Christmas and Babies, It’s About Waiting for a Miracle

My annual Christmas post! A day late! Which kind of makes sense, because this year what I am interested in is “waiting”.

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Wednesday Watching Post: What Are You Watching and Reading and Thinking and Listening to CHRISTMAS WEEK????

Happy Wednesday! Just today and tomorrow and then it is Christmas! And my parents will be here, and they can clean my bathroom, because I don’t want to! And also, put their own sheets on their bed. I’m so tired. Making the end of the fiscal year the same time as Christmas is a TERRIBLE idea.

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Brain Melt Post: One Sentence Plot Ideas for Indian Film Christmas Movies

I have had a very stressful work day, Christmas is on a Saturday which means I get literally no days off work, and I still have to walk the dog and go pick up more presents. The only thing that is getting me through is the promise of watching A Castle For Christmas with my friend as a fun evening treat. In that state of mind, let us come up with the most ludicrous possible Christmas movie plots!

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Friday WatchAlong: What Time, What Movie? I Have Decision Fatigue!!!

Happy Tuesday! I saw Om Shanti Om IN THEATERS last night! It was the weirdest thing, this very esoteric and pretentious film group in Chicago randomly has a reel of it and they showed it in the most esoteric and pretentious way. But whatever, me and my friends hooted and danced along as you are supposed to. And today, I am sleepy.

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Friday WatchAlong: I Get to Pick! Because My Grandpa Died! And I Pick a HOLIDAY Movie!!! But You Get to Pick Between White Christmas, What’s Cooking, and Princess Switch!

Happy Tuesday! And it’s MY week to pick a movie! Because my Grandpa died. So I am using my sympathy vote and forcing y’all to watch a sappy holiday movie. Because I looooooooooooooove sappy holiday movies.

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Christmas Discussion Post: When Does the Season Start For You?

Happy November! The DCIB Christmas GiveAway has started, of course, because DCIB Christmas starts as soon as SRK Day is over. But what about the other signs of Christmas? My new shared household is having a debate related to “when does Margaret get to put up decorations all over the yard”. This is following my dawn raid the day after Halloween which removed all Halloween decorations and replaced them with a Christmas tree. The Christmas tree is allowed, but Halloween is still up also, and we are debating as to when I get to put up all my other stuff and finally hide Halloween in the basement where it belongs.

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For the End of the Holiday Season, Who is Your Surprisingly Sexy Christmas Crush? Jimmy Stewart in It’s a Wonderful Life, Bill Murray in Scrooged, Someone Else?

This might be in a very narrowcasting category. Or maybe not! I’m not saying you need to have seen all of these, just respond for the ones you do know. And feel free to add on more.

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Discussion Post: Christmas Foods! What Are Your Favorites?

You don’t have to celebrate Christmas to answer this. If you are a non-Christmas celebrator but really love that one kind of cookie the bakeries have at this time of year, still answer. I mean, I could answer “favorite Eid food” and “favorite Passover food” too. Or if you are an adult/in-laws celebrator, tell me that too.

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Monday Morning Questions: What Do You Want to Ask Me CHRISTMAS WEEK?!?!?!

It’s CHRISTMAS!!!! ALMOST!!!!! I am just SO EXCITED!!!! You know what I am most excited about this year? Sitting in my apartment with my parents on Christmas Eve and watching Arthur’s Christmas by the light of the Christmas lights. Also, I told my sister I want a photo of my nephew holding a stocking, so that too. Oh, and giving Albie Dog his Christmas Cookie.

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Random Hollywood Post: Shane Black, the Most Successful Christmas Movie Writer of All Time (Lethal Weapon to Iron Man 3)

This is something/someone I find really interesting to think about this time of year and I wanted to share him with you in case you weren’t aware of how much this one person has affected the way we see Christmas. I wasn’t myself until I read an article about Iron Man 3 in context of Shane Black’s history of Christmas films. Identifying Shane Black as a Christmas author is NOT my original idea at all, don’t give me credit for it!!!! But my interpretation of why he writes Christmas movies is my own.

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