Happy December everyone!!!
I’m loving the Christmas season already, and we’re not even a week in. Bing Crosby and Michael Buble are singing in the background of my life from morning till night, the Christmas tree is in full glory and holiday spirit is everywhere! It’s both exciting and strange to have our very first Christmas as a married couple – exciting to make new memories and be together during the holidays, and strange to be away from our families and childhood traditions. The excitement definitely outweighs the strangeness though. 🙂
Heidi (from Along the Brandywine) tagged me ages ago with this fun tag but I’m only just now getting to it. I’ve been busy with knitting Christmas gifts in my free time, but now the last one is complete. Yay!
1.A movie that kept you up all night
I had an extremely hard time going to sleep after watching Apollo 13; I loved the movie, but it was so intense that I could barely sleep after I finished watching it. I don’t think I’ve ever been up all night because of a movie, though…
2. A movie that made you scared to sleep
Nightmares have always plagued me, ever since I was a little child. So I can’t count the times I lay awake staring at my ceiling, scared out of my poor little wits because of some movie I’d seen. But I don’t think any movie terrified me more than Jim Carrey’s How The Grinch Stole Christmas. The funny thing is, though, that I never actually watched the movie!! I saw the trailer and clips here and there at friends’ houses, and it was enough. I was terrorized with that green face leering at me out of the shadows and in my dreams every night. It cracks me up to think of it now!
3. A movie that made you go to sleep
I’ve watched Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl so many times that I usually get heavy-lidded during the final battle sequence, if I watch it at night. The more yells, gunshots and sounds of sword fighting, the sleeper I get. 😀
4. A movie that left you tossing and turning all night in anticipation for its release
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey; I’ve never anticipated the release of any movie to such a monumental extent! I practically lived and breathed Hobbiton for the months leading up to the movie release, and no matter how shamefully bad the other two films were, the first movie did not disappoint me. I was excited out of my wits the whole time I watched the movie in theaters (and then went back two more times later)!
5. A movie that would be your worst nightmare to live in
The Hunger Games. I liked the book okay when I first read it, and really enjoyed the first and second movies, but the more I think about The Hunger Games universe the more horrible it seems. I can’t stand the story now. I’ll still watch Catching Fire occasionally, but the overall storyline and world is just awful – I can’t imagine a more hellish punishment than to be thrown into Katniss’s world.
6. A movie that reminds you of nighttime
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (every time I’ve watched it it’s been late at night) and Interstellar (which I saw late at night in theaters with Galen on a date last year)
7. A movie that has a nightmarish cliffhanger
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1. It was horrible. Enough said. I have zero interest to see the second movie, the first one was so dark and truly nightmarish.
8. A movie you actually dreamed about
Ha ha! I couldn’t begin to count the number of movies I’ve dreamed about. I’ve dreamed that I confronted Saruman in a big warehouse, that I helped Sherlock and Watson (Robert Downey Jr and Jude Law, of course) solve a case, and that I fought Bellatrix (with a faulty wand to boot!), just to