December 20, 2010

A Christmas Confession

Much to the horror of my mother and probably some of you I have never sat down and watched It's A Wonderful Life from start to finish. I'm not sure how this was accomplished considering my mother watched that movie year round and at Christmas time it was on a never-ending loop at our house. Kinda like how TBS plays 24 hours of A Christmas Story, only in black and white, therefore making it unacceptable for viewing to my younger self. I much preferred watching that numb-skull kid stick his tongue to the pole and getting stuck. 

Now, in what I can only explain as payin' for my raisin', my kids start booing and running away at the first glimpse of a black and white movie. Just like a dumber younger me, they prefer to watch A Christmas Story. I almost can't take it anymore, I find myself tense up, willing Flick not to do it this time.  Don't do it dumbass! You KNOW it's going to stick! You KNOW your little punk friends will leave your ass out there! Just walk away!!!  But he never listens to me. He puts his tongue to the pole and Aidan and Asher roll into balls of laughter at the sight. Before you know it, Aidan is daring Asher to stick his tongue to the neighbor's flag pole. Asher, not one to back down from a dare, grabs his coat and boots before we stop him. We have to cancel out the dare with  We know you're a big guy, of course you would have done it, of course you would have been able to get your tongue off the pole...  So thanks a bunch TBS, it's gonna be a long 24 hours.

11 comments:

breanneryanmurray said...

i've never sat through "it's a wonderful life either"... and "a Christmas story" is our family's Christmas movie too, it is a must! if that movie is missing it's just not Christmas :D

The Red Headed Mama said...

Too funny, I was just telling hubby that I want to actually watch some of these classic Christmas movies this year. I haven't seen any of them start to finish (well, except A Christmas Story...that would just be wrong). We watched It's A Wonderful Life in school, I remember writing notes to my friends about how dumb it was...and ugh, it was black and white. :)

Penny said...

You are right. This saddens me deeply. Granted, I didn't watch it start to finish until a few years ago. Growing up on the border of Mexico, we got it in both English and Spanish. Constantly. Like a loop from the bowels of hell. You do need to see it at least once.

Lorie Shewbridge said...

Oh, you have stabbed me in the heart!! It's a Wonderful Life is my all time favorite movie - not just at Christmas time. I LOVE Jimmy Stewart and would have married him if I could have... HaHa
I own the movie and it is a tradition to watch MY DVD every Christmas Eve, and not watch what is on TV (heaven forbid the colorized version).
You are just completely unAmerican! Now go wash your mouth out with Lifeboy!!

Amanda said...

Even I know enough that watching It's A Wonderful Life in color is enough to get you kicked out of Christmas television viewing.

Nocturnal Queen said...

I saw A Christmas Story once and hated it. I still hate it to this day. I like my Christmas movies like my Christmas music, more on the traditional side. It's a Wonderful Life is a great movie. I hope you'll watch it soon.

Another good one is White Christmas, but they've been playing that one to death this year.

Ordie O. said...

Shaking head slowly, crushed at the knowledge she has failed as a mother (me).

Ordie O. said...

Oh but now I know what to get you for Christmas! heh heh heh!

cbs111 said...

Fragile! It must be Italian! Still cracks up my stuff every year. I swear that I am going to watch the black and white Christmas classics every year, but then the kids lynch mob me and we watch Merry Christmas Drake and Josh.

Rikki said...

A play based on It's a Wonderful Life was my husband and I's first date, it's my favorite movie, we have a christmas village based on it. It is, however, the longest effing movie!!! Hard to watch all the way through I think.

Lorie Shewbridge said...

Good for you Ordie... you buy her "It's a Wonderful Life" and then sit with her and watch it with her.
Merry Christmas to you.