I don’t really understand anything about this video. Why so campy? Why is Oates allowed to sing so much? Just why?
From now until Christmas, I’ll be sharing a favorite Christmas song every day! I tend to favor the weird, the wonderful, and the sequined, so it’s no surprise that my first pick is by my idol, Dolly Parton.
Hard Candy Christmas, like most of my favorite Christmas songs, doesn’t sound like a Christmas song at all. I mean, Dolly didn’t even have the decency to throw in some jingling bells or anything. Also like most of my favorites, it’s a sad Christmas song. I don’t know why I like sad Christmas songs so much. Why can’t I just listen to Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree? Spoiler alert for future Christmas posts: I can and I do. BUT this is a song I would love even if it didn’t have anything to do with Christmas, just because it’s sad and lovely and Dolly sounds like a bird sent from heaven to teach us all about true beauty. I love her so much.
Two days late, here’s my list of what I’m thankful for. It’s not like thankfulness has a expiration date.
1. Young Nicolas Cage.
I will keep preaching the gospel of the Cage until everyone agrees with me. Young Nicolas Cage was the most attractive man ever. It is only very recently that things have gone to pot, and I feel like, as a society, we are to blame. Why won’t we let him be great?
2. This chicken walk Kyle MacLachlan does in Blue Velvet.
People forget how goofy David Lynch is. He’s goofy, you guys. I think about this chicken walk scene, like, several times a day and I’m just so thankful it exists.
How else would I watch an insane amount of Friday Night Lights? Which brings me to number 4….
4. Matt Saracen
Do you think I like having a creepily intense crush on a guy playing a high school student? Of course I don’t. I feel weird. But I can’t stop these feelings any more than I can say, “Oh, no thanks, I won’t watch just one more episode of FNL and stay up way past my bedtime and sleepwalk through the next day at work.” Matt Sarecen is, hands down, the most realistic depiction of a small-town high school student I’ve ever seen on TV. I’ve heard rumblings that bad things may or may not be coming Matt Saracen’s way, but don’t spoil anything for me. Don’t you dare. I’m going to need a lot of time to emotionally process whatever might happen. Remember the part where he sings to his grandma? Oh my Lord.
5. Pizza. Just in general.
6. You! Thanks for reading, commenting, and being all-around super-great ladies and gents.
I don’t ask much from you, but I really need you to learn the words to the Baby-sitter’s Club theme song so we can sing it together, okay?
This intro sets up so much. Claudia and Stacey are stylish. Dawn loves hiking! Kristy does not give a shit and just wants to go eat that pizza. Mallory is…ugh.
Also, I hope I’m not the only one who was like “Stacey, do not even LOOK at that fruit. YOUR DIABETES!”
Maybe next year I will do a project where I create a piece of art everyday. That sounds fun, right? But only if every single piece of art is related to Nicolas Cage!
This is just amazing. Found via Craft.