December! I love it! (Well, except for that little voice saying taxes taxes taxes taxes in the back of my mind.)
I love cheesy Christmas stuff—songs, movies, books. All those mushy Christmas category romances. Christmas tunes on the radio.
And Christmas movies!
So far, on TV, we’ve seen The Santa Clause, Jingle All the Way, and Surviving Christmas. I really want to see Four Christmases (I think that’s the title, but I’m too lazy to look it up).
On DVD, I have:
National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
A Christmas Carol (with Patrick Stewart)
The Polar Express
A Christmas Carol (with Alastair Sim)
And a personal favorite:
The Penguins’ [of Madagascar] Whacked-Out Holiday DVD
There might be more. I know there’s a bunch of Thomas the Tank Engine ones we haven’t watched in forever. But you may have noticed two missing…
A Christmas Story
Quite frankly, I don’t see any reason to shell out bucks for the DVD when TBS plays it over and over again for twenty-four hours straight.
It’s A Wonderful Life
For some reason, I can’t bring myself to buy the DVD, and I can’t explain why in any way that makes sense.
It seems almost wrong to me to “own” that movie. It’s a treasure and when it comes on TV, it’s an event. It’s stop what you’re doing and sit down and lose yourself in one of the most memorable and beautiful holiday movies ever made time. And it seems to me that owning the DVD and being able to pop it in and watch it at will would lessen the awesomeness that is curling up once a year to watch it. It would be less special. Dumb, huh?
So what’s your favorite holiday movie?