How many readers of this blog remember the original Anne of Green Gables series of the 1980s? From childhood through courtship, millions of us tuned in to PBS – and some much-watched VHS tapes, too – to see how the spirited, imaginative heroine made her way past any obstacle.
Now a new adaptation, starring Martin Sheen as the beloved Matthew Cuthbert, premieres at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 24 (Thanksgiving night!) for another generation to enjoy with family and friends.
Watch as Anne gets her first glimpse of her new home:
So why is the story of this redheaded Canadian orphan so memorable, decades after its publication? We asked WPT staffers for their thoughts on the matter and got a flurry of responses. (To be specific, the verbatim response from multiple people was “OMG Anne of Green Gables!”)
As you settle in to watch on Thursday night, enjoy reading some of our memories as you make your own.
What are your memories of Anne of Green Gables? Do you have any favorite holiday film traditions? Share them in the comments!
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