Monday, December 20, 2010
Traditional or Unusual? Favorite Christmas Movies
Its not that I forgot it was my day to blog, its just that last night I drifted away into sleep from a confused fog, overloaded with sugar cookies and little people exposure. After a weekend with my kids and my sister's kids, I wanted to do nothing more than sleep. But it was fun! We baked and decorated sugar cookies (and they didn’t ridicule me when I got the icing recipe wrong). Drove around looking at Christmas lights in the nearby neighborhoods. And watched most of the Christmas movies I own. Everyone played well together, and I even got some work done. All in all, a good weekend.
Speaking of Christmas movies, I’m finding myself addicted this year. I watched them in my office while I made Christmas presents and the kids and I have been watching them each evening when we sit down for dinner. I’ve got Home Alone (the original, although I also love Home Alone 2), Frosty, Rudolph, Christmas Vacation, Miracle on 34th Street… We also watch Christmas specials from some of the kids favorite shows, like Phineas and Ferb and Backyardigans.
I’ve noticed a lot of “favorite Christmas movie” posts on Facebook lately. All the classics are usually mentioned, but I’ve never seen anyone talk about one of my favorites. Maybe because it is a little off the beaten path in Christmas sentiment. The Ref, starring Dennis Leary, is about a couple on the verge of divorce who are taken hostage by a thief who ends up playing marriage and family counselor for the evening. Totally adult. Totally irreverent. Makes me laugh every time.
So let’s talk favorite Christmas movies and/or specials. Seen any good ones this year? Any I should add to my “To Buy” list?