Dear lord, I am so sick. I have slept the last eighteen of twenty-four hours. My sniffer is broken. My head hurts so much I can't stop involuntarily crying. I missed Solstice and Christmas Eve. I'm stopping by to say hello before I knock myself out with drugs again. I have people coming in the morning and I hope to be less zombie-like by then.
Without further ado, here is a list of Christmas-y things I enjoy:
Top Five Favorite Christmas Movies
Miracle on 34th Street - The original is my all time favorite, and continually reminds me you are never too old to believe.
Mixed Nuts - Steve Martin and a nutty crew run a suicide hotline over the holidays. Hilarious and sweet.
Muppet's Christmas Carol - The Best Christmas Carol, IMHO.
Harry Potter and the Sorcer's Stone - ABC Family runs it every winter, right about the time I reread all the books annually. Therefore, it's become a Christmas movie for me.
Die Hard - The best action movie for the holiday season, bar none.
Current Top Six Favorite Christmas Episodes/Specials.
How the Grinch Stole Christmas - A perennial fav, I cry every time the Whos sing despite their lack of things.
Charlie Brown Christmas - Another perennial favorite. I'll never be too old for this one.
A Colbert Christmas: The Greatest Gift of All - It's the last song that seals the deal for me - "There Are Much Worse Things to Believe In."
"Call me silly, call me sappy;
Call me many things, the first of which is happy.
You doubt, but you're sad.
I don't, but I'm glad.
I guess we're even.
At least that's what I believe in
and there are much worse things."
Any of the Eureka Christmas episodes - They're all fantastic. I love them all.
Community, Ep. 211 "Abed's Uncontrollable Christmas" - Funny, poignant, adorable.
Dr. Who 2010 Christmas Special "A Christmas Carol" - An incredibly sad and touching Christmas special. I love it.
Top Three Christmas Stories/Books
The Worst Christmas Pagaent Ever
Miracle and Other Christmas Stories (1999) (yes, the entire collection)
How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Top Ten Christmas Songs
1. Christmas Wrapping - The Waitresses
2. The Christans and the Pagans - Dar Williams
3. Pretty Paper - Willie Nelson
4. River - Joni Mitchell
5. Carol of the Bells - Mormon Tabernacle Choir
6. We Need a Little Christmas - Angela Lansbury in the musical Mame
7. Sleigh Bells - Ray Conniff and the Conniff Singers
8. Blue Christmas - Elvis
9. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas - Perry Como
10. Silver Bells - As sung by my late grandmother, and only hearable inside my memories
Top Five Christmas Scents
1. Demeter Fragrance Library Frozen Pond
2. L'Artisan Tea for Two
3. CB I Hate Perfume The Fir Tree
4. Smellbent Dead of Winter
5. Serge Lutens Fille en Aiguilles
And with that, I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.