MERRY CHRISTMAS MY LOVELIES!!!! Our long wait has finally ended!! Merry christmas merry christmas! I feel like shouting and jumping up and down!
Let’s fill the comments with warm wishes to each other, and don’t hesitate to share how you celebrate!!!
Anyways, welcome to another fun friday four!
Pete’s Christmas (2013)
This hilarious and fun movie is luckily on YouTube for free! Maybe you can watch it with your family today!!
(Gelina did a great review of this movie too. Here’s the post.)
It’s about a 14 year old guy named Pete who has the WORST christmas ever. His parents even forget his gift! Then his grandpa gives him a box…. with nothing. Yeah, thanks for nothing huh. It turns out that it is magic…. and the next days are all the same christmas replayed over and over…. Pete is really frustrated… who wants to relive their worst christmas over and over? But his grandpa tells him that it’s a blessing, now he can change something! Slowly by slowly, everyday he improves a little something that went wrong on the first christmas…..
It’s so funny and beautiful at the same time! Recommended for all ages! Enjoy! 😉
Some christmassy verses!
Let’s fill the comments with warm wishes to each other, and don’t hesitate to share how you celebrate!!!
That wraps up today’s post! Once again, MERRY CHRISTMAS y’all!! Stay safe and God bless! Toodles!
Guys!! Only 1 MORE WEEK TILL CHRISTMAS!!! ARE YOU JOKING?!
Anyways, I can’t believe we have got to Fun Friday Four #18! 18?!? I’m shouting alot right now
Samantha – An American girl holiday
This is such a beautiful christmassy movie!! And it’s on Youtube! And guess what? The lead character, Samantha, is played by AnnaSophia Robb,
who played Violet in ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’ (check more about here),
Bethany in ‘Soul Surfer’ (check out that movie here)
and Opal in ‘Because of Winn-Dixie’ (learn more about that movie over here);
which are three other movies I just LOVE!! She’s an amazing actress!
Anyways, it’s about girl named Samantha, who lives with her grandmother, “Grandmary”, in a beautiful wealthy place, New York, in 1904. But Samantha is lonely. Then, a poor girl named Nellie, a maid, about Samantha’s age, moves into the house next-door with her father and two younger sisters named Bridget and Jenny. Samantha, despite being rich, is an unspoiled, kind girl. She soon becomes best friends with Nellie, teaching her to read and sharing Nellie’s household tasks such as carpet beating, darning, and other small jobs.
Soon, Samantha’s favoirite person, Uncle Gardner, pays a visit with his surprise- his new fiancé Cornelia. Uncle Gard announces that he and Cornelia are engaged. Samantha is unhappy by this turn of events but agrees to be the bridesmaid for the wedding. Soon after, Samantha moves to New York to attend a new school.
After Nellie’s father dies, she and her little sisters Bridget and Jenny are sent to a terrible orphanage run by a thieving matron. Samantha cleverly rescues the girls and hides them at home. Nellie secretly takes a job in a factory to support her little sisters. Samantha goes to find her, and witnesses the horrible conditions and cruelty in the factory. She bravely speaks out against the cruelty of child labor at her school.
Eventually, Samantha’s Uncle Gard and his new wife Cornelia adopt the orphan sisters, on Christmas. The last scenes are so beautiful! The christmas love and Samantha become sisters with Nellie!
In the comments, would love to hear what is your fav christmas book!!
Some christmassy verses!!
I will be continuing the ‘best collab blogs‘ shoutouts!!
Ahhhhh!!! My favorite christmas movie of all time!!! OF ALL TIME! Who agrees?
This lovely, heart-warming, funny, touching and even RHYMING movie, based on a book by Dr. Seuss has captured the hearts of both young and old for many years.
Of course, it’s about a very grumpy unsocial creature called the GRINCH, who HATES CHRISTMAS. One year, he decides that something should be done. He creeps into the town and destroys their christmas. But in the morning, to his surprise…. they still celebrate by singing! That’s another thing he hates- singing. He is touched by the singing, and he becomes friends with a sweet little girl (whose only christmas wish is for her mother to be happy… because she is always busy. isn’t that so sweet?).
