Sunday, November 21, 2010

Rushing It

It's not even Thanksgiving yet, but just look around - it's beginning to look A LOT like Christmas everywhere.  Go into any store, and you'll find the reds, the greens, the golds in abundance.  You'll hear the Christmas tunes and smell the cinnamon scented pine cones in the air.  You see the sparkle of the Christmas lights and trees and decorations.  And one of the Chicago-area radio stations has already changed their format to all-Christmas.  Heck, my blog design was changed to a Christmas theme two weeks ago (compliments of Leanne - thanks, Sis!) and CT and I even started working on our outside house decorations, which we hope to finish those today.  (Side comment:  we do NOT turn on the outside Christmas lights until the day AFTER Thanksgiving.)

Anyway, while surfing the TV this morning, CT stumbled upon a commercial for one of our favorite Christmas movies.  The first airing of this movie is scheduled for TONIGHT on USA network, and the station is running the moving twice - back to back.

"Elf" is one of those movies that we will probably watch at least a half dozen times between now and Christmas.  When I can't find it on TV, I pop in the DVD.  It's one of those movies that I really don't have to WATCH - I can just LISTEN to the movie and do other things (like wrap presents, write out Christmas cards, bake Christmas cookies, etc.) and still really enjoy the movie.

There are a few other Christmas movies that I will probably watch/listen to as much as "Elf".  These classic movies are truly the best of the best of all Christmas movies.

Everyone knows "It's a Wonderful Life" and "White Christmas".  But the lesser known movie, "The Bishop's Wife", with Cary Grant (big sigh.....), Loretta Young, and David Niven, is also one of THE BEST Christmas movies of all time.  If you've never seen this movie before, I strongly encourage you to check it out, as I know it will become one of your favorites too.

Yes, it is not even Thanksgiving, yet the world is just rushing towards Christmas.  And while I can't help myself, I'm rushing it too - and I'm lovin' it!  So, if YOU are rushing it, just enjoy it!


  1. Hey there! Glad to see you back! I have to make a confession - I have not seen white Christmas. :$ And the Bishop's Wife? Must try it out!

    As I was reading your post - I could smell the pine cones you mentioned!!!

  2. I, too, must confess. I've never seen the Bishop's Wife! But I did notice that Elf is on tonight! Wooohooooo!! LOVE that movie.

    (So LIT changed to "holiday" tunes, already??)

  3. I know, I know It's hard not to decorate for Christmas yet! I'm a big stickler for not over riding Thanksgiving but the day after the boxes are coming out!!

    I did cheat a little. As I was quilting yesterday I listened to Christmas music! Couldn't help my self!

  4. Oh, we're totally going to have to "listen" to Elf (or something) the next time we get together!

    Ana is keeping my Christmas decorating spirit at bay...she won't let me decorate until the Friday after Thanksgiving...of course, we just took down Halloween last week!


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