Here is it… the end of the year. It’s been a long journey filled with ups, downs and everything in between. As much as people want to hate on 2016 (and oh good Christ did this year have some terrible … Continue reading →
Everyone has at least one tradition this time of year. For many Americans, it’s Bob Clark’s classic, A Christmas Story. Made in 1983, it was based on the Jean Shepherd collection of memoirs called In God We Trust: All Others … Continue reading →
Okay, if you want to smack me for the title of this article, go right on ahead. I deserve it. The pun is atrocious. In fact, I don’t blame you for walking out right here, right now. Still with me? … Continue reading →
I was going to let a Tuesday pass without a trailer, but then this little baby popped up not once, but twice yesterday. I discovered this while playing on Twitter, and then had our own Dan send it to me … Continue reading →
We’ve made it. We’re down to a week before Christmas. You can do this, gang. The madness is almost over. So this is our last week before we take a well-earned week-long break. Talicia and Nika are off the hook … Continue reading →
Here we are, at the end of another year. We’ve covered quite a few short films, ranging in everything from wry comedies about relationships to feel-good animated shorts. It’s been quite a diverse year. My favorite, though, are the horror … Continue reading →
As much as I hate to admit it, I’m a Christmas person. There, I said it. I don’t really care who knows. As much as I hate battling the stores (online shopping is so my friend), as well as the … Continue reading →
Some people hate the winter time. I view it as a time of appreciation: I get the chance to stop and be thankful that I’ve got a roof over my head, food in my belly, and a warm blanket and … Continue reading →
This Saturday, one of our local theaters will screen a midnight showing of Die Hard, to which I am going. In reference to our earlier Halloween posts, I do have one Christmas tradition that I have tried to maintain, though I couldn’t often find copies of Die Hard (yes, I know…time to go ahead and buy it): that was to have Die Hard going on the TV in the background while I baked Christmas cookies. I have no peer-reviewed data to present, but I am convinced that the cookies tasted better when I did that. If you’ve never managed to watch the film and wonder what all the hoopla is about, you can check out a few podcasts and trailers (like the one below) to whet your appetite.
I won’t be able to simultaneously bake cookies this time, obviously, but may find another way to honor the tradition:
I have a machine gun now…ho, ho, ho.
(and, yes, this is on Pinterest)
So whatever you do to celebrate this time of year, be it for Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanza, or Festivus, you do you and have a wonderful holiday season!
And watch Die Hard.
So after some wrestling about, there’s been a decision made: we’re taking the week off between Christmas and New Year’s. I know, I know – we plowed right through last year (by “we,” I mean me and the little gremlin … Continue reading →