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Re: Home for Christmas
« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2018, 08:21:36 pm »
Mais oui, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hsTVcbdZCH0 is a personal favorite.
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Re: Home for Christmas
« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2018, 10:25:19 pm »
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Re: Home for Christmas
« Reply #4 on: December 08, 2018, 12:43:54 am »
   The Bells of St. Mary's is a 1945 American drama film
produced and directed by Leo McCarey and starring
Bing Crosby and Ingrid Bergman. Written by Dudley
Nichols based on a story by Leo McCarey, the film is
about a priest and a nun who, despite their good-natured
rivalry, try to save their school from being shut down.
The character of Father O'Malley had been previously
portrayed by Crosby in the 1944 film Going My Way,
for which Crosby had won the Academy Award for Best Actor.
The film was produced by Leo McCarey's production company,
Rainbow Productions.

The Bells of St. Mary's has come to be commonly associated
with the Christmas season, due most likely to the inclusion of
a scene involving a Christmas pageant at the school, a major
plot point involving an unlikely (yet prayed for) gift, and the fact
 that the film was released in December 1945.

A reference to it is made in the 1946 film It's a Wonderful Life,
in which Henry Travers, a co-star of The Bells of St. Mary's, played
the guardian angel.

The film is referenced in The Godfather (1972).
Michael and Kay see it at Radio City Music Hall.
   

Bing Crosby as Father Chuck O'Malley
Ingrid Bergman as Sister Mary Benedict
Henry Travers as Horace P. Bogardus
William Gargan as Joe Gallagher
Ruth Donnelly as Sister Michael
Joan Carroll as Patsy Gallagher

   
Martha Sleeper as Mary Gallagher
Rhys Williams as Dr. McKay
Richard Tyler as Eddie Breen
Una O'Connor as Mrs. Breen
Edward Coch Jr. as Baby Jesus


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Re: Home for Christmas
« Reply #5 on: December 08, 2018, 05:48:36 pm »
   It's a Wonderful Life is a 1946 American Christmas fantasy comedy-drama film
produced and directed by Frank Capra, based on the short story and booklet
The Greatest Gift, which Philip Van Doren Stern wrote in 1939 and published
privately in 1945.

The film stars James Stewart as George Bailey, a man who has given up his dreams
in order to help others, and whose imminent suicide on Christmas Eve brings about
the intervention of his guardian angel, Clarence Odbody (Henry Travers). Clarence
shows George all the lives he has touched, and how different life in his community
of Bedford Falls would be if he had never been born.

Despite initially performing poorly at the box office because of stiff competition at the
time of its release, the film has become regarded as a classic, and is a staple of Christmas
television around the world. The film is considered one of the most loved films in American
cinema, and has become traditional viewing during the Christmas season. Theatrically, the
film's break-even point was $6.3 million, approximately twice the production cost, a figure it
never came close to achieving in its initial release. An appraisal in 2006 reported: "Although
it was not the complete box office failure that today everyone believes ... it was initially a
major disappointment and confirmed, at least to the studios, that Capra was no longer
capable of turning out the populist features that made his films the must-see,
money-making events they once were."

It's a Wonderful Life is now considered one of the greatest films ever made. It was
nominated for five Academy Awards, including Best Picture, and has been recognized
by the American Film Institute as one of the 100 best American films ever made, placing
number 11 on its initial 1998 greatest movie list, number 20 on its revised 2007 greatest
movie list, and placing number one on its list of the most inspirational American films of all
time. Capra revealed that this was his personal favorite among the films he directed, and
that he screened it for his family every Christmas season.
   

