Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Tradition Wednesday ;)- Christmas with Jimmy and a GIVEAWAY!


One of my favorite Christmas traditions is spending a couple of nights with Jimmy Stewart.  He is my ALL TIME, FAVORITE actor.  I think a big part of the reason (besides his charming grin and famous droll) is because he was such a decent guy in real life.

Want some examples? How about the fact that he stayed married and faithful to his wife for more than 45 years (sadly, very rare for Hollywood stars) or the fact that he had twin girls (hey just like us!) and that he was known for being humble, kind, and professional and treating all women and men with respect.  You can read more about him and his WONDERFUL LIFE here.

Most of us know about one of his most famous movies "It's a Wonderful Life".  But many of you probably don't know that in his later years he starred in a short Christmas film called "Mr. Krueger's Christmas".  In this 20 minute film, he charmingly plays a humble widower who is alone on Christmas but whose goodness and vivid imagination bring him to wonderful places (even conducting the Mormon Tabernacle Choir) and help us all remember the "Reason for the Season". 

For those of you who HAVE seen it and love it like we do, you might really enjoy this story written by the director Keith Merrill about Jimmy Stewart on the set of Mr. Krueger's Christmas from Meridian Magazine.

A few years ago my husband bought a bunch of copies to give to friends and co-workers and we ended up with a few extra copies. 

SO, I'M GIVING TWO COPIES OF "Mr. Krueger's Christmas" AWAY!

What you need to do:
1. Leave me a comment telling us what your favorite Christmas movie is and why.

2. For another chance to win, tell us how you remember the true meaning of Christmas.


Now enjoy some scenes from both movies:

It's a Wonderful Life "Paste it Daddy!" Zuzu's pedals

Mr. Krueger's Christmas - Imagining Carolers

It's a Wonderful Life

Clarissa (Kamee Lyons) Getting a Kiss Off Screen

Hee Haw! It's a Wonderful Life
Mr. Krueger conducting the Mormon Tabernacle Choir (One of his lifelong dreams)