Saturday, December 14, 2013

The Bishop's Wife: Christmas Sermon 1947

Click here if you can't see video below.

I fell asleep watching this wonderful movie last night and finished it this morning. It's my new favorite old Christmas classic film. I haven't watched it in years. Sniff, sniff.
The Bishop's Wife is being repeated on Hallmark Movie Channel on Christmas Day at 1:30pm in case you want to set your DVR. They are broadcasting old classic Christmas movies all day on 12/25 from 9am thru 9pm. Watch till you drop. I love having vintage Christmas movies playing in the background on Christmas Day.
Here is a link with more video clips from the movie. It's also a place to watch the movie free online if you are good at figuring out how. I would NOT like the color version of this movie that came out in 1948. Black and white is the only way to go, right?
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NanaDiana said...

This is the second blog that has mentioned this movie. I have never seen it- but now I have to look for it- xo Diana

Anonymous said...

OKAY - watched the clip and already am a little bit misty-eyed. Thanks for this type. Shall set to record.
We were dusting off the holiday DVDs a few days back - must add this and a few others to the library.
You always have the best tips and, speaking of these, I shall stop off to buy aspirin tablets on my way back from an antiques show in MD . . . I shall have my own spay at home this evening.

Gail, in northern California said...

Watch it every year without fail...the boys' choir rehearsing at the little church in their old neighborhood...well, it's just breathtakingly beautiful.
No, no, no to colorization. Filmed and retained as it was in 1948 is the only way.

Newer but still gets to me every time is the Peanuts Christmas where Linus is alone on stage and reminds his little friends what Christmas is supposed to be about..."Behold,....

Another is "84 Charing Cross Road" because even though she struggles herself to make a living, she sends them Christmas care packages each year. In return they ask the old lady to embroider that beautiful cloth for Helen's table. She rejoices in its loveliness.

But my all-time most favorite (if I HAD to choose) it would be "A Child's Christmas in Wales". Oh my.

Gail, in northern California said...

Me again...

Here it is.

tammy j said...

so right.
i own this movie and watch it every single year.
actually own most of the old christmas classics like this one.
another favorite is christmas in connecticut . . .
ahhh. they don't make them like these anymore. even though some of the new ones are sweet.
there is just something about the old black and white ones.

Content in a Cottage said...

Gail...that was great. Thanks.
I love the boys' choir scene too in the old movie.

Tammy J...
Lucky you for owning it.
xo, Rosemary

LANA said...

This is one of my all-time favorites.I have it and watch it every year, love the ice-skating scene and the taxi driver. I also love the more recent "Santa Claus, The Movie" (the one with Dudley Moore and John Lithgow). I love the Santa in that movie, he looks just like I would picture him to be, and Burgess Meridith plays Father Time.

Karen in VA (was CT) said...

Oh yes, we love those vintage Christmas movies. I saw this a few nights ago. But I also saw Christmas in Connecticut for the FIRST TIME; how did I miss it all these years?

One of my favorites, although not so much for others is the more recent Holiday ... I don't know, I just love it (maybe because much of it is in English countryside)

Cheers to you ... how much snow did you end up with?

Karen in VA (was CT)

Content in a Cottage said...

I don't think I've ever seen Christmas in Connecticut either. Must look for it. The story line doesn't sound familiar.
We got about 4 inches so far but it's still coming down. It might turn to rain overnight.

The Queen Vee said...

Love this movie. May all angels be has handsome and charming as Dudley. I'm not fond of colorizations of old black and white movies, I am a huge fan though of all those old black and whites. They reflect a simpler time with values that are more closely aligned with mine.

Cathy S said...

My Christmas favorite.