Countdown to Anne of Green Gables

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Y’all.  I know I said I wasn’t going to post this week in order to spend time with the family, but I had to share a little of bit of what we did together!  I got the chance to share a little bit of my childhood with Jayna and Millie, when PBS Distribution sent me a copy of Anne of Green Gables to review with the girls.

The “Anne” series were some of my very favorite stories to read as a kid, and so when I heard they were remaking a special to air on Thanksgiving evening on PBS, I was stoked.  DVD is already available, and would be a fantastic stocking stuffer!

Not even exaggerating, Jayna watched the movie about 6 times this week so far.  I’m not sure why, but I think she identifies with Anne’s character….maybe her sass?  Or her temper?  Or her imagination?  Who knows…

Martin Sheen does an awesome job of playing Matthew, and the rest of the cast is fantastic in their character portrayals.  My girls especially loved the scenery and seeing how Anne’s family lived “back then.”  Jayna was blown away at the lack of electricity, bathrooms and the use of slates instead of iPads!

Here’s the official trailer for the video, try to catch it on PBS tomorrow night if you can!  Happy Thanksgiving!

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