Last Christmas

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This year at my Christmas Eve party we had a discussion of the song Last Christmas. One of my friend claimed this wasn’t actually a Christmas song. It was just a breakup song. If one replaces “Christmas” with “Summer” or “Wednesday” the song still works exactly the same.

Sadly George Micheal died on Christmas Day this year. I think this song will now and always be a Christmas song. I have five versions of this song, including two Wham! versions. I also have covers from Glee cast, Jimmy Eat World, and Darren Hayes.

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Sleigh Bells Ring

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Laurel is a busy single mother and head of Parks and Recreation at her small town. The mayor tasks her with putting together a last minute Christmas parade. She finds a perfect sleigh for the parade which seems to keep magically drawing her to her ex-boyfriend.

Love interest: Her sexy ex-boyfriend who moved to New York
Unlikely plot point: The sleigh keeps disappearing and no one ever calls the police
Who is dead: His uncle who taught him woodworking
Romantic ending: Santa saves the parade and they kiss in front of his antique store

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Christmas Night Movie – Mixed Nuts

This year I was planning on watching Die Hard as my Christmas night movie. However, someone at my Christmas Eve party suggested Mixed Nuts from 1994.

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Somehow I’ve never seen this movie. It stars Steve Martin, Madeline Khan, Rita Wilson, Juliette Lewis, and Anthony LaPaglia. The supporting cast is just as star packed: Rob Reiner, Adam Sandler, Liev Schreiber, Gary Shandling, Parker Posey, and Jon Stewart.

The entire movie takes place on Christmas Eve at and around the office of a suicide prevention hotline. It is a little trans-phobic, but being from 1994 it is not that unsurprising. It could be a lot worse. I don’t know why this movie was so critically panned. It has only 7% on Rotten Tomatoes. I found it funny and surprising. The scene with Madeline Khan in the elevator is worth watching on it’s own. I recommend this for your future holiday viewing.

I don’t think I posted about it, but last year my Christmas Night movie was Love, Actually.

 

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Hanukkah Starts today

This year it got completely swallowed up by Christmas because it starts on Christmas Eve.

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Daily Christmas Cat #24

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Merry Christmas from Maru.

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Snow Flesh

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Today was the last work day before Christmas

This cubicle’s decorations are a bit over the top.

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