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Five Great Christmas Movies #3: Auntie Mame | Manolo for the Big Girl

Five Great Christmas Movies #3: Auntie Mame

“Life is a banquet and most poor suckers are starving to death!” –Saint Mame Dennis, Plumcake’s patron saint, better known as Auntie Mame

Auntie Mame

Truer words have never been spoken, or if they have, they haven’t been spoken with such pizazz, or with such a fabulous cigarette holder.  Like D.V. The Autobiography of Diana Vreeland, this entire screenplay should be committed to memory, INCLUDING blocking.

While not strictly a Christmas movie, it squeaks by on sheer fabulosity points and an integral Christmas scene. Fun fact: the tune “We Need a Little Christmas” is from the musical version of Auntie Mame.

Also, please note this is the Roz Russell version, while we love Lucy, the less said about her inferior-in-every-way remake the better.

Click to buy/download. You’ll thank me later.

13 Responses to “Five Great Christmas Movies #3: Auntie Mame”

  1. Lisa December 23, 2009 at 4:30 pm #

    there are, quite simply, not enough shiny metallic jumpsuits in the world. Go Mame!!

  2. Lisa December 23, 2009 at 5:04 pm #

    oh, and:

    “DIGNIFIED? At least *I* am wearing a VEST!”

  3. Danielle December 23, 2009 at 5:06 pm #

    Oooh I love Auntie Mame with Rosalind Russell. The musical with Lucille Ball isn’t the same.

  4. Julie December 23, 2009 at 5:50 pm #

    This streams for free on Netflix

  5. Mrs. Hendricks December 23, 2009 at 5:58 pm #

    The book on which this is based, by Patrick Dennis, is wonderful and has some racy parts that were left out of the film. Check it out at the library.

  6. Jane December 23, 2009 at 6:18 pm #

    As usual, Plumcake, your taste is impeccable. (And Mrs. H, the book is indeed excellent!)

  7. penguinlady December 23, 2009 at 6:25 pm #

    One of my positive favorites, and my favorite line from the movie! Time to see if that’s running on AMC or TCM anytime soon…

  8. Lisa December 23, 2009 at 6:26 pm #

    Don’t forget the maps and the martinis!

  9. Alexis December 23, 2009 at 8:53 pm #

    One of the best. Are you sure you are not a gay man, though? :)

  10. Margo A December 23, 2009 at 9:50 pm #

    My sister was conceived the night my parents saw this movie, and oh, it shows.

  11. Plumcake December 24, 2009 at 12:37 am #

    Alexis, as a friend says, “I was BORN a post-op transexual.”

  12. Vonetta December 25, 2009 at 10:58 pm #

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE this movie…Mame is the bestest…..

  13. Sarah G. December 27, 2009 at 4:01 pm #

    Bestest movie (and book, don’t forget the book!) ever!