Holiday πŸŽ„

  • We normally take down Christmas on January 6th (growing up, we’d leave Christmas up until Epiphany) but given the craziness of last weekend (trip to the theater, an engagement party, chores, & migraines), we just didn’t get to it…so tonight is it, say farewell to the Home Alone house. πŸŽ„πŸ“·

    A miniature house (the Home Alone house, in Lego form), filled with lights, and van on a snowy landscape, surrounded by trees, with the website address '' displayed as a watermark.
  • Snowfall and a Show

    Over the weekend, my Partner and I were offered tickets to see Mrs. Doubtfire at the local theater. 🎭 It was an unexpected treat (our friends had just come back from London and were rather jet-lagged), both the show and the holiday decoration in the theater.πŸŽ„ πŸ“· It was also the first serious snowfall … read more

  • Merry Christmas everyone! β„οΈπŸŽ„πŸŽπŸŽ…πŸ»β˜ƒοΈ

    Gif of the Golden Girls, looking out onto falling snow, from behind a window, with the words β€˜Merry Christmas’ at the bottom of the image; the Gif is slowly zooming into a closer view of their faces.
  • 🍿 For our last movie of the night, we’re watching Make the Yuletide Gay. As with most LGBTQ movies made in that era, it isn’t the greatest of movies but it is our Christmas Eve tradition. πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆπŸŽ„

    Movie poster: Make the Yuletide Gay (2009).
  • 🍿 For the second viewing of the night, we’re watching the Holiday, one of my absolute favorite holiday movies. πŸ₯°πŸŽ„

    Movie poster: The Holiday (2006).
  • 🍿 This movie has grown on me since last year, Spirited is kicking off the movie viewing experience of Christmas Eve. Three stars…but that might change once this movie is over. πŸŽ„

    Movie poster for Spirited (2023).
  • Happy Festivus! πŸŽ‰πŸŽ„
    I hope every enjoys the airing of grievances, I know I will. 🀣

    Image of George Costanza from Seinfeld on a 'Human Fund' card.

    (Side Note: I’m only awake at this ungodly hour b/c I took a friend to the airport. ✈️🌺)

  • 🍿 Ended up doing a double-feature tonight and watched the Christmas Setup, a lovely holiday movie. πŸŽ„ It’s sappy but I do love seeing LGBTQ movies hitting the mainstream. πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ

    Movie poster for The Christmas Setup.

    Plus, it has Fran!

  • 🍿 We watched a Christmas Story tonight. πŸŽ„ It isn’t my favorite movie but my Partner loves it, so every year we watch it.

    Alternative movie poster for A Christmas Story.
  • Holiday Lights @ the Gardens πŸŽ„πŸ“·

    Last weekend, my partner and I went to see some holiday lights at our local botanical garden. It was a wonderful time, they always so such a great job of decorating things and of course, me being me, I took well over two hundred photos (yes, I’m that guy). I wanted to post them all but that … read more

  • 🍿 One of my favorite holiday movies, While You Were Sleeping always brings happy tears. πŸŽ„

    Alternative movie poster for While You Were Sleeping
  • We went to see the lights at the local botanical gardens this weekend, it was a fantastic evening and the lights were gorgeous; will be posting photos in a day or three… πŸŽ„πŸ“·

    Glowing sign (it says 'GLOW') behind a series of shrubs and in front of trees and light posts.
  • 🍿 Decided on a second movie tonight: The Holiday Sitter. πŸŽ„ It’s a silly Hallmark holiday movie but it’s rather adorable and kinda nice to see my people represented in the genre. πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ We’ll be adding this to our Holiday movie rotation.

    Movie poster for the Holiday Sitter.
  • 🍿 Full of mac ‘n cheese, in honor of Kevin’s meal during the movie. This is my Partner’s favorite movie, even after more than 30 years, it has reviewability. πŸŽ„

    Alternative movie poster for Home Alone
  • Follow-Up: The IKEA Sonos speaker is working perfectly (which is more than I could ever say of the HomePod Mini stereo set up) this morning; holiday music is flooding the room whilst I’m debugging some legacy Java code. πŸ€“πŸŽ„ (Yes, I had a spare speaker lying around… 🀣) πŸ“·

    Christmas tree with lights and one ornament at the top (a photo frame with no photo for privacy purposes), in front of a record player, with the end of a lamp on the right side of the photo. An IKEA Sonos speaker is on top of the record player, with an 'Ella' record in the middle and a series of objects is on the left side of the record player: three Nintendo amiibo figures (Link, Bowser, and Bokoblin), a Lego penguin, a Jesus stature, and a N64 Lego cube. On top of the cube is a HomePod mini, along with two of the amiibo, and a dried pink rose.