Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Traditions we can do without

Hey y'all.  What's up?  Been up to much lately?  Yeah, us neither.

You know how I post some of my crafty stuff on here and feel all proud of myself?  Um, there are about eleventy billion bloggers out there who post way cooler stuff than I do and with greater frequency.  But what is up with these people?  They make everything in their houses, they bake crazy amounts of deliciousness, they post on their blog, and they home school their kids.  Why do all of these crafty folk home school their kids?  What is going on with that?

I guess I'm feeling a little threatened.  And confused.

But on to other things: holiday traditions.  You know you have them, you know you love them (or hate them).  We tried to honor some folks we know by trying their family tradition on for size but, I hate to say, it did not work out.

Before I go on, let me share some of our (um, well, my) favorite Christmas movies.

 I love "The Snowman."  Sigh.  Let's all sing together....
"We're walking in the air, we're floating in the velvet sky,
we're walking in the air, we're walking in the air..."
Yeah, I have no idea what the words are either.

"White Christmas" - you are the best.

Um, duh.

How old does a movie have to be before it's a classic?  
I think "Elf" may have made it in record time.

Then I've had all these friends whose families EVERY SINGLE YEAR watch "Christmas Vacation" together.  As in, "it just doesn't feel like Christmas until we've watched Christmas Vacation!"  

Yes, that Christmas Vacation.  

So we gave it a try.  We Netflixed it, we settled in, and we only have one thing to say.


Nope, it's not making the B-S list of holiday traditions anytime soon (ever).  Doesn't that movie stress you out and make you sad about life?  I don't get it.

But if you do, I am happy for you.


  1. I don't get it, either. I don't think it's funny.

    I do like Elf, though. Watched it the other night. And Love Actually. Love that one.

  2. Ooo...Love Actually, yes! And my "evening alone all cuddled up in bed" favorite is The Holiday.

  3. I do not recall having seen The Snowman OR White Christmas! Maybe I need to check them out. :)

    Matt and I also watch Love Actually. Every year!

    And I am a huge fan of A Muppet Christmas Carol. I don't know why, but I love, love, love it!

  4. You MUST see White Christmas! Please, please say you should come to my parent's house in one week and we can all watch is together! :-) I'm a lover of the Muppet's Christmas Carol as well. The Snowman is just beautiful.

  5. I promise I will watch White Christmas! I can't promise we will get to watch it at your parent's house though! I need to see what times the Christmas Eve services are taking place in t-town and back-calculate! But I will definitely see you then, and I pinkie swear I will watch it!