whimsical musical: a very Murray Christmas

As a general rule I don’t like to watch Christmas movies until at least 2 weeks before Christmas.  Even listening to Christmas songs…same thing. That’s about the time I begin to get into the spirit.  It’s not being bah humbug…it’s just that it feels a bit too much, too soon.murray5

But it’s close enough!

Even though I never tire of watching Christmas Classics around this time like Miracle on 34th Street (the original & the remake), It’s a Wonderful Life, the Grinch (both the cartoon & the film version starring Jim Carrey as the Grinch),  Scrooge, Rudolph (the original), Home Alone (always funny) and some more recent ones like Elf and The Holiday… it’s nice to watch something new, light, fun and fresh.  Something with Bill Murray.

Miracle on 34th Street - the Original
Miracle on 34th Street – the Original

An entertaining cast, directed by Sofia Coppola (she directed “Lost in Translation” also with Bill Murray which I loved), filmed at a New York institution (the Carlyle hotel where I once stayed with my parents while on a visit to N.Y.) a dash of Clooney and all things combined, I enjoyed this one hour mostly musical very much.  New on NETFLIX.murray2

Watch the Trailer:

Which Christmas movies (animated or otherwise) are your favourites?

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