Sunday, December 14, 2008

Candy Caned

I am a sucker.

I spent 13 hours baking today, and when I was finished and covered in the Christmas-y smells and stains of cinnamon, chocolate, vanilla and orange zest I just wanted to get off my feet, have some dinner and watch some Christmas-themed television.

Not unreasonable. However, the only Christmas-themed show on offer was a movie called Surviving Christmas. This is the kind of movie that will make you beg to accept coal in your stocking every year from now until the end of time if only this movie would agree to go away. "How bad could it be," I thought. "It has James Gandolfini, Christina Applegate and Catherine O'Hara in it." I didn't realize that I had dared the movie to be terrible. It delivered. If you like movies where the basic idea is completely implausible and then the complicating events are more implausible as the film progresses, then this is totally the movie for you.

I watched this movie until its entirely predictable conclusion. I'm a complete sucker for Christmas. Throw a tree and some lights into a movie and I will watch it. No questions asked. I just need my fix. The first step to recovery is admitting that you have a problem. I admit it.

15 metawords:

~E said...

You bake?!?!

I better get one of those cinnamon-y and orange zest covered baked goods in my mail come Christmas time or else!!!

or else...

uhm...

or else I'll do something really bad to you! Like...uhm...cry!

Gwen said...

Awww. Wish I'd been there, I've got all the good ones on DVD. I would have LOVED to bake with you all day and watch movies.

Dr Zibbs said...

You watched that? Why didn't you just stare at the wall?

Some Guy said...

Christmas movies seem to be at extreme ends of the spectrum. I love stuff like It's A Wonderful Life", "A Christmas Story", even "Scrooged", but for every one of those there's a stinky turd like "Surviving Christmas".

Lyla Lou said...

Ewwwyuck, I remember seeing commercials for that one. Thankfully I passed on that movie.

SouthernBelle said...

A man that bakes?

I don't care what those Hardee's commercials say, that's hot.

Seriously, with the homemade baked goods, the sofa and the watching of Christmas movies, that is a holiday dream date right there.

Especially since the terribleness of the movie allows you to ignore the TV... what?! I'm married, not dead!

words words words said...

SouthernBelle is awarded "Comment Of The Year"!

SouthernBelle said...

*sniff*
*wipes away tear*

It's been my dream to win Comment of the Year since I was a little girl.

I'd like to thank the God I don't believe in and my mother who rarely if ever reads my blog and/or comments...

xxoo
Belle

BeckEye said...

I think you meant to say you spent 13 hours getting baked. Don't lie.

red said...

13 hours?! I don't think I've ever done anything for 13 hours! Well, except sit on my ass...I could do that 'til Jesus comes.

SouthernBelle said...

"til Jesus comes"

red, I'm going to steal that phrase and claim it as my own.

xx
Belle

red said...

You go right ahead, my dear. It's a good one.

Fancy Schmancy said...

If you weren't on the other side of the country, and much younger than me, I swear that you baking for 13 hours would guarantee that you wouldn't have to watch a movie for entertainment if I was around.

Cue *cougar* growl....

Falwless said...

Your blog is shedding dandruff. Just fyi.

words words words said...

Red: That's sort of cheating. After the first few hours you wouldn't feel anything.

Fancy: Unless you're lying about your age on your profile, I'm actually older than you!

Fal: Someone made the dandruff joke a few entries ago. Maybe if you were around more you'd notice things like that. BURN!