For this mid-December Friday Five, let’s explore some Yuletide favorites.

1) It’s a Wonderful Life–Is it? Do you remember seeing it for the first time?

I love this movie. I’d say it’s my favorite, but I have all the old Christmas movies, and I love them all: IAWL, The Bishop’s Wife, Miracle on 34th Street (the old one) along with the Charlie Brown Christmas and How the Grinch Stole Christmas (the cartoon). I don’t remember exactly when I saw IAWL the first time: I was in grade school. It’s been awhile.

2) Miracle on 34th Street–old version or new?

The old version. Maureen O’Hare is one of my favorite actresses.

3) Do you have a favorite incarnation of Mr. Scrooge?

George C. Scott

4) Why should it be a problem for an elf to be a dentist? I’ve been watching Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer for years now, and I still don’t get it.

I have no idea either. You’d think of all people Santa would have one heck of a dental program.

5) Who’s the scariest character in Christmas specials/movies?

Definitely the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come, from the Muppet Version.