‘Twas the Night Before Christmas by by Clement Clarke Moore

Another classic story. A poem that can be heard, in different parts of the poem, can be heard in pretty much any Christmas movie, or a Christmas episode of a TV show. It had such a big impact on the world, that it is one of the most well known stories since it was written in the early 1800s.

Just the visual it gives in the way it was written makes it more magical. Especially read on Christmas Eve. It just makes you feel like a kid again, no matter how old you are.

Have you read ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas? What is your favorite part of the story?

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Wizard of Oz

Ok, for some odd reason, a lot of TV channels start airing Wizard of Oz around the holidays.  I, myself, do not see the connection.  Maybe it is because Dorothy finally realized what home is all about.  It is not necessarily blood, but people you love and surround you.  That is probably what it is.

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Have you ever read the book?  The book is actually very interesting compared to the movie.  But, both have great qualities. The book itself has many more characters than the movie.  I honestly love the little China girl.  The hammerheads . . . they scared me as a child lol.  Glenda is actually a very old lady, who protects Dorothy by kissing her on the forehead.  Not using the ruby red slippers.  Oh! And yes, there are pictures

 

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The movie, is visually beautiful.  The colors, the characters, the dancing, etc.  My favorite part of the movie?  When Dorothy first walks into Munchkin Land after the house lands.  Second is the part when they finally arrive at Emerald City.

 

Which do I prefer?  I honestly cannot choose as they are both special in their own ways.  Which do you prefer and why?

Bonus: Why do you think Wizard of Oz is always tied into the holidays?

XOXO

Lacey