comfy with Bridget Jones!

We’re watching the 2001 movie, Bridget Jones’ Diary, starring Renee Zellweger, Hugh Grant and Colin Firth. If you haven’t seen it, I know you will enjoy it and if you have seen it, you’ll probably appreciate reliving her unforgettable Christmas and New Year’s Eve cinematic moments. If you want to watch it with me, I’ll be watching this at 8 p.m. As of this writing, it is free to watch on YouTube.

🎄Cool Yule Watch Party: Last Holiday🎄

The movie today is a comedy featuring Queen Latifah, LL Cool J and the initimable Gerard Depardieu. It’s a warm, funny movie that explores what we would do if we knew our time on this earth was limited. You can rent this movie on YouTube. I hope it inspires you to live fully and joyfully in the New Year! Enjoy!

 

🎄Cool Watch Party: About a Boy 🎄

In another installment of Christmas movies that aren’t Christmas movie, I bring you About a Boy (2002), the Nick Hornby adaptation starring Hugh Grant and Toni Collette. Trigger alert: themes about human flaws, bullying, depression and suicide appear in this movie. Because the holidays for most us just aren’t like the ones in Hallmark movies. It’s free to watch on Peacock TV. 

 

🎄Cool Yule Watch Party: Serendipity🎄

What if you were Christmas shopping in New York and you met the love of your life? It could happen. Let’s watch this 2001 movie starring Jon Cusack and Kate Beckinsale. If you haven’t seen it, I know you will enjoy it. If you want to watch it with me, I’ll be watching this at 8 p.m. Free to watch on YouTube for a limited time. You can also watch it on Amazon Prime Video.

Cool Yule Watch Party: While You Were Sleeping

Let’s watch this 1995 movie starring Sandra Bullock and Bill Pullman. If you haven’t seen it, I know you will enjoy it. You can rent it on YouTube or Amazon Prime Video. Here is the preview.

Cool Yule Watch Party: 🎄Miracle on 34th Street 🎄

 

Twas the night before Thanksgiving

And all through the house

We all were so grateful

To put our feet up  for a bit.

Gee, that didn’t rhyme at all, did it? But, the sentiment is right! This evening, put your feet up and relax a little and watch a movie that takes place on Thanksgiving! On the menu tonight is Miracle on 34th Street. Not the old classic, the remake. The 90s one. The lighting, colors and cinematograpy are beautiful in this 1994 remake. I think you’ll love it!

I have picked a mainstream movie for each Wednesday of the Christmas season. Maybe some of these movies aren’t always the first ones you think of as Christmas movies, but they pack in plenty of Christmas atmosphere.

November 24 – Miracle on 34th Street (1994)  Elizabeth Perkins, Dylan McDermott. 

December 1 – While You Were Sleeping (1995) Sandra Bullock, Bill Pullman

December 8 – Serendipity (2001) Kate Beckinsale, Jon Cusack

December 15 – About a Boy (2002) Toni Colette, Hugh Grant

December 22  – Last Hoiday (2006) Queen Latifah, LL Cool J

December 29 – Bridget Jones’ Diary (2001) Renee Zelwegger, Colin Firth

Andy Williams Christmas Special 1966

I think you will enjoy this 54 year old Christmas special. It features Andy Williams, his family and his French singer wife. Here is a tip: fast forward through the Osmonds’ fever-dream medley involving Rockette-like soldiers and a peppermint factory. That was the low light of the show. But the rest of it was pretty good! Some classic Christmas songs and an adorable segment where he played with his children near the end of the program.

Toon Tuesday! Rocky and Bullwinkle – The Fright Before Christmas

How did I get to be this old and not know that my favorite moose (well, next to Mr. Moose, of course) had saved the world and Santa Claus? But he sure did and lucky for us, it happens to be Toon Tuesday. Enjoy!

Watch Party: A Christmas Movie Christmas

Do you love romantic Christmas movies? So do I! I thought I would pick out a free-to-watch Christmas rom-com for each Friday night in December. If you like, please join me before the movie on Zoom to say hi (7:30 p.m.)

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Toon Tuesday! Frosty the Snowman

Brrrr! It certainly is feeling frosty today! So, let’s check out an old favorite animated special for Toon Tuesday, Frosty the Snowman. Enjoy!