Soon…. the grinch makes it the best christmas ever!
Btw, he has such a CUTE PUPPY named Max!!
For featured fiction…..
I would love to know, do you know any great christmas books? If you do, PLEASE do share it in the comments! I’m sure we all would love a great christamassy read!
Some beautiful bible verses… and stay for the book recommendation at the end 😉
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever by Barbara Robinson
This is a simple, short (150 pages) but funny and nonsensical story, about the six Herdman siblings, the meanest roughest kids that ever lived. Every christmas, a pageant was arranged. But one year, the head of the management fell sick. Everyine thought that the pageant would be ruined. To everyone’s great surprise, the Herdman’s volunteered to join.
While asking about the story of the nativity, the Herdman children ask all kinds of questions… which opened everyone’s eyes to the reality…. it was not just a cozy story…. e.g., that the innkeeper forced a pregnant woman and her baby to sleep in a barn, and the Holy Family were on the run from Kind Herod, who wanted the baby Jesus killed.
Everyone expected something terrible to happen at the performance…. they were not dissapointed! But it was much more different and touching that they had expected…. and they all had to agree that it had been the BEST CHRISTMAS PAGEANT EVER.
That’s all for today’s post!! I hope you enjoyed!
P.S. A little update….. our family has COVID…. but don’t worry, we all are geting better 🙂 I myself, have not got it I think…. no symptoms yet, thank God. 😀
Thank you so much for reading! Stay safe! Toodles!
Hello!!! Welcome back to another fun friday four at Amy’sMùsica!! Let’s get started!!
The Little Princess (1939)
This is a very fun old movie, based the the famous book ‘The Little Princess‘ by Frances Hudgson Burnett. Other newer versions have been made, but I particularly like this one because of the actors and because it is on YOUTUBE for free! The girl who plays Sara Crewe, Shirly Temple, is so cute and fits her character well!! Her teacher is kind Miss Rose, who is engaged with a charming soldier, Geoffrey. Mister Geoffrey (Richard Greene) looks so handsome, with neat jet black hair, blue eyes, a dazzling smile, great voice, kind heart…. the typical 1900’s gentleman!! Sara Crewe is just so cute, with her dinples and pretty curls… but her acting is even better!
In the movie, Sara’s father goes of to war. One day, his name appears on the list of deaths. Now Sara was completely poor, and put as a servant…. but Sara would not believe it. She searched and searched for her father…..
Have you seen this movie before? Have you read the book? Or have you seen a newer version of it?
Today we have a lovely book review from Gelina!!
Journey to Jamestown by Lois Ruby
I love this book because it is told in the perspective of an English boy and a native American girl. They both have one thing in common, they are the doctors/healers of their group. Sacahocan (the native American girl) makes friends with Elias (the English boy). The English group start to go hungry, and start doing mean things to the native people.
Does Sacahocan know what the English mean to do? Will she still trust Elias? Read the book to find out!
When you finish reading Elias’s side, flip the book over to Sacahocan’s side!!
—————————–x Gelina x————-‐————————–
I love this book! Especially since it tells two stories in one story!! Thank you Gelina!!
As usual, some great bible verses…. I’m sorry, no movie recommendation today :((
From today onwards, I would like to tell you about some of the best collab blogs!!
Guys!! This is such an awesome blog!! The name is pure genius right?! Addie and Neria are such beautiful and sweet friends and bloggers who worked together to make this amazing blog!! They post mostly about books, recipes, photos, awards, tags and random things which is sooo fun! I’m sure you’ll love it!! Go check it out!!
That’s all for today’s post!! Hope you enjoyed!! Toodles!
Guys, I can’t believe we have got to #15!! Time flies!
And a very happy Thanksgiving to y’all!!! I hope you had a great time!!
