It’s the most wonderful time of the year
Calling all Christmas lovers! I need your input.
Since I’m going to be laid up for the week of Christmas due to a pending ACL reconstruction, I decided to save all of my Christmas movies in order to watch them that week while I’m bored out of my mind. Or comatose. Whatever the case may be.
I was rattling off a list of my favorites to a friend of mine. She smiled politely while I talked about my love of the following:
1. White Christmas
Oh to have a big, ice blue feather fan for Christmas. That would come in handy during spontaneous outburst of “Sisters” when I’m in the kitchen with my own sister. Of course, we’ll have to find some tinsel or sequins to dress up the crutches a bit, but that’s fine.
2. Christmas Vacation
This show has some of the funniest one-liners that we repeat during the entire month of December. And I love how Aunt Bethany sweetly recites the Pledge of Allegiance at the dinner table.
3. The Grinch
Jim Carey at his absolute finest. It might be my opinion, but it’s true.
4. A Christmas Story
Ohhhhh fuuuuuuudddddgggggee. (Only I didn’t say fudge…)
I could have gone on and on for days: Miracle on 34th Street, Charlie Brown Christmas, The Santa Clause (parts 1 and 2. Part 3? Not so much.) It’s a Wonderful Life and the original Grinch that plays 24-hours on TBS when A Christmas Story isn’t playing 24-hours on TBS.
My friend then offered a few of her own that just floored me:
Love Actually and Home Alone.
Dear reader…never in my years of owning BOTH of these movies has it occurred to me to watch them during CHRISTMASTIME. Which makes perfect sense because THEY ARE SET AT CHRISTMASTIME.
Are there any others that I’m blatantly missing? It’s going to be eight hours a day in the bendy machine. And traditionally (remember…I’ve been down this road twice before) my body refuses to sleep in the bendy machine. So I’m going to need movies to watch to keep my mind off of the evil bendy machine.
Before you mention Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, please note that claymation sort of freaks me out. And the sound that Rudolph’s nose makes when it lights up is like scratching a chalkboard to me. I don’t know. I’m weird.
OK. Sound off in the comment section. I’m totally stoked about the possibilities of new holiday movie-watching traditions!