Thursday, December 13, 2007

Christmas thoughts with Captain Corky

I used this picture last year in a piece I did about gum. Next year I'll use the pic again, but I'm not sure what I'll write about.

Things I still haven't done yet:
1. Gone Christmas Shopping.
2. Taken out the garbage.
3. Finished painting the new house.
4. Gotten the electric turned on in the new house, because the City House Inspector is an asshole, who doesn't return phone calls or communicate effectively.
5. Jumped out of an air plane, and I never will. I prefer all of my highs to come from liquids, pills or plants and fungus.
6. Oh... and I still don't own A Christmas Story on DVD. I was so embarrassed when I watched it a couple of weeks back and had to watch it on VHS.

Favorite Christmas Movies:

1. It's a Wonderful Life: Definitely one of my top 5 favorite movies of all time excluding certain Star Trek, Superman, Star Wars, and X-Men movies.
2. A Christmas Story: Give me a break! The movie's a masterpiece.
3. Love Actually: I was so enamored with this flick the first time I saw it in the theatre. I can't say that about a lot of movies, excluding certain Star Trek, Superman, Star Wars, and X-Men movies.
4. Miracle on 34th Street: Great movie. I can't stress enough how much I love movies starring Maureen O'Hara. If you ever get a chance you should check out Mr Hobbs Takes a Vacation starring Jimmy Stewart and Maureen O'Hara.
5. Another Christmas Movie: I always leave this slot open for all the other Christmas movies I love.

Favorite Christmas Songs:

1. I listen to Christmas music all year round cause I'm a freak like that.
2. Honestly it's too hard for me to come up with my top 5 without giving it a lot of thought.
3. Go here and here to sample some of Captain Corky's favorite holiday and every day music.

Shit. I've gotta get to work.


Sunshine said...

I LOVE Love Actually. I watch it all year and would estimate I've probably viewed it a couple hundred times. I'm pathetic.

Also, love the Monkees. I've never seen that clip, it was awesome!

Sunshine said...

Also Donna Reed is from the town next door to me, they celebrate all things Donna and It's a Wonderful Life, all the time.
Just so you know, in case you visit.

RockDog said...

I love the Monkeys! I never knew they could belt out tunes like that. I've never seen It's A Wonderful Life. Can I come over and watch it with you? Will there be beer?

willSIX said...



Ah. Ok, feel better.

Bonnie Blue said...

Ok, as for the movies on the list...I've only ever seen A Christmas Story. Can I chalk it up to being a jew? Do I get away with not seeing xmas movies based on that? If not...I think I'll say I'm embarrassed since these movies are on EVERY year.

As for your to do list...get a move on it C! I feel your pain with the new house issues. Oh do I feel your pain. I want to KILL the contractor on a daily basis.

On xmas music...some is ok but by now, it's overkill and I hate most of it. Though, because of insanity in college, I LOVE Barbra's xmas songs....jingle bells...jing jangle...a are the muppets.

K, it's too early for me and now I'm just babbling.

The Lone Beader said...

Why isn't Charlie Brown Christmas on your list? :/

neroli said...

Dear Captain, I'm so glad!---It's a Wonderful Life is one of our best favorites too!
(I once got the crap beat out of me while that movie was playing for the first time I'd ever seen it. Took a long time for me to watch it again. When I finally did, I loved it.)
(Miracles still happen. Isn't it wonderful?)
Try to keep the happy thoughts---this time of year is stressful enough without all the moving issues...

nikki said...

I will be singing Monkee songs all day today. Thank you.


Heidi the Hick said...

A Christmas Story is one of the best movies ever made! We got it on disc last year and watched it with the whole dam fam- my sister and parents included. My ol man laughed his head off and he doesn't laugh's gotta be reeeal funny.

Fa ra ra ra ra, ra ra ra ra!

But the Grinch is up there too. Not that crappy movie, the cartoon. The real one.

Dude, I'm sorry, I can't get into Christmas music for the following reasons:

-poor performances put together quickly for the sake of cashing in all of December

-my husband spends most of June and July whistling these songs because all day and I do mean ALL DAY he's in the studio recording them, and let me tell you, spend two summer months listening to various renditions of Santa Baby and you'll be sick of it too!!!

OH-- I heard that the house they filmed A Christmas Story in is a museum now!!!!!

Leighann said...