(And I have hardly been using my bitmoji lol, so I’m gonna add alot today 😉
Because of Winn-Dixie
This is such a cute movie, perfect for all ages!! It’s based on the book ‘Because of Winn-Dixie’. It’s about a girl named Opal and her preacher dad, who just moved into the town. When went to the supermarket, she met a dog who was about to be taken away. She told everyone that it was her dog. Then they asked it’s name… she had to think fast…. and so the dog was named ‘Winn-Dixie’, which was the supermarket’s name!
At first her dad and the neighbours didn’t like Winn-Dixie, but he was soon part of the family. Because of Winn-Dixie, Opal met so many new and strange people and made friends. So one day, to show how much she loves her new friends and because she discovered that people in that town didn’t like each other much, she decides to hold a party. (It looked sooo beautiful, the lanterns and lights)
But guess who comes to ruin it? Mr. Thunderstorm. And guess what is Winn-Dixie’s biggest fear? Thunder. So he runs away. Opal is devastated and tries to search for him in the pouring rain. But it was of no use. They decide to continue the party inside. They had a wonderful time, and they became closer than they ever were. But one thing was missing. Then guess who starts scratching at the door?
This looked pretty funny so I had to add it lol
Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH by Robert C. O’Brien
I love the story ‘Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH’ because it is so fun and exciting and is told from both the mouse, rat and human’s point of view. The rats are captured and brought for running experiments. They got a special type of injection everyday, and also went through courses. The result? Smart rats, who could read and write and think! They escaped from the lab and set up their own very modern life with electricity, fire, books and machines. Then, they meet Mrs. Frisby, a mouse, who is big trouble. Will they be able to help Mrs. Frisby and her little family, before they themselves are killed and their house destroyed by the humans?
There’s a book recommendation in the end this time!
In His Steps by Charles M. Sheldon
This book is so moving and real, and it might change your life like it did the characters’. One day, the preacher feels moved to ask this question- “What would Jesus do?”. He challenges his members to pledge to ask this question before doing anything. This was going to be painful and hard, but the result is amazing.
I would like you all to to mention 3 awesome bloggers and why you like them/their blogs!! You might just as well make someone’s day!!
Also, if you would like to write a fun friday four post, or just a movie review (featured film), or the faith part, or the featured fiction, please feel free to email me at email@example.com!!
This movies is sooo fun and is on Youtube for free! It’s about a sweet (but kinda unmannered boyish) 10 year old girl named Ociee Nash. She lives with her father and two brothers. She doesn’t have a mother, so she grows up without learning much ladylike manners XD She even makes friends with a really funny gypsy and meets the president and Nellie Bly!
So her father decides to send her to her aunt. I was expecting a strict aunt, but the aunt is kind, and was actually very boyish and rough as a child. They get along well, but Ociee hates wearing dresses. She gets homesick. But she is brave… and even saves her friend in a fire….
I decided that I would love to hear a book recommendation and review from my dear friend D @IntrovertedThoughts! So let’s give it up to her!
Black Beauty by Anna Sewell
“Black Beauty by Anna Sewell is considered to be one of the first fictional animal autobiographies. I loved the way the whole story was narrated from the horse’s perspective. All those detailed descriptions and tales, some of which were heartbreaking all came together at the end. I would definitely recommend this book to all ages; it’s an incredibly beautiful story.”
Thank you so much D! You did perfect! I loved it! 🙂
Some beautiful bible verses, and a movie recommendation at the end!
Treasures of the Snow (1980)
This movie is really beautiful and fun as well! It’s not exactly all about faith, non christians will enjoy it too! It’s based on the book by Patricia St. John. It’s available free on YouTube as well! It’s about Annette, who hates a boy named Lucien…. because he caused Annette’s little brother to have an accident and become lame. It was actually an accident, but Annette blames Lucien for everything, spreads rumours about him and makes him miserable. But Lucien apologizes and still helps Annette despite everything…
Hi!! Welcome back to our fun friday four! Today…. we have someone special with us…… Haley from @My Life of Faith! (Go check out her blog pleease?) I am soooo excited! What do you think she has prepared for us? The whole fun friday four post!! Yippee!!
