Random Factoid #515

25 12 2010

Again, a Merry Christmas to you!  How did I spend Christmas?  Surprisingly, not at the movie theater – for the first time since 2007.  I’ll probably hit it hard tomorrow, though.

As for my nice relaxing day at home, I spent it watching plenty of Christmas favorites – “Elf” uncut and commercial-free on USA, “Home Alone 2: Lost in New York” with too many edits on ABC Family, and most of “Home Alone” on HBO.  It was nice to settle down and enjoy these movies that I’ve seen a million times; of course I recited every line in my head along with them.

Oh, and I scored a nice $25 in movie cash, which will probably be gobbled up before 2010 is over as I scramble to catch what I can of the year’s best before my impending top 10 list.

P.S. – Check out this awesome mash-up video for a different type of holiday spirit.

Random Factoid #494

4 12 2010

It’s Christmas time, and that means it’s time for “Elf” and “Home Alone” to come back on TV again!  Oh, wait – HBO has been playing “Home Alone” all year long.  Being such a classic of my childhood (and always fun to watch as it awakens your inner sadist), I can’t resist indulging myself time after time watching it.

Way back when in Random Factoid #26, I said that “The Little Rascals” was that movie that I know line for line.  But watching “Home Alone” for the first time this holiday season reminded me of a different sort of feat I have achieved.  While I may not know every line in the movie (thanks to the beginning section that I usually skip), I know just about every noise that Harry (Joe Pesci) and Marv (Daniel Stern) make when they move through Kevin McAllister’s death tap of a house.  Every grunt, scream, and mutter – the length, the volume, the syllables.  Everything.  That’s impressive, if I do say so myself.

P.S. – Speaking of “Elf,” check out the Moviegoer’s Challenge I made back in 2003 when I was obsessed with the movie.  I posted it on Random Factoid #126 to kick off December 2009, and it has since become my second most-viewed post of all-time (behind the review of “Paranormal Activity”).  So I kindly invite you to take part in the holiday festivities that so many of my readers have engaged in.  300 people can’t be wrong.