P&P Christmas, Day 7: Movies

23 December 2009

{via Apartment 34}

I wouldn’t say that a huge part of my Christmas festivities involves watching movies, but there are a few that worm their way into my December schedule every year. Usually I’m content to just watch whichever ones come on TV (except for Love, Actually — I own that one and it gets played every year without fail!), but this year I decided to be a bit more proactive about things. Yes, I stocked my December Netflix queue full of holiday favorites.

Some old stand-bys (for me) that made the cut?
It’s a Wonderful Life
The Santa Clause (yes, with Tim Allen… don’t laugh!)
A Charlie Brown Christmas

And a few new ones I’ve never seen:
Miracle on 34th Street (the old, black and white version)
White Christmas
Four Christmases

What’s your favorite Christmas movie? Any I missed that deserve a place on the list?


22 December 2009

{Disclaimer: this post may end up sounding a bit dramatic. I swear to you, everything you’re about to read is exactly how I feel, without hyperbole or exaggeration.}

Okay now. Have y’all heard of Stillmotion? They’re a mixed media company based in Canada, but what they’re really known for (at least in the circles I run in) is their Same Day Edits. The idea with the SDE is that the crew films the day of your wedding up through the ceremony, then edits the footage to share at the end of your reception.

And it’s amazing.

Mrs. Penguin of Weddingbee recently shared an exchange with one of her recently engaged friends. Here it is:

Robin: We’re engaged!

Pengy: Congratulations! Have you heard of Stillmotion?

My thoughts exactly.

Ever since I saw Cheryl and Andrew’s SDE on the ‘bee, I’ve been yapping about Stillmotion to anyone who will listen. At this point, I think about 85% of my friends and family have seen C + A’s clip. I don’t have very good video-embedding skillz, so I’m not going to even try to upload anything, but if you love beautiful things, and you’re okay with getting a bit verklempt, then for the love of wedding cinematography, please watch the following two clips… and then every other clip on the Stillmotion site.

Cheryl + Andrew’s Same Day Edit

Robin + Carlos’ Same Day Edit

Thank you. But trust, you’ll be thanking me soon.

Monday, Monday + Winter

21 December 2009

{Image from House Beautiful}

It’s the first day of winter! Isn’t this lodge beautiful? The interior is equally so. See more here!