Jeff Lewis has been posting some cute photos lately with Zoila. He is keeping the new baby girl’s face off the Internet for the most part and instead we are seeing behind the scenes stuff with Zoila and their exhaustion. This one is captioned “Movie Night!”
Every year right after Thanksgiving, I get super into Christmas movies. I love all the ones that come on the TWO Hallmark Channels and the Lifetime ones. I fall asleep watching them, and wake up watching them. This year, with so much going on in real life, and all the recapping, and ad agency and website redesigning, I’m a little bit late getting into it. But tonight I’m all in. I’m watching a new one for 2016 right now. Most all of these movies are all the same, and in the end everyone lives happily ever after.
I like that. I like it so much that when I snuck away to Paris last year for the holidays, I spent a large chunk of my time piled up on the bed watching the very same movies. Earlier today, there was a movie with Ernest Borgnine as the grandpa that I watched this time last year in Paris. I know it seems odd to fly half way around the world to watch the same Christmas movies that I do here, but I wasn’t there to be a tourist. I was there to say goodbye. It was a sad time full of anxiety right after the Paris attacks. I realized then that my anxiety was getting a lot worse and it was a two week mental fight to get on the plane and make it there. I just wanted to be in the city. With all that is going on in the world, I think I’ll be limiting my international travel to the Caribbean for a while. My point is, wherever I am in the world at Christmas, I am watching sappy Christmas movies. It’s my thing.
So I was wondering, what is your favorite thing to do during the holiday season? And if your answer is making Christmas cookies, you might find me hiding in your bushes soon. But for now, I’m looking a lot like Zoila right now, piled up in front of the TV.