December 25, 2008 in holidays
I absolutely love Christmas even though I’m not a kid anymore. I’m talking about loving all the decorations, lights, Christmas pastries, how Starbucks puts the Christmas decorations up around Halloween, and even all the cheesy holiday movies. And of course, one of those movies being “A Christmas Story,” which continues to crack me up everytime I watch it. They started the “A Christmas Story,” 24 hour marathon last night on TBS, and my mother and I were dying laughing especially at all of Ralphie’s expressions. Poor kid. How scary is that Mall Santa Claus and his devilish elves? Ew. Gross.
Here was my top Toy List when I was a kid:
1) Those babies that you had to take care of, feed, change its diaper. Um. I have no idea why I wanted this.
2) Barbie and Ken. They had to come in a pair because otherwise Barbie would be lonely without her man.
3) All things Rainbow Brite- Now, you might’ve thought that I had a Hello Kitty obsession, but not true. I loved Rainbow Brite and would watch these cartoons religiously.
4) Any form of gummy candy- This had to be put in my stocking and was an essential part of my Christmas wish. Usually this meant that my Mom and I would go to “Sweet factory,” at the mall where I’d promptly fill up my plastic bag and then once I brought it home, it would go straight into my stocking. Love it.
5) Clothing. I still love clothes/style to this day. Even when I was a kid, I loved to put outfits together and try to look different than everyone else whether I was rocking out MC hammer pants or acid-washed jeans. I have no comment on that last item.
Here’s the original 1983 trailer for “A Christmas Story,” and here’s a quote from my mom regarding that last scene at the Chinese restaurant.
“It’s Fa LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA. I roll my L’s. We don’t all pronounce it like that.” - My MOM
I’m about to get ready for Christmas service at church, so Peace out!