Monday, December 8, 2008

Let there be light!...and a sappy movie

We finally got our Christmas tree yesterday. It took all of 10 minutes. I feel like every tree deserves a chance to get all gussied up and so I usually pick the first or second one I see.

After setting it up in the living room, BigB went off to study for his finals. I tackled the task no one likes - putting on the lights. It failed to even cross my mind that you might want to test the lights BEFORE putting them on the tree. But, ya know, they worked when I took them OFF the tree last year, so why wouldn't they work when I put them back ON? But noooooooo, three of the four strands failed to perform their functional duty.

As I was stringing up the (soon-to-be-realized) useless strands, I came upon the Christmas movie, "Prancer." I had never seen, not even heard, of this movie. It was great! I don't know how I missed it all these years. It was sweet. I cried. Of course. Everything makes me cry, especially a little girl with a reindeer. I had already watched the end of Gremlins (didn't make me cry but those freaky things sure look curiously a lot like my Boston Terriers), and all of the original Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (didn't make me cry but made me seriously think about bratty children). So basically it was a fairly unproductive afternoon for me. And that's ok. BigB came home to a poorly lit tree, boxes strewn everywhere, and me in a pile of snotty tissues and red eyes. 'Tis the season!

5 comments:

areyoukiddingme said...

I'm about to set up my pre-lit tree. I set it up the first year I got it, but didn't get to it last year. I hope it all works. I like your movie selections! I've only seen parts of Prancer, but it was definitely sweet.

Clio said...

I can only imagine the huge disappointment of the lights not working after all the effort....
My small tree is prelit this year. We had the natural ones twice and with 3 cats I sort of decided that something smaller and off the floor would be wiser. ;)
I haven't watched holiday movies yet... You made me want to check n.etflix for what they have for instant play.

Courtney said...

I dont understand how the lights stop working in the attic!! It happens to me every year- what I hate worse is the "half" strands!!

I havent seen the movie Prancer- but I hope to try to get around to it this holiday season!

Faith said...

Oh no! We still haven't gotten our tree yet -- will be sure and test the LIGHTS!

Amy C said...

Hello!! Thanks for yhe comments...sorry I have sucked at commenting back! Yea, that ultrasound was pretty interesting...I wasn't really uncomfortable I guess cause I had met the girl before...but it sure was fun to make my husband squirm :-) So, congrats on getting pregnant after ALL you have been through. How far are you? I still don't believe I am...someone told me I wasn't allowing myself to enjoy it. I guess I am just nervous! So, when do you find out te results of the bloodwork?