I am so delighted that Haley has asked to write this post…. so are you ready?
Thank you so much to Amy for letting me do this! I have such a pleasure in reading Fun Friday Four and I thought it would be fun to write one myself. I reached out to Amy and she was willing to let me post one on her blog! Thanks again Amy for this opportunity.
Without further ado, on to the post!
Wild Hearts Can’t Be Broken (1991)
I love this movie! Well, it is about horses… and I love horses… so yeah. That is one of the reasons I love it!
Here’s the trailer
This is a movie about determination, grit, and wild dreams. Set during the Great Depression, you need those things to keep going. Sonora is a girl who doesn’t give up easily, and that being said, she is an orphan, who makes the choice to run away. Sonora ends up with a dream to become a diving girl. But does she have what it takes? Wild Hearts Can’t Be Broken is a beautiful film about dreams being fulfilled through hard work and stubborn determination. This film is considered a romance, but it is a family friendly romance. As for romantic “stuff”, there is some hugging and kissing, as well as some added drama with letter writing. The movie is not a Christian movie, but there isn’t much bad language. There is one seen in which a character dies, but it is not a violent death, nor is a dead person actually shown. In parts of the movie people do act or speak roughly with Sonora, but in my opinion there isn’t anything too bad. If you are afraid of blood, you will want to look away when Sonora gets a bloody nose.
Overall I love this movie, and I recommend you give it a try! You can rent it on YouTube or Amazon Prime.
Wonder by RJ Palacio
Wonder is an awesome story about August Pullman who was born with facial differences. The book takes place in his first year of going to a “regular” school (he was homeschooled). The book is told from different view points throughout, which makes it really interesting because you get to hear what other characters think of Auggie and how he affects their lives. I love this book and have read it several times. It is such a sweet story of transformation. You must give this book a read if you haven’t already!
*no images are my own
These are verses that have brought me help and comfort in hard times!
I watched this movie with my youth group, and I think it is a truly inspirational movie. The story is a bit like the Prodigal Son story in the Bible. I loved watching this movie.
Maggie is an awesome encouragement. She has a fun blog where she post doodles, book reviews and fun life style posts! I love reading a new post from her blog, and she is an amazing writer! Be sure to check out her blog!
All right everyone! That’s the end of this post! Thanks again Amy for letting me do this!
Thank you soooo much Haley for writing this really fun post!! You did AMAZING! I loved it!
That’s all for today! I hope you enjoyed as much as I did! Be sure to comment if you know any of those movies or books! Also, if YOU would like to write a fun friday four, please feel free to tell me in the comments or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org! Toodles!
Hi guys!! How is your week going? I hope you are doing great and you are staying home!!
Garfield (2004) and Garfield- a tale of two kitties (2006)
These movies are hilarious and I’m sure all ages will enjoy them!! Garfield is a fat lazy funny orange cat who LOVES lasagna. There are two movies, Garfield, and Garfield- A tale of two kitties.
So well, this movie is basically about when Garfield’s owner, Jon, falls in love with a vet named Liz. But Liz is very busy, so Jon offered to take care of her dog, Odie. Garfield doesn’t like this… but they soon become friends. And…. the adventure starts!!
Garfield- a tale of two kitties (2006)
I personally like this movie way more!! It is the story of a funny mixup between Garfield and the prince of England. Yes, a cat. To make it funnier, both cats look the same. And the owners don’t suspect anything. Until trouble happens.
Jon, Liz, Odie, and Garfield travel to London, where the mixup takes place. Soon, both the cats team up and create a genius plan.
The Fragile Flag by Jane Langton
This is an inspiring and fun book!! Especially Americans will love it! It follows the march and inspiring protest of a young girl against the replacement of the American flag and also of a global nuclear bomb. There was also a letter writing competition to the president, Toby. Then mischievous vain Veronica steps in too.
