Monday, December 31, 2012

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Top 10 Christmas Movies

From of Rebecca Murray.

My favorite is ....A Christmas Story.   What's yours?

1. 'Love Actually'

Love Actually© Universal Pictures
One of the best written romantic comedies in decades happens to have a Christmas theme. Eight storylines collide in this touching, funny, and highly entertaining look at love, lust, loss, and relationships. Starring Hugh Grant as the British Prime Minister, Keira Knightley as a new bride, Liam Neeson as a newly widowed father, and Bill Nighy as an aging rock star, Love Actually has a lot of heart and a lot of engaging characters to get into.

2. 'A Christmas Story'

A Christmas Story© Warner Home Video
"You'll poke your eye out!" Anyone who's hoped and wished and dreamed of that one gift, that one item so special nothing else will do, will absolutely adore A Christmas Story. Ralphie (Peter Billingsley, director of Couples Retreat) wants a Red Ryder BB gun, but his parents keep telling him it's too dangerous. But that doesn't stop Ralphie from driving his poor parents crazy by actively campaigning for the gun.
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3. 'Elf'

Elf© New Line Cinema
6'3" Will Ferrell is raised by Santa and thinks he's an elf in this hilarious comedy directed by Jon Favreau (Iron Man). After getting kicked out of the North Pole because he's too ungainly to handle elf duties, Buddy sets out to find his real father. But once he meets his biological dad, things don't go smoothly. Being raised by Santa creates a lot of problems in a real world where most people don't believe in the jolly old elf.

4. 'Scrooged'

Scrooged© Paramount
Bill Murray hates Christmas and everything associated with the holiday in this modern retelling of Dickens' A Christmas Carol. Childhood memories combined with a failed relationship with the love of his life have made this TV producer an unpleasant fellow to be around during the holiday season. But when he's visited by three ghosts, he has a dramatic change of heart.
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5. 'National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation'

National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation© Warner Home Video
This is my personal favorite film of all the National Lampoon Griswold family adventures. When the squirrel comes flying out of the Christmas tree, it never fails to send me into a fit of uncontrollable laughter. All Clark wants is for this family (even those members he didn't invite) to have a great holiday, but just about everything that could go wrong, does go wrong.
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6. 'A Nightmare Before Christmas'

A Nightmare Before Christmas© Walt Disney Pictures
Like your holiday films a little twisted? Are you into Tim Burton? How about musicals with bite? If you answered yes, then the stop-motion A Nightmare Before Christmas should be right up your alley. Jack Skellington is supposed to be all about Halloween, but he finds himself fascinated with Christmas and wants to take over that holiday by kidnapping Santa.

7. 'Home Alone'

Home Alone© 20th Century Fox
The first film of the series (there have been four all together, and a video game) is still the best, and still deserves a viewing during the winter holidays. Written and produced by John Hughes and directed by Chris Columbus (Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Rent), Home Alone introduced us to the dysfunctional McCallister family and their youngest son, Kevin, played by Macaulay Culkin who will forever be remembered for his surprised pose on the film's poster. Kevin's left home (hence the title) at Christmas and after the initial joy of being away from this family wear off, he realizes that even if they get on his nerves, he really does love them all.
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8. 'Bad Santa'

Bad Santa© Dimension Films
Billy Bob Thornton is a bad, bad Santa. He smokes, he drinks, he hits on women, and he has really, really bad hygiene. As far as we know, none of these traits apply to the real Santa... Thornton plays Willie, a seasonal Santa hired on to work in a shopping mall along with his associate, Marcus (Tony Cox). Marcus may fit the physical characteristics of an elf, but he's just as R-rated as Willie. But Willie has a change of heart when he meets a beautiful bartender and a troubled kid who truly believes in him.

9. 'The Muppet Christmas Carol'

The Muppet Christmas Carol© Walt Disney Home Entertaiment
Who can resist The Muppets even when it's not Christmas? All of the familiar puppets, including Kermit, Miss Piggy, and Fozzie Bear, help bring Dickens' A Christmas Carol to life in this G-rated family friendly 1992 film.
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10. 'Gremlins'

Gremlins© Warner Home Video
I'm guessing the first film that pops into your head when you think of Christmas movies isn't Gremlins, but the 1984 horror comedy from writer Chris Columbus and director Joe Dante actually is Christmas-themed. And quick, don't think about it, what are the rules for raising a gremlin? 1) Don't let them near water, 2) no bright lights, and 3) do not under any circumstances feed them after midnight!
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The NFL has to go through the ATL!

It is now official...The road to this year's Super Bowl will have to go through Atlanta.   The Falcons went into Detroit and conquered the Lions.

From the AJC:



Falcons clinch top playoff seed

Sunday, December 16, 2012


Yes.....we were ...just a little bit hard on these birds.   But who could blame us?

The Falcons just lost to Carolina last week... And the Giants?  The defending Champs?

Well......the "dirty birds" rose to the occasion.

Not only did they win the game...they...dominated!


Falcons 2

Falcons crush Giants

Atlanta dominates New York at the Georgia Dome, rolls to a 34-0 win and improves to 12-2.
 Falcons vs. Giants
 Bradley: Falcons prove themselves
 Schultz: Ryan steps up at the right time

Monday, December 10, 2012

"Cam'ed" In Carolina

This could possibly be the worst 11-2 team in NFL history.   The Atlanta Falcons were out coached,  out played,  out "Cam'ed" just about every sense yesterday.

Carolina scored on their first 4 possessions in route to a 16-0 halftime lead.

It only got worse in the second half.  Cam Newton torch the birds with a 72 yard touchdown run. Quickly it was 23-0.

The Falcons would eventually wake up out of their funk to make the final score a little more respectable.

But make no mistake about it....They got whipped.   And yes they're 11-2....but!

ROAD WOES: Cam Newton, Panthers stun Falcons

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - It's one loss. And in the eyes of the Atlanta Falcons, it's certainly not time to panic. Their 30-20 defeat Sunday came at the hands of the Carolina Panthers, a team that had won just three games.

Friday, December 7, 2012

A Fool...and His Money

Yes we said it.   Allen Iverson is a fool.   And a fool and the reported $150 million he has earned ...has departed him.

Right now he is bringing in $62,500 a month...but shelling out $360,000 a month.

Do the math.

What a fool!

NBA All-Star Drowning In Debt

Allen Iverson Debt

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Hold Your Head Up....UGA!

Wow!   What a game.  The University of Georgia played the University of Alabama yesterday in a game the will go down in history as one of the greatest...ever.

Somebody had to win....somebody had to lose.

Two heavyweights.  The SEC.

Georgia came up...5 yards short.

What a game!

From the Athens Banner Herald: