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Monday, December 19, 2005

Fa-ra-ra-ra, ra-ra-ra-ra

Pull up a chair, throw a log on the fire…and read or watch any of these with your family and friends this holiday season. It’ll definitely help you get the Christmas cheer on!

A Child’s Christmas in Wales by Dylan Thomas
Warms the heart. Grab your hot cider and listen to this one with the kids.

A Christmas Memory by Truman Capote
More from the heart warming department. Very southern. Very much like home.

Lessons and Carols, King’s College
How many times did I not make it to midnight mass, and opt to watch this on PBS instead? Beautiful service.

A Christmas Story
I laugh every time I watch it. I triple-dog dare you to see it. And if you have TBS, you probably will see it. Over. And over. And over.

It’s a Wonderful Life
Need I say it? I gotta watch it so I can hear Zuzu say “Every time a bell rings, an angel gets his wings.”
Also, on a different note, this movie gave me inspiration for a band name: “Zuzu’s Petals”. Wouldn’t you want to listen to “Zuzu’s Petals”? Definitely a punk rock band name if ever there was one.

Nestor, the Long-eared Christmas Donkey
Yea, I’m a sap. This one makes me cry and I never see it on TV. anymore. Probably made too many kids cry. But I freakin’ love it.

A Charlie Brown Christmas
Great music. Great story. Of all the Charlie Browns in the world, this is the Charlie Browniest.

Asthmatics beware! This movie makes you laugh so hard you’ll be grabbing your inhaler. Of course, I love the Walter Scott as Scrooge in “A Christmas Carol”. However, I have seen so many incarnations of Dicken’s original that I am in a mood to like the parody more than the classic. Go fig.

Twilight Zone: Night of the Meek
Once upon a time, Rod Serling told a beautiful Christmas story. And when I watch it, I cry and smile. I really, really, must get my own copy of this Christmas classic.

And now for something completely different:

Edward Gorey’s Christmas Cats
Enjoy your Gorey Christmas and be happy about it, dammit!


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