Results for: Pollyanna

In History, Politics & Society

What is the Pollyanna Effect?

\n. \n Pollyanna Effect \n. \nIt is a belief, that people are more likely to perceive and remember positive things about other people or things than negative ones.\n. \ (MORE)
In Holidays and Traditions

Where did pollyanna originate from?

From the 1960 Walt Disney movie titled "Pollyanna", about a little girl who always looked on the bright side no matter how dire the circumstance.
In Classic Movies

What does Pollyanna mean?

Pollyanna was a novel which came out in 1913 about an optimisticyoung girl. The name Pollyanna has since become synonymous forpeople who always have a sunny disposition and be (MORE)
In Classic Movies

Who starred in Pollyanna?

Child actress Hayley Mills who won a special Oscar for reprising the role. . For the source and more detailed information concerning this subject, click on the related link (MORE)
In Christmas

What do you do for a Pollyanna Christmas?

\nPolyanna is a very specific term used in Pennysylvania, U.S.A. at Christmas. It means the same as 'Secret Santa' or 'Chris Kindle' and 'Kris Kringle'. Other contries have di (MORE)
In Classic Movies

What is the origin of Pollyanna?

Pollyanna Whittier, a minister's daughter, grew up poor in the missionary and after her parents died, she went to live with her rich - and very strict - Aunt Polly. Pollyanna (MORE)
In Definitions

What pollyanna means?

Pollyanna is used to refer to someone who is overly cheerful and idealistic. . It comes from the book, Pollyanna , a best-selling 1913 novel by Eleanor H. Porter, a classic (MORE)
In Authors, Poets, and Playwrights

What is Pollyannas?

Pollyanna is the name of a book which was made into a Disney movie starring Haley Mills. Pollyanna was an optimist, and the term is used to refer to someone who is relentlessl (MORE)
In Classic Movies

What is a good theme for a Pollyanna?

Pollyanna's father had a saying from President Abraham Lincoln put on his chain: "When you look for the bad and expect to find it, you surely will."
In Books and Literature

What was the story in Pollyanna?

The 1960 movie Pollyanna is the most well-known version and is based on the 1913 book written by Eleanor H. Porter with the same title. Pollyanna, the main character in th (MORE)