As posted at RevGalBlogPals, by your friendly neighborhood ‘bird:
For this mid-December Friday Five, let’s explore some Yuletide favorites.
1) It’s a Wonderful Life–Is it? Do you remember seeing it for the first time?
I love, love, love this movie. I never saw it until I was in my thirties. I had heard of it, but my first complete viewing was probably Thanksgiving of 1998, when it came on TV right after the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. I found it gorgeously beautiful, and I still do. George tries so hard to do the right things, and he ends up in all sorts of heartache; his despair mirrors mine at one time. I am grateful for its message of hope, for Clarence and Bert and Ernie, for Zuzu’s petals and the bells that ring on the Christmas tree.
Now, that’s a silly question (even though I asked it). Old, of course. And please don’t serve it up colorized.
3) Do you have a favorite incarnation of Mr. Scrooge?
I wish you could all see the actor who played the role here at City By the Sea Stage Company for a few years in the late ’90’s. But on recorded media, I would have to say I really enjoyed Scrooge McDuck’s performance in Mickey’s Christmas Carol.
For a really special Bob Cratchit, thought, you need to see the Muppets Christmas Carol. Who better to play that role than Kermit the Frog?
4) Why should it be a problem for an elf to be a dentist? I’ve been watching Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer for years now, and I still don’t get it.
I think it’s a mixture of dentist-phobia and homophobia on the part of the Head Elf.
5) Who’s the scariest character in Christmas specials/movies?
- The Bumble
- The Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come, Muppet Version
- That Mean Magician Who Tries to Melt Frosty
- Your Nomination
I’m going with the Ghost. That gaping hole and the big hand make me shudder.