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Day 186: [BELATED] Baby, It’s Cold Outside by Zooey Deschanel and Leon Redbone

18 Dec

Hey everyone!

To get you in the holiday spirit, I wanted to feature one of my favorite songs from the Elf soundtrack!

Zooey Deschanel (the actress and singer known for her indie charm) recorded a fantastic version of “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” with soul-man Leon Redbone. It’s basically an instant classic, and one of my favorites!

So enjoy “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” by Zooey Deschanel and Leon Redbone!

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Day 180: Elf

11 Dec

Hey everyone!

Since it is the holiday season, I had to bust out one of my favorite christmas movies: Elf (2003).

If you’ve never seen the movie, it is one to check out for sure. Will Ferrel plays a full-grown man who was raised in the North Pole by a bunch of elves. So, Buddy (Will) travels to New York City to meet his real father and show everyone the true meaning of christmas. Sure, it’s really cheesy, but it is one of the more original movies I’ve seen in a long time!

Check out the trailer and a clip below!

Here’s a clip:

Day 178: An Excerpt from “The SantaLand Diaries” by David Sedaris

9 Dec

Hey guys!

Tonight I went and say the Lord Leebrick production of David Sedaris’ classic holiday tale “The SantaLand Diaries”.

If you’ve never heard of it, it’s a short story from his book Holidays on Ice (a personal favorite of mine) and it’s a true account of Sedaris’ time working as an Elf at Macy’s in New York City.

It’s crazy hilarious!

So, in honor of the season, here is an excerpt from the story!

David Sedaris' "Holidays on Ice"

“There was a big ‘Sesame Street Live’ extravaganza over at Madison Square Garden, so thousands of people decided to make a day of it and go straight from Sesame Street to Santa. We were packed today, absolutely packed, and everyone was cranky. Once the line gets long we break it up into four different lines because anyone in their right mind would leave if they knew it would take over two hours to see Santa. Two hours – you could see a movie in two hours. Standing in a two-hour line makes people worry that they’re not living in a democratic nation. People stand in line for two hours and they go over the edge. I was sent into the hallway to direct the second phase of the line. The hallway was packed with people, and all of them seemed to stop me with a question: which way to the down escalator, which way to the elevator, the Patio Restaurant, gift wrap, the women’s rest room, Trim-A-Tree. There was a line for Santa and a line for the women’s bathroom, and one woman, after asking me a dozen questions already, asked, “Which is the line for the women’s bathroom?” I shouted that I thought it was the line with all the women in it.

She said, “I’m going to have you fired.”

I had two people say that to me today, :I’m going to have you fired.” Go ahead, be my guest. I’m wearing a green velvet costume; it doesn’t get any worse than this. Who do these people think they are?

“I’m going to have you fired!” and I wanted to lean over and say, “I’m going to have you killed.”” –David Sedaris, Holidays on Ice