Thursday, January 01, 2009

Happy New Year and Christmas Movie Tag

By Nichole Giles

I never do this, and yet here I go, for the second week in a row, writing my blog hours after I should have posted it. But then, I have a good excuse. (Not that I need one.)

I could use the whole holiday / family time thing since my blog days have fallen on major federal and religious holidays both weeks, but today it’s more than that. First of all, I have a cold. It hit me a few days ago, the morning after I spent the evening cleaning up after my vomiting son. I started with the sniffles in the night and by morning, it was a full-blown virus. But I bought some Sudafed, downed some Ibuprophen and Green Tea, and I was surviving. Then, about an hour before ringing in the New Year, I was attacked by a children’s toy and sprained my wrist. It was a conspiracy, you see, to handicap me from the air hockey tournament that my husband and I were winning. Investigations are pending… (Little did they know I could play air hockey left-handed almost as well as right!)

After all that, I woke up this morning and the very last thing I wanted to do was turn on my computer and type. Actually, I didn’t really want to get out of bed, but I did.

Anyway, two weeks ago, my friend and fellow Blogger, Gaynell, tagged me for her favorite Christmas Movie blog. I’d planned to post my choices last week, but didn’t. So I hope you don’t mind if I do it today.

My five favorite Christmas movies are as follows:

1. Elf—because, there are just so many one-liners that my kids spout daily that never fail to make me laugh. Plus, the entire movie is just plain hilarious. It’s an instant classic.
2. While You Were Sleeping—because it’s just cute, and the dialogue is so true to life and humorous that I just can’t help but smile.
3. A Christmas Story—need I explain? “You’ll shoot your eye out!”
4. Jingle All the Way—It’s just so true to how holiday shopping can be if left to the last minute. Plus, it touches on the importance of spending time with family.
5. A Christmas Carol—actually, I prefer the play version of this, but there are a few good movie versions as well. I love the Disney one, actually.

I could have picked books or authors as well, but I chose to do movies because we’ve been watching them around here this week. Now, I'm tagging Ali Cross, Rachelle Christensen, and Cindy Beck.
Thanks for reading our blogs each week.

Happy New Year!

From the LDS Writer’s Blogck.

1 comment:

Cindy Beck said...


I know I read this entry before, but somehow I missed the fact that I was tagged. Either that, or I just don't remember things as well as I used to.

Now ... um ... what was your name again? And how did I get off of this internet thing?

Thanks for telling us about your favorite movies, and for the tag ... I love the game!