Tag Archives: Christmas Movies

I’m the Scrooge Here

So, wayyyyyyyyy back in December, I watched the movie “Scrooged”. And guess what?

I hated it.

I really, truly hated it. I’m sorry, people of the internet.

I’d like to think of myself as a Bill Murray fan. I’ve liked almost everything I’ve seen him in (which isn’t a lot because we’ve already established that I’m way behind on movie classics). Because I’m such a fan, I thought I would love this movie. WRONG.

Here’s what I did love about this movie: The Ghost of Christmas Present.

-Because she did this…

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-And then this…

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-Yup, this too…

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-She also did this…

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And that’s pretty much what I wanted to do to the person who recommended that I watch this movie. Sorry, I’m not sorry.

My official reaction:

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*Disclaimer: I just remembered that my Mom-in-Law suggested I watch this movie. And while I’d NEVER punch her in the face (like, ever), I might think twice before I watch a recommend from her. 😉 Love you anyways, Nancy!

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You’ll Shoot Yer Eye Out!

Last night, on the eve of Christmas, I watched “A Christmas Story” for the very first time. I’ve never seen it even though TNT runs it for 24 hrs on Christmas Eve every year! So, in the spirit of the holidays, I sat down with my uncle, mother-in-law, and husband to watch this 1982 classic.

I think the appeal of “A Christmas Story” goes back to our childhoods. Almost everyone can relate to the Parker Family in some way or another. For one thing, I saw my little brother in Ralphie. Just look at the resemblance:

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And while the movie is an entertaining piece of Christmas humor, it is also quite educational.

Here are some holiday truths as exemplified by “A Christmas Story”:

1) The holiday season can be stressful.

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2) But don’t let it get to you. Holiday rage is a real thing. Calm yoselves people!

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3) It’s necessary to bundle up when it’s cold out.

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4) But don’t worry. You can put your arms down when you get to your destination.

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5) Remember that the holidays are about friends and family, not commercialism.

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6) Let’s be honest: Santa IS a bit creepy sometimes.

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7) Be thankful for every gift you receive, even if you hate it. It means that someone loved you enough to get it!

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8) It’s really hard, but try not to overeat. It will make your New Year’s resolutions that much harder!

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9) Some cultures celebrate Christmas differently or not at all. And that’s ok.

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10) If you’re lucky enough to get a Red Ryder Range Shot 200 BB gun from Santa – be careful! You might shoot yer eye out!

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Merry Christmas, friends and a Happy New Year!

My official reaction:

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