(Not Counting The Passion of the Christ Because That Would Be Too Easy)
By Danny Gallagher
Jesus Christ Vampire Hunter
Jesus Christ, the Mini-Series
In Search of Historic Jesus
The Prince of Peace, a/k/a The Lawton Story
The Gospel According to Matthew
The Miracle Maker
The DaVinci Code
So, another fine article featured in the Wittenburg Door. There are some here that I haven’t seen. I might have to present a Jesus movie film festival at the church. Or maybe not. I don’t want to jeopardize the Elder Extroverted Holy One’s future job prospects. I’ll wait until she gets a job and offer the film festival at that church.
The Young Extroverted One received her latest disc from Netflix yesterday. It was The Looney Tunes Golden Collection: Volume 1, Disc 1 and it was as funny to me now as it was to me when I was a kid. Luckily for me it was funny for her too.
I have always wondered if the old cartoons can make a youngin’ laugh now and they do. Sure, there were some things that they wouldn’t put in a cartoon nowadays but I think it was way over YEO’s head. Plus, I think I turned out alright after watching all of those cartoons as a kid. Right?
My wife was right (once again, sigh). There is just something magical about watching those Christmas specials on regular commercial TV. I received from Netflix the other day three movies. A Charlie Brown Christmas, Frosty the Snowman and Jack Frost (there are more in my queue) arrived in the mail yesterday with all of their holiday splendor. The envelopes even had the Young Extroverted One’s name on them! So, we watched a couple of them last night and it just didn’t seem the same.
There were no cheesey commercial breaks to go refill your hot chocolate or to get more popcorn. Nobody telling me that I need the clapper or a chia pet. (Have you seen the new chia head line? Disturbing.) Or even worse, finding out that I’m not a good husband if I don’t get my lovely wife some sort of ugly diamond pendant. I absolutely hate commercials and I really don’t want to subject YEO to commercials. But, there is something different about putting up with the commercials during the special Christmas shows. Especially as you’re cuddled up with the family on the couch (YEO calls it ‘FAMILY SNUGGLE!’). I guess it just wouldn’t be Christmas without those pesky commercials.
. . . we’ll be right back after these messages . . .