When Christmas is Still Slipping Majesty Over You…

Tonight, I flipped on The Classic Movie Channel to watch with dinner.  Came in on the middle of one of the dearest of old films I know and love, love, loveOur Vines Have Tender Grapes, with        7 year-old Margaret O’Brien, and Edward G. Robinson in an out of type role (for him) as her warm, loving father.

And there was the tenderest of scenes… little Margaret, asked to stand before her rural church congregation on Christmas Eve, giving one of the most moving renditions of the Nativity Story I’ve ever heard.

If you are a fan of hers from greats like Meet Me In St. Louis or Little Women, you know she has a flair for speaking her lines so deeply, dramatically, heartfelt intonation on every syllable, as if each word is striking a chord to the very soul of her.  Never more so than in this b.e.a.u.t.i.f.u.l. piece, where she brings such a wealth of meaning into this well-beloved passage I just HAD to share… for on this January 15, 2014 night, I’m still in the mood for Christmas Majesty.  And I have a feeling… maybe so are you…  

Let this glory seep in and over you tonight… 🙂

(Sooo greatful for You Tube in moments like this longing to share)



With unending Christmas Blessings on each and every day of your New Year!

©   Pam Depoyan

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4 Responses to When Christmas is Still Slipping Majesty Over You…

  1. Hazel Moon says:

    Thank you for sharing with us here at “Tell Me a Story,” the sounds of recital like musical notes from a song. Margaret was quite an actress and I loved this role.

    • Yes, it does almost sound musical, doesn’t it? Lyrical. In some ways she may have been a little bit of an over-actor, but in her case I think it just made it all the richer somehow… She really put herself into feeling her parts… 🙂 And must have had an amazing ability to memorize long passages. I love the softness in her voice as she is narrating this piece, one of my favorites of all her films. Thanks, Hazel!

  2. Thanks for these insights and the recommendation. Of course, I love MMISTL. I’ve never seen this other movie, and must do so. Thank you, Pam, for always informing us of beauty.

    • It’s a really lovely story from the 40’s. I only came upon it a couple of years ago. Didn’t really recall this Christmas recitation part of it until I saw it the other night. Just felt such a spirit of the Lord in the way she spoke it out… If you have TCM, they do show it from time to time. Thanks, Lynn.

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