Hello and welcome to my childhood! Imagine walking down a candy cane road with cotton candy flowers dotting the sidewalk and little gumdrop clouds! And, I am not joking. Just picture yourself there for the sake of this post!
I was listening to a mixed CD in my car (yes, I still listen to CD’s) this morning – and the song ‘Do I Love You Because You’re Beautiful’ came on. All the men might gag here, but this warmed my heart and reminded me of my childhood. I would sit on the floor with my sister, The Veggie Girl, entranced by the dancing, glass slippers and Prince Charming in the Roger and Hammerstein’s version of Cinderella!
That is why I have to devote a post today to all the girls out there. And, don’t get me wrong, I love Disney (I might know most of the lyrics of the songs by heart) – but there are a lot of gem movies out there that are not Disney. So that is why I am sharing 3 movies that every girl should watch. I mean EVERY girl. Enjoy – and you’re welcome.
Roger and Hammerstein’s Cinderella
Do I love you because you’re beautiful? Or are you beautiful, because I love you? C’mon girls – what’s not to like about this movie? This is not your typical Disney cartoon Cinderella. This is like a fairytale – with real people. The music is fantastic as well. Maybe, I am an 80’s child – but, I think most girls will take some guilty pleasure in sitting down for an evening – to watch this sweet musical.
The Swan Princess
No matter how many times I see this movie, I love it. It is one of my favorites of all time. Who does not like an awkward little girl that turns into a beauty, and then is turned into a swan – and her prince has to save her. This is the picture of true love to a little girl. Not to mention, the music is awesome. Far longer than forever, I’ll hold you in my heart. It’s almost like you’re here with me although we’re far apart! Melt my heart!
Maybe this brings back a little nostalgia for me, but this movie is truly heartwarming. She is in orphan that discovers she is a princess. Rags to riches story! She is beautiful – falls in love with an outcast. And frequently remembers lovely memories of her childhood in the palace. This is a must see. Far away, long ago, glowing dim as an ember. Things my heart used to know, Things it yearns to remember. And a song someone sings once upon a December. Gorgeous.