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Advent calendar, December 21

“This is the worst Christmas ever. I had thought it was the one when our parents bought us hamsters and forgot to poke holes in the boxes, but at least that had a moment of suspense.” said by Brian Hackett on Wings

Advent calendar, December 20

“In the pre-Christian era, as the winter solstice approached and the plants died, pagans brought evergreen boughs into their homes as an act of sympathetic magic, intended to guard the life essences of the plants until spring. This custom was later appropriated by Northern Europeans and eventually it becomes the …

Advent calendar, December 18

In my quest for Christmas-related quotes from movies or television series for this year’s advent calendar, the time has now come to this one. “Vampires probably not that big on Christmas, now that I think about it.” said by Buffy Summers aka. Buffy The Vampire Slayer No matter how many …

Advent calendar, December 16

I really only started checking in on Psych because of Gus, but I kept going for the sheer craziness of it all. Pineapples and everything. “Alright! Who keeps telling people I want snow globes for Christmas?” Said by Carlton “Lassie” Lassiter on Psych – Season 1 [2006]

Advent calendar, December 15

“But really let’s face it, all other days bow down to the 25th: Christmas. It’s the only religious holiday that’s also a Federal holiday. That way Christians can go to their services and everyone else can stay home and reflect on the true meaning of Separation of Church and State.” …

Advent calendar, December 14

“Who gave you permission to tell Charlie there was no Santa Claus? I think if we’re going to destroy our son’s delusions, I should be a part of it.” – said by Scott Calvin in The Santa Clause [1995]

Advent calendar, December 13

Happy December 13. It is the day of St. Lucia, and all over Scandinavia school children started the day wearing white shirts or sheets… and had Lucia buns. Here is today’s quote: “I love “White Christmas” and “Silver Bells” and “Puff the Magic Dragon”, but I found out when you …

Advent calendar, December 12

It’s not easy when your parents are divorced, and your spouse’s parents are divorced… It can add up to a lot of Christmas celebrations. Unless you devise a method of escape, (but end up caught on national television…) “We just gotta get through these four Christmases as quickly and painlessly …

Advent calendar, December 11

In very few years, it has managed to become a Christmas classic that my friends drag out when they name the “must see” Christmas movies. With its lobsters in the nativity play, the Prime Minister going from door to door with his driver, singing carols… how can it not be …

Advent calendar, December 10

This is one of those movies that I think have a greater tradition abroad than in Norway. When voting for the best Christmas movies, or rather the more traditional ones, the Czech Three Nuts for Cinderella tend to win, every year. It’s shown in the morning on Christmas eve, on …

Advent calendar, December 9

The Family Stone is one of those Christmas movies that I am not really sure if I like. I like the family togetherness, and most of the characters. What I don’t care for is the main character, or Sarah Jessica Parker’s interpretation of her. Who knows which it really is? …

Advent calendar, December 8

“We’re kicking off our fun old fashion family Christmas by heading out into the country in the old front-wheel drive sleigh to embrace the frosty majesty of the winter landscape and select that most important of Christmas symbols.” Said by Clark in National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation [1989]

Advent calendar, December 6

For all the shopping before Christmas… and the blaring of Christmas songs… it’s really the ensemble of it all that brings me into the right mood. “Oh, Christmas isn’t just a day, it’s a frame of mind… and that’s what’s been changing. That’s why I’m glad I’m here, maybe I …

Advent calendar, December 5

Don’t you love when you find a television show that makes you stop up, and take note? That was my experience with Bones. I had no pre-conceived notions, it was a year when I was trying out a lot of new shows and a lot of them were crap, and …

Advent calendar, day 4

The Police Academy films have been rerunning on Norwegian television… probably for decades now. For some reason, with Leslie Nielsen’s passing, I was reminded of them again. I know he wasn’t in them, but he could have been. This quote isn’t so much inspirational as… well, sometimes you want to …

Advent calendar, day 3

If you believe it, I actually saw this one first with school. They’d sent the whole year out to the cinema, and unlike when I was learning French in high school and we only got to see the educational films, this was what we ended up seeing. “We’re not just …

Advent calendar, day 2

I love this movie. I think I first saw it back in sixth grade, or something like that. (It certainly fits with the timing of when it would have been out on VHS). Sandra Bullock does these kind of characters so well, but it is more the big, bumbling family …