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Friday, December 18, 2009

Happy Pink Saturday... It's A Wonderful Life...

Today I'm joining Beverly for Pink Saturday. The theme is to share a holiday/special tradition... and I even found a colorized photo with some pink... When you're finished here... drop by Beverly's How Sweet The Sound and join in the Pink Saturday event!

Since I was a young child, each year my family has watched "It's A Wonderful Life" starring Jimmy Stewart and Donna Reed.
In the early years, we had to watch whenever one of the 3 networks aired the movie. My sister would scan the weekly newpapers' TV Guide each year, beginning around Thanksgiving, looking for when the movie would air... we didn't want to miss it!
In later years, we bought VCR tapes so we could watch whenever we wanted to. Now... a nice DVD spins the original black and white version in my player every year... and soon... a Blue Ray version will be my own!
Wonderfully uplifting and heartwarming... (weren't Zuzu's petals PINK?!)
One of my favorite family traditions is watching "It's A Wonderful Life" at Christmastime... with my wonderful family...
Down here in French Lique...

24 comments:

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Oh, I love this tradition, Dixie! That's one of my favorite films. Jimmy Stewart is also a favorite actor. And look at little Zuzu! So cute.

Happy Pink Saturday!

XO,

Sheila :-)

Jenny S said...

Just watched it this week and cried like a baby at the end....just like the other 100 times I have watched it!! Merry Pink Saturday!

My Crafty Little Page said...

What a Wonderful Tradition! One of my favorite movies also and I also had to watch one of the three networks to first see it.
And, yes, I do remember LaHoma! and she remembered you! How sweet that she sent a card - that was such a sweet story. Have a wonderful Christmas, Dixie Doodle! xoxo Nancy

Candy said...

We too gather round the tube for this wonderful classic. And yes, Zuzu's petals were a perfect shade of SATURDAY PINK.
Love the card you received from Lahoma and such a special thing for you. Birthday Blessings!
We are heading to S.A. in the morning and if you guys are up for a lunch or dinner just give me a buzz.
Happy Anniversary to you both!
Cheers ;-)

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

I too love this tradition. My daughter, granddaughter and myself watch it each year together..I always cry..and am so moved. Happy Pink Saturday,,, Happy Holidays,
hugs ~lynne~

Linda C said...

I love this movie, too! Such great Christmas memories with family associated with it:) And love Jimmy Stewart and Donna Reed- couldn't have been better casted!!

Love your Christmas music too:)

Merry Christmas!

Linda C

trash talk said...

When the kids were small Cat Daddy and I would be up putting together doll houses and bikes watching Jimmy and Bing...with a bottle of wine! Oy vey...the next morning! I wouldn't trade those memories for anything!
Debbie

g said...

I'm such a sucker for this movie! Love it. Happy Pink Saturday!

The Muse said...

Throwing down some big ole fashioned hugs your way! I finished my TOD and am thrilled to be able to stir about blogland once more.
Pray you and your family are well!
Merry Christmas my friend..

Gosh, I love that film!

Angela said...

Hey Dixie!

I always liked watching it too! I tried to watch it with the kids but they didn't care for it. I guess the kids of today are just spoiled with all of the other Christmas movies that they can't appreciate it like we do.

Merry Christmas!
Angela

Sarah said...

Sweet traditon! I love this movie.
Happy Holidays! ~ sarah

FrenchGardenHouse said...

Merry, Merry Christmas, Dixie! It's a great tradition, and a great movie. Enjoy every moment of the holidays with your family. xoxo Lidy

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

i love this movie too.. thanks for sharing your tradition with all of us.. Happy Pink Saturday & Merry Christmas

Willow said...

That is one of our favorite movies to watch this time of the year.

Willow

SmilingSally said...

I think that this is America's favorite Christmas fillm, Dixie.

We're in our home, and we've been blessed with an abundant supply of good helpers, but we've still much to do.

Anne Fannie said...

This movie is my favorite Christmas movie. What a wonderful Tradition.
Merry Christmas!
Hugs, Ann

Jenny said...

Such a sweet movie. And such a sweet post. Happy Monday!

Sue said...

I'm looking forward to watching it again this year. We do it every Christmas. Hope you have a wonderful and Merry Christmas, Dixie! Sue

Terry said...

Howdy Dixie
Blessings to you and yours.
I love the fact that this tradition lives on .
In our family it is my hubbs favorite movie .
He has all the buildings and train set that came out back in the early 90's .
We try to add something to his collection each year.
May you have the best Christmas ever and a New year filled with much happiness ,good health and may your dreams come true.
Big Hugs
Happy Trails

bj said...

G'mornin', Dixie..
I love this movie, too, but always forget about it. I need to buy the DVD....then, I'd remember!! Think I'll just do that today!!!

Yes, I set my moderation on 10 days old but now the spam is showing up on newer posts...if it continues, I'll try your way. Thanks bunches for the tip....
Hope your Christmas if chock full of Christmas blessings...down there in French Lique, Texas.!!
xo bj

Lee said...

I love that movie...I cry everytime I watch it. I am pretty fond of "Elf" too.

I wanted to come down here to French Lique and wish you, Miss Dixie, a very Merry Christmas and may God bless you with the desires of your heart, with things that money can't buy! This is my prayer for all my friends and family.
Lee

Jenny said...

Merry Christmas Dixie!

Laura said...

Dear Dixie-

Merry Christmas!

I am soo blessed to have met you this year.

I look forward to future exchanges of friendship and adventure.

Always,
Laura

Connie said...

I'm not sure I've ever been here, sugar, but I've been to Rio Linda and trust me, it ain't purdy, chickee! Darling blog....
xoxo and Merry Christmas,
Connie