I'm glad to know that I'm not the only one who hasn't done their Christmas shopping!

Don't be ashamed of the VHS, the kids and I have watched A Christmas Story TWICE this week on VHS!

FA ra ra ra raa! Ra ra ra ra!

Metal Mark said...

I have never seen Love Actually because it has the word "Love" in it. Scares me off right away. I have seen the others on your list, but don't watch any of them regularly. We watch Charlie Brown's Christmas, How the Grinch stole Christmas, all the Rankin and Bass stuff, Jingle all the way, Muppets Christmas Carol and the Alister Sims version of the Christmas Carol.

Jay said...

Miracle on 34th Street is a really great movie. I love Maureen O'Hara too!

Good thing you included some Dean Martin Christmas music on that play list dude! Deano is the best ever!

furiousBall said...

I concur A Christmas Story is in my top 10 movies of all time. Haven't seen Love Actually, I'll add that to my list. It is cool you get into the holidays, that will pay dividends for Max.

Burfica said...

I loveeeeeeee the monkeys. hehehehehe

two of my all time favorite movies is Rudolph, Anabelles Wish. I love those two.

Oh oh and remember they used to show Sound of Music, the weekend before Christmas every year. I've been wanting to put that in again. And yes I have all those on vhs. lol

Maddy said...

A wonderful life was my favourite as a kiddy winkie. Then I grew up and realized that it was sentimental mush for the weak minded. Then I became old and weak minded and it's my favourite mush.
Best wishes

Anonymous said...

I think I am going to re-post my review of some of my favorite Christmas movies from last year, since so few people got to enjoy them.

You and I are in agreement that Love Actually is one of the best movies around and I've always liked that Monkees song.

Anonymous said...

I am a movie FREAK and I've never sat and watched Miracle on 34th Street OR It's a Wonderful Life.

Do I have issues?

Dana said...

What??? Christmas Vacation isn't on your list? But it's a classic!!

Now, go shopping!

Pink said...

Don't worry 0 I haven't taken out the trash yet either.

Anonymous said...

I'm with dana, it is sacriligious that you don't watch and enjoy Christmas vacation regularly this time of year!

Ms. Tuesday said...

OK, I can feel the torrent of shame coming on now, but... I never saw Love, Actually (though I wanted to) and... my favorite chirstmas song is "All I want for Chrsitmas" by Mariah... I know... Im sorry... Ill go now.

Tod said...

Love Actually is part of Christmas movie week over here. I'll look out for it. I've already seen Miracle on 34th (both versions), Elf & Scrooged.

One of my new favourite movies at this time of year is The Polar Express.

Good luck with the painting!

Big Pissy said...

'Love Actually' is one of my all time favorite movies....I watch it any time of the year. :)

Also has an awesome soundtrack~which I listen to all the time too.

Yes, I AM a geek! lol

Christie said...

I prefer my highs from those as well. We really must hang out. Love, Actually! I forgot that was a Christmas movie, but I love it.

gawilli said...

The Monkees - my mom knew how much I loved to watch this show and held it over my head in case I was slow to get my work done. Those were the days.

My favorite Christmas movie is White Christmas. I'm such a sucker for Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye, and men in uniforms. This movie had it all. I cry every time I see it, still.

A Christmas Story is particular to the hearts of those of us in NW Indiana as it is set in Hammond. Great movie!


eric1313 said...

I love A Christmas Story! My mom wouldn't by me a BB gun, either. I so identified with Ralphy, having to eat Santa's boot. The nerve of that fat bastard, and that even more enraging "ho. ho. ho."


Xmas on the Deathstar. Now that is a movie somebody has to make.

abbagirl74 said...

Hey Hey we're the Monkees!

erika said...

why, may i ask, is "mercy me" on your list twice? why? :)

Anonymous said...

The video for Christmas Wrapping was cute and she did a good job with it, but after spending the kind of time and energy she obviously did, I wish she would have done a better job lip syncing lol

She is still better than Brittany but come on!

fiwa said...

I think Mr. Jones was sampling some fungus himself. And he apparently needed a nail file for Christmas that year.

May I respectfully submit that you need to check out Christmas in Connecticut, another classic. Oh, and The Family Stone!

whimsicalnbrainpan said...

I, like you, love A Christmas Story but only have it on VHS.

eric said...

you can't go wrong with charlie brown christmas, no matter what you're writing about.

Anonymous said...

