Annual CCB Christmas Drunk Day
Yesterday was our annual drink-all-day-long, eat-tons-of-pizza, and watch-the-new-Candace-Cameron-Bure-Christmas-movie-on-Hallmark-fest at Chez Driscoll. I look forward to this occasion each December with great relish because there are few things left in this world that bring me as much old fashioned joy as watching CCB's wholesome, family-friendly, holiday-loving cheer while drinking myself into an absolute stupor on my couch. This year's release is titled Switched for Christmas and follows a sort of Parent Trap model when two identical twins decide to swap places and see what happens when forced to plan hectic holiday events. There's the urban, professional-minded CCB living in Denver, single and childless while working her way up the corporate ladder, and then there's her identical sister who's a single mom in Littleton, trying to raise two kids while teaching high school. It's all fun and games until the romance starts, then the two sisters find themselves in much deeper than they'd anticipated.
I enjoyed Switched for Christmas, mainly because when I'm two bottles of Champagne deep at 1 PM and there's something this clean and virtuous on my TV, I'm going to have a big smile on my face. That being said, if you're new to the Candace Cameron Bure Hallmark holiday empire, you need to start with Christmas Under Wraps; it's far and away her best film. From there move on to Let It Snow, featuring the late Alan Thicke as her father in a dreamteam of eighties sitcom icons. Both films are a close one and two on my list. Third place would be Moonlight & Mistletoe with Tom Arnold. Switched for Christmas would be a solid fourth place.
I was out cold by 3 PM. My wife finally woke me up at 5:30 and made me take a walk. Lots of water today. Lots of water.