Is “Ghost” a scary movie? A.C. told me it wasn’t and said we need to watch the movie, but I don’t want to watch it if it’s scary.
One of my students needs to be “culturalized,” we’ve decided. This came after determining that she didn’t know who Cassius Clay was….she’d never watched “The Sandlot” (and therefore did not know who the Sultan of Swat was), and didn’t know why The Great Bambino was part of Red Sox lore. However, recently, we also determined that her culturalization lacks for Christmas movies as well.
I watched that Christmas movie, you know, the one with Scrooge.
This child (and I say “child” loosely, as she’s only six years younger than me) has never seen “Elf.” She’s never seen “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.” She’s never seen “A Charlie Brown Christmas.” I’m certain she’s never seen “Ernest Saves Christmas.”
So I made a list of Christmas movies she needs to watch over the Thanksgiving holiday to prepare her for the Christmas season:
“A Christmas Story” After all, when I start quoting, “You’ll shoot your eye out!” I want her to get the joke.
“Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” She told me she’d never watched this one because her mom said it was sad and that all of the other reindeer made fun of Rudolph. Well, DUH! But didn’t you sing the REST of the song?
“Elf” She doesn’t know about syrup. Or “Smiling’s my favorite.” Or that singing brings Christmas cheer. Or that you shouldn’t hug raccoons!!!!
“It’s a Wonderful Life” I’m more of a comedy person, but this is a classic everyone should see.
“Frosty the Snowman” Plus “Frosty Returns,” “Frosty’s Winter Wonderland,” The Legend of Frosty the Snowman” and whatever other straight-to-DVD Frosty they make.
Thinking about all these Christmas movies makes me want to watch some, too! Curl up with a blanket…drink hot chocolate…oh, wait, but it has to get cold first. I’m wearing boots…and the high’s going to be 79 degrees today.
“I’m dreaming…..of a white….Christmas….”