Saturday, December 23, 2006

O Holy Zombie

And now, for some non-baby related, but valuable, nonetheless, information:

Undoubtedly, you've already heard what has got to be simply the worst recording of "O Holy Night" EVER.

If you haven't, here's your chance:

If you're not sure what I'm talking about, you haven't heard it -- see above.

If you have, here is a flash version of the song with some animated video, courtesy of "Just Add Zombies."

via the sneeze:

Click here!

Films Recently Watched:

We actually managed to get to the theater a couple of times before Harrison arrived:

The Nativity Story (2006) dir. by Catherine Hardwicke
We enjoyed this. Not too many surprises, here, but well done, overall. There is some wonderful photography in this. This was definitely a good way to get our Christmas season started.

The Pursuit of Happyness (2006) dir. by Gabriele Muccino
Based on a true story, this is a touching story. Will Smith really does a good job in this, as does his son.

I also got a craving to re-watch HBO's excellent mini-series,
Band of Brothers (2001) Produced by Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg ; dir. by Various
If you've never seen this, you simply must. This is excellent film-making. For local folks, I'd happily loan it, just let me know if you're interested.

Miracle on 34th Street (1947) dir. by George Seaton
Besides The Nativity Story, this one may have been the only 'Christmas movie' I got around to watching this year. It's not that I didn't want to get through some of the other Holiday classics, but time just didn't allow. Christy had never seen this from beginning to end until this time, so we watched this one together. Of those classics, this is worthy of being on the short list. It absolutely retains its rewatchability, year after year.

Cars (2006) dir. by John Lasseter & Joe Ranft

End of the Spear (2005) dir. by Jim Hanon
I was hoping for more from this. If I were you, I would pass on this and just watch the documentary, Beyond the Gates of Splendor. It tells the story better than this re-creation of these historical events.

V for Vendetta (2005) dir. by James McTeigue
Again, I was hoping for more from this. I'd heard really good things and watched it with far too high expectations. It was well-done, but not life-changing.

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