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Monday, 19 December 2011

Christmas is A-Coming....

In case you hadn't noticed it is very nearly CHRISTMAS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

And, as I absolutely love this season, I have decided to get a bit festive on my blog.

You will notice that the name of the blog is "Make up, movies and more" - and I think you will all agree, that there has been a distinct lack of movie mentions on here thus far.

So - lets remedy that, shall we? :)



I will be doing a CHRISTMAS MOVIE COUNTDOWN!!

Basically, I will be watching at least one Christmas movie in the run up to Christmas (Maybe more when I have the chance!) and reviewing them on here.

On Christmas Eve, I will announce Make Up, Movies and More's choice for BEST CHRISTMAS MOVIE OF ALL TIME!!!! :)

And what better time to start this than right now?! Here it is, my first Christmas Movie review!

 MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET

Starring: Mara Wilson, Elizabeth Perkins & Richard Attenborough

Director: Les Mayfield

Plot:


Plot: A little girl discovers dreams do come true if you really believe. Six-year-old Susan has doubts about childhood's most enduring miracle - Santa Claus. Her mother told her the "secret" about Santa a long time ago, so Susan doesn't expect to receive the most important gifts on her Christmas list. But after meeting a special department store Santa who's convinced he's the real thing, Susan is given the most precious gift of all - something to believe in

My Thoughts: The acting is not the greatest, the music is schmaltzy, the story is predictable - all in all, the perfect ingrediants for a great Christmas movie! Mara Wilson was the perfect choice for this serious-yet-sweet little girl, and Richard Attenborough makes just about the most beleivable Father Christmas I have ever seen!!

High Points: I LOVE the scene where the people of New York City declare their beleif in Santa - in particular, the hand written sign that a child puts up in her window stating "Rebecca Beleives" - gets me every time!!

Low Points: It is rather depressing to see Santa Claus put on trial, and the fact that the movie revolves around non-beleif in Santa means I can't watch it with 4 year old niece - as she hasn't got to the age where her beleif is ever quesioned, so I don't want a movie to introduce her to any doubt.

Rating: A delightful movie to get you into the festive spirit - and I have to say, Hayley Believes!!!! 8/10

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