I took a trip to the friendly neighborhood dollarama. I remember back when dollar stores were predominantly dollar items, now I'm noticing the emphasis on a buck or TWO. Oh well. Decorating an eight foot tree for under $25 is pretty rad. And let's discuss the bonus of shatter-proof ornaments. My Christmas tree is wag-proof, flying squeaky object proof, and clumsy doberdog proof. As soon as I pulled out the box and set it up, Loki cuddled right up near it, and was lying in and amongst the decorations. He must know what's up.
This time of year means I pull out all the Jim Henson films and rehash my childhood with complete and utter fondness. (You should all be aware that I'm an obsessed Henson fan, with a secret stash of unopened merchandise, videos and collectibles)
Emmet Otter's Jugband Christmas would ultimately lead to the naming of any future pet I had (ok, so they were goldfish) We listened to this on cassette until we it magically reappeared in the late nineties on dvd.
Muppet Family Christmas is a classic, a marriage of all the Henson characters in one amazing country house belonging to Fozzie's grandma, Emily.
Muppet Christmas Carol, the catalyst for my love of Michael Caine and Rizzo the Rat
A Christmas Toy - - this Henson classic is new to me and I picked it up for $5...will watch soon
Mr. Willowby's Christmas Tree? Does anyone out there remember this? Starring Leslie Nielson, Stockard Channing and Robert Downey Jr. It aired in the mid-nineties and never again reappeared. I'm not having much lucky sourcing it...story of a family of mice looking for the perfect tree....
John Denver & The Muppets - - This 70s tv special is completely darling, and full of fromage, the CD is rare (since the Muppet Disney acquisition) and I'd love to find it. I have it on cassette and I'm scared of wearing it out.
Christmas Eve on Sesame Street - - This 70s tv special has a very adorable charm, poor Big Bird all alone in the cold...there's magic in the air...tugs at the heart strings.
What are your favourite Christmas Specials??????? Henson, or non-Henson..
OK! All that being said, onward and upward with Christmas time! I can't wait for Loki to have his first stocking and open a present, or two or two thousand..... He truly has been a good boy this year, spending months at the shelter and being the ultimate trooper in a seamless adoption earns him so many North Pole goodies.
Let the Christmas adventures and snowpictures begin!