Monday, December 13, 2010

Another one bites the dust...

I'm so sad.

Ever since Troy and Gabriella hooked up in the first High School Musical (hey, I was hugely pregnant and had nothing better to do than watch Disney Channel when the movie first aired, so hush) I've loved the idea of Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens as a couple.  Just look at them!

So.  Stinkin'. Cute. 

The only couple I have loved more than these two is Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston (and that one broke my heart also).   Especially after they sang "Can I Have This Dance?" in High School Musical 3, I just knew these kids were in it for the long run.  They are a perfect duet!  WAY better than Nick and Jessica were.  We're talking no contest here.  What a waste.  For shame.

I seriously thought these two abnormally gorgeous kids would eventually tie the knot and have a few abnormally gorgeous babies for me to ooh and ahh over in issues of People magazine, and who would eventually star in High School Musical 47.  Alas, it was not meant to be.

Various news sources have claimed that the two have parted ways - supposedly amicably.  I don't know if I believe that, though.  I don't think I would ever amicably part from Zac Efron.  They'd have to pry him from my cold, dead fingers.  I'm nothing if not melodramatic. 

Sigh.  Maybe Zac will hook up with some other totally adorable girl and I'll warm up to her.   Surely there will be some discomfort and a little tension.  It's not like a light switch, you know.  I can't just turn my feelings off and on at will.  I'm thinking it will take a good six months or so at least, though.  Breakups are difficult.   Where's chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream when you need it?

Movie Delight Monday: Christmas Edition #2

If you haven't completely immersed yourself in Christmas by now, you're either not a Christmas celebrator or you're a scrooge.  If you're like me, you've already watched every single Christmas movie you own at least three times.  Now that we have kids, we tend to watch the cartoons more than anything else, but I'm attempting to ease them into White Christmas and a few other grownup films.  Unfortunately Christmas Vacation can't be watched until the kiddos are in bed.  Language, among other things. 

I love ABC Family this time of year because they make so many cute little Christmas movies.  (We all know I love all things cheese.)

To continue the sharing of my most favorite Christmas films, I've picked four of the best for today.  Ready?  Alrighty then.

The Santa Clause
Tim Allen cracks me up as sarcastic Scott Clavin.  Also, Charlie's ex-wife's husband Neil (played by the awesome Judge Reinhold) is hilariously dimwitted.

Neil: "Scott, what was the last thing you and Charlie did before you went to bed Christmas Eve?" 
Scott: "We shared a bowl of sugar, did some shots of brown liqour, played with my shotguns, field-dressed a cat, looked for women..."

Rudolph the Red-Nosed  Reindeer
I don't know anyone who doesn't love this classic.  Hermey the elf is my favorite character. 
 "I want to be a dentist!"

Home Alone
You know, Macaulay Culkin - back before he spent all of that time with Michael Jackson....
I'm not making accusations, but COME ON.
"Keep the change, you filthy animal."

This comedy is a classic in its own right.  Bill Murray as the scrooge Frank Kross, with one of the best ghosts in the history of ghosts - Carol Kane - as the Ghost of Christmas Present.
"Niagara Falls, Franky Angel."

Next Monday will be the last Christmas Edition of Movie Delight Monday.  I plan to cover at least five more.  Let me know what your favorites are!  I'll cover some suggestions, I promise!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Today was awesome.

A little mini-Birthday party for Anna, who will turn two on Thursday.

Then all the grandchildren and great-grandchildren made Christmas cookies together.

Followed by a surprise visit from Santa!

Anna wouldn't sit on Santa's lap. 

All in all, a great day!