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  • The Thing-Antartica! Two to chose from. Old 1951 I think or new JohnCarpenter version. Might be another remake too. I like the old B version myself. Very chilly!

  • Wishing all the folks involved with this blog Happy Holidays. I live in Western Massachusetts, and have access to many knitting & textile stores, centers, festivals, and circles. It’s a great community for knitters! Even so, the MDK blog & articles are among my go-to sites for knitting info and a sense of community (even though I just mostly lurk). And I love the ‘knit to this’ segments. Please accept this heart-felt thank you from a Yankee Northerner. Happy New Year!

  • Smilla’s Sense of Snow! Danish and Greenland snow. Lots of good knitwear, too.

    • Love Smilla! Great choice!

      • I loved the book, for many reasons, not least the descriptions of ice and snow. I’ve only ever caught snippets of the movie, on TV. I find it interesting that the original Danish title was “Miss Smilla’s Feeling for Snow.” I like the alliterative title better!

    • Loved the book!

  • Fargo, Dragon Tattoo, and The Shining (in that order). Moved from NE Ohio to SoCal to escape the snow, so enjoying it on-screen is my preferred method. 😉
    Merry Christmas and a happy and prosperous 2018 to all–with many fun projects and lots of yummy yarnness!

    • Sue—no onscreen snow needed here in NE Oh today! Six inches at least over night with more to come all week! Want to trade places!?! Nothing to do but knit and watch it actually snow. Happy Christmas to all

  • Jeremiah Johnson – young Robert Redford snow

  • Murder on the Orient Express, the old one for sure, haven’t seen the newer one yet. Never Cry Wolf, based on the Farley Mowat book. Wizard of Oz, life-saving snow.

  • Downhill Racer – Impossibly young Redford comes of age. Cynical, icy, terrifying speed.

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  • Last holiday- fancy hotel snow in Karlovy Vary seeing a woman who otherwise couldn’t afford to be there live life to the fullest because she was told she has 3 weeks left.

    • I love Last Holiday! And Queen Latifah!

  • Harry Potter, there is always an Xmas scene
    Hercules Poirot xmas murder
    Miss Fisher murders, Xmas epsoide
    Nightmare before Xmas
    And then there was None. Agatha Christie, that is when I get tired of the snow

    I am falling in love with old black and white films.

    Happy holidays one and all.

  • White Christmas- Bing Crosby Danny Kaye and snow in the nick of time

    • It’s so obvious but the best, isn’t it? Whenever it starts to snow I immediately sing, in the obligatory four-part harmony: “Snow – snow – snow – snow – SNOOOOOOW!”

  • Someone sitting across the table from me suggested The Polar Express.

    • An awesome mo’ie!

  • “A year on the ice”. …..a great documentary about Antarctica. We saw it just before we went, and again as soon as we came back. It used to be on Netflix….lovely show, including a knitter.

  • The original Airport, in which a runway must be kept clear for a damaged airliner coming in for an emergency landing. Lots and lots of snow, plus Helen Hayes, too!

  • Jack Frost–Michael Keaton snow!

  • Rams on Netflix. Old men and sheep snow!

  • From Gretchen (who emailed these to me when they wouldn’t post!):

    Ann, Groundhog Day and Fargo are two of my favorite movies, so thanks for reminding me to watch them again.

    Sadly, I didn’t post my favorite Christmas movies in a timely fashion, so if you’ve already overdosed, here’s the list ready for next year. I will say that they’re not sugary!

    First: The Apartment, with Jack Lemmon and Shirley MacLaine. Bonus: it’s seasonal any time from Halloween (the story begins in October) to New Years, and a great movie no matter the season.

    Millions – there are other, different movies with this title, but you want the one made in 2004, with little Alex Etel as the kid who may have been favored with a miracle (or was it?). Another of my favorite movies ever, set at Christmas but worth watching at any time.

    The b&w version of A Christmas Carol with Alastair Sims as Scrooge. Best version ever (if you don’t count the grade-school production in which my cousin played a Cratchit child and understudied Marley’s Ghost. Alas, the lead battled off a cold and played all performances, denying my cousin his chance to rattle those chains).

    And a wild card, one with scant seasonal connection except that it begins on Christmas Eve with some swinging, not to say alarming, Christmas parties: L. A. Confidential. James Cromwell as an LAPD detective captain sings a few bars of “Silver Bells” – there’s your Christmas spirit (Irish whisky) right there.

    And so Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night!

    • While the very old Christmas Carol does have its charms, I’m partial to Patrick Stewart’s take. He said he’d played the part dozens of times on the stage, and the role was so dear to his heart that mounting his TV-movie version was one of the first things he did with all that ST:NG money he fell into. 😉

      • I haven’t yet seen Patrick Stewart as Scrooge – must repair this omission before New Years!

  • Merry Christmas to two of my two favorite knitting ladies!

  • I can’t believe no one suggested The Holiday! I dream of being snowbound in a tiny English cottage when all-of-a-sudden Jude Law knocks on the door and … dot-dot-dot. (Of course it helps if you look like Cameron Diaz.)

    My other fave is the more rarely seen Holiday Inn – while the plot cycles through a whole year of holidays, it does go Christmas-to-Christmas and features some romantic jingly sleighs and falling-into-snowdrifts scenes. Not to mention the very first Bing Crosby’s White Christmas and several truly innovative Fred Astaire segments. Just fast-forward through the salute to Abraham Lincoln in blackface – so racist it would tingle the shame of the most devout alt-righter. /:-\
    #oldmoviesareamixedbag

    • I was just about to add The Holiday! It is an upscale Hallmark Christmas movie!

  • Edward Scissorhands!

  • All That Heaven Allows (1955) stars Rock Hudson and Jane Wyman in a May-December, bohemian landscaper-wealthy widow romance (yes it turns everything on its head). For anyone who dreams of renovating a barn as home and loves a good snow movie (complete with cozy fires, picture windows looking out over cozy hills, deer in the snow), this movie is a MUST.

  • Little Women with Winona Ryder and Susan Sarandon. Concord snow. Gorgeous.

  • Smilla’s Sense of Snow, to be obvious 🙂

    • Oops, already mentioned! Second that.