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December 23, 2009

Five Great Christmas Movies #3: Auntie Mame

Filed under: Five Great...,Holidays,Movies — Miss Plumcake @ 4:08 pm

“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.


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

    Comment by Lisa — December 23, 2009 @ 4:30 pm

  2. oh, and:

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

    Comment by Lisa — December 23, 2009 @ 5:04 pm

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

    Comment by Danielle — December 23, 2009 @ 5:06 pm

  4. This streams for free on Netflix

    Comment by Julie — December 23, 2009 @ 5:50 pm

  5. 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.

    Comment by Mrs. Hendricks — December 23, 2009 @ 5:58 pm

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

    Comment by Jane — December 23, 2009 @ 6:18 pm

  7. 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…

    Comment by penguinlady — December 23, 2009 @ 6:25 pm

  8. Don’t forget the maps and the martinis!

    Comment by Lisa — December 23, 2009 @ 6:26 pm

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

    Comment by Alexis — December 23, 2009 @ 8:53 pm

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

    Comment by Margo A — December 23, 2009 @ 9:50 pm

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

    Comment by Plumcake — December 24, 2009 @ 12:37 am

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

    Comment by Vonetta — December 25, 2009 @ 10:58 pm

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

    Comment by Sarah G. — December 27, 2009 @ 4:01 pm

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