Tuesday, November 16, 2004

So, I have a confession to make. I really love holidays. I think I have decorations in my basement for just about every holiday. Any chance to celebrate life, right? But I really love the period from Halloween through New Year's Eve. I don't like being hit over the head with Christmas decorations in October but, when appropriate, I really like seeing decorations start to go up. I really lament not having a yard because I would be the crazy person on the block with the giant inflatable turkey at Thanksgiving and the gazillion Christmas lights twinkling on the house. I love decorating my house and playing Christmas carols. I love caroling and going ice skating. I love driving around looking at Christmas lights with a thermos of hot cocoa. I love curling up and watching my favorite holiday movies. And most of all, I love shopping for present for people!

I went to see "Polar Express" with a lot of misgivings. I'm usually a purist about books and I didn't like the idea of one of my favorites being made into a weird-looking movie. But I actually enjoyed it. I even got teary-eyed at the end. I think seeing that movie officially opened my holiday season.

Now, I don't typically care that much about getting presents. I really don't. I get the most enjoyment out of GIVING presents. But if I were to make a "pie in the sky" list for Santa this year it would be:

1) 20 or 40 GB I-Pod
2) Kodak digital camera like Sara's
3) anything off my Amazon wish list
4) lots of frequent flyer miles!!!!!
5) gift certificates to restaurants and movie theaters

I'm so looking forward to Thanksgiving. Only a week away!

2 comments:

Genevieve said...

I love holidays too (although, admitedly, not Thanksgiving, so much) and your Christmas list sounds a lot like mine this year :-) Anyway, good to hear you liked the Polar Express. I have read only bad things about it, including a NY Times review where they compared Santa's toy sack to a giant scrotum. I think I might not be able to see the movie because of that. Bad, bad images.

TGC said...

Toy sacks! Santa!!! Giant scrotums!!!!
My word, I thought this was a family Blog.

I am not surprised the quote was from that elitist liberal tabloid, the NY Times. Only that socialist rag would dare to degrade the sacred image of the Good Saint Nick in such an unconscionable manner.

You people better clean up this foul language or I will cancel my subscription and stop sending sarcastic remarks.