Just before Thanksgiving last year, I told you about my favorite childhood TV specials that revolved around a girl named Addie Mills set in the 1940s. These made-for-TV movies included Addie and the King of Hearts for Valentine’s Day, The Easter Promise for Easter, The Thanksgiving Treasure (sometimes called The Holiday Treasure) for Thanksgiving, and The House Without a Christmas Tree for Christmas. They were TV movies based on books of the same titles by Gail Rock.
In these movies, a young girl named Addie Mills (played by Lisa Lucas) lived with her father (played by Jason Robards) and grandmother (played by Mildred Natwick) in Nebraska during the 1940s. In each of them, there is usually some conflict between Addie and her father, and the grandma is caught in the middle. I liked these stories because like Addie, I, too, lived with my grandma. And I liked them because they were set just post the Great Depression era, and because I lived with my grandparents, I always heard their childhood stories about that time period. And I also liked them because they were just good stories.
For years, I had The Easter Promise, The Thanksgiving Treasure, and The House Without a Christmas Tree on store-bought VHS tapes. And more recently, I’ve even had those three on DVD. But I haven’t seen Addie and the King of Hearts since I was a kid.
Well, when I woke up Easter morning, I was so surprised to find that the Easter Bunny had left me a double DVD featuring Addie and the King of Hearts and The Easter Promise!
YAY! I’m so excited to watch these! I’m sorry I can’t stay and blog longer… I have some movies to go watch…
Let’s talk: Have you ever found a favorite childhood movie or TV show once you were an adult, and watched it for the first time after several years? Was it as good as you remembered?