Dec 25 2015

Mostly messed up Christmas scenes

maureen

Here are a few messed up Christmas scenes because when you try too hard to have a perfect Christmas or when you lose sight of the point of Christmas, it’s easy to feel…

overscheduled…How the Grinch Stole Christmas The Grinch’s Schedule

technically challenged…National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation – Installing Christmas lights.

disillusioned…A Christmas Story. Ralphie visits Santa.

disappointed…Elf Department store Santa.

impatient…Love Actually Store gift wrap.

cynical…The Ref General family dysfunction.

crazy…Home Alone 2 Merry Christmas, ya filthy animal.

imperfect…The Best Christmas Pageant Ever Church play gone wrong…or right

But at the heart of Christmas is this beautiful message of hope and redemption, peace and love…A Charlie Brown Christmas. Linus Christmas Speech.

Have a joyful, crazy, glorious Christmas!


Dec 25 2013

A Christmas Story in Movie Quotes

maureen

“Charlie Brown, you’re the only person I know who can take a wonderful season like Christmas and turn it into a problem.” – A Charlie Brown Christmas

“Oh, life is like that. Sometimes, at the height of our revelries, when our joy is at it’s zenith, when all is most right with the world, the most unthinkable disasters decend upon us.” A Christmas Story

“That’s another thing… Buddy you should know that your father… he’s on the naughty list.” – Elf

“Cause I’m a karate man! And a karate man bruises on the inside! They don’t show their weakness.” – Trading Places

“Well, I’m, uh, more the ‘I-don’t-mind-pushing-my-best-friend-into-but-I’m-scared-stiff-when-I-get-anywhere-close-to-it-myselfing’ kind.” – White Christmas

“You know what I’m going to get you next Christmas, Mom? A big wooden cross, so that every time you feel unappreciated for your sacrifices, you can climb on up and nail yourself to it. – The Ref

“But you don’t want to be bamboozled. You don’t want to be led down the primrose path! You don’t want to be conned or duped. Have the wool pulled over your eyes. Hoodwinked! You don’t want to be taken for a ride. Railroaded!” – The Polar Express

“Where do you think you’re going? Nobody’s leaving. Nobody’s walking out on this fun, old-fashioned family Christmas. No, no. We’re all in this together. This is a full-blown, four-alarm holiday emergency here” – Christmas Vacation

“They’re kind of the same thing. If you won’t use your heart, who cares if it gets broken? If you just keep it to yourself, maybe it’ll be like my rollerblades. When you do decide to try it, it won’t be any good. You should take a chance. Got nothing to lose.” – Home Alone 2: Lost in New York

“Just because I cannot see it, doesn’t mean I can’t believe it!” – The Nightmare Before Christmas

“Look Doris, someday you’re going to find that your way of facing this realistic world just doesn’t work. And when you do, don’t overlook those lovely intangibles. You’ll discover those are the only things that are worthwhile.” – Miracle on 34th Street

“The Grinch’s small heart grew three sizes that day. And then – the true meaning of Christmas came through, and the Grinch found the strength of *ten* Grinches, plus two!” – How the Grinch Stole Christmas

“The Jews taught me this great word: Schmuck. I was a schmuck, and now I’m not a schmuck! – Scrooged

“Strange, isn’t it? Each man’s life touches so many other lives. When he isn’t around he leaves an awful hole, doesn’t he?” It’s a Wonderful Life

“It seems to me that love is everywhere. Often, it’s not particularly dignified or newsworthy, but it’s always there – fathers and sons, mothers and daughters, husbands and wives, boyfriends, girlfriends, old friends. When the planes hit the Twin Towers, as far as I know, none of the phone calls from the people on board were messages of hate or revenge – they were all messages of love. If you look for it, I’ve got a sneaky feeling you’ll find that love actually is all around.” – Love Actually

“But I am sure I have always thought of Christmas time, when it has come round – apart from the veneration due to its sacred name and origin, if anything belonging to it can be apart from that – as a good time: a kind, forgiving, charitable, pleasant time: the only time I know of, in the long calendar of the year, when men and women seem by one consent to open their shut-up hearts freely, and to think of people below them as if they really were fellow-passengers to the grave, and not another race of creatures bound on other journeys. And therefore, uncle, though it has never put a scrap of gold or silver in my pocket, I believe that it has done me good, and will do me good; and I say, God bless it!” – A Christmas Carol (2009)

“Hey, unto you a Child is born! It’s Jesus. And He’s in the barn. Go on! Go on up!” – The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

“If this is their idea of Christmas, I *gotta* be here for New Year’s.” – Die Hard