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Top Ten Tuesday: Winter Movies

  • This week the meme is books with winter, but I couldn’t think of any book I’ve read that fit that category, but plenty of movies, so I chose movies:
  • Kenneth Branagh’s Hamlet. The setting is 19th century and everything is gray skies and white snowy ground. Branagh includes American actors in his Shakespeare movies, I think it’s to embarrass them against the English who know how to pronounce the words correctly.
  • Dr. Zhivago. We went to see the movie at a drive-in in August. Half way through my father rolled up the windows and turned on the heater.
  • A Christmas Story. I’ve lived most of my life in Albuquerque, but for the first ten years I lived in Pueblo, Co. I remember getting covered up in a parka, heavy gloves, galoshes and tromping across a vacant field to the elementary school with the snow up to my waist, until we wore a path, and the temperature below zero. The movie brought back those memories, but it also makes me appreciate the mild winter conditions of my city.
  • Home Alone and all the other ones. Good for laughs.
  • Harry Potter movies. They all have winter scenes. Listened to the books on audio tape while taking long drives to visit family.
  • The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe. A place where it’s always winter, hey I’ve read this one.
  • A Christmas Carol. Never read the book, have seen untold number of versions of the work some set in the proper time and others modernized. It’s lost it’s punch for familiarity.

Published by jtenebrae

Retired teacher now spending time writing and reading.

33 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Winter Movies

  1. I’ve only read/watched the first 2 Harry Potter books/movies so far, but I totally get the Christmas/winter feel people have been talking about in their TTT lists today. Great list!

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  2. Do you think you’ll ever read A Christmas Carol? There have been some amazing adaptations made of it over the years. I tend to prefer the ones that stick to the original plot as much as possible.

    My TTT.

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  3. I hadn’t seen A Christmas Story all the way through till just last year. I loved it. The second one wasn’t quite up to snuff though. The first is going to become an annual tradition around here, I think! Dr. Zhivago is one I’m going to see soon. I’m building myself a challenge of the top 100 movies in the next three years. It’s on the list.


  4. I *love* that version of Hamlet! Tricked my husband, back when he was still my boyfriend, into seeing it at the dollar theater. He was mad when he realized what it was. Hahaha. But he enjoyed it.

    My favorite version of A Christmas Carol is the Mr. Magoo cartoon. I got such a kick out of it as a kid.

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  5. You should definitely read A CHRISTMAS CAROL. It’s a short, easy read, but it’s such a powerful story! I’ve seen some great film/tv adaptations—nothing that compares to the book, though! I also love the Home Alone movies (we’ve already watched 1 and 2—3 is terrible), the HP movies, and The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe.

    Thanks for coming by my TTT earlier!


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  6. I really enjoyed your list! Now, I just want to watch Christmas movies all day – especially A Christmas Story. It brings back so many memories for me as well.
    Thanks for sharing!


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