Anyways, it is now December so I am officially allowing myself to feel Christmassy. I don't usually watch Christmas movies and put up decorations until mid-December but this year I'm all like "Say whaaaaat?!?" and have already watched like four Christmas movies aaaand put my decorations up (and by "decorations" I mean I put some coloured lights on my Dragon tree)...
|That's my Dragon tree, his name is George. I'm not too sure he is enjoying all those red hot little bulbs getting all up in his shit.|
On an even more depressing note, I recently realised that this will be my first Christmas in six years that I don't have a girlfriend to by presents for. I have been trying (and failing) not to dwell on this fact too much. I have been exclaiming with artificial glee that I can now buy more presents for myself! Yay! Bullshit. The truth is I miss having a girlfriend to buy presents for. I miss having a girlfriend.
This was supposed to be a fun post about getting into the Christmas spirit and it has turned into a one way journey to Self Pity City. Fuck.
On a brighter note, last night I watched Silent Night (2012) - the remake of Silent Night, Deadly Night (1984). It was fucking awesome! I love the original and was sceptical about seeing the remake (As I am about any remake). The original is a fun 80s slasher about a psycho Santa Claus. The remake shifts the focus from the killer's back story to the police hunt to find him. Malcolm McDowell, as the police chief, plays the role to perfection. He completely over-acts and absolutely nails the hilarious one-liners. Genius. If you're a fan of slasher movies, definitely check this out! If you're a fan of Christmas but not a fan of slasher movies, definitely avoid it. It will ruin you.
I love the fact that when Silent Night, Deadly Night came out in the 80s it caused moral fucking panic amongst do-gooders and parents and Christians and such. Silent Night ramps up the violence to 12 and is way darker than the original and no one bats a fucking eyelid any more. What does that say about the world we live in?!? Fucked if I know.
Merry Christmas everyone!