Thursday, November 29, 2007

Holiday Post #4: Big Specials and Little Gifts

I spent the last couple nights watching holiday specials w/ my kids. We saw A Christmas Story on Monday, Charlie Brown on Tuesday & then last night we had the pleasure of watching Shrek the Halls & The Grinch. I have this ridiculous desire to watch A Christmas Story every year, particularly on the 1st snowy day... not as bad as a bath w/ candles & wine, but close. My problem w/ Charlie Brown is Linus' watered down X-Mas story. I've always been a fan of Chuck though. Afterwards, there was a new episode I'd never seen before... of course, by new, I mean new in the last 10 or 15 years. It might be new this year, but I really don't know, & I was on the phone so I wasn't paying enough attention to give a brief synopsis. Shrek the Halls was alright & the kids loved it, but the real highlight was the fully restored How the Grinch Stole Christmas. At 1st, I actually thought it was a new version. The color & clarity was so vibrant I didn't recognize it. Kudos to whoever restored it. Here's a link I stole from Jason for all of you who feel the need to watch these shows yourselves... Elizabeth & Daniel-san, this means you since you won't get much of the crass commercialization of X-Mas over there. if any of you dedicated readers of Visions of Ypsi have a good holiday special suggstions, feel free to make w/ the comments so the kids & I can watch more soon.In other news, I arrived at work today to find a Frazz comic strip from today's newspaper taped to my office door. I don't know who put it there... @ 1st, I assumed it was from a student (there are two who could have left it), but after asking both of them, it turns out I have no idea who put it there, but I'd like to send a little thank you to my secret Santa for leaving this on my door. Ironically, it was published a day or 2 after their 1st loss since April.

6 comments:

Warren said...

Regarding holiday specials, how about "Bathing With Candles and Wine" ? It's a great old classic film about an English teacher who learns to love taking baths with candles and wine.

jason said...

Andre prefers "Bathing with candles and wine and diarrhea." It's a classic biopic about his idol, Tubgirl.

Elizabeth said...

Arigato for the christmas special link! One xmas special that they never play anymore is the garfield one where they go out to "the farm" for the holidays. It's really good.

Anonymous said...

You missed the best two- One Magic Christmas and The Little House special!

Andre said...

A Very Tubgirl Christmas... her vulva is censored w/ a little picture of Santa Clause.

As far as the Little House special is concerned... I still have 3 weeeks to ensure I see that one a few times. I love the scene where Laura is taking a bath and sprays diarrhea all over herself.

Anonymous said...

you're verra verra nasty and will get nothing but coal!!!

AND I am now going to force you to sit through the real movie!!!