Yesterday, I decided it would be a good idea to veer away from some of the more modern children's holiday movies. I just couldn't stand all the whining, and annoying kids voices any more. I mean really! Some of these Christmas movies are so damned annoying!
So, what do I do?
I pull out a classic, "Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas!"
Well, I have to tell you something.
I am not sure if this was a wise idea because ever since watching this nice little movie Pizzly has been sitting in a corner rocking and sobbing.
Ok. That isn't true. I have been sitting in a corner rocking and sobbing!
Holy crap! I forgot how sweetly depressing this Christmas movie was.
First of all, they are poor and have no money to give each other any gifts. That's fine because Christmas is really not about commercialism, and these impoverished yet happy otters are teaching a very important lesson by showing that.
But, then Emmett mentions how much he misses his dad, who died.
Not cool. Now, I am starting to get depressed. You mean that these otters are poor and in mourning. Those poor, unlucky puppets! That sucks!
If that wasn't bad enough, the otters decide to enter into a talent contest because if they win it they could buy each other a Christmas gift.
How sweet right?
Well, in order to enter into the contest mama otter ends up hocking the tool chest and all the tools, which daddy otter left when he died and Emmett used as a means of earning money, and Emmett decided to use mama otter's washtub to make a washtub base, which means that he had to put a hole in it effectively making it useless as a wash tub.
So, now, they have nothing. NOTHING! Unless they win the talent contest.
"What the hell kind of Christmas flick is this?" I asked the little man who was looking confused at me.
His answer was a long drawn out, "Whaaaat?!"
I guess that sometimes even the classics aren't as good as the classics. If you catch my drift.
It just seems that we always look back and think things were so much better back then. Well, maybe they weren't. They were just different.
Don't get me wrong. I am going to Watch Emmett again because I like that it was realistic, but I am also going to watch Rudolph, which is consequently older and more classicer, and I am going to watch all the other new crappy kids christmas movies and shows too because, sometimes, it is nice when everything works out in the end.