As holiday stress afflicts many
with hysterical baldness
each year, taking a step back to plan for holiday escapades can help everybody
remain calm and safe throughout the season. Like the Boy Scouts say, “be
prepared.” For instance, when you must be rushed to the emergency room because
you've pierced your chest cavity with a screwdriver while attempting to
assemble your new exercise
machine, make sure the person driving has had less vodka than you. Better
to dial 911, or sew yourself up with fishing tackle and
hope for the best.
In addition, being fully prepared to respond to a storm of
bone-cracking insults from your spouse's relatives with a smile can help keep you out of
the big house. Objects
that could become makeshift weapons/projectiles should be removed from the
scene, including cutlery,
goods, and it's best to keep a ten-gallon cowboy
hat with you at all times. Avoid running with light
sabres, liquor bottles and summer sausage. If you're not normally around
children and you're going to be, wear clothes that are easy to remove and
incinerate. If the home has more than one bathroom, familiarize yourself with
the locations before a sudden game of truly musical
chairs leaves you odd man out (this is where your ten-gallon hat comes in
handy). Above all, have a have very happy and safe holiday!
December 9th brings the release of "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion,
the Witch and the Wardrobe." Adapted from the work of C.S. Lewis, the film
stars Georgie Henley, William Moseley, Skandar Keynes and Anna Popplewell.
A new version of "King Kong" premieres on December
16th, and many have already gone bananas over the trailers from Peter Jackson's
(director, "Lord of the Rings" trilogy) modern installment of the
classic story. It stars Naomi
Watts, Adrien Brody, Jack Black, Andy Serkis and Jamie Bell. The original
"King Kong," which was a most notable special effects treat in its
day, was released in 1933 starring Fay Wray, Robert Armstrong and Bruce Cabot.
and Matthew Broderick reprise their Broadway roles on the big screen in Mel
Brooks' "The Producers," which is scheduled to premiere on December
23rd. Also appearing are Uma Thurman, Will Ferrell, Roger Bart, Gary Beach and
Andrea Martin. December 23rd also marks the release of "Cheaper by the
Dozen 2." Steve
Martin, Bonnie Hunt, Piper Pearbo, Tom Welling and Hillary Duff appear in
the sequel to the holiday
family hit from 2003.
Winter for the Northern Hemisphere officially begins on December 21st, and
spring will arrive during the afternoon of March 20, 2006.
the celebration of lights, is observed in remembrance of the Maccabees
miraculous vial of olive oil that burned for seven days after temple in
Jerusalem was liberated from the Syrians just prior to the first century. This
year, Chanukah begins on December 25th and ends on January 1, 2006.
Christmas is on
December 25th, and millions of people will be shopping for gifts
to give to family, friends and those less fortunate as the spirit of giving
fills the chilly season with warm feelings and family feasts.
Here are some links for the month of December:
Gifts.com - Find a gift for anyone and for any occasions. Browse by category, occasion, or recipient.
- Movies.com Find listings
for the latest films plus movie reviews, news, multimedia clips, tickets, still
photos and special features.
Chanukah Features historic information about the Jewish holiday plus
recipes, traditional practices, games and more.
- Find letters to Santa, holiday postcards, stories to read or color,
games to play, holiday recipes, and a lot more for Christmas.