Music:Sufjan Stevens, "Once In David's Royal City"
Christmas movies are stocking up (get it—stocking? ha!) on my TiVo and in my DVD player. I tend to want to gorge on these as much as on baked goodies, but it's better to just pick a few to enjoy. There are a few traditional standards that I won't miss: It's a Wonderful Life (which I'm saving for a post-Christmas viewing) and Patrick Stewart's version of A Christmas Carol (I also like listening to the audiobook version so I can hear him shout "kalangalang!" and croon an off-key version of "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen"). TiVo also decided I'd like A Christmas Story (one of my brother-in-law's favorites), and I'm snagging The Nightmare Before Christmas because I've never seen it.