Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Tradi-shuuuuuuuuun! Tradition! *

*Note: The title is supposed to mimic the song "Tradition" from Fiddler on the Roof. I'm not sure that it was obvious in the typing, but I wanted to make sure that you know my intention.

One of the things that we love, love, love to do around our house is watch Christmas movies in the days between Thanksgiving and Christmas. I decided last year that I wanted to add to it each year because, as nice as our collection is, I want it to be bigger. Honestly, one can only watch "Elf" so many time before you're craving something new and fresh. Or old and fresh, as the case may be, seeing as how some of the best Christmas movies are the old ones. "Scrooge" with Albert Finney (which is really the only true story of "A Christmas Carol" there is. I mean, all others are just plain second fiddle.) and "A Christmas Story" will always be on my list of The Best Christmas Movies.
ANYHOW, I'm super, super excited because the other day, I bought our Christmas movie for this year.
Are you ready?
Is the suspense killing you?
I'll wait then.
Ready now?
I bought the 3-DVD set of The Santa Clause movies! I'm so excited! I love those movies! I can't wait to watch them!

OK, on another note, I've been trying to cook things from a healthy cookbook that I have, so I made polenta for dinner tonight. For those who don't know, another name for polenta is "cornmeal mush"...and that's pretty much what it was. The recipe called for topping it with spaghetti sauce and a little bit of mozzarella cheese, making the dish sound pretty good.
It wasn't.
Troy was the only one who liked it.
I let The Kids have a PB&J and some leftover chicken from last night. I just had my salad. It was much better than the mush. I should have saved it to use as a threat.
"If you complain about dinner, I'm pulling out The Mush!"
"If you don't stop bickering, I'll make you eat The Mush!"
"If you don't scratch my back, I'll give you The Mush!"
I'm thinking that threat would really pack a lot of power!


Butter said...

I've had that meal before. I like it as much as you and the kids did.

Heritage said...

Reminds me of Miss Hannigan!

By the way, I totally got your title before I read the explanation. One of my favorite musicals. If I were a rich man......IIIII, wouldn't have to work hard....!

Natalie said...

Okay, have you seen the Muppets Christmas Carol? It's about as good at the original, only completely different. It has become our Christmas Eve tradition to all curl up on the couch and watch it. Makes me laugh every time (and Elizabeth knows ALL the words to the entire movie...which also makes me laugh).