Well, kidderoos, we’re getting awfully close to Christmas (Christmas Eve as I write this!).
I must admit, that this year, Christmas has snuck up on me a little bit. I generally don’t like to get into Christmas mode until after I’m done celebrating my birthday (November 25th), but it seems like the month since then has gone awfully fast.
One thing I like to do at this time of year is watch a few Christmas-themed movies. I can’t say I’m really up on too many current Christmas movies, except maybe that made-for-TV one where Jenny McCarthy takes over for Santa.
But here’s a couple of my faves, and as you’ll see, that don’t even have to have TOO much to do with Christmas, but they all bring back happy memories for me one way or the other.
A CHRISTMAS STORY
Yes, Ralphie and his Red Rider BB gun. I try to watch this one every year. A while back, I got it on DVD, and THE DUDE~! started watching it. Unfortunately, he now fears Santa. “Ho, ho, hooooo!”
Oh, the days when a leading man could have both a receding hairline AND a mullet. Total ’80′s yuppiness. plus Bobcat Goldthwait. Did I spell that right?
PLANES, TRAINS, & AUTOMOBILES
Christmas only plays a supporting role in this one, but if you can’t enjoy this Steve Martin and John Candy classic…well, you suck. THOSE AREN’T PILLOWS!!!
A CHRISTMAS CAROL
The original black and white version. A little slow-moving by todays standards (and a lot less colourful…ZING!). But I have a special place in my heart for this one. Years and years ago, my father’s production company put on a version of this classic a couple times a night for very appreciate holiday audiences. I not only got to spend some great times being involved in the production with my parents, but even though it was one of the leaner Christmasses we had, I don’t think I have ever been more in the “Christmas Spirit.”
Hey, it was set at Christmastime, so why not! Yippy kie yay!
I have to be in a special mood for this one. I actually liked it a fair bit when it first came out, which is odd considering I was in high school at the time. I have a new appreciation for it since Mick Foley dissected it in his book “Foley is Good” and pointed out just how ridiculously violent and inappropriate it is for kids.
So there you have it, just a few to get you started. If I don’t get to post again before the big day, have a great Christmas, everyone!