I’m going to put something out there this holiday season that may be a little controversial:
I don’t like it. I won’t watch it. And I think it’s a shame that TBS wastes an all-day Christmas marathon on that movie when there are so many better ones out there.
And if I never hear, “you’ll shoot your eye out,” again, it’ll be too soon.
I don’t care that it’s supposedly a classic – it’s overrated.
Husband, of course, loves the movie and can’t understand why I would rather watch anything else. And I can’t really explain it. The closest I can come is to say it’s like nails on a chalkboard to me.
Maybe it’s the contrarian in me – I hate it because everyone else loves it.
Maybe I’m bitter that it gets so much air time when I’d much rather be watching “The Muppet Christmas Carol” or “Miracle on 34th Street” (the original, thank you very much) or “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” (which I found out last year you can watch fully on YouTube).
Maybe it’s really just not as good as everyone thinks it is.
Or maybe I’m just a grump who needs more from her Christmas movies than a BB gun and a pink bunny suit.
And I embrace that.
What’s your favorite Christmas or holiday movie?
No, “Die Hard” doesn’t count.
But I’d still rather watch that than “A Christmas Story.”