When I was still in elementary school I had a tradition of watching old movies with my mom. They would come on TV every Sunday at noon in a segment called "Stare Kino" / '' Old Cinema". Sundays felt special ! It was also the day I baked with my mom. So it was nice to relax on the couch and have a piece of cake while watching an old movie.
This past Christmas I introduced my oldest daughter Pola to some classics. Santa brought her "Christmas Story" and " The Wizard of Oz" and we watched them with joy on Christmas Day. Being tired of children's cartoons at the time, and spending cold/snowy days at home, I thought maybe I should try some old movies with Pola and see if she would like them. " White Christmas" came next and she couldn't stop talking about the beautiful dresses, songs and dancing. What made it extra special was the song " Sisters". Her and little Nella danced to it each time I turned the movie on and believe me ... we played it A LOT during the holiday season! Within a time Pola started to ask me for more musicals, beautiful dresses and songs to play. And that's how our list of old movies grew .
I thought I should share it because all of the movies are excellent and totally worth watching...even with kids. Pola recognizes "blond girl" Marilyn Monroe and Audrey Hepburn and loves Buddy Holly as well as Donna Summer and The Commodores.
Today we watched "Step up". It did not fit into our category of old movies but it made my kids "shake their sillies out".
Past three months of Weekend Classics:
- "Holly Buddy Story"
- "Saturday Night Fever"
- " Living Alive" ( supposedly second part of "Saturday night Fever")
- "Is it Friday Yet?" ( such a fun disco flick with Donna Summer and The Commodores)
- "Flashdance" ( for some reason I love this one...)
- "Some like it Hot" ( Marilyn Monroe is just the cutest in this one )
- "How to Marry a Millionaire"
- The Seven Year Itch"
- "River of No Return"
- " The Apartment"
- "Daddy Long Legs" ( with lovely Fred Astaire)
- "The Breakfast at Tiffany's"
- "Say Anything"
- "The Groundhog Day"