Sunday, 23 December 2012

The importance of clothes at Christmas

the theme:

Christmas and New Year






 
 
 


Last week and next week we are doing special Christmas-themed entries – including an office party, a Xmas house party (and murder), festivities in hospital, a Christmas panto, and that memorable scene  of wholly unsuitable presents from the beginning of Pursuit of Love: ‘my wicked parents turned up trumps.’

Christmas has featured in other entries already. There’s a party in
this entry by a guest blogger, from the aptly-named A Week in December, and oh look, here’s one of the guests:

 


Gladys Mitchell’s Mrs Bradley goes to the Christmas dance at a teacher training college, and has her wardrobe severely 
criticized, while Meg and Jo are invited to a New Year’s Eve party in Little Women, and are panicking about gloves.

Adrian Mole goes to a
fancy dress party for New Year’s Eve 2002, and is horrified by his partner’s choice of costume:
 



 

And there is a hilarious scene of cocktail waitresses having a disastrous New Year’s Eve from the book
How to be Lost – ‘why is that stripper crying?’ indeed.



 
 
 
Gifts of clothes can go either way: Charlie in The Perks of being a Wallflower participates in a Secret Santa, with mixed results, and dresses unsuitably for High School.

 
 
Meanwhile Anne Shirley – Anne of Green Gables – gets the dress she has always dreamed of from Matthew, in a scene to make a stone cry.


 

The main picture at the top is from
George Eastman House. Follow the links to the entries to find the other credits.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks, Moira, for these reminders of some memorable holiday scenes. I have to say, that partygoer from A Week in December has a great dress for the festivities. And that fancy dress costume? Too much! I love it. Thanks for sharing.

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