So When Does the Christmas (or Holiday) Season Start? November 14 2011
We've heard a lot of noise lately around department stores making such a big deal out of the holiday shopping season, and some recent news has come out asking people "When is it too early?" Nordstrom even gained attention for NOT decking their halls pre-Thanksgiving stating that they "like the idea of celebrating one holiday at a time" - you have to appreciate that. We'll keep an eye on them to see if they stick to their word or give in to the competition.
Being that we here at UglyChristmasSweaterParty.com only focus on one thing... Ugly Christmas Sweaters ...we hope you give us a pass for getting out of the gate early. Of course, if you visited our website in search of fine China, perfume or 3,000 count Egyptian cotton bedding - well, we can't be blamed for bombarding you with a holiday themed sales environment, right?
So what do you think? When is it too early?
Team Ugly's Favorite Holiday Movies July 26 2011
Team Ugly believes that tradition is what makes the holiday season the best time of year, and we think one of the best traditions is watching our favorite holiday movie.
To us, 'tis the season once we've enjoyed the following classics:
By the way, what are your favorite holiday movies?
Brian's pick:"A Christmas Story"
Why "A Christmas Story"?
I love this movie for a number of reasons and can relate to Ralphie on a few levels:
I am from Northwest Indiana, which is where the movie takes place, and just like Ralphie yearned for a red rider BB gun with a compass in the stock and a thing that tells time, I yearned for a Bears pullover Starter jacket. As we all know - Ralphie got his gun, but I never got my Bears jacket :( . Then again, I avoided shooting my eye out, so we're even.
Adam's pick:"Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer"
Rudolph is an inspiring tale that lets everybody know that no matter how many times you get left out or get made fun of, you can still end up being awesome.
Kevin's pick:"Die Hard"
Why "Die Hard"?
While "Die Hard" is not your traditional Christmas movie, I'd like to point out that if it wasn't for Christmas officer John McClain would not have been at Nakatomi Plaza on that fateful night. Also, there is something about watching Bruce Willis shoot bad guys in the face and blowing stuff up that makes standing in the long lines at the mall much easier.
There you have it folks, these are our favorite holiday movies, let us know what yours are!
November 15, 2009