Monday, December 20, 2010

Christmas Classics

Over the weekend, we watched Elf. It's one of those movies that I enjoy more every time I watch it. There are really three lessons to be learned from Elf:

1. Zooey Deschanel should not be blonde.
2. Zooey Deschanel used to be all angsty before she became quirky.
3. Zooey Deschanel can sing.

She has an excellent version of "Baby It's Cold Out Side." As do many singers.

Now, I love me some Willie Nelson. "Always On My Mind" is just achingly sad and beautiful, much like the movie The Way We Were. Although, if there was a song that was reminiscent of the movie The Way We Were, it would probably be the song "The Way We Were."

Anyway, even thought I am a tax attorney sworn to uphold the rules and regulations of the tax code, or something to that effect, I love me some Willie Nelson. But he's what, like 100? He's got a version of "Baby It's Cold Outside" with Norah Jones, who is what, like 25? I am just driving along in my little car enjoying all the classic Christmas music and on comes Willie, sounding like he wants to eat up Norah Jones and violate her in ten different ways. I'm all, "Run Norah, RUN! It's cold outside but for goodness bundle up and get the hell out of there!"

So, what's your favorite Christmas movie?
Also, it's kind of distracting that I used italics for movies and quotes for songs, no? What can I tell you.


  1. Zooey is rather generic as a blonde. She just gets all washed out and boring. She's way more fun as a brunette, and it works better with her skin tone.

    Do you have the She & Him record? It's Zooey and some dude and I love it. Perfectly summery.

    And why is Baby, It's Cold Outside SO DANG CREEPY? I love it, I really do, and it can be SO sweet (like the one in Elf, or from Glee) but then it can be SOOOO creepy (Willie & Norah, or Rod Stewart & Dolly). Hm.

  2. I love Zoey Deschanel and agree that she should never be blonde.

    I love It's a Wonderful Life. I don't care if it's overrated. I also love White Christmas. And 1984's A Christmas Carol with George C. Scott (it's the best one, by far).

    Favorite Christmas song: Carol of the Bells.

  3. "White Christmas" for an oldie, "The Holiday" and "Last Holiday" for newer ones. And "A Christmas Carol - The Musical" because I can't resist the song "Link by Link" sung by Jason Alexander!

  4. Thanks for the recent shout out! It made *my* weekend. :)

    Movie = The Nightmare Before Christmas. Oingo Boingo! It's my favorite Halloween movie too.