Every Christmas I start the season full of plans of things I want to make sure we do. Christmas tree lightings, city parades, light displays, Santa meet and greets, and this ridiculous thing to make up for the lack of cold weather in Florida where they shoot soap from streetlights downtown and pretend it's snow.
Then I find that I am too busy, too tired, or remember that we all hate stuff like this. Then I feel guilty for being too busy, too tired, or hating that stuff.
(But seriously, our parade sucks and the only fun part of the soap snow is watching kids try to catch it on their tongues.)
So this year we've kept it festive in our favorite way, which involves snuggling on the couch dressed like slobs. Here's what we've been watching on Netflix:
Scrooged: I love Bill Murray and have fond memories of watching this when I was young. I didn't even bother to check the rating and was surprised by a quick nip slip and some questionable content. I later found out it was PG-13. Still worth it.
Christmas with the Kranks: I read this book a long time ago, but I think it was called something else then. I thought it would be lame because I knew what would happen and because Tim Allen is a little lame but this is my favorite holiday movie of the year. There's a chance that's because I've seen every other one 8 trillion times but I really think this was entertaining and funny. I also love the idea of canceling Christmas and going on a cruise, which might have influenced my interest.
Nightmare Before Christmas: I have seen it a million times and I don't think it will ever get old. We have the DVD and I loved watching the behind the scenes details about how they made it; I think no matter how much technology/animation changes, I will forever be amazed by this movie.
The Muppet Christmas Carol: Big Kid loves the Muppets, Sesame Street and anything Jim Henson and I love that about him. This was a fun follow-up to Scrooged, even though it lacked nipples and required near constant commentary from him.
So, see? We've been super busy this holiday season, it's been hard to cram it all in, but we manage. In related news, I skipped sending out Christmas cards and I don't even feel bad because I've been so busy celebrating Christmas that I just couldn't get to it, and I'm sure everyone will understand.
Isn't that the real reason for the season? Not to wear pants more often than necessary? Or am I mixing up my life goals and reasons for seasons again?