The above comment attributed to "Lou" is from me, I was signed in to the wrong Gmail account when commenting.

I was the one that didn't like her lip syncing!

Jerrster said...

personally I have no interest in Christmaz...but Jean Shepard knew how to tell a Christmas Story...anyone who's never heard this man tell a story is losing out on a huge treat of LIFE.

Casdok said...

Yes thank you for the Monkees!

mjd said...

Yea, me too, I have to go to work. Your music has brought me some Christmas cheer. Your top three Christmas movies are my top three too although I would switch numbers 2 and 3. Christmas music...I like Harry Belafonte and Perry Como.

mjd said...

Oh yes, who doesn't love the Charlie Brown Christmas?

Time for work.


Charlie Brown one of my favs, Donna Reed is HOT, I heard bells ringing when I got up,perhaps an angel got her wings this morning?? ;)

Great post monkey boy! :) hahah

Love actually-sigh...I LOVE that movie!

Tink said...

The Christmas Story is the best Christmas movie EVER. I can't wait for it to come out on blu-ray. Although really, what a waste. They didn't exactly film it in High Def huh?

willSIX said...

TheBirdman33 said...

The above comment attributed to "Lou" is from me, I was signed in to the wrong Gmail account when commenting.


Leslie said...

I concur with the Jerrster. Jean Shepherd had a radio program out of NYC and he was a primo storyteller.
Gosh, that made me sound

Gina said...

God, I loved the Monkees, I had a big crush on Mickey Dolenz, cuz I'm a sucker for a guy with a sense of humor.

Best of luck to you guys moving in!

Ashley said...

You might want to put White Christmas in your 5th spot. It is fantastic! I cannot watch it enough. It was playing at the Wal-Mart I went to tonight and I almost pulled up a chair and got comfy. My favorite songs had already been sung, however, so I figured why bother!

katy said...

hey hey were the Monkeys, love em and thats my ring tone on my phone lol.
watche miracle on 34th street this week, great film.
happy christmas shopping, dont forget what i asked you for ;)

Merelyme said...

i feel all warm and fuzzy now. love your christmas lists!

Sassy Lucy said...

I really need to see this Love Actually I think you are the second person to mention it...we share fav Christmas movies need to get A Christmas Story on DVD though. We just ordered "An American Christmas Carol" & "Santa Clause 3" from Amazon last night and bought the old classic tv programs on DVD at the to own the classics. We even picked up some Simpson holiday movies.
Now good luck with the move.

Palm Springs Savant said...

Corky- I'm so with you on Wonderful it.

Had no idea you were a Christmas music freak too. I made "favorite christmas songs" my topic for this week's saturday seven...although I like the way you listed your directly via youtube. you so smart

Josie said...

I love "It's a Wonderful Life". I watched it last night for the 500th time. I love the scene where Donna Reed is hiding in the bushes, and James Stewart is holding her robe saying, "This is an interesting situation. A fellow doesn't get into a situation like this every day." You could see James Stewart was really enjoying it.

jAMiE said...

I love A Christmas Story's excellent...and i've had my tongue stuck to a pole too...ouch!

HoosierGirl5 said...

I've never seen seen "Love Actually" but lots of people say I should....and now Corky recommends it! I MUST see it now!

Two of my favorite Christmas movies are "Holiday Inn" and "The Holiday" (totally a chick flick).

Love ya,

captain corky said...

Sunshine: I always new that Kirk was born in Iowa, but had no idea about Donna. I'm beginning to really, really like that state.

Rockdog: Of course you can, and there will be plenty of beer.

Willsix: That always makes me feel better too. LOL

Bonnie Blue: I'm having issues with Louisville Gas & Electric. They're killing me...

Beader: Exactly what my open slot if fore. ;)

captain corky said...

Neroli: Thanks, We're doing our best. ;)

Nikki: I aim to please. ;)

Heidi: I would love to go and check that house out. That would be cool.

Leighann: I got it done last night, and it really wasn't too bad. I didn't leave the house till after 8:00 PM on Saturday night so that might have a lot to do with my good fortune.

Metal Mark: We watch all those specials too, and I've always liked the Alister Sims version, and I also like the Patrick Stewart one as well.

captain corky said...

Jay: Yeah, he was very cool.

Furiousball: Max is going to have a blast! This year I think the paper will be the real fun for him.

