A Little Merry Levity

Consider it a new way to imagine the movies and stories we watch and listen to every year to celebrate the season.

by Claudia Grossman • More.com Member { View Profile }

There are two kinds of people — those who thrive on the whole holiday dynamic, and those who would rather catch a jet to the Caribbean until the last drumstick has been eaten and the last verse of “Auld Lang Syne” sung. For the latter, I offer a humorous take on holiday classics. Consider it a new way to imagine the movies and stories we watch and listen to every year (along with Uncle Bob's never-ending accounts of his glory days). And for those who love the season? You might find yourself laughing, too.  Just imagine the following:

The Three Scrooges           

The madcap adventures of the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future, and that wild and crazy guy, Ebenezer.

It’s a Wonderful Wife

The true story of how George Bailey’s wife coped. Do you know how hard it is to live with a delusional lunatic? And with those bells ringing constantly?

Frosty the Snowplow

How our villain, disguised as everyone’s favorite snowman, manages to plow down an entire neighborhood.

Jingle Sells

Or, how to sell the crap out of the holiday season, now starting as early as July in a store near you.

Randolph the Brown-Nosed Reindeer

The untold story of Rudolph’s kiss-ass cousin (and his plot to win the reindeer games).

How the Winch Stole Christmas

The hilarious account of what happened when dad tried to string holiday lights from the roof and the fire department crane had to get him down.

Let It Snow, Let It Snow – Let It Go Already!

A heart-wrenching drama that follows one L.A. woman through therapy as she seeks to get past her (sob!) unrealistic hopes of a white Christmas.

’Twas the Night Before Hanukkah

A retelling of the classic bedtime story, wherein “visions of sugarplums” are replaced by “dreams of Bubbe’s latkes,” and that damn mouse is eradicated (a mouse in my clean house – oy!) by pest control.

A Partridge in a Bare Tree

The three-handkerchief story of one former teen idol’s brave effort to revitalize his career in the winter of his years.

Yes, Virginia, There Is an App for That

The heart-warming tale of one little girl and her quest for the truth: “If I see it on an app, does that make it real?”

Happy holidays!

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