I distinctly remember watching the Wizard of Oz at my grandparents' house in Milwaukee. I don't remember if it was Christmas Eve or Christmas Day, but I do remember hiding behind the Christmas Tree. That scary, green witch! Of course, after hiding from her, I would inevitably dream that she was coming out of the television to get me- and this was very pre-Ringu.
The trauma wore off, though, and I spent an elementary school summer break reading all of the Oz books. A task I would like to undertake again...maybe when there is a Little Sare-endipity to share the magic with. I fell in love with the land, and the characters. The movie, too, grew on me as I got older- and as my mother and uncles made fun of the witch's guards. "Please, and take it with you!" (fast forward to 1:16)
So, I was very excited to see that Capstone Young Readers came out with a 75th Anniversary book adaptation of the film (coming out August 2013).