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.