I'm sorry, but I'm a sucker for Christmas. Everything about it makes me warm and fuzzy-feeling and not just because of the presents. Or the egg nog. Or the party shoes. Or the tree with the blinky lights or that it celebrates the birthday of one of the most influential human beings ever born on earth. Even if you don't believe that Jesus Christ is the son of God and savior of man, you must admit, no one else packs quite the same historical, cultural, and sociological punch.
What I like most about the holidays is that people are so nice to each other. I haven't gone anywhere in the past several weeks where someone hasn't thanked me profusely for my patronage and followed that up with a hearty Merry Christmas. Okay, so it can all be a little commercial and overwhelming, and yeah, yeah, we should be nice to each other all the time, blah, blah, blah, but still. I think I'll surf the wave of this general goodwill for however long it lasts and damn the cynicism.
Naturally, I also love Christmas movies, and was trying to decide which movie to post for this meme (the original B&W A Christmas Carol with Alastair Sim or Bad Santa), when a brightly wrapped package arrived from the PNW this afternoon, inside of which Boxer had placed, amid a couple other rockin' goodies, a copy of this:
Well, now. Christmas movies just don't get any better—or whack-ass crazy—than this. If you haven't seen it, rent it now. It's worth whatever price they're charging just for the thrill of watching and hearing Grace Jones disco-fy "The Little Drummer Boy."
Thank you, Boxer. Mmmmmmmmwah.
To see what other holiday movies are spreading goodwill to humankind, hop on over to our host with the most, Milk River Madman: