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December 22, 2009


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That is my favorite Christmas movie ever! I cry every time too. It has such a great message. Something we all need to remember. :)


It won't be the gifts under the tree...it will be the people around it that truly make us rich [and those loved ones that aren't able to join us]! nice, jeanne. i agree. i just came across our iawl on vhs last night; it's time to get the dvd version (since our vhs player broke a couple years ago!=))


Thanks for the sweet reminder! Merry Christmas to you all!


We love that movie! I have to say that I got your Christmas card and it was DARLING! Your family is precious. I feel like we've reached a new level in our friendship cause I've made your Christmas card list!:) I have to say tho, that I don't send out cards. I used to, but haven't in a few years. Just know that if I did, you would be on the top of the list!!!!
Merry Christmas Jeanne, to you and your family!
Love Ya!


i need to rewatch that one. it's been a while. i have been into the classics this season though. the last two nights i watched white christmas (twice) and holiday inn. tonight is the bells of st mary's.


Sad to say that I can hardly remember the movie, but now I've got to get it on my Netflix for the weekend! Had tears with your post, so I can't imagine when I'll start crying while watching...my kids look at me the second a movie gets emotional to see if I've cried...why does that entertain them??

What a perfect weekend you had, I hope the rest of your holiday week is just as wonderful!

Blessings to you and yours!



it's Thanksgiving tradition at our house to watch this movie.
"What is it you want, Mary? What do you want? You want the moon? Just say the word and I'll throw a lasso around it and pull it down. Hey. That's a pretty good idea. I'll give you the moon, Mary."


I haven't watched it in a few years, but I plan to sit w/ my daughters one of these next few evenings and watch it together. Miracle on 34th Street is another sweet Christmas movie that was always a tradition to watch in our family when I was growing up.
Merry Christmas!


Our family watched it this last weekend too! It is a wonderful movie. Merry Christmas to you!


You know, that is one of the movies that I would roll my eyes when my mother would put it in when I was a teenager. It has a special meaning to her (it was the last movie that she watched with my grandfather before he died, he woke her up extra early on the 26th of Dec. to watch it, he died the following Feb.) But, the other day, my husband was flipping channels and it was on... he has never seen it all. And, I found myself telling him how wonderful it was and giving him the story line. It is truly one of the best movies ever made.

Merry Christmas!


My kids stare at me all the time to see if I'll cry... which I do a lot in movies. The other day my 15 year old daughter cried while we were watcing a Lifetime Christmas movies (love those Lifetime movies!)and I said, "see... now you know how I feel all the time."

Love that movie!!

Destiny (The Ruffled Nest)

Jeff and I watch this EVERY year...it's our Favorite Christmas movie! In fact, we have the HUGE movie poster on the wall in our movie room downstairs! We have all the little porcelain buildings from the movie (drug store, etc.) and all the little ornaments for the tree. It REALLY IS a touching movie and can make you think! I'm glad you had such a relaxing, special weekend with your family! Have a Merry Christmas!!


Just watched it Sunday and cried through the ending also - what a great movie.

Brenda Kula

Tis the reason for the season! Have a Happy Holiday and I've certainly enjoyed finding your blog and being a reader of it!

Leah C

It's a Wonderful Life is not just my favorite Christmas movie, it's my favorite movie of all:) Every Christmas Eve, part of our tradition is to watch this wonderful, powerful, beautiful movie. And, like you, I cry...every time! Do you recite the lines out loud, too? My Dad & I drive our family crazy because we'll shout out "hot dog" or "sentimental hogwash" or "attaboy Clarence" & on and on! Best of all, is the story's message...that each & every person is special, each one of our lives counts:) Oh I need a tissue, now. Wishing you lots of "riches" this Christmas!


perfect post for christmas.....

.....now it is time to call my sis and extend some forgiveness....

"Everytime a bell rings, an angel gets its wings!"



Lovely post Jeanne! ;) We are actually watching this movie tonight! I can't wait...even though I've seen it hundreds of times. Merry Christmas!


Lemonade Makin' Mama

So true, and I LOVE this movie to pieces. Always have!!

Blessings and Merry Christmas!


you make my heart happy!

watching G Force as a family as we speak... we're not as sophisticated I guess...


The message is so good and I agree with you! You are a new gift in my life and happy to know you! Now, about that crying thing....I do it too!!


Okay I am a sap...and this post has me crying...just beautiful message Jeanne! Just beautiful and it made my morning! Thank you!

anne marie

We haven't watched that yet this year - tonight might be perfect.......

and thank you Jeanne for such a sweet reminder....


We are going to watch that movie tonight as we make cookies. Glad to hear that I am not the only one who gets those looks to see if I am crying. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

meg duerksen

i hope i get to watch the whole thing this year. so good!
i need to make my kids watch it too...at least the big kids. no one ever made me so we didn't and i was 33 before i saw it! crazy.
i loved it.
merry christmas.


Oh , love that movie - it always gets me teary , too!
And anyone who thinks that Pa is a cutie is a friend of mine :0) I'd love to see the Little House play , we never missed an episode of the TV series.
Merry Christmas!

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