Gah, every year I plan that I will do lots of Christmas related posts...and every year that never happens. So.
Dear Six-Days-Till-Christmas - That is just not right. It should be December 1st. Not the nineteenth. (By the way...yesterday was my mom's birthday! Happy birthday, Mom!) But it is. What with stress lately, I'm not exactly in the most Christmasy mood, but I've resolved to drop my "expectations" and enjoy this week. I'm so messed up...I get panicky that it's almost here and I'm not in the "mood"...grrrr. :D Which just makes me more stressed, which means that I can't get in the mood...so yeah. This is what this is, and I will be happy with it!
Dear The Hobbit - we finally got to see you yesterday with some friends...yeah! We were planning to wait a few weeks and have a group viewing but then some of us decided we couldn't wait so we'd just...go twice. ;) You were absolutely awesome - definitely my favorite in the series so far. I was able to enjoy it a lot more having not read the book (heresy, I know) because I wasn't comparing everything to the book the way my brother was or knowing exactly what happened next. Martin Freeman was just as incredible as I hoped he would be, and...
Dear Richard Armitage - you are complete and total awesomeness sauce. AWESOMENESS SAUCE, PEOPLES!!!! Gahhhhh, my sister and I were squealing (quietly) through the whole thing. Awesomeness sauuuuuuuuuuuuuuce...
Dear Benedict Cumberbatch - RATS! It was very disappointing that you didn't actually speak in this one. And you were like, EVERYONE in the film.
Dear Gollum - you were as precious as always. No pun intended. The riddle scene was so hilarious! And if they were trying to make me like you less, warts and all, they shouldn't have had-what-was-in-there. Because it just made me pity you more. My precious. ;)
Dear A WHOLE STINKIN' YEAR!!!! - Bummer. With all the other ones we were like, ok, pop the next DVD in! And as the credits rolled yesterday it hit me - we've gotta wait A WHOLE YEAR. Yowza.
Dear Christmas prep. Spent the morning making sugar cookie dough for the kids and this afternoon I've got to do some last minute shopping...and there's SNOW in the forecast!!!
Dear Snow - please come. Please, please, please come. Nothing will make the Christmas Spirit hurry up like snow outside. Can we pleaseeeeee have a White Christmas this year?!
Dear Les Miserables - the One Day More clip you've just released is AWESOME! Just as I suspected, the number is filmed like the Tonight quintet in the West Side Story film, and it's completely epic! Cannot WAIT! Also very much looking forward to see you with a friend in January!
Dear Disney's-version-of-A Christmas Carol - I *so* did not expect to love you as much as I do. While there is a bit of a corny issue during the Ghost of Christmas Future (don't need that much slapstick and it's kind of out of place with the tone of the rest of the film), I was soooo surprised at how accurate to the book it is - most lines are right out of the book and there are scenes from the book that no other version I've seen have included. And Colin Firth as Fred is just a delicious extra. Even my dad was like, he's really cool. Yup, he is.
Dear Christmas tree - I love you. I also need to post a picture. :)
Dear Ebay - why do you never have the really good deals that you have all year at Christmas? Especially when I'm on a very-limited-budget this year? It's not fair.
Dear Belle - we were really bored the other day when we were recasting Muppet Christmas Carol with Doctor Who characters. But really, the idea of The Doctor and Donna playing the Gonzo and Rizzo roles is quite funny.
Dear 90's - you had your faults, but your romantic comedies were the best. We could use some help now.
Dear Sherlock - I love you even more now after The Hobbit. Also you must have a new season soon. Absolutely. Please.
Dear God - on a bit more serious note, it is so comforting to read these words after everything that's happened in the last week in Connecticut. You know what's going on and You aren't going to let the wicked get away with their deeds forever.
Dear Family-Christmas-Picture - you're being difficult. Stop it. :)
Dear Better Cheddar - you are one of my favorite stores ever. Having all the gourmet cheese and tea and dips and chocolate and crackers and everything my gourmet-foodie heart could desire. And there's something so Christmasy to me about going in there all bundled up and getting snacks for Christmas. Don't know why, but it just is.
Dear Christmas - I'm really looking forward to you. And I need to stop, take a breather, and remember what this is all about. Then I'll feel better. :)