Cue Cheesy Music

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Tis the season … for holiday movies. Here’s one I’d like to see.

A successful but harried city dweller is called back to her hometown during the holidays. She meets up with her high school sweetheart. They spend a magical two weeks together, during which time she learns the power of family, and the joys of the holidays.

Then.

She gets the hell out of Dodge. She realizes that two weeks of family is a gracious plenty, that he needs to stop chasing strange and commit to his long-term on-again, off-again girlfriend, and that she needs to get back to her life, because the one thing she rediscovered over the holidays is why she left that Podunk town in the first place.

Holiday Movie Rabbit Hole

IMDB: A Christmas Carol Remakes, DragonflySuz, 2016. It lists 69 movies. Who knew?

Playbill: Who’s Holiday!, Starring Lesli Margherita, Streams to Benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS Beginning December 11, Gans, 2020. Perhap it will get streamed again this year. Saw it live. Loved it. While this review is accurate, it is harsh, TheaterMania: Who’s Holiday!, Stewart, 2017. But, I will grant that am a sucker for a one-person show. The Village Voice: Lesli Margherita Slays in the Raunchy “Grinch” Spin-Off “Who’s Holiday!”, Purcell, 2017.

AV Club: Die Hard director confirms film is a Christmas movie inspired by… It’s A Wonderful Life?!, Gomez, 2020. With video chat from the director.

All Christmas. That’s the one I know about. Care to tell us about holiday tropes from other traditions?

Stay safe. Stay sane.
Katherine

3 thoughts on “Cue Cheesy Music

  1. A good surprise!!
    Thanks so much for including the promo piece about my photography, and the photography classes offered through the Academy of the Arts program.
    Today’s mantra is: Have camera – go see – take photos.
    Meg McKinney

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