Posts Tagged ‘funny’

While Christmas movies are a dime a dozen, there are precious few movies that focus on that other venerable holiday here in the U.S.: Thanksgiving. There is one, however, which is very funny – and maybe a bit too “close to home”¬† if your family tends towards “dysfunctional.”
“Home For the Holidays” (1995)

  • Starring: Holly Hunter, Robert Downey, Jr., Anne Bancroft, Charles Durning, Geraldine Chaplin, Steve Guttenberg
  • Director: Jodie Foster
  • Summary: Fights and reconciliations mark a single mom’s (Holly Hunter) Thanksgiving with her dysfunctional Baltimore clan.¬† [ full synopsis]
  • Airs Locally (Whatcom/Skagit):
    • KVOS 12 Thu, Nov 26, 8:00 pm
    • LIFE 51 Sun, Nov 29 5:00pm


Unemployed art conservator, single mom and city girl (Holly Hunter), picked up by her parents (Charles Durning, Anne Bancroft) at the airport, heads home for Thanksgiving with the whole family. Dad probably shouldn't be driving anymore.


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But methinks you will not find this one on the shelf at your local Walmart. It probably would sell very well – although licensing issues might be thorny.

You will....enJOY....this Christopher. Walken. Chia PET.

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Tinsel Toon #10

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Tinsel Toon #6

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Monty Python’s Eric Idle, narrates the sketch from the 1968 Christmas version of “Do Not Adjust Your Set,” aptly named “Do Not Adjust Your Christmas Stocking”–

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Santa Training College

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One of my all-time favorite holiday movies.

Caution: Uncut original. May offend some viewers.

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Martha Stewart’s Holiday To-Do List

Practically perfect, like Poppins
December 1

Blanch carcass from Thanksgiving turkey. Spray paint gold, turn upside down and use as a sleigh to hold Christmas cards.

December 2
Christmas season kickoff party with King’s College Boy’s Choir.

December 3
Using candlewick and hand-gilded miniature pine cones, fashion a
cat-o-nine-tails. Flog gardener.

December 4
Bake a pallet of festive cinammon rolls.

December 5
Get new eyeglasses. Grind lenses myself with jeweler’s rouge and cornmeal.

December 6
Fax family Christmas newsletter to Pulitzer committee for consideration.

December 7
Send Christmas cards to sisters in prison.

December 10
Align carpets to adjust for curvature of Earth.

December 11
Lay Faberge egg.


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