Christmas movie countdown
Last night (early morning for my Northern hemisphere friends) I started my annual Christmas movie countdown. The first, which was on TV and thus didn’t require me trying to find the dvd (where DID I put it?) was Christmas with the Kranks.
This movie both thrills and irritates me. The thrill is because of the community spirit that shows through at the end. How wonderful, to know that you can depend on your friends and neighbours to support you! (I say that like I can’t expect the same thing. That’s not true, there are a lot of people I can call who would jump to help me.)
The irritating part is the rest of the movie. First off, what kind of idiot boycotts Christmas? I can understand that they would go on vacation on Christmas day, and thus not want to hold a Christmas party the night before. Hey, good for them! But…why can’t they send Christmas cards? Buy presents for some special friends? Have a tree? I put my tree (artifical, not real) up at the beginning of December. I love looking at it every night while I write, watch TV etc. The lights are all sparkly, and it makes the whole month feel special.
And then, the pushy neighbours (I don’t like them until the end). Hey, if they don’t want to decorate their house, get over it!
You may wonder why I watched this movie if all I was going to do is bitch about it. The answer…it’s Christmas.
Next movie in the countdown, The Santa Clause. If I can find it.