It’s the most wonderful time of the year – time for the annual 25 Days Of Christmas Movies Blog Hop! #ChristmasMoviesHop
We have 25 talented bloggers gathered together to share with you all the wonderful crafts and recipes you can make this Christmas season, based off of some of the most beloved holiday classic films. There are 25 films to be inspired by for your holiday season, and 25 talented bloggers to aid your inspiration! If you love Christmas movies, you have come to the right place!! This annual hop is hosted by the fabulous and talented Megan from C’Mon Get Crafty.
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The movie I chose was Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol. This is one of my all time faves at Christmas time. It’s all about redemption and highlighting the fact that we should be good to one another all throughout the year and not just at Christmas time.
I love all different renditions of this classic movie, but my favourite one is the George C. Scott version. It came out in the 80’s, and I remember it was always on on Christmas Eve and my dad and I used to watch it together ever since I can remember. Now that I have a family of my own, this is one of our traditions too.
In 1800’s London, and in pretty much all of the Christmas Carol movies, you see the houses and buildings in London as being random peaks and not built with any rhyme or reason (not like our modern day subdivisions where everything looks the same).
I wanted to re-create that look of 1800’s London and make my own little Christmas Village; with a modern flair of course.
I picked up these wooden houses from my local dollar store (gotta love the dollar store, am I right?),and was going to paint them all black, but when I took a step back, I realized that the natural wood tone matched the book pages perfectly. So, I opted to only paint the fronts to help them stand out a bit.
The book pages are from a Grimm’s Fairy Tale book and not Charles Dickens, but I thought using these would be cute, along with my bottle brush trees placed randomly in between the houses.
To see how I made the little wooden block houses, click here —–> Christmas Wood Block Houses
I’m really pleased with how the mantel turned out overall and I love that I could give the classic Christmas Village a modern twist based on the London cityscape.
Merry Christmas All and God Bless Us, Everyone!!! Ha ha! Couldn’t resist.