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I think it is totally weird that they've made a MOVIE of The Polar Express. I mean, it's not a very long book. And Tom Hanks plays a gazillion parts? Including the KID, is that right? Totally weird.

Also, it's not the story in particular, the thing about that book. It's the art, and how it goes along with the story.

Man, that book though, right? Are you as familiar with it as I am? It is a gorgeous, gorgeous thing. I can't believe I can't remember the guy's name, I'm going to go have to look it up. Ah yes, Chris Van Allsburg. (Click on that link and look through the book, if you haven't before). Man, my mom loves that guy, I used to buy his books for her for Christmas.

In other Christmas-related news, I heard my first Chirstmas music of the season, whilst grocery shopping earlier this evening. And so, as the only song I've heard so far, "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas" is in the early lead as my favorite Christmas song of the season. I sang it real loud, even though I can't sing. Those really low baritony notes are fun. Nobody hit on me, unfortunately, though there actually were two or three boys my age there this time. Y'see, for a little while there -- like two and a half days or something -- I was actually feeling a bit restless, feeling like I might be in the mood to actually date somebody for a little while. (Don't worry, I'm already over it). And I don't go out, really, the only time I'm ever out in public is at the grocery store. (Well, and the liquor store too.) So it's just as well that the feeling passed, because if no one falls in love with me as I'm singing over the sweet dumpling squashes, I'm shit out of luck.

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emalinebeachbum
Nov. 9th, 2004 06:26 pm (UTC)
You totally read my mind! I was talking to my mom about this today and how excited I was to see the movie, because that book is so beautiful. last year, I read it to the kids I babysit and it made me a little teary eyed. I can't wait to see it with my little cousins over Thanksgiving!
emalinebeachbum
Nov. 9th, 2004 06:34 pm (UTC)
Also, I forgot to say, that one year, one of my Christmas presents was one of the sleigh bells, just like in the Polar Express. man, that was the best Christmas ever when I was a kid.
rhino777
Nov. 9th, 2004 08:00 pm (UTC)
You just gotta find the right yam, man...
kita
Nov. 9th, 2004 08:44 pm (UTC)
I vaguely remember that book. I was never too into Christmas stories.

But the movie man...that FREAKS ME OUT. I think I'm the only one, but their faces, the realness/not-quite realness of them. Agggh!
ranai
Nov. 9th, 2004 08:47 pm (UTC)
I fucking hate the idea of that movie. It isn't even animation. It's horrible. I wish they'd never even touched 'The Polar Express'.
illscientist
Nov. 9th, 2004 10:04 pm (UTC)
1. All I ever think about is dating everyone. Seriously. I can't stop thinking about it, it is making me go insane. I don't know whether I am properly set up for this nonogamy thing. I'm still doing kind of okay though.

2. I never read that book, but it looks like I already love it. I was kind of excited for the movie, even though I knew that was cheesy, because the posters looked so rad. I don't know how I feel now, though.

3. My favorite Christmas song every season every year will always be the dogs barking jingle bells. I think you probably already know this? But now I'm all excited for it.
qed
Nov. 10th, 2004 04:47 am (UTC)
Acceptable Christmas music, in no particular order:

1) Carol of the Bells
2) The Christmas Song (old jazz singers only)
3) Trans-Siberian Express Thingy
4) Sleigh Ride (Boston Pops version only)

There are a couple others, like Let It Snow, that are marginal and are only acceptable as big band arrangements with no vocals.

Every other Christmas song makes me want to curl up in a ball and stab someone.
photocapture
Nov. 10th, 2004 06:10 am (UTC)
That was my favorite book as a child. I own two copies of it and a audio tape. My mom read it to me all the time when I was little. One year I got the book and a single small little boxed bell for Christmas. I was a vert sensitive child and I was all teary eyed :)good memories. Chris van allsburg was always one on my favorite authors. When they made Jumungi into a movie I thought, hey what about polar express!
emalyth
Nov. 10th, 2004 06:45 am (UTC)
When I was in elementary school, the teachers read that book to us every year. I loved it.
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