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Unless you party with the funniest people on the planet, after a while holiday gatherings can feel like a never ending marathon of small talk and big calorie desserts. To keep things fresh and interesting, interrupt the chatfest and play a crowd pleasing movie. There is a movie for just about any crowd. Here are a few of my favorites.
Dr. Seuss - How the Grinch Stole Christmas DVD is a holiday classic for many reasons. It's short enough to appeal to the short attention span crowd (kids and internet junkies who will simply DIE if they have to wait longer than an hour to check their email/Facebook page). It's strikes the perfect balance between sweetness, whimsy and humor which appeals anyone who is a kid at heart. The story and animation are simply entertaining, even after all these years.
What I love about A Christmas Story is that the story is told from 9 year old Ralphie Parker's point of view. This delightful holiday gem tells is set in the 1940's and tells the story of Ralphie's efforts to obtain the ultimate Christmas present, a Red Ryder Carbine Action 200-Shot, Range Model Air Rifle, in spite of the fact that every adult that he tells warns him he'll shoot his eye out. Meanwhile The Old Man just got a strange award (a lamp shaped like a woman's leg), Ralphie's not too bright friend gets his tongue stuck to a flag pole, and Ralphie accidentally blurts out the f-word in front of his father.
Toy Story appeals to the kid in all of us.This animated classic celebrates the joy of toys with humor and a sense of adventure. Cowboy doll Woody is the favorite toy of little boy Andy, and the leader of all the other toys. His fun filled world is suddenly turned upside down when Andy gets a Buzz Lightyear action figure for his birthday. Suddenly, Woody is in danger of being replaced as Andy and all the toys give Buzz their attention. Worse yet, Buzz doesn't know he's a toy. He thinks he's the real Buzz Lightyear. When the two toys get lost, the adventure begins as they work together to get home before Andy moves.
What better way to celebrate a season of shopping that by watchingThe Devil Wears Prada? You don't have to be a style insider to enjoy this fashionable farce. This clever, funny movie features Meryl Streep as Miranda, the ridiculously demanding editor-in-chief of Runway, an elite fashion magazine full of size-0, fashion obsessed slaves. The smart new second-assistant Andrea (Anne Hathaway), has more brains than style which makes her stand out like a pair of fuzzy slippers. Andrea aspires to be a serious journalist and looks down at the shallow fashion world, yet she finds herself seduced by the perks of the fashionable life. Miranda is the boss from hell, but Streep's underplayed, brilliant comic timing make her a fun and fascinating character watch.
I am surprised at how many women I see wearing flimsy flat ballet shoes this time of year. Why wear a lightweight shoe when you could be strutting your stuff in a stylish pair of winter boots? A basic black boot that features straps and buckles offers both style and substance. These bargain priced Apt. 9 Slouch Buckle Boots - Women from Kohl's feature a slouchy silhouette on the shaft for a casual chic look, complemented by a streamlined heal and upper.
Nothing ruins my holiday spirit faster than turning on the radio and hearing some pop star with limited talent singing a classic holiday tune badly. To do a Christmas song justice requires real singing talent. This is why the idea of holiday songs performed by acapella groups is so appealing. Acapella groups entertain with their singing talent, not sythesizers and other musical gimmicks.
I was delighted when I turned on the radio and heard the song That's Christmas to Me performed to perfection by the acapella group Pentatonix. Pentatonix first claim to fame is winning a singing competition on TV and their album That's Christmas to Me shows that this group is no one hit wonder. The digital version of the album is available for only $4.99 on amazon.com and it includes such holiday classics as Silent Night and Santa Clause is coming to town. Having these holiday classics performed acapella style by a contemporary singing group makes them sound appealing fresh and yet still familiar.
The gifts that are the most fun to give are pretty, indulgent and well priced! Victoria's Secret has enough beauty products for under $30.00 to satisfy any bargain loving beauty queen. This Mist and Lotion Gift Set includes an appealing selection of fragrance mists and hydrating body lotions, housed in a holiday-ready box to give as a set or break up the set for multiple gifts. The indulgent sent features Pure Seduction, a red plum and freesia scent, Passion Struck, a yummy Fuji apple and vanilla orchid scent and Love Spell, a sweet cherry blossom and peach scent. Delicious!
The battle for the the most brilliant holiday light show is back! The Great Christmas Light Fight turns holiday decorating into a competitive sport. I loved watching this show last year and I by a who new season of truly amazing holiday displays.
In this televised Christmas lights competition, 4 families compete each week for a chance to win $50,000, which is almost enough to cover their light bill! These 20 families from across America go to extremes to transform their homes for the holidays with over-the-top designs. The Great Christmas Light Fightpremiers Monday, December 8 (8:00-7:00 p.m., ET/PT). Design stars Michael Moloney and Sabrina Soto (from Extreme Makeover: Home Edition) serve as judges for the series.
On Tuesday, December 9 at 9:00 PM central standard time I will be curled up on my couch with a hot cup of tea watching the hottest show of the holiday season, the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show on CBS. What I love about the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show is the emphasis on show. The "fashion" show features hot models in skimpy costumes that bear a passing resemblance to lingerie, often accessorized by huge angel wings. The clothing isn't wearable, but that's the whole appeal of the show. It's a fantasy. The fantasy fashion show includes hot musical acts like Taylor Swift, production numbers staged like something out of a glamorous Broadway musical and behind the scenes footage.