Thursday, December 13, 2012

The Polar Express

Recently my wife and I visited Dollywood in Tennessee.  We had a great time, watching the shows and viewing all the Christmas lights.  Shortly after returning from Dollywood, we put up our own lights.  They do not compare, but they are nice.

As I mentioned in my earlier post, we are watching through the Christmas movies.  Now I believe the reason for the season is the celebration of the Birth of Christ.  I am a movie watcher and enjoy many types of movies.  One of my favorites is the classic film, Miracle on 34th Street.  I will post about the movie a little later.  Tonight I will be talking about the Polar Express.


There was a ride at Dollywood, for the Polar Express, it was a 4-D movie.  The seats were set up to make you feel like you were on the train.  Racing through the mountains up and down and side to side. It was tons of fun.

The movie itself is pretty good too.  I really enjoyed the special effects and the animation.  My wife and I enjoyed the film very much.  I hope everyone checks out this film.

Merry Christmas

Saturday, December 01, 2012

Christmas TIme and Movies

I am a sucker for movies.  I do not write reviews, mainly because it is hard for me to criticize something that entertain me for a couple of hours.
Now that Christmas season is drawing near my wife and I have drug out all of our Christmas DVDs and we are going to watch them between now and Christmas.

The First one we watch, while decorating the house, is National Lampoons Christmas Vacation.  The Griswold Fun Family Christmas.  The antics of the family always make me laugh.  Considering this movie was released in 1989, 23 years ago, family gatherings still happen this way.  You love your parents and they support you with everything you do, your spouses family is condescending towards everything you do.  Sunshine and I laugh out loud when the lights finally come on, and when the dog, affectionally known as "snot" sees the squirrel.

Although the true meaning of Christmas is missed in this movie, the spirit of family is presented.  We will be watching more and at the end of the season, I will have to give a list.  If you have any recommendations  let me know.  Maybe it can be added to the schedule.

Merry Christmas!