Burfica: VHS for ever!!! LOL

Maddy: I'm not ready to call myself old yet, but weak minded? At times. ;)

Birdman: Do you remember when I used to obsess on it?

captain corky said...

Dana: Finally got my shopping done! Still lots to do with the house though. ;)

Pink: We finally got the trash out, but now there's more! How the fuck did that happen? ;)

Tuesday: Never seen Love Actually?!? What third world country do you live in again? ;)

Tod: I've always wanted to see the The Polar express. Maybe when Max is a little older.

Pissy: I love the soundtrack too. ;)

captain corky said...

Christie: It really is viewable any time of the year.

Gawilli: I've always loved the Monkees and they used to show it all the time. Especially in the summer months when I was growing up.

Eric: I'd pay real bucks to see that. LOL

Abbagril74: Great show.

Erika: Cause I have issues? LOL

Lou: Nobody is better than Britney. Nobody!!!

captain corky said...

Fiwa: I did like the Family Stone. I've seen it twice so far.

Whim: We're so underprivileged!

Eric: For the most part I agree with you, but I don't know if I would use it for inspiration if I were writing a eulogy or something.

Birdman: I kind of figured Lou didn't right that, but I also wasn't sure who it was.

Jerrster: yeah, his story telling ability is genius!

captain corky said...

Casdok: I was really excited to find that video!

MJD: We all love Charlie Brown! Still more work to be done. ;)

Crusty: Donna Reed was really hot, especially in that movie!

Tink: I have a copy on VHS that I'll probably be able to give you after Christmas. ;)

Willsix: LOL!

captain corky said...

Leslie: Radio: I've heard about it. ;)

Gina: Mickey was my favorite too. I liked his weirdness.

Ashley: I have it on DVR and need to watch it.

Katy: I could never forget, but just to play it safe you better tell me again. ;)

Merelyme: Thanks. Glad I could bring you some Christmas cheer. ;)

captain corky said...

Sassy Lucy: Thanks. Christmas shopping is taken care of, but not even close to being ready for the move.

Palm Springs Savant: Rick, I need to check your listsout later today!

Josie: Great scene and Donna Reed looked really good in it. ;)

Jamie: I did it once too and wound up bleeding. LOL

Hoosiergirl5: You would love it!!! I like Holiday Inn a lot.

Jay Cam said...

lol that kid from charlie brown with the blanket always creeped me out!

Canadian flake said...

love the monkees...I agree with most of your favourite movies except #2 gets on my

Hope you got some work done...

Guilty Secret said...

Aw, Love Actually! It is the idea of Christmas in England? Just too charming?

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Lady K said...

I was in LOVE with Davey Jones as a kid. WOW that video brought back some cool memories.

Good luck with your new house! I'm really excited for you!!! Will you get a puppy next, or do you already have one? LOL

Blancodeviosa said...

i still haven't bathed...

ok i'm lying.
shit SANTA'S watching!

oh and i actually liked The Holiday with what's her face and the other what's her face.
sheck it out, if you're into chick-flicks. not that i'm saying your some kind of girly man or something!

Real Live Lesbian said...

I've never seen A Christmas Story. It's time, isn't it?

Keshi said...

I love any movie that spreads LOVE :)


Dr. Kenneth Noisewater said...

Damn, the Monkeys are going ALL the way off! I enjoyed that, but why did Peter Tork keep laughing? Well, I think we know why. Those guys got high a lot. Have you ever seen their movie: Head?


6 days until Corky Jr gets his first visit from Santa!!

Aunt Jackie said...

Sound alot like Me with all those things you listed honestly... lol

Sorry hadn't been through in a few days, It's been hectic around the Woods... :)

Merry Christmas Corky and gang!

BottleBlonde said...

A Christmas Story is like one of the best movies! EVER! I love the f-r-a-g-i-l-e lamp. I'm considering buying one for my home. No joke.

eric1313 said...

It's all good on the eulogies, I have that covered in my own way.

But hey, Xmas on the Death Star might make for a good five minute web cartoon.

jAMiE said...

Where are you?

Pink said...

I need a corky fix.


boo hoo


Heidi the Hick said...

Captain Corky, will you please come to my Imaginary Christmas party tomorrow? You were the life and death of the party last year!!

katy said...

missing you, hope you got everything done x

Princess Pointful said...

The Muppets Christmas Carol is a work of genius... I kid you not.