Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Seasonal Movie Watching!
Last night we all watched The Prince of Egypt, like my sister and I do every year around Lent. We're not particularly religious, but we were raised Catholic and have found ourselves watching the biblical movies we grew up with over and over again this time of year. In fact, my entire year is organized by the movies I watch at certain seasons and holidays and I'm getting a little OCD about it. I have New Years Eve movies, St. Patrick's Day movies, Lent/Easter movies, Fourth of July movies, summer in general movies, Christmas movies, and don't even get me started on Halloween. And some don't even make sense! If I can't watch all my movies, oooooh gurl! Watch out!
I know it's a little crazy to insist on watching the same movies year after year, but it's nice having something to look forward to all the time. If I don't allow myself to watch the movie until it's "time," I get more excited to watch it, and it's like revisiting an old friend. I just have to make sure I'm giving myself time to watch new films!
Do you watch the same films every year? What does your list look like?
(Here's a peek at my list!)
New Years Day: Breakfast At Tiffany's (not sure how that happened)
Lent/Easter time: Chocolat, The Prince of Egypt, Jesus Christ Superstar, The Ten Commandments, Ben Hur
4th of July/summer: Jaws, The Sandlot, Beach Blanket Bingo, Gidget, Gidget Goes Hawaiian
Fall: The Graduate, Annie Hall, The Royal Tenenbaums, lots of Woody Allen
Halloween: Waaaaay too many to list
Thanksgiving: Best in Show
Christmas: Another very long list!
New Years Eve: The Poseidon Adventure, When Harry Met Sally, 200 Cigarettes