We also watched a little bit of It's a Wonderful Life, which I've seen most of at one time or other, but I don't think I've ever actually sat through the whole thing at one time. Weird, huh? Hey, remember the part at the beginning with the nebulae talking to each other while flashing? No, you've probably blocked it out of your memory, because it totally doesn't fit in with the rest of the movie. But I guess that was the best way they could think of to show a conversation between angels.
Another thing that was on last night was the Fox & Friends Christmas Special. No, really. It had Steve Doocy reading The Night Before Christmas, and a comedy bit by Neil Cavuto and Donald Trump. Yes, it's just as bad as it sounds, and on top of that, it's totally half-assed. I don't think anyone rehearsed for it, up to and including the supposed professional opera soprano who forgot the words to "Away in a Manger." (Granted, it was in one of later verses that hardly anybody knows anyway, but you would have thought she'd have been over it a few times.) Also, for some reason, Kristin Chenoweth showed up to sing some songs. I suppose going from Wicked to Fox News is a logical step, isn't it? :P
Finally, we actually watched all of something, and that was P2, a horror movie with somewhat of a holiday theme, in that it takes place on Christmas Eve. Basically, what happens is that a woman is kidnapped by a psychotic parking garage security guard, which doesn't give me much faith in New York City's hiring policies. Beth said she actually thought the guy was kind of cute, but then, she thought the same thing about Cillian Murphy's character in Red Eye.
Our final choice of viewing for the night was Home Alone, which we've made an annual tradition in recent years. Because, really, what exemplifies the spirit of Christmas more than young Macaulay Culkin beating up on the voice-over guy from The Wonder Years? Well, except possibly those farting reindeer. Keep the change, ya filthy animal!
And while I'm talking about holiday viewing, here are some online videos to check out:
The Angry Video Game Nerd's Bible Games, Part 2. And, if you missed it before, here's Part 1, from 2006.
The Top 10 Disturbing and Inescapable Christmas Songs
And now I'm watching The Year Without a Santa Claus, in which Santa is played by Mickey Rooney. He, of course, went on to further cement his place in the Christmas season by writing a bitchy letter about Silent Night, Deadly Night, and by playing the insane owner of a novelty shop on a Christmas episode of Full House. And...well, that's all I have to say for now. Merry Christmas, everybody!