25 Days of Christmas: Day 1

It’s December 1, and so begins my own attempts at fighting off my inner Grinch. Today’s movie is “Family Man” starring Nicolas Cage and Tea Leoni.

This “It’s A Wonderful Life” in reverse is completely cliche from beginning to end, and often causes me to think about my own “what ifs.” What if I had been a little more aloof with Brian? What if I had been a little less confident with Ryan? What if I had been a little more dependent on the last boy? And most important, what if I hadn’t left the boy who occasionally used me as a punching bag and daily told me I was worthless?

Nicolas Cage gets to live out his “what if” and–spoiler alert (and shocker…not)–decides a middle-class life as a father is far superior to the upper-class life as a Wall Street titan. And of course, the epiphany begins on Christmas Eve.

Yay him.

And because I have to balance the syrupy movie sweetness of the next 25 days…when I released my movie plan, a friend from grad school asked me about sad Christmas songs. I put together a list of 30 without even thinking very hard. So every day for the next 25 days, I’ll also be posting a sad Christmas song. It’s supposed to be such a happy holiday (though completely commercialized and historically inaccurate) yet there are so many songs of angst and sorrow about it.

Today, we’ll start easy…

A song about a death in the family. Enjoy.

One Comment

  1. “The uploader has not made this video available in your country”

    CHRISTMAS IS RUINED!!!!!!!!!!!

    Also, never seen Family Man. Maybe it's because Tea Leoni reminds me of Meg Ryan. Maybe not…who knows.

    Lastly, could your word verification be more difficult? “toudina 21342”. Srsly?

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