I can’t seem to get into the spirit this year. Early today, for a brief moment, I felt somewhat spirited when NPR played a medley of Christmas songs performed by a brass band. It was very festive and I found myself happily humming along, but when the songs were over, my Christmas spirit swirled away like smoke in a stiff breeze.
I’ve watched several Christmas movies, hoping that would do it. First up was Fred Claus (which I reviewed on this site). Quite frankly, it wasn’t quite good enough to get me in the holiday spirit and secondly, we watched it before Thanksgiving. I refuse think about Christmas until after Turkey Day is over (by at least a week or two). This past weekend, I watched Chevy Chase in National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation. This is Ryan’s all-time favorite Christmas movie and I am forced to watch it around this time every year. Last night, we watched Elf (a much better movie than Fred Claus). Even though it was funny watching Will Ferrell run around in tights, it didn’t do a whole lot for my attitude.
Still, I am feeling a little like Scrooge. I don’t feel like putting up decorations, I certainly don’t feel like putting up a tree (what a bother) and I really, really don’t like the idea of going to the mall to compete with the mobs over made-in-China junk!!
I guess I’m going to have to pull out my favorite Christmas movie, The Christmas Story. Perhaps if I remind myself of the real reason for the season – obtaining a Red Ryder BB gun – I will dig myself out of this shroud of gloom and begin to enjoy this season of giving.
If that doesn’t work, there’s always eggnog (and rum).
I’ve got some catching up to do!
I’ve seen several movies lately, including American Gangster and La Vie en Rose.
But today I’m having to work on my other writing gig, so the reviews will have to wait.
Ryan and I are headed to the Bronco game tonight – no need to review that – the Bronco’s will win. They’ve never lost when I’ve been at a game in-person.
Also, as a reminder, if you’ve read a good book lately you’d like to recommend to me, I’m always looking for books to put on my list. Movies too!
I have moved the review of Boulder’s Dinner Theater to the Restaurant page.
I actually managed to post 3 new reviews today.
Please check them out under Movie Reviews.
Or click below to see what I thought of Gone Baby Gone.
New movie review just posted! Click link below.
A new review was just posted!
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Happy Birthday to the love of my life.
Happy Birthday Dad!! I hope you get to relax a little.
I need to quit promising reviews here and just start getting them done!
After a great weekend partying in Steamboat Springs (thanks to Ben & Kiki for a good time), I’m back at it!
I have just written a movie reviews of Michael Clayton, starring George Clooney and Into the Wild, based on the book by the same name by Jon Kraukauer. Both are in theaters now. Read my reviews under the Movie Reviews Tab above.