I’m not going to say that I have all my Christmas knitting done, because the moment I say that is the moment that someone in the family tells me five different things that they want me to knit that would make them the happiest person on the face of the earth. That said, I’ve done a lot of knitting this past weekend, and have found a few other projects to keep me entertained. I’m also looking at revisiting a few things that have gone on hold during the leadup to Yule.
As a result of this, I’ve spent some quality time in front of the TV, watching movies and various things that have popped up on the PVR. I spent the past couple of days running through The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, and right now am working my way through Dr. Who (circa 2005).
Christmas can be a great time for knitting in front of the TV if you like the odd Christmas special and you have a PVR. I’ve seen the Rankin-Bass classics “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” and “Santa Claus is Coming to Town” at least once, maybe twice. AMC had a little marathon of “White Christmas”, “Miracle on 34th Street” and “Holiday Inn”, and I even watched a new(er) one called “Fred Claus”, all about Santa’s lesser-known brother.
Usually that’s what gets me in the mood for the season…Christmas movies. I think it stems back to being a kid and looking forward to the “Christmas Specials” that would interrupt my parents’ usual TV habits – though I really don’t recall much of what they enjoyed that wasn’t enjoyed by the whole family.
This year we’re going a little lighter on the Christmas decorating, and part of it stems from the house being in a bit of a state of flux. I’m getting used to a new job, the living room has undergone a big change over the past year, and Yule kinda snuck up on us. As a result, we don’t have our tree up and the house looks more like ‘everyday” rather than “Christmas”.
In the meantime, though, we have the specials on TV and I’ve got my knitting. Yule is still coming, and it might not look like it’s happening around here, but that replay of Miracle on 34th Street is doing its best to convince me otherwise 🙂