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Just a little bit brighter


IMG_4573How can we cope with the news during the holidays? Somehow, all of the sad, dangerous, bitter, and mean-spirited things that get reported day in and day out seem to resonate a little more deeply at this time of year. Over on Facebook, a friend mentioned how movies can take us out of ourselves and remind us that love is still, actually, all around. Great reminder. At her suggestion, I sat down last night and watched Love Actually, which is one of my two favorite movies to watch at Christmas. It’s still funny, warm, and sweet — and it’s currently streaming on Netflix, too.

My list of favorite “Christmas movies” is short. But I can think of a few other DVD’s that might brighten your day or mine.

My Other Favorite Movie to Watch at Christmas

My Favorite DVD to Watch at Christmas That Isn’t a Movie

 A Few Movies Guaranteed to Make Me Laugh Out Loud No Matter How Often I See Them

A Couple More Feel Good Movies

This is a short and pretty idiosyncratic selection, but maybe one of these suggestions will make you smile or comfort you this season. Remember, it’s better to light a candle than curse the darkness. I’d love to hear what you like to watch over the holidays!


2 thoughts on “Just a little bit brighter

  1. I recently went to a (gasp) bookstore and purchased a hard bound copy of Dickens “A Christmas Carol”. When I tire of the news, whiney FB memes, the newspaper, I light a fire and have Marco jump in my lap and I read this Dickens holiday classic. As to films, I like em all but “White Christmas” still makes me tear up at the end.

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  2. I love the movie “It’s Kind Of A Funny Story.” A Brooklyn teenager is treated at a mental hospital for a week. His fellow patients save him and he saves them. The movie makes clear what is valuable in life.

    I also like the George C. Scott version of A Christmas Carol, especially when the Ghost of Christmas Present reminds Scrooge of what his obligations are.

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