I woke up this morning with that old familiar feeling, an itchy throat and plugged up ears. Yup, time for another cold! I’m currently working to fight it off before it takes hold and makes me miserable. I really really really don’t have time to be sick right now!
It’s finally feeling a lot like winter, though technically I don’t think it starts for another 20 days. It’s so damn cold out already though! Let it snow let it snow let it snow! I am hoping for a white Christmas, but I won’t hold my breath. It so rarely happens, but it would be nice.
Speaking of Christmas, I got some requests for the DVDs my mom bought. Here are the links to them on Amazon.com. The one with the Rankin-Bass specials you can actually find at Best Buy and other stores. However the one on Amazon.com comes with a bonus DVD the ones in the store I’ve seen don’t have. It’s a special called “The Cricket on the Hearth” and it’s based on a classic Dickens tale. I believe it’s where Disney stole Jiminy Cricket from actually. I have never seen it, hope to watch it tonight or this weekend.
The other DVD contains classic TV show christmas specials, some old made for TV movies, and a bunch of short 10-15 minute cartoons. It’s the short cartoons that that will probably be of interest to many, as some look to date back to the 50s. The made for TV version of “Miracle on 34th Street” is HILARIOUS though. It’s not the campy 70s TV movie, but one from some kind of “Fox Variety Hour” back in the 50s. It stars McDonald Carey (Tom Horton from Days!) as Fred and a bunch of other people, none of whom I know. However it’s worth seeing for when Santa “bonks” Sawyer on the head. It’s a completely different take, Santa gets mean and really beats the crap out of him!