Oh Crypt TV, oh Crypt TV, I really love your short films…. (please read that to the tune of “Oh Tannenbaum.”) I loathe the elf of the shelf. I never had the patience. Most days, I had that moment of … Continue reading →
I’m the first to admit that rom-coms are not my strong point. However, I’ll make an exception for 2006’s The Holiday. It’s love in the Air BNB age: two women, Iris (Kate Winslet) and Amanda (Cameron Diaz) try to get … Continue reading →
If you know me personally, you will realize right off the bat that you’re walking into a rant. Ten words or less: I hate, hate, HATE It’s a Wonderful Life. There’s really not much more I can say about that. … Continue reading →
Okay, before anyone jumps on me for this one: yes, this is a Ben Afflect movie. No, I do not terribly like Affleck, and yes, he and his little band of merry men are most likely shit swizzlers that have … Continue reading →
Each year, I try to find something humorous that conveys the spirit of Thanksgiving. A perennial favorite is, of course, Addams Family Values. It can’t be helped – this movie deserves every bit of love that comes its way. It’s … Continue reading →
Holy shit, Dutch is 26 years old. It’s old enough to have acquired a crippling student loan debt whilst attempting to make ends meet as a hostess in a chain restaurant. Dutch is old enough to not be on its … 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 →
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 →
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.