Uncle Felix Says

CAT-A-STROPH !! (It’s from the Greek) No DVD ?!

Calm yourself, Uncle Felix!
Come the 8th of November, you will be able to buy a DVD of the second greatest Christmas movie* of all time!!
*Behind “Miracle on 34th Street” (B&W, mind you. NO Ted Turner, blue teeth, green dresses abomination allowed!! They should all be sacrificed on a raging funerary pyre, built by the outraged spirits of the great B&W directors.), tied for number two with “A Christmas Story”, which is just a squeak ahead of “Holiday Inn” at third and “The Nightmare Before Christmas”, at third and a quarter.

11 Responses to “Uncle Felix Says”

  1. Crusader says:


  2. Crusader says:

    Holiday Inn is #1 in my book, but this is a close second. Now off to home to care for a sick little Doodle-Loo, and let the CAG rest.

  3. “Irish Stew!”
    Don’t get sick, either!

  4. Lisa says:

    I saw this for the first time last year, and can I say I was underwhelmed? Babs Stanwyck just didn’t do it for me — she’s too much fatale and not enough femme. Which is weird, because from what I’ve heard, she was all about the femme, if you know what I mean. And I think Ken does.
    But her costumes? OHMIGOD. Gorgeous. Did Edith Head do them?
    (The Bishop’s Wife is my #1, followed by Miracle on 34th Street, Holiday Inn [the version with Lincoln’s Birthday!], A Christmas Story, and Scrooge with Albert Finney.)

  5. Lisa, Lisa, Lisa. ::sigh:: “The Bishop’s Wife”? Worthy only, in my book, for the angel of an Angel. GAH-RRROwwwllll.
    Oh yeah, she did! I’ve always been mesmerized by them. Lovelovelovelovelove them. In my fantasy world, I would have a waist that small, clothes that fabulous and they would never EVER be immediately dumped on, torn or stained, like in my real life.
    More CIC quotes:

    Alexander Yardley: [Elizabeth’s baby needs medical attention]
    Mr. Yardley: I don’t want anything to happen to that baby. It will ruin my circulation.
    Felix: It won’t do the baby no good, neither.
    [repeated line]
    Felix: Catastroph!
    Felix: Nobody needs a mink coat but the mink.
    Elizabeth Lane: Maybe scarlet fever. It’s a better color for Christmas.
    Felix: Watch now. I show you how to flip-flop the flop-flips.

  6. Lisa says:

    Ms. Head also did the costumes for White Christmas. The black dress that Rosemary Clooney wore in her solo number? COV.ET.
    She surely knew how to dress a woman’s figure.

  7. Nightfly says:

    That’s an impressive list, Ms. Sister – five films in the top three-and-a-quarter. I have to say that they deserve it, too.

  8. I need someone like that in the closet, when I’m grabbing for stuff. To save me from myself. I’ve always said, when out and having seen a particularly appalling outfit, that “I wish I had their mirror”. If it told them they were okay to go out like that… Whereas my mirror shrieks in horror and screams “WTF are you THINKING??!! Are you fricking BLIND?!!” I want the other mirror.
    It wouldn’t matter if I had the other mirror though. Every time I feel spectacular (yes, those few, far and between days…) someone dumps a glass of red wine down the front of me, I brush against the one schmear on the wall or I sit in the one black goober on the carseat.
    Doomed. I’m doomed to be a perpetual mess.

  9. Merci, Diptera!! Feel free to add to the list or take issue with my order. I’ll just argue with you.
    Major Dad and I were having a time trying to think of Christmas movies past our favorites. Quite a brain tease there. I think once you’re locked into those you love the most, the contenders fade away.

  10. kcruella says:

    Not a full length movies, but Mr. Magoo’s Christmas Carol needs to be in the top 5. Nightmare before Christmas is #2. Not a fan of It’s a Wonderful Life, which I see is not mentioned.
    And you always look stunning THS, always feel like a shulb besides you.

  11. Oh, very good! Major Dad said Mr. Magoo’s, too. I forgot to add that when I was typing away. Overcome by the excitement of CIC out on DVD. But then again, that was a TV movie. As far as theater releases, I liked “The Family Man” with Nicholas Cage. But that seems to be the best effort put forth in quite a long while, movie-wise.
    Thank you for the lovely sentiment but PERISH the thought, you sophisticated urban siren! I follow YOUR lead!

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