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So I guess my advice for this Christmas is: If you’re not going to give thoughtful presents, why bother at all? This applies to both handmade and store-bought presents. Be nice people.
All the photos were taken in Munich in December 2006.
Bigger and better on my flickr
Coming out in the middle of WWII, Meet Me In Saint Louis looks back with nostalgia at the pre-war era, where values were still intact and the family united. Set in 1903, one year before Saint Louis’ World Fair, the film depicts an idealised world of domestic bliss (greatly enhanced by technicolor) that is threatened when Mr Alonzo Smith, the head of the family, organises a move to New York City in order to climb up the social ladder. There is not much more to the film’s plot; a love story with the next-door neighbour, ketchup making and other little details of the family’s daily life. Surprisingly, this is enough. Minelli did a great job. Every scene is wonderfully filmed, Judy Garland has never looked better, it’s funny and the musical numbers are not superfluous at all. It might be too mushy for some, but I think it’s great. I will definitely be watching it again this Christmas.
Judy Garland singing ‘Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas’ in the film:
♫ Judy Garland – Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas mp3 (will expire in a week)