Wednesday, December 01, 2010
Small Christmas Rant
Yesterday was uneventful – meaning I have nothing today. I went to my usual body sculpt class, and yes I did sweat. It is difficult to maintain this physique. After exercise, I made a trip to Wal-Mart to pick up a few things. Toby wanted to try a new recipe, and I’m all for him cooking even if it means a special trip to Wal-Mart. In the afternoon my young art girls came to paint, and we had a good day. When Toby came home, we set to cookin’ and watched a bit of Emeril for inspiration. Toby cooked a gnocchi and chicken recipe – similar to a soup or dumpling recipe. It was pretty darn good. After dinner, I curled up to watch my favorite TV show, NCIS, only to find that it was put off for an hour while "Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer" was shown. That has to be the most obnoxious Christmas show ever – right up there with "Frosty the Snowman." Both shows were made in the late 60’s with the sorriest cartoons and animation. With all the beautiful stuff put out by Disney back then, you would think they could have done a better job with those two Christmas shows. They are just lousy. I hated them when I was a kid, and I hate them now. So why does Hollywood continue to run them year after year? Lack of creative minds? As a kid, I remember looking forward to shows such as "White Christmas" with Danny Kaye and Bing Crosby or "It’s a Wonderful Life, " and other Christmas classics - but never those stupid cartoons. Anyone else agree with me?