Monday, December 28, 2009

Reasons to stay home on New Year's Eve

10. You can't get pulled over or get a ticket. Okay, well that's not exactly true. You can get a ticket by staying home... but you can't get pulled over for drinking and driving!

9. The booze is cheaper and you can get exactly what you want by being your own bartender. Try this drink recipe that I created... You will absolutely not be sorry:

1 part vodka
2 parts Bailey's Irish Creme
1/2 part pepermint schnapps
1/2 part creme de cacao
shake in a martini shaker with ice... serve up in a martini glass. Yum!

8. Crowd Control - if someone spills a drink on you, is loud and obnoxious or is hogging the tv remote... you can ground them!

7. It's warm - get the blanket and the fuzzy slippers and get ready to party!

6. No worries about fitting into finding a great outfit to wear out.

5. USA Marathons - This year is "Burn Notice." Should be good.

4. The Sharks are on TV (vs. Phoenix) - Gooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo Sharks!

3. After you have welcomed in the New Year your bed is just a few steps away.

2. When you wake up in the morning, you know EXACTLY where you parked your car.

1. You don't have to spend any money!!!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Christmas / Holiday Songs

Top Ten
Top Fifteen
Top Seventeen (!) Christmas Songs:

17. It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas – Perry Como
16. The Twelve Days of Christmas
15. Jingle Bell Rock
14. Holly Jolly Christmas – Burl Ives
13. Jingle Bells
12. Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer
11. The Chanukah Song – Adam Sandler
10. Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer
9. Auld Lang Syne
8. The Most Wonderful Time of Year – Andy Williams
7. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas – Frank Sinatra
6. Let it Snow – Dean Martin
5. Little Drummer Boy
4. Silent Night – Amy Grant
3. I’ll be Home For Christmas
2. Santa Claus is Coming to Town – Bruce Springstein
1. White Christmas – Bing Crosby

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Top Ten Christmas Movies

10. Elf – Will Farell has grown on me over the last few years ever since his role in “Blades of Glory.” In “Elf” he was H-I-L-A-R-I-O-U-S. He totally owned that role and made it his own.

9. Home Alone – Who can forget this movie? Little Kevin McAllister left home all alone while his family goes on vacation and forget to take him. Doesn’t this warm a little wish fullfilment in all of us? Of course watching it now as a mom it is a little horrifying watching them take off without him… but still he took care of himself, didn’t he?

8. Love Actually – 8 different stories all intertwined around the holidays. Brilliant! A little racy, so maybe not for the kids. But all you grown-ups should rent the dvd and enjoy!

7. Nightmare Before Christmas – Kudos to Tim Burton. Awakens the dark humor in all of us and nudges all of our Goth alter egos… well maybe not all of us!

6. A Christmas Story – This has to be on the list. If only for the fact that it is played on television networks on 24 hour loop on Christmas day.

5. A Charlie Brown Christmas – Charlie Brown searching for the true meaning of Christmas.
I always looked forward to this as a kid. It was usually one of the first specials they would air during the holiday season.

4. Rudolf The Red Nosed Reindeer – How can you go wrong here. Another childhood favorite. Rudolf, The Abomidable Snow Creature, Hermie the dentist/elf and the island of misfit toys. Oh, how the other reindeer were so jealous when Rudolf saved the day!

3. How The Grinch Stole Christmas – Love the Jim Carrey version, but the original cartoon was a masterpiece. Dr. Seuss was a genius. All the Whos in Whoville singing their Christmas songs… even after their Christmas was stolen by the Grinch. My heart grows each time I watch it.

2. Miracle on 34th Street – A holiday classic and staple in my house growing up. In the days before DVR or even VCR, we’d get the old TV Guide and circle the dates for when "Miracle on 34th Street" would be on. I still try and watch it every Christmas.

1. White Christmas – A holiday classic and my all time favorite! Love it. Love it. Love it!! Go watch it today… you won’t be sorry.