Holiday Fluff

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So I went shopping to get some paper towels on Friday for my wife, who was nice enough to help clean her mother’s house, and I wanted to get them at Wal-Mart since they’re nearby my house. Well I went in and the first thing I see is their product placements ok. You know like candies, cookies, nuts, chips, soda, things like that. Well you may also know they have movies on display at times too, and guess what I saw… “Holiday Movies”.  If you’ve read any of my previous writings, you’d know how much I love the “Season’s Greetings”/”Happy Holiday’s” sentiment. Well I just LOVE it even more when they do that to movies.

Yeah not really, for those who don’t know me and are seeing this blog for the first time, I was being sarcastic. I am the type of person who keeps it real in that I feel if you celebrate Christmas then be proud about it, and if you’re all about some other Holiday like Hanukkah then be proud about it. Whether you agree with that or not, that’s your opinion and I’m sticking to mine. And it’s one thing to be polite and say “Season’s greetings”, but when you try to make things so generic or reinvent what it means to celebrate a Holiday then it turns to Holiday Fluff and that’s not cool at all. I’ve been noticing this more and more and I wish companies wouldn’t do this crap… You’re probably wondering what were some of the movies I saw which made me go “What is this crap?” Here’s a few of the following “Gems” Wal-Mart, and hope to God only Wal-Mart, was offering…

A Smurf’s Christmas Carol. I’m not talking about the original Smurfs, because their original Christmas movie was actually pretty decent. I’m talking about the same remixed Smurfs that came out in the summertime… For those who don’t know I’ve boycotted the new Smurfs simply, because of mainstream Hollywood trying to shove down my throat the idea “Katy Perry is good for children” as well as none of the original smurfs were in that movie when they could have at least resigned the original Brainy. Of course this isn’t the main reason why I was displeased to see this on the shelf… It’s rather the idea that this is the most common “Christmas” movie idea out there. There are probably over a thousand remixes of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol”. Don’t get me wrong, some of them are GREAT! I mean when Disney did a Mickey Mouse version that was one of my favorite movies in general as a child… But it’s been done again, and again, and again, and again, and again. Hollywood needs to be more original and stop making so many of the same thing. Not to mention some of these remixes should never have been made, Dora the Explorer was one of the worst; don’t ask why I watched that one… I mean seriously what’s the next “Christmas Carol” Harry Potter’s Christmas Carol? Or how about A Twilight Christmas Carol? Lol or maybe A Jersey Shore Christmas Carol where Snooki is Scrooge and The Situation is Tiny Tim. No, here’s a ‘genius’ idea: A Kardashian Christmas Carol since EVERYBODY LOVES HEARING AND WATCHING THOSE WOMEN ALL THE TIME!!!

How To Train Your Dragon: Gift of Night Fury. When you think of Christmas what is the first thought you think of? I would hope it’s “Jesus Christ” since this celebration is to commemorate his birthday, but I realize not everyone who celebrates Christmas is a Christian; which is strange but alright fine. But even for you nonChrist loving Christmas celebraters what is the first thought you have when you hear the word “Christmas”? I bet it could be anything from “Santa Claus”, “Rudolph”, “Frosty The Snow Man”, “cookies”, “presents”, or even “Family.” Well Hollywood feels there is no better way to have a “Happy Holidays” than a seasoned greeting from How To Train Your Dragon. Seriously I saw this and I’m like “Of all the movie ideas Hollywood could come up with this is it?” From what I heard How To Train Your Dragon was a decent movie, but I just don’t think of Christmas nor should I think of Christmas when seeing dragons. Though Hollywood having the dragon element trying to invade the Christmas Holiday is kind of ironic if you think about it…

Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas. Similar argument as above only two other things… The first thing is the ironic fact that Ice Age promotes Evolution when many Christians are Creationist so it’s a bit of a conflicting mishmash by having an Ice Age Christmas movie… Of course for those who don’t really care about that fact, there are already three ICE AGE MOVIES!!! Stop making so many sequels!!! Seriously I’m not a horror fan really, but there are like 6 Saw movies! There are five Fast and Furious movies. THIRTEEN LAND BEFORE TIME MOVIES!!! (I am not kidding they even briefly had a TV show at one point too, and no I did not watch all thirteen of them.) Seriously, there are better ideas that could be used…

I honestly think part of the reason for this on Hollywood’s part, is because of the whole “Happy Holidays” sentiment. I seriously think Hollywood’s trying to reinvent what it means to celebrate Christmas for years and I hate it. I mean why isn’t this happening to Hanukkah or Kwanzaa?  In all seriousness, I would love to see a movie about Hanukkah or Kwanzaa, especially Kwanzaa since I barely know anything about it. By the way if you celebrate Kwanzaa or know someone who celebrates Kwanzaa and knows a lot about it, I’d love to have a show about Kwanzaa sometime so contact me by my email. *sigh* well anyway I don’t like Holiday Fluff. I don’t expect all movies to be about Jesus, but older movies had more meaning and the newer stuff is fluff… Don’t buy those three movies I urge you. If you want some better ideas or if you simply want to share your opinion on all this write a comment. Oh and don’t get me started on the Harold and Kumar “Christmas” movie…

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