Credited cast

James Stewart as George Bailey
Bobby Anderson as Little George Bailey
Donna Reed as Mary Hatch Bailey
Jean Gale as Little Mary Hatch
Henry Travers as Clarence Odbody
Lionel Barrymore as Mr. Henry F. Potter
Thomas Mitchell as Uncle Billy Bailey
Beulah Bondi as Ma Bailey
Frank Faylen as Ernie Bishop, the cab driver
Ward Bond as Bert, the cop
Gloria Grahame as Violet Bick
Jeanine Ann Roose as Little Violet Bick
H. B. Warner as Mr. Emil Gower
Todd Karns as Harry Bailey
George Nokes as Little Harry Bailey
Samuel S. Hinds as father Peter "Pop" Bailey
Lillian Randolph as Annie, maid
Frank Albertson as Sam Wainwright
Ronnie Ralph as Little Sam Wainwright
Virginia Patton as Ruth Dakin Bailey, Harry's wife
Mary Treen as Cousin Tilly, employee
Charles Williams as Cousin Eustace, employee
Sarah Edwards as Mrs. Hatch, Mary's mother
William Edmunds as Mr. Giuseppe Martini
Argentina Brunetti as Mrs. Martini
   
   
Harold Landon as Marty Hatch, Mary's brother (uncredited)
Danny Mummert as Little Marty Hatch
Sheldon Leonard as Nick, the bartender
Frank Hagney as Potter's mute aide
Ray Walker as Joe
Charles Lane as Potter's rent collector
Larry Simms as Pete Bailey
Carol Coomes (AKA Carol Coombs) as Janie Bailey
Jimmy Hawkins as Tommy Bailey
Karolyn Grimes as Zuzu Bailey

Uncredited cast

Charles Halton as Mr. Carter, bank examiner
J. Farrell MacDonald as the man whose great-grandfather planted the tree that George drives into
Harry Holman as Mr. Partridge, High School principal
Carl "Alfalfa" Switzer as Freddie (Mary's annoying high school suitor)
Mark Roberts as Mickey (student with the key to open up pool)
Max Wagner as Cashier/Bouncer at Nick's Bar
Dick Elliott as fat man on porch
Tom Fadden as Bridge Caretaker
Stanley Andrews as Mr. Welch, teacher's husband
Al Bridge as Sheriff with arrest warrant
Ellen Corby as Miss Davis
Marian Carr as Jane Wainwright, Sam's wife
Adriana Caselotti as the singer in Martini's Bar
Joseph Granby as Angel Joseph (voice)
Moroni Olsen as the Senior Angel (voice)
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Re: Home for Christmas
« Reply #6 on: December 13, 2018, 03:36:27 pm »
Thank you for posting some Christmas cheer, even though I do not feel so well, I do like to listen to the Christmas music.

[...]  :smitten:
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Re: Home for Christmas
« Reply #7 on: December 14, 2018, 02:45:17 pm »
Moscow Chamber Choir

Колядки
Carols
   
Novokuznetsk Spiritual Seminary Choir

Дева сына породила
A Virgin Bore a Son
   
Novokuznetsk Spiritual Seminary Choir

Радуйтеся вси Люде
Rejoice All Ye People
   
Novokuznetsk Spiritual Seminary Choir

Нова радість стала
New Joy Has Come
   

Hymn of the Cherubim

Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
   
   
   
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Re: Home for Christmas
« Reply #8 on: December 14, 2018, 05:08:18 pm »
   Santa Claus (sometimes known as Santa Claus vs. the Devil)
is a 1959 Mexican fantasy film directed by Rene Cardona and
co-written with Adolfo Torres Portillo. In the film, Santa works
in outer space and does battle with a demon sent to Earth by
Lucifer to ruin Christmas by killing Santa and "making all the
children of the Earth do evil."

A dubbed and slightly edited English language version was
produced for U.S. release in 1960 under the direction of Ken
Smith. It was lampooned on an episode of
Mystery Science Theater 3000.

from Wikipedia


I am linking to the Mystery Science Theater presentation,
because the movie itself is just too awful to take seriously
- making it great grist for the cut-up mill that is MST3K.
Now keep in mind, this is not a Hallmark Channel movie.
This is just for laughs. But they're Christmas laughs, so
that's valid. Right?
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