Now on Blu-ray, this 1965 family classic is a heart touching portrayal of the von Trapp family origins. While it is not “technically” a Christmas movie (like the obvious Christmas movie, “Die Hard”) it is a perfect film for the holidays and I highly recommend it.
After its release, the movie appeared in theaters for five straight years. It won an impressive five academy awards, breaking the record previously set by Gone with the Wind.
This movie captures my heart every time I watch it. I love every part of this movie; from the opening scene on the mountain as Maria spins and sings, to the very last scene when the family crosses the Alps to escape Nazi leaders who, as you know, hated music of any kind.