Friday, December 24, 2010

Cinema Betty

Roses For Christmas revolves around a very sick little boy. Boy, that was easier than falling off a log:
A Christmas Carol (1984)
Henry is a very Tiny Tim sort of character and Baroness Oss van Oss could easily pass for Scrooge's (Fulk's) wretched vision of Christmas future...
I really don't mind Scrooged one little bit either and The Princess Bride also almost made the cut when I found a picture of supposedly-ill Fred Savage being read to by Peter Falk with a Santa Claus craft hanging on the wall behind him. (But even I couldn't torture logic that much...)

I'm not going even try to tie in A Christmas Romance in with my next pick. It's simply my favorite Christmas movie ever:
We're No Angels (1955)

We always watch it after Thanksgiving and shush (and hang by their toes in the dungeons) anyone who tries to talk over the Peter Ustinov bits. I suppose, as an anemic tie-in, it does have a Christmas romance (or two).

1 comment:

  1. Betty Barbara here--
    Christmas Carol is one of my favorite stories and I have enjoyed almost all of the versions. But my two favorites are the early 1950's one with Alistair Sim as Scrooge, for the straight telling of the story, and "The Muppet Christmas Carol" for the fun re-telling. Watching Michael Caine interact with Kermit is too cool!
    The George C Scott version you feature was good-because with Scott, it couldn't not be-it is tied, in my mind, with the 1938(?)version with Gene Lockhart as Scrooge.
    Must get my hands on "We're No Angels" soonest! Thanks for the reminder.