I was thinking, Dilwale is a Christmas movie, right? Sort of? And also an Indian film which is technically the Brief for this blog. On the other hand, if you don’t care and are willing to indulge my wild stabs at Western films, I have other silly American Christmas options in my head.Continue reading
Tag Archives: Christmas
Return to WatchAlongs! Christmas Movies for December! Who’s In and What Do You Want to Watch?
I swear, I’m not trying to convert you into Christmas people. You can stay Halloween people or Easter People or Eid people or whatever. But there are a lot of great stupid fun songfilled romantic heartwarming Christmas movies that I think we would all enjoy.Continue reading
What Are Y’all Looking Forward to Over Christmas Break?
Happy Tuesday! I am feeling overwhelmed and exhausted and it’s not even December yet. JUST POSSIBLY I set too high standards for myself in terms of what I have to do for Christmas (the 8 homemade presents, the multiple social events, the live tree, the family heirloom decorations that all have to be out, etc. etc. etc.).Continue reading
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”.Continue reading
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.Continue reading
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!Continue reading
Saturday Morning WatchAlong: Miracle on 34th Street! 8am Chicago Time!!!
Woot! I’m awake! Sort of! I will be making myself coffee in the middle this for sure.Continue reading
Saturday WatchAlong: Miracle on 34th Street! 1947 Version! 8am Saturday! Because It’s Christmas Week and I Just Don’t Care!!!!
Yes, not only is it a Hollywood Christmas movie, it’s in black and white!!! With no songs! I am going all out on the soothing Christmas things!Continue reading
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.Continue reading
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.Continue reading
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.Continue reading
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.Continue reading
DCIB Doggies at Christmas, a Photo Essay
What joy for us all! Filmikudhi and Maria both sent me dog photos. Because what is Christmas, if not taking cute photos of confused doggies?Continue reading
Saturday Small Talk: Chat Away As We Prepare for COOLIE NO.1 WATCHALONG AT 3PM!!!!!
Happy Saturday! I’ve got sweatpants on, I’ve got leftover cake to eat, I’ve written all my thank you notes, it’s a post-Christmas fun zone! And at 3pm today, I get to watch Coolie No.1 with y’all which is the BEST GIFT OF ALL.Continue reading
Merry End of Christmas!!! How Are You Feeling?
So, Christmas is over! Well, paused temporarily. At my house, we had the big Christmas dinner, and now my parents are cleaning up (because I cooked), and I am writing thisContinue reading
Merry Christmas! Let Me Know If You Want a Card!!!! (or mask)
Happy Card-mas! Today is the day that I offer to send you a card if you send me your address. Although many of you are already getting a card anyway, because I am taking your sharing of your address last year as permission to send it this year.Continue reading
Merry Christmas! I Can Finally Show You the Presents I Was Working On!!!!
Remember back earlier this month when I was talking about sewing and sewing and sewing, but I couldn’t tell you what I was making because I didn’t want to spoil the surprise for relatives who might be reading the blog. But now I can reveal to you the beauty and majesty of my presents!!!!Continue reading
Love Actually Discussion Space! The Most Indian of All Christmas Films! Let’s Recast it, Rewrite it, Hate On it and Love On it
Love Actually! I am strongly in the “love” camp. While, “love but also fastforward some of the storylines” camp.Continue reading
Christmas Songs Grand Finale: YOU CAN ONLY PICK ONE! Bing and “White Christmas” or Joni and “River”?
I expect INPUT here! We need to vote and decide once and for all if the ultimate American Christmas song is a white man singing about snow and homesickness, or a hippy woman singing about longing and guilt and regrets.Continue reading
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.Continue reading
Wednesday Watching Post: What Are You Reading and Watching and Thinking and Listening to The Day Before The Day Before CHRISTMAS?
Happy Wednesday!!! And happy two days to CHRISTMAS!!!!! I had a brief thought of “gee, am I being overly Christian by being all Christmas?” and then I thought “nah, I’m just being me” and stopped worrying about it.Continue reading
Discussion Post: What is Your LEAST Favorite Christmas Song? Complain Here!!!!
What a festive discussion topic! In this time of 24 hour Christmas music everywhere, I know there are songs you have gotten absolutely sick of.Continue reading
Albie Dog’s Christmas Sweater Journey
First, don’t feel too bad for him. I just bought him a bunch of Christmas presents to make up.Continue reading
Christmas Activity Recommendation! Shadow Puppet Christmas Carol Live Performance, REALLY GOOD!!!
My parents and I watched this last weekend, and I want EVERYONE to see it. It’s a local Chicago theater company, they do these shadow puppet shows with live narration, it’s really hard to explain, but it’s super good.Continue reading
Europeans! Advise Me! How Should We Eat a BaumKuchen?
Desserts, so complicated! I don’t want to mess up, so I am turning for help to the DCIB community who might have experience here.Continue reading