Day 8 & Weekend Watched List

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Here I am stylishly enjoying some good movies.

 

During the holidays, Jono and I try to watch as many Christmasy movies as we possibly can. I love classic films, so Jono surprised me this weekend by renting Christmas in Connecticut (1945). We really liked Christmas in Connecticut, but I’m going to save a full review of it for after we watch the remake.

Christmas in Connecticut came with a special bonus, the short film Star in the Night. While Christmas in Connecticut was an enjoyable movie, it was not as well made as this little gem in the DVD’s special features. I happened to marvel at the brisk pacing for an older film at the same time Jono, a film editor himself, remarked upon the cutting edge editing techniques which seem quite modern for a classic.

Of course this piqued my interest, so I did a little Internet sleuthing about the movie. Star in the Night was made in 1945 and won an Academy Award. It was directed by Don Siegel, the director of Invasion of the Body Snatchers and Dirty Harry. Don Siegel was formerly an editor, and it’s clear from the filmography of Star in the Night’s credited editor that Don Siegel was the mastermind behind the cuts.

I think that we may add Star in the Night to our regular Christmas rotation. What about you? What are your favorite Christmas movies? Did you watch any this weekend? And, more importantly, did you watch them while wearing a Christmas sweater and fuzzy socks?

Day 7: Christmas in 1995

I don’t usually pay much attention to the tags in my Christmas sweaters. However, this one caught my eye today. This knitwear confection was made in 1995! This seems appropriate given today’s sweater picture.

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I voraciously ate some food last night without thought to my food sensitivities. (They tend to be more violent after an illness.) Since I’m feeling unwell and my picture from Day 1 with my face covered seemed to worry people, I decided to have a guest sweater wearer instead. My husband insisted he wear his “Michael Jackson sunglasses.” I insisted that he wear this sweater because the boy looks like him. Both of us insisted on not wearing a sweater all day because it has been in the seventies all day. šŸ˜¦ This is not good Christmas weather in my book. Anyway, much thanks to Jono for being my substitute.

 

Day 6: The Wearing of the Birthday Gifts

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I’m feeling almost 100% today, so I guess it’s back to work for me. I would probably have post-birthday blues if I didn’t have so many awesome gifts to wear. I took a picture of my candy purse yesterday, and today I am wearing a brand new sweater from my mother-in-law and leggings from some awesome friends. (I’m pretty loved.)

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The front of my new sweater features Christmas trees made out of pieces of ribbon. The back has an awesome tree formation made from snowmen, trees, and a present as the trunk. This is one detailed sweater.

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Since I’ve been loopy on cold medicine for a while now, I have to get back to work. Also, our bags are still unpacked from Thanksgiving. Should I just leave them packed for Christmas? What do you think? Let me know in the comments!

The Fifth Day of Sweaters/My Birthday

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Look at this cute candy-shaped purse!

I’m wearing a sweater Jono surprised me with when I first got sick. He said he bought it to help me feel better. It has a faux fur collar and some glorious beading that really can’t be captured by my iPhone.

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As you can see, I’m pretty busy opening prezzies right now. I’ll see you tomorrow for Day 6 of The 20 Days of Christmas Sweaters. I may have gotten some amazing knitwear for my birthday, so be prepared!

The Fourth Day of Christmas Sweaters

Day 4

Over the years, many people have asked me why I don’t do 25 days of Christmas sweaters. The answer is simple. I did not want the wearing of Christmas sweaters to overshadow my birthday. However, IĀ was overzealousĀ this year and accidentally ended up with too many sweaters. Thus, I will be wearing a Christmas sweater on my birthday tomorrow. Since we don’t have any plans to go anywhere fancy tomorrow, I don’t mind too much.

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I’m singing a beautiful aria in my mezzo soprano voice. Just kidding. My voice currently sounds like an old man who chain smokes.

 

Jono has been busy wrapping all of the presents that I have been sent in the mail and putting them underneath our tiny tree. I’m pretty psyched to open them tomorrow! Happy birthday eve to me!

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Teddy SweaterIt is the third day of the 20 Days of Christmas Sweaters! I left the cocoon of sickness and bone broth to go to the mall in search of treasures. While I was there, a bird landed in my hand in Macy’s. It was a magical moment.

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This knitted masterpiece was found by my husband. A teddy bear wearing a Santa hat and holding a candy cane is pretty much the epitome of Christmas spirit. This is the first of my brand new sweaters. What do you think of it? Let me know in the comments.