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Short Takes – December 2005
by Kristin Schrader
Hello, invisible friends. Are you full of holiday spirit? Holiday spirits? Six of one half, dozen of another in my estimation. What are you possibly going to do with yourself during this dark month? Hey! Put down the bottle, pick up the remote control!
The number one thing to watch in December 2005? Charlie Brown if you’re looking to feel good, but for a holiday break watch TBS’s Funniest Commercials Ever on December 28th. It’s unfortunate, but the commercials are looking, well, the least commercial at this time of year. Kevin Nealon hosts, and I enjoy.
The easiest way to find the music someone enjoys while raising money for a cause? The Red Hot series available at redhot.org and Amazon. Their AIDS fighting CDs span genres from African Pop to Cole Porter tribute, Latin, Dance, and Indie. Good stuff. Good cause. They should make more.
What to see this month, what’s not to be missed? Well, judging from the numbers you already saw Harry Potter. I feel like I should get behind King Kong, but I feel more vested in Walk the Line (20th Century Fox). If you haven’t seen it yet, give those crazy kids a chance. They did a good job.
Until 2006, fellow entertainment lovers. Do you miss the thrill of Y2K like I do? Ever since that, New Year’s things have seemed sort of flat to me. Hopefully someone will come up with some great rumor right before the ball drops and we’ll all have something big to anticipate again. Until that time, I shall remain on the edge of my seat.
Most information is derived from IMDB's daily news, the Chicago dailies (Tribune and Sun Times), Entertainment Weekly, MSN.com, various sources as listed, and by just paying attention.
Kristin Schrader is a writer living in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
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