“Yearly bacchanalia of peace of earth and good will to men.”
Save your breath if you want to tell me “it’s too early” or “it’s not even Thanksgiving yet” because this is pretty much me . . . .
By the time Christmas actually rolls around I’m usually ready to curl up in a ball of blah so I’m all about faking it ‘til I make it and that means starting early. Now that I’ve acquired a taste for audiobooks I thought what better way to get the spirit moving through me than listening to the soothing sounds of Shepherd as he narrated me toward motivation. Alas, the porny librarian proved that he/she does live on porn alone as the audio was not an option. (Have no fear, porny librarian, you’re still my boo.)
Anywho, I settled for the eCopy and had a pretty enjoyable time experiencing new vignettes about crappie fishing and blind dates and faulty roman candles. And while creative license was taken with some of the selections such as this fabulous gift from Aunt Clara . . .
Being merely slippers rather than a full suit and this memorable moment . . . .
Being a mash-up of a little Santa’s Village mixed with a World’s Fair attraction or the quest for the Little Orphan Annie Secret Decoder Ring having a bit more depth . . . .
It was still like old home week when Ralphie spun yarns of finally acquiring his 200-shot, range model air rifle, with a compass in the stock and this thing that tells time . . . .
Or when Ralphie beat the crap out of that awful Grover Dill or when the Old Man finally received his major award . . . .
While drinking the afternoon away at Flick’s tavern.
3.5 Stars due to lack of audio as well as the lack of some of my favorite moments such as the Double Dog Dare . . . .
Or showing mommy how the piggies eat . . . .
But hey, at least it inspired me to get "the soft gleam of electric sex gleaming in the window" . . . .