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Yay for TOMS Shoes and their One Day Without Shoes!  In case you haven’t heard of this, TOMS Shoes is asking everyone to spend at least a little time today barefoot so we’ll all know what it’s like for those who don’t have shoes.  I can get behind that since I spend quite a bit of time without shoes every day, especially now that spring has finally arrived.  The thing is, I choose to go barefoot but some people don’t have the choice.  So, go ahead, kick off your shoes and walk around in your bare feet for a while–and don’t forget to imagine  what it would be like if you didn’t have the option of putting your shoes back on.  Oh, and the next time you’re shopping for shoes, think about buying a pair of TOMS Shoes, they’ll donate a pair to someone who needs them for every pair you buy!

In the Say It Ain’t So department (aka Nay!) the Red Sox lost again last night.  Phhffftttt!  But like I said in yesterday’s post, we still have a lot of games to go and I refuse to start worrying–yet!  My thoughts on the two lost games–they’re not playing like a team.  I’m hoping by the All-star break they’ll be more comfortable with each other and able to think like a team.  Of course, that’s just my opinion and I could be wrong!

And finally, someone in Hollywood is making a movie that isn’t a remake.  Universal is filming Cowboys & Aliens and it sounds like a movie I’d really like to see.  And it sure doesn’t hurt–in my eyes, at least, that Harrison Ford has just signed on as one of the stars.  Okay!

Found a list on Moviefone of the Worst Holiday Movies and boy, did they hit the nail on the head–or in keeping with the season, light up my Christmas tree.  The list includes several movies I consider really bad, and two that are on my list of the worst movies ever made, holiday or not. 

Number 14 on the list is the remake of Miracle on 34th Street, which is one of the worst Christmas movies I’ve ever seen and an absolute failure as far as remakes go–yeah, I know, that’s not saying much since most remakes are horrible–but this one is particularly bad.  I hated the whole thing and I almost threw a shoe at the TV when I saw how they changed the ending.

But that wasn’t the best part of the list.  The best, in my opinion, is the movie they named as the number one bad Holiday Movie; How the Grinch Stole Christmas.  Whoever made the list should be showered with Christmas kisses and wrapped in a warm holiday hug!  Seriously, that movie just flat-out stinks.  What was Ron Howard thinking? 

It’s no secret I hate remakes and the fact that there are so many out there makes me wonder if there’s something rotten in the water in Hollywood.  Bad enough when they screw around with some of the classic films that I love so much, but come on, don’t mess with my Christmas movies!  Talk about something that makes me see red–and not in a cheerful Christmassy sort of way!

If you want to see a good Christmas movie, check out Christmas in Connecticut–not the remake directed by Arnold Schwarzenegger, the original starring Barbara Stanwyck–or The Bishop’s Wife–again, not the remake, the original with Cary Grant–or The Man Who Came to Dinner–playing tonight on Turner Classic Movies at 8–or of course, there’s always It’s a Wonderful Life and several versions of Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, most of which are pretty good. 

Anything but the remake of Miracle or Ron Howard’s take on The Grinch.  Just watching either of those is enough to land you on Santa’s Naughty List–and you know what that means!

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