December 20, 2005

Yo-ho-ho, Santa's in the House G!

T1G smacked me with a MeMe. I can’t be too upset with him as I tagged him with one not to long ago. What meme is this? Apparently, Lee Ann of Lee Ann’s View decided there were not enough MeMes in the world and that she wanted to reserve a seat on the buss to hell, so she created this one. That’s right; there is a special place in hell reserved for people that create MeMes. (Oh, I’m watching you now Lee Ann, I’m watching you!) It’s a Christmas themed MeMe; you have to list your top five favorite Christmas movies, ones that get you in the spirit of Christmas.

Here I go:

1) A Christmas Carol. It doesn’t matter which version you watch, but this is my favorite Christmas show. I say show because I especially enjoy it on stage. There is nothing better then watching actors use their craft to spin this Dickens’ classic. My favorite movie version is the one with Patrick Stewart, but the George C. Scott version is a close second.

2) A Christmas Story. I remember the first time I saw this movie. My family was invited to a Christmas party and the host had rented this movie for the kids. I was 11 and Ralphie reminded me a lot of myself. I could connect with him on a personal level. I quote this movie all the time, in fact over the weekend while moving boxes I made a comment about how the items where “fragile” (Fra-GEE-lay), which is French Italian! (H/t to Lee Ann on correcting that.) Of course, no one else got the reference.

3) It’s a Wonderful Life. I love this movie, but I have to admit to you something. I’ve seen the whole thing probably a couple hundred times, but I’ve never been able to sit down and watch it all in one continuous block of time. I always catch pieces of it on TV, or I’ll have to stop the video to do something else. After 32 years of life, you would think that I would be able to do this, but I just can’t. Every year I try, something happens, and I have to stop it or leave in the middle.

4) Santa Claus conquers the Martians. This is a cheesy 60’s sci-fi flick. The special effects are just that, special. The story is hokey and the acting is bland at best. Yet it makes me giggle every time I see it.

5) The Santa Clause. This movie is just hilarious. I haven’t seen the sequel, so I can’t vouch for that one. Tim Allen’s performance in this is hilarious and I love the scene when he is walking through the shop and they have ZZtop playing in the background.

Well that’s it, my five. Now I’m supposed to tag five people. Well whom to tag? Well obviously Oddybobo, like she won’t see this coming after tagging me twice in a row. I should nail Sarah of That’s Not Very Nice, just for the hell of it. Next, I’m going to tag CalTechGirl, I don’t know if I’ve ever tagged her before, but I’m going to today. Hmmm, How about Johnny-oh of Closet Extremist, his choices could be interesting. Finally I’m going to tag Ogre. Why Ogre? Well we all know how much he loves MeMes, plus he has his new festive blog design. This should be right up his alley!

Posted by Contagion in Annoying MEMEs at December 20, 2005 01:14 PM | TrackBack

Thanks. Again, it put me in great pain knowing that I had to tag you. I appreciate your willingness to go along.

BTW... I caught your 'fragile' cracks. Especially after you broke Tammi's leg lamp!

Posted by: That 1 Guy at December 20, 2005 03:22 PM

I'm suprised Die Hard didn't make your list. That's my all time favorite Christmas movie.

Posted by: Dr. Phat Tony at December 20, 2005 03:47 PM

Hey dude, thanks for the hat tip! Glad to have spread the joy. Just two quick, you can't pick on me if you can't spell my name right. (LOL)

And second, Fragile is Italian, not French. A co-worker's of DH had to pay off an ugly bet for getting that one wrong.

Joy to the world!

Posted by: Lee Ann at December 20, 2005 03:49 PM

DPT: I hate Die Hard... Bruce Willis' acting in that movie is horrible, and I found the story to be boring.

Lee Ann: I can still pick on you, oh yes I can. I just have to correct the spelling of your name. Actually I had thought I had corrected all those spelling errors, I missed one. And you're right, it was Italian. Duly noted and corrected.

Posted by: Contagion at December 20, 2005 04:04 PM

Thanks a lot.

What. A. Turd. You. Are.


Posted by: Sarah at December 20, 2005 04:16 PM

You forgot Silent Night, Bloody Night.

Posted by: Oddybobo at December 20, 2005 04:30 PM

HE BROKE MY LEG LAMP?!?! AND he's holding my art captive?!?!?!

My Leg Lamp? Dude - that's just wrong. Damn - now I gotta go shoppin' at the campy store......

btw - I got the reference AND Santa Clause II ain't bad at all. Not as good as the first one but still pretty darn good.

Posted by: Tammi at December 20, 2005 08:43 PM

"Santa Claus conquers the Martians." - Didn't MST3K take a whack at that one?

As for Die Hard, yeah, it was just another crappy action flick, but it has one of the most quotable lines ever:

"Yippi-ki-yay, motherf***er"

Posted by: Harvey at December 22, 2005 06:43 AM

Hey, if you REALLY want to get Ogre with this, tag me, then I'll tag him! (but you may want to delete this once you read it, or he could nullify my tag)

Posted by: Smoke Eater at December 23, 2005 02:59 PM

Too late, I've already seen the comment!

Posted by: Ogre at December 23, 2005 03:05 PM

DANG DANG DANG! Well, I tried, I'll just have to tag you another way, won't I know, ogre?

Posted by: The Smoke Eater at December 24, 2005 11:45 AM


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