The holidays are a time of year that unanimously connect the world, though each country and culture have specific traditions and rituals that help ring in the season. In America, one of the most recognized practices to embrace the spirit of December is watching classic holiday movies. These are films that have been around for years, and dozens are aired during ABC Family’s month-long Countdown to Christmas marathon or available on demand through DirecTV, Amazon Prime, and more. There are, however, a small group that have been solidified as classics in everyone’s home which should be watched with the whole family present, and popcorn ready. Below are, in one writer’s opinion, the top 5 must-watch movies this holiday season.
The new Dr. Seuss film, The Lorax, opened this month and it prompted me to write about this wonderful author who has entertained children for decades. In his life, he published 46 children’s books that were mostly done in a rhyme format called trisyllabic meter. He was an integral part of my childhood with books and cartoons like The Cat in the Hat, Green Eggs and Ham, Horton Hears a Who and How the Grinch Stole Christmas. What I didn’t know about this author is the real life that he led. He was a fascinating guy! Here are five bits of Dr. Seuss trivia.
Today is March 2, 2010 and the 61st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 303 days left in the year 2010. According the Mayan calendar, there are 1025 days till the end of the current cycle. On this date, in 1953, the Academy Awards were first broadcast on NBC. Here are five people that share a birthday on this day: Read more…
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I love the children’s Christmas specials that come out every year. Even now that I am in my forties, I still have to watch the shows of my youth over and over again when the season is upon us. Over the years, there have been so many, but I have been able to narrow the list down to my five best specials. See if my five are on your list and feel free to add your own! I’ve placed these in order of my favorites from one through five. Read more…
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How The Grinch Stole Christmas ($260 million)
Castaway ($233 million)
Mission: Impossible II ($215 million)
Gladiator ($187 million)
What Women Want ($182 million)
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