I’m not sure how to summarize everything…. so this is what I got from the book itself:
When Georgie Hall decides to walk from Concord, Massachusetts, to Washjngton D.C., with a letter to the president and an old flag capable of producing magical visions, no one doubts that she has the ability to do it. Along with her step cousins, Eleanor and Eddy, (and crush, Robert Toby), Georgie begins the Children’s Crusade to stop the president from building a globally fatal nuclear bomb, known as the Peace Missile. But 450 miles is a long way to walk, and even as the Crusade picks up new members along the way, its marchers can’t help but wonder if their actions will make a difference… or if its already too late…..
You know the drill- some verses and a movie recommendation!
Letters to God
This is a very touching movie!! It’s about a 10 year old boy, named Tyler, who has cancer. It’s also kinda sad because.. nevermind…. you can find out what happens by yourself!! It follows his ups and downs in his journey of cancer… The main thing revolving round his letters mailed to ‘God….. it changes so many peoples’ lives… especially the postman in who’s hands the letters are kept. It is so beautiful!! And guess what, it’s on YouTube for free!
Vincent is a really kind and positive friend and blogger! Not to mention funny too!! His posts are awesome positive and funny and he is an amazing friend too! Guys! Follow his awesome blog!! And feel free to leave a comment… and get a unique reply!! Vince, I’m really thankful for our friendship!! Keep being so encouraging!
Jasmine is a beautiful blogger and friend, inside and out!! Her personality is so sweet and thoughtful!! She is very unique, her faith and lifestyle is an inspiration!! Her blog is filled with awesome and helpful posts! I’m so glad for her friendship! If you need encouragement or advice, ask her, she is very understanding!!
Hello!! I hope you are all doing well and are safe!! I would like to apologise for not posting yesterday’s ‘thursday theatre’…… I didn’t have time to record…. and I didn’t know what song to sing….. song suggestions please? Anyways, Here goes another fun friday four!!
Stuart Little 1 & 2
I think majority of you know who is ‘Stuart Little’!! Well, if you don’t, you should know that he is a mouse!! Who is adopted by the ‘Little’ (last name) family. So these two movies are about him!! It all started from a wonderful book called ‘Stuart Little’ (I mean obviously right XD) by E. B. White!! To make things even more fun, both movies are real life (meaning not cartoon lol) and the actors are amazing!! The little brother, George, is so cute!
Stuart Little 1
So here is a little review and summary of the whole movie. This movie is mostly about him trying to fit in the family and make friends with the house pet cat, Snowbell. Snowbell’s friends (cats obviously) tease him a lot that ‘a mouse has a pet cat’. Then Snowbell decides to help his friends in kidnapping Stuart… and then eating him. But of course that won’t happen!! Otherwise why would there be Stuart Little ‘2’?
Stuart Little 2
So basically, in this movie, he makes friends with a pretty bird named ‘Margalo’. They fall in love (wait what?! A mouse and a bird?! Never mind.) But Margalo is actually a thief belonging to the evil Falcon. Now what should Margalo do? Betray her friend? Or get killed by Falcon? Unfortunately , she chooses betraying him. But Stuart won’t give up. He sets out with his trusty friend, Snowbell (yes, the same cat who wanted to kill him lol)
Pollyanna by Eleanor H. Porter
This is an amazing book!! But for today, I decided to let my younger sister, Gelina (I hope you have followed her blog), write the review since she just read the book herself!! Let’s hear her opinion!!
I loved reading ‘Pollyanna’ because it was so exciting and fun filled!! She has a game called the “Just be Glad” game. You have to find something in everything to be glad about. When her father dies, she goes to live with strict Aunt Polly. Pollyanna teaches the “game” to the whole and even Aunt Polly starts being glad!! Well, that’s just about everything! I hope you enjoy the book!!
