Its Christmas Day.
A day usually reserved for gift giving and spending time with your loved ones. Which makes it the perfect day for me to head to the movies. While you are at home unwrapping gifts and wondering what the heck your husband was thinking when he bought you a six slice toaster, I will be spending the day with Will Smith and Brad Pitt in a dark movie theater.
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
It has been my tradition for many years to go to the movie theater on Christmas Day. Everything except the theaters are closed and unless you can score an invitation for dinner or are in the mood for spending the day over a hot stove, popcorn, nachos and Goobers make a really nice lunch. Also, you get your choice of seats. If you can get there early enough (the first 2-3 shows) you will have the whole place to yourself. If you plan it just right, you can do a double feature.
Besides the joy of being alone with Will and Brad in a dark theater, there is another good reason to go to the movies on Christmas. This is the time of year when great movies are released. The Oscar ballots go out next week and Hollywood scrambles to get all their Oscar contenders out into theaters by the last week of December.
And since I don’t want to be unprepared come Oscar night. How embarrassing would be for Miss Chick Flick herself to lose the Academy Awards contest at my friend’s annual Oscar bash? I may not see every movie…Frost/Nixon…Milk…not so much.