In my never ending quest for the perfect list tools, I seem to always fail. I have a Favorite Movies board on Pinterest, but I have included movies that I want to see, also, on it. (I guess the simple solution would be to create a “Movies I Want to See” board.) But no, I pin, I “favorite” on my IMDB site, I “save” on my library site and I add them to my Workflowy list.

In other words, I have lists everywhere!

So, I go with the flow. And last night, since there wasn’t a good movie on, I worked into the late hours of the evening. I’d much rather enjoy a good movie on a Sunday night. But, instead, I pay $50 per month for cable to see reruns of “Home Alone.”

I’m not against a good classic film, but memories of last holiday season scare me. I think we must have watched every showing of Mrs. Doubtfire!

Lately, I’ve been listening to music while working in the studio. I love selecting the Classical Genre and hitting shuffle. The Mozart Piano concertos, some of the great arias, have me thinking about music and film.

To me, music is a big part of film. I have soundtracks to many of my favorite movies: Becoming Jane, Dances With Wolves, Out of Africa, Anne of Green Gables. And then there are the musicals we have seen over the years. Annie and I made a list of all of the musicals we have seen on stage and it is extensive. I also saw a fair number of operas in my day. They don’t always translate well to film.

With my son and daughter coming home for break, I know the house will be filled with piano music again. But I thought I would order some movies from the library that have music as a theme or simply music that I like.  Something on the order of August Rush or Mr. Holland’s Opus. I would love your suggestions!  Here are some that I have come up with along with a few suggestions from Twitter friends.

August Rush
Mr. Holland’s Opus
The Commitments
Begin Again
La Traviata
La Boheme
The Eddie Duchin Story
Going My Way
Jersey Boys
Mozart’s Sister
Sunshine on Leith
The Soloist
The Jazz Singer

Here’s to a holiday season with only one viewing of “Home Alone!”