I know I’m too early to be talking about any Christmas movies, but everywhere you go, different shopping malls are getting for Black Friday here in the states, so it’s actually normal to hear and see Christmas things all around. I went to Wal-Mart last week, and so far they only had one part of the store ready for Christmas. They were even playing Christmas music. Two people in my family have rented two different Christmas movies. I’m the only one who hasn’t watched anything that relates to Christmas yet. I don’t want to get ahead of myself. I haven’t even had Thanksgiving yet and you want to skip it for Christmas? How about we try to be thankful for what we have first, before we give Santa a list of things we want?
My parents started this. I think it was last Monday. After the three of us got done watching Finding Bigfoot. My dad put a DVD in the player. He was skipping through the previews and kept teasing me it was a scary movie. I knew he was kidding. I had mom put me in my room and I asked her what movie it was, since he wasn’t going to tell me. She got him the A Christmas Story 2. Apparently, he’s never seen it and I don’t think they liked it. My mom kind of figured he wasn’t going to like it. He’s a big fan of the original, and I mean, a BIG freaking fan. On Christmas Day, TBS play it all day long. If he didn’t have mom or Emily around, he’d probably watch it all day. If I can remember right, I think they taped it on their DVR in the living room, last year. Because I think he got bored and put that on. Last resort, I guess.
Over the weekend, my mom and sister went to take back movies and got their own movies, without telling me about it. I actually had a list of movies I wanted this time around too. Anyways, Emily got the new Call Of Duty: Black Ops game and of course, Elf. Isn’t it sad that I haven’t watched this movie all the way through? I’ve seen parts and thought it was stupid, plain and simple. Emily was watching this in the living room while mom was doing our laundry and I was playing Wii. She kept laughing off her butt, and it was her uncontrollable laughter. The kind that she usually doesn’t do. In every family, there are one or two that laugh weird. When I was 11 or 12 years old, I finally heard my dad hysterically. He doesn’t laugh like that all the time. I have my mother’s ability to laugh about everything and I don’t have laugh like dad and Emily. Instead, I do what my mom does when she laughs, we both start crying, and by this time, getting ourselves back in one piece is kind of pointless.
Anyways, Emily kept saying that Elf is the best Christmas movie ever. Well, if she was around dad, he would totally disagree. Even my mom said A Christmas Story was better than anything else. Honestly, I’ve seen a lot of Christmas based movies in my lifetime that I disagree with both of them. Yes, I do love A Christmas Story, but only because it’s a classic. When I was a senior in high school, I wanted to see A Christmas Carol, you know the one with Jim Carrey? Well, my mom, cousin Kristi, and I all go to see it. It was 2009, and around that time I had a good track record of movies to see in the theaters, until we went to see this movie. My mom sat behind us and watched two 18 year olds, scream and jump from being scared. It was a scary movie with those damn ghosts! The funny part though wasn’t in the movie though. My mom looked over to a guy next to us in the next row was asleep and snoring. So most of the time, we were laughing about how we were getting freaked out by the movie and the sleepy head near by.
Even though I told you that story, that isn’t my favorite movie. Duh! My favorite Christmas movie has to be National Lampoon Christmas Vacation. I grew up on this movie. The first time I ever saw A Christmas Story, was when I was in middle school and apparently every person in that classroom had watched before, except me. That usually happens, so I’m use to it. I’ve watched this movie for years. Everytime it’s on the movie channels or on Comedy Central, I have to watch it. I’m even thinking about renting it over the weekend, since it would be considered “in season” to watch Christmas movies after Thanksgiving is over. This, to me, is the best Christmas movie ever! What is, in your opinion, the best Christmas movie ever? Here are some of my favorite quotes from the film:
Aunt Bethany: Is your house on fire, Clark?
Clark: No, Aunt Bethany, those are the Christmas lights.”
Eddie: You surprised to see us, Clark?
Clark: Oh, Eddie, If I woke up tomorrow with my head sewn to the carpet. I wouldn’t be more surprised than I am now.
Margo: You just march over there and slug that creep in the face.
Todd: I can’t just attack someone.
Margo: Alright then, if you’re not man enough to put an end to this shit, then I am.