Eight Days of Christmas: Boys Town (1938)

Father Flanagan (Spencer Tracy) is a man on a mission, to help the troubled and disadvantaged young men in his community. He starts a home to give them shelter, food, and guidance, which eventually grows into Boys Town — a self-sufficient town run by the boys, where they can gain leadership skills and stay on the right path. Based on the true story of Father Flanagan’s … Continue reading Eight Days of Christmas: Boys Town (1938)

Eight Days of Christmas: The Bishop’s Wife (1947)

I must confess: I’m kind of recycling an idea here. This is not my first time writing about The Bishop’s Wife. I did a “Favorite things about…” post for this film just last year on Christmas day. But when I decided to bring back Eight Days of Christmas, I couldn’t help including a re-watch review of the film — it’s one of my favorite Christmas … Continue reading Eight Days of Christmas: The Bishop’s Wife (1947)

Christmas Vacation at the Redford Theatre

The Christmas season does not officially begin for me until I’ve had the opportunity to visit my old friends, the Griswold family. Christmas Vacation, and the other Vacation films, have been staples of my re-watch rotation for my entire life. This year I had the special privilege of getting myself into the Christmas spirit with a trip to see Christmas Vacation on the big screen, … Continue reading Christmas Vacation at the Redford Theatre