It is finally here, the official start of the Christmas season. I no longer have to feel guilty for watching the sappy Hallmark Christmas movies. Well, I don’t have to feel guilty for watching out of season. I should probably still feel at least a slight twinge of guilt for wasting so much time watching (in essence) the same movie over and over and over again. At the very least, I should feel a slight inclination of embarrassment for disclosing the fact I watch Hallmark movies.
Ah, well. I’ve always been slow on the uptake.
It is December 1, and I have no Christmas gifts bought. I don’t even have a list made yet. I didn’t even feel like decorating – but I did anyway. I maintain a non-decorated Christmas season is a sadder season to live through. My perfect holiday would be a holiday getaway a la “The Holiday” with Cameron Diaz and Kate Winslet. You remember, it’s the movie in which Cameron’s character ends up with Jude Law and Kate’s with Jack Black. Tell me in what universe is that fair?
I’m trying my darndest to not be a Scrooge or a Grinch but I’m just not feeling it.
Perhaps it’s my December calendar. Almost every day of the month has a little dot. Sometimes the dot represents two or three to-do’s. For a person who requires a lot of down time and alone time, I must admit, I’m feeling a little overwhelmed with my month. Way too many social interactions for my taste.
If I could, I would take the month of December and hibernate. Perhaps overload on those Hallmark movies. I’ve already started this weekend. First, I watched Candace Cameron Bure (aka DJ Tanner) in Let It Snow. Of course, I can’t just watch a movie. I have IMDB close by. Hmm, DJ is only 3 years younger than me. The movie had an added perk for us late 80’s to early 90’s kids. Her dad was played by Alan Thicke. There’s a few of you fellow couch potatoes who are nodding your heads and thinking, “huh. Funny.” I know, right?! That was my thought exactly! The rest of you are rereading that sentence looking for the humor. Here’s a hint – IMDB Alan Thicke and look up who played his son in Growing Pains.
The next movie in the line-up was A Boyfriend for Christmas. I remember watching it with my mom when it first came out years ago. No former child stars in this one but it was filmed in Salt Lake City. I used to live there once upon a time.
Finally, the Christmas Ornament came on. Another child star all grown up in this. Remember Kellie Martin (aka Becca Thatcher) and her red framed glasses? Turns out she is only two years younger than me.
Maybe watching Hallmark movies with IMDB is not the best idea. Two former child stars all grown up and just a few years younger than me. All I could think while watching is, “Boy, they sure look old.” I don’t look that old, right?
Maybe it’s time to indulge my inner-grinch.
More jabs at Hallmark movies (all in good fun, of course):