Thank you so much Gelina for sharing!! I think you wrote it wonderfully!!
You already probably know the routine!!
Ben Hur (1959)
This is an amazing movie!! But one warning, I would rate this for 12+ because it can be a bit hard to understand and because of a few disgusting bloody scenes. Some people might be fine with this, but those who can’t stand blood, careful!!
Anyways, it’s a long movie (4 hours hehe) about a prince named Ben Hur who was tortured and punished for 4 years because he took the blame for an accident his sister did. He had to become a slave rower in the Roman galleys (war ships). One day, during a battle, their ship got rammed… and it started sinking. And guess what, he saved the life of the Roman commander, even though he hated him.
Soon they became very close, and the Roman commander, who was a very powerful ruler, adopted Ben hur as a son and heir. Now Ben Hur was living the life of prince again! But he needed to find out where was his mother and sister? He set off…. And after joining a horse race, killing his childhood bestfriend, he discovered that his mother and sister were lepers (if you have never heard of leprosy, look it up!! I am thankful that that disease isn’t around anymore). They looked like living corpses. They would surely die soon. His whole world was falling apart… who could possibly help?
I have three announcements!!
Firstly, I am happy to say that our beloved blogger and friend, Shanessa, is back again!!
Secondly, I would really appreciate some song suggestions for me to play on the piano or sing for the ‘thursday theatre’!!
Thirdly, guest posting is still open!! You can submit a post about ANYTHING. You can submit it to email@example.com!! The deadline is Oct 31!! I am eagerly waiting!!
That was all for today!! Have a pleasant weekend!! Toodles!!
Hello!! Happy Friday!! Why did I even say that? Anyways, welcome back to another ‘Fun Friday Four’!! Let’s get started!!
Little Rascals save the day!
I think most of you have seen this before!! It is so fun and full of pranks and adventures of a group of friends. Ahhh you should def watch it!! It. Is. So. Fun. It also happens that one member of the team, likes a girl named Darla. But there is this rich kid named Waldo who always messes up things. There is an officer named Kennedy, who likes their school teacher, Miss Junebug. But everytime they try to go an a date, the kids innocently mess it up. They really didn’t mean to!! But whst happens next? Find out for yourself guys!!
Camille and Madeleine by Countess de Ségur (translated by Stephanie Smee)
This is one of my fav… since I was 6 or 7. It was originally written in French, but is also available in English!! It’ not very popular, so I wanna share it with you!! It is a thrilling story about two sisters and their friends’ adventures….
Camille and Madeleine are two perfect girls living with their mother at Château Fleurville. One day, they witness an accident, and rush to the spot to find a little girl along with her unconcious badly wounded mother. The little girl, Marguerite, ends up staying, and becoming almost part of the family.
When Sophie comes to stay, she tries to behave as well as her friends. But being a perfect little girl prooves more difficult than she imagined….
As usual!! A movie recommendation at the end!
Facing the Giants (2006)
This is such an amazing movie guys!! It tells the story of an unmotivated football (American) team, who has given up ever winning a tournament. But the coach pushes them hard, and creates a bible group. They start playing with new strength, not for themselves, but for the Lord!! They start winning…. but then they have to face the team GIANTS. The undisputed champion for years. And then they—– ok I ain’t telling!!
Rose E is such a sweet and kind blogger!! Her blog is l.o.v.e.l.y just like her!! Her posts are always fun filled! And you can expect some delicious recipes too!! I am so thankful to know someone like Rose!! She is truly a beautiful Rose blooming in this crazy world!!
I think many of you know her? I’m not surprised because she is so positive and helpful!! Her blog is a.m.a.z.i.n.g and she even designs blog buttons, make-overs etc!! If you need someone to design than she‘s the one to call!! (And Evin too!! They both are awesome!)
Remember, guest posting is open!! You can submit a post about ANYTHING. You can submit it to firstname.lastname@example.org!! The deadline is Oct 31!! I am eagerly waiting!!