Popular media would have you believe that Jewish folk have cornered the market on ignoring the religious holidays towards the end of the year. However, my family and many other families took the Christ out of Christmas a long time ago (sorry right-wing pundits!) and celebrate mostly the cultural gift-exchanging and excessive eating.
The best part of Christmas for me? The tradition of snuggling down with some coffee and watching Christmas movies all day; sometimes with friends, sometimes by myself.
When you work a desk job, sometimes a snow day is great. Sometimes it’s a super productive work from home day, where you thank the Internet gods for enabling this. Sometimes it’s a lie on my bed with Netflix and occasionally check e-mail. Sometimes it’s both.
Because baby, it’s fucking freezing outside!
Tis the season for holiday films! This is probably one of my favorite things about the holiday season, other than the change in weather. Growing up, I used to watch White Christmas with Bing Crosby and would delight in the songs and dances from the 1950s musical film.