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Wednesday, December 12, 2012

just say the word and i'll throw a lasso around it and pull it down.

everyone has their all time favourite christmas movie -- some can't let a year go by without watching 'christmas vacation' (which is definitely my go-to, never-gets-old, hands down favourite), some are serious advocates for 'home alone' (my dear friend jen can recite the entire movie front to back, and even wrote the most amazing speech about it while in college) and some just can't get enough of 'it's a wonderful life'. paulie happens to be 'one of those'.

he introduced it to me as his favourite the first year we dated, explaining he and his family had watched it every christmas eve his entire life. every year like clockwork, the cbc was on and 'it's a wonderful life' entertained the cowley clan for the next 9 fucking hours straight: reason #1 i didn't want to like it -- the longest christmas movie in christmas movie history, you could roast twenty five, fifty pound turkeys and it still wouldn't be over. reason #2, shamefully: strictly because it was fun to make fun of it. i would see how annoying of a voice i could pull off while saying "every time a bell rings, an angel gets it's wiiiings", and in turn he would give me a look of pure death.

but as the years went on, and he kept the tradition alive on christmas eve's, i decided there was something really sweet about him having such a soft spot for a what i consider one of the more serious but romantic christmas classics. and it wasn't until i sat down, shut my damn mouth and paid attention, that this particular scene in the film made everything click for me; how could you not love a story about a man who would give his girl the moon if he could? i never intended to like this movie, and will probably continue to make paulie think i don't. 
they don't always need to know when you're wrong they're right.


  1. I love this movie. We just watched it the other night and Dan told me this is one of his favorite scenes from a movie ever. It definitely is long and more serious than some other christmas movies but definitely romantic and a classic. You can join Dan in watching Christmas vacation. He loves that movie.

    1. I think it's a boy thing....they don't like to admit it, but they love the smooshy classics. I knew I liked that Dan. You have a keeper.

  2. This is my favourite Christmas movie, well, that and Meet Me in St. Louis with Judy Garland (also very romantic - check it out if you haven't seen it although warning, it's a musical). I think I love it so much because it's always nice to be reminded at the busiest but happiest (for me) time of the year, why life really is pretty grand. The message in it certainly isn't subtle, but with his intense love of Mary and the scene at the end when all his friends bring him money, I'm a puddle of weeping mess on the floor every damn time I watch it.

    1. Meet Me in St.Louis eh!?!? I have NEVER seen it in my entire life! I will have to add that to the list! I don't mind a musical, not one bit. Oh I know. Me too....this scene and the end are definitely the reason why I let this one in. Thanks lady! xo


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