Thursday, November 05, 2015

we are so in autumn.  my walks in and thru my beloved city are magic.  the city comes alive at night.  the air feels better against the skin when it is cold.  not freezing, but cold.  but oh shit how xmas has come so early.  the day after halloween, in fact.  i am currently watching the TV channel Hallmark which specializes in g-rated programming.  Hallmark is better known to me as the xmas movie channel for during the holiday season the station broadcasts a shitload of holiday movies.  mostly they are romantic films featuring a lonely, but successful woman, and a lonely, but successful man.  the woman and man are paired up either by job or social circumstance but resists the charms of each other.  the woman or man either has a dog or a precocious son or daughter.  the dog or precocious son or daughter plays an instrumental role in getting the man and woman to realize they have fallen in love with each other.  at the end santa usually makes an appearance, snow falls on their lovely community, and magic is a proof against the indifference of our jaded world.

you would think i don't like these films but i do.  i'm an older dude.  i used to be a younger dude.  but no longer.  that happens.  every one old or older was not so long ago young.  and these xmas movies usually star pretty women, and men, who are on the outer edges of being older.  many movies do not star women in their late 30s, 40s and dare i say it, 50s.  these xmas films do.  so for me it is a breath of fresh air to see a pic starring lovely women who are roughly the same age as i am.

plus these movies are bad.  really bad.  in a delightful way.  yes, i love things that go bump in the night.  i also love romantic movies.  fucking sue me.  xmas is right behind halloween in my pantheon of high holidays.  these movies broadcast on the hallmark channel are exemplars of the holiday season.  goofy, gaudy, and a lot of fun to watch.  like your favorite over decorated xmas tree. 


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