Life with Father (1947) TCM

Like the inevitable character in a third of Hallmark Channel Christmas movies, I fear I have lost “The Christmas Spirit.”  In hopes of finding it, I will be watching a ridiculous number of Christmas movies on TV.  Here is my story…


Life with Father (1947) TCM



-The classic pre-film spiel from some guy in a tweed coat.  This particular guy was VERY bad at math.

-A promise that this father is “stern, strict, and sexist.”  Oh, lovely.

-A weird thing about redheads?

-Um, this movie is about being baptized?  Yeah… I don’t know that this one is going to get finished.

-In Adam’s words, “This ends with the father dying a horrible death, right?”

-This movie is “based on a true story.”  I want to make it clear, if this man’s family didn’t know he wasn’t baptized (when religion plays such a large role in their lives), it wasn’t because of an adorably comical oversight.  It’s because he didn’t want them to know.  You’ve got to love a marriage based on lies, emotional and financial abuse.

-Y’all, this man is going to hell either way, so please just move on with your lives.



The TCM website lied to me—it said it was a Christmas classic.  Oh, also I hated this with a vengeance.  I fast forwarded through a lot of it.  I hate that I just spent any time on this.



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