I was going to post a review of my favorite Christmas specials (A Charlie Brown Christmas, It’s a Wonderful Life, National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, Eight Crazy Nights, Mr. Hanky’s Christmas Classics, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, that episode of Invader Zim where Zim builds a giant Santa Claus monster, etc.) but then I came across the “Muppet Family Christmas” special from 1987 on YouTube.
This was one of my favorites as a kid. It’s 50 minutes of the most Muppets ever put into something, featuring the entire cast of the Muppet Show, Sesame Street, and Fraggle Rock all trapped inside Fozzie’s mom’s house during a blizzard. They sing holiday songs, crack jokes, Swedish Chef tries to murder Big Bird, and Jim Henson shows up at the end to clean up after everyone.
If I were you, I’d sit down with a cup of hot chocolate filled with marshmallows and watch the whole thing. It has Cookie Monster in it.
Movies I Saw This Week:
|Christmas in Wonderland (2007)
This is the infamous film that was filming at West Edmonton Mall last year. I finally got around to watching it. It stars Patrick Swayze, Tim Curry, Chris Kattan, and Carmen Electra, but it’s essentially “Home Alone” in a mall as two kids go nuts with a bag full of counterfeit cash. I remember walking through the sets whenever they were filming and getting shooed away by that crowd control lady. I even got to see Chris Kattan on the escalator once. He was just standing there looking bored. It was cool.
The reason I can’t give this a proper review is because of how close-to-home it is. I used to work in the back hallways of that mall for six months and I know it inside and out, so naturally I had to keep yelling at it every time the movie did something that went against my understanding of mall physics.
I hope this movie isn’t what gave Patrick Swayze cancer.
|Eagle Eye (2008)
|Saw V (2008)
At least I learned some Spanish from the bootleg subtitles.
Movies Out This Weekend:
-Yes Man (Jim Carrey says yes to another monster paycheck)
-The Tale of Despereaux (from the beloved children’s novel no one read)
-Seven Pounds (Will Smith and Rosario Dawson in something)
Movies Out On Christmas:
-Bedtime Stories (Adam Sandler and a big-eyed guinea pig. For some reason.)
-The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (Brad Pitt’s old and gets younger. I actually want to see this.)
-Marley & Me (The dog dies. Merry Christmas!)
-The Spirit (According to the posters, it’s porn. According to the trailers, it’s Sam Jackson. According to critics, it’s Battlefield Earth. I’m confused.)
Isn’t Christmas supposed to be one of those days where people are too busy to go to the movies? .
December 19 2008 10:59 am | Movies