Monday morning and the sledge is out by 8am, school uniform on, panda hat firmly in place and outside like a shot , no not me, Idgy!
This weekend I really started to feel Christmassy and dug out the festive films. I know, it’s got to be done every year.
So far I have managed to watch Love Actually, The Holiday and of course yesterday when the amazingly marvelous snow started to fall, well I watched White Christmas, what could be better!
This is my ultimate all-time Christmas favourite. How many times have I seen this movie? Oh I don’t think I could count them. I have watched it every year since I was a little girl. First on television, eagerly scanning the TV Times Christmas Special to see which channel it was popping up on this year. My friend Pauline and I doing the ‘Sisters’ song and dance routine and always, always wishing for all that snow and oh the glamour and romance. And that tiny little waist of the young blond girl Vera Ellan. Though I have to say I always yearned to be Rosemary Clooney and wear that fabulous black velvet evening gown.
What joy when it came out on video and being able to watch it any time I liked. Oh the bliss, I remember taking it with me to Portugal when I worked there at Christmas time many years ago. We all got together to watch it with popcorn, snacks and mucho vino. We all laughed, sang along and cried at the end.
My video was worn out long ago. I moved on to DVDs and good old White Christmas still comes out every year.
The snow started to fall at lunch time yesterday. Small flakes, tentative at first, then swirls and masses. That wild vortex like spinning of snow that has determined to stay.
So it was mugs of steaming tomato soup (just has to be Heinz of course) and curl up by the fire with those festive films. “Oh no, not White Christmas again” groaned Idgy, but she still knew all the words to the songs and her voice drifted in from the kitchen ‘Snow, snow, snow, snow, snow! It won’t be long before we’re there with snow, ooooh…………
So here we are this morning. She was so hoping for a Snow Day, the bus not getting here and trapped with her sledge. Alas five minutes ago it rumbled up the hill. My panda hatted daughter parked her sledge and grabbed her school bag and headed off to town where there will be a lot less snow and a lot less fun.
Guess who’ll be playing hooky and out with her camera today!
What is your favourite Christmas movie and why?