Greatest Christmas Songs Countdown #18

The countdown rolls on with another song that may be new to many.  Confession:  I love Christmas movies just as much as I love Christmas music.  Second Confession: One of my favorite Christmas movies is “A Preacher’s Wife.”    If I had to compare the movie to anything it would be hot chocolate. Take that however you wish.  This tune is one of the things that makes the movie wonderful.  I actually prefer the version in the film that is sung by a children’s choir, but Whitney’s soundtrack version works too. Who knows what she is doing these days, but back in the 90s, she rocked it.

 

Who Would Imagine A King – Whitney Houston

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5 comments

  1. I don’t see how you can argue that “It’s a Wonderful Life” really isn’t a Christmas movie in your mind, but “A Preacher’s Wife” is. Sometimes, you make no sense.

  2. We have been over this.

    I never considered “It’s A Wonderful Life” to be a Christmas movie personally, because (1) I never watched it during the season and (2) Very little of the plot of the movie actually occurs during or around Christmas time.

    Conversely,(1) I watched “A Preacher’s Wife” often during the season, and (2) The entire plot takes place around Christmas time.

    God Bless.

  3. Clever use of language, Miss Enlish, but I’m not buying it.

    “Set” on Christmas eve; “Carries” the spirit of Christmas?

    And torture is just an “enhanced interrogation technique”

  4. I wasn’t going to respond, but I can’t let you have the last word. Believe it or not, I (for once) was not trying to be clever. So to avoid further accusations, I’m going to spell it out for you:

    When talking about a film it is common to note the “setting” (which I changed into a verb and referred to as “set”) which, since you seemed to be confused is defined as “the locale or period in which the action of a novel, play, film, etc., takes place” (thank you dictionary.com). The entirety of “It’s a Wonderful Life” revolves around Christmas Eve at a critical point in George Bailey’s life- Christmas Eve is the catalyst of the action. So yes, the film is set on Christmas Eve.

    Now, how you define the spirit of Christmas may be different from me- I’ll give you that. But I tend to define it as Francis Pharcellus Church does and he summed it up quite eloquently when he responded to little Virginia, “Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus. He exists as certainly as love and generosity and devotion exist, and you know that they abound and give to your life its highest beauty and joy.” To once again spell it out for you to avoid confusion: I define the spirit of Christmas (and Santa Claus for that matter) as showing love, generosity, and devotion and the inclusion of those three make the biggest difference in not just your own life, but others you share it with.

    So, on that note, while I concede that a majority of the film is told through flashbacks that do not show or involve Christmas, they highlight George Bailey’s love, generosity, and devotion for others. Towards the end of the film, when Bailey feels like all is lost, he is reminded “no man is a failure who has friends” (you have to love a guardian angel) and all the love, generosity, and devotion he showed others is returned to him exponentially. Maybe your heart is too cold to see it, but the spirit of Christmas is clearly carried throughout the film.

    I now have just revealed how much free time I possess- instead of being slightly embarrassed I shall say this: I’m not sure who “Miss Enlish” is, but it’s “Ms.” to you and I think you meant “English”.

    Good day, sir 🙂

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