Big Daddy has this tradition.
Every year on the day before Thanksgiving he has what he calls, Big Daddy’s Day Out. He makes it sound like he’s in prison somewhere. Like he never gets let out of his cage. What it actually entails is getting out of bed at his leisure, going out to breakfast at his favorite local joint and then taking himself to a movie of his choosing. I will not bore y’all with the list of criteria that he strictly adhears to but I will say it’s a doozy. Usually on Big Daddy’s Day Out I stay home …….. to clean and cook my tail off. This year I took an extra day off to do all of that crap on Tuesday so that when Wednesday rolled around he invited me to tag along :)))
At this point in the story it is important to note that upon entering the concession area of our preferred movie theater it was Kid Hell. Now normally this would not at all be a plus in either one of our books. But on this day it was perfect! On this day every child in that entire theater was making a B line for the three theaters showing Coco.
Big Daddy and I were going in the opposite direction, with our gallon sized tub of buttered popcorn and our on tap craft beer…….to see this!
Like two little kids ourselves we wait all the year in great anticipation for the release of this year’s Christmas movie. About 6 weeks ago we were already in bed for the night. Big Daddy was reading on his iPad and I did not feel very good. He had this big grin on his face and asked me to scoot really close to him and watch something on his iPad that he kew would make me feel better.
It was the trailer for this movie.
And he was correct. I loved it!
Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol is a huge favorite in The Davis House. We own the book of course. In addition to the 45 Christmas movie DVD’s we own, we must have 8 versions of A Christmas Carol. Our personal favorite is a tie between the George C. Scott version and the one with Patrick Stewart.
Nowhere in that mess of DVD’s is the Jim Carrey cartoon.
My review of The Man Who Invented Christmas?
Let me just say that I will be at the Walmart on the day this DVD is released……….when the doors open.
We loved it!!!
I don’t want to spoil a bit of this movie but I will tell y’all that the entire plot is built around the way Charles Dickens developed the characters fir A Christmas Carol. To us it was fascinating!
I made this chalkboard last Christmas.
I actually forgot about it until we were getting all of our decorations out. Its a line from the book, Scrooge’s proclamation when he finds himself alive the morning after he is visited my three ghosts. I am really fond of this quote and have truly taken it to heart.
The chalkboard makes for a simple Christmas mantel. I just added some fresh cut cypress and mercury glass.