Friday, December 14, 2007

I am just turning into an old softie this holiday season. True, you couldn't pay me to see "P.S. I love you", in which, I believe, Hillary Swank plays a young widow who finds love again, but I am eating up the sentimental Christmas stories.

The latest is A Redbird Christmas by Fannie Flagg. In Redbird, we meet a bevy of kindly southerners who open up their hearts and their lives to, among others, an injured baby redbird, a northerner coming south to rest his scarred lungs, and to die, and a poor crippled girl. Sure, as the listener you know it is unlikely that it won't all turn well at the end, but Flagg gets you there in a wonderful manner.

And for this weekend, I have A Christmas Carol on DVD, and A Christmas Story (the book upon which the beloved movie about Ralphie and his desire for a bb gun is based), on my iPod. Just to make sure I don't melt into a big sugary puddle, I'm going to put off listening to A Christmas Story for now, and instead listen to Hell for the Holidays, by Chris Grabenstein, first.
And I know I'm alone in this, but I think the Alvin and the Chipmunks movie looks kinda cute . . .


Blogger Tiffany Norris said...

Great choices! Tis the season to be sentimental! I must admit that I'm intrigued by Alvin...but not quite enough to watch it. I'll be interested to hear how it turns out. Happy Friday!

2:51 PM  
Blogger LA said...

You're not alone on the Chipmonks. I've always had a very soft spot for them. When does it open? I'll go see it with ya.

12:14 PM  
Blogger Diane said...

Tiffany - thanks!

LA - You're a sport! At a minimum we need to raise a cup of Holiday cheer together!

5:38 PM  
Blogger LA said...

It's a plan, Diane.

BTW, have you seen the new issue of knitty?

It's a good one. I particularly love the entrelac headband (Quant). I just printed out the pattern and I'm pulling out a swatch I made Noro to reuse the yarn.

6:41 PM  
Blogger Diane said...

la - that headband is really, really cute - and noro is perfect for it - can't wait to see you wearing it

9:28 PM  
Blogger sage said...

Sounds like a great book--after all "kindly southerners" are real treasures :)

4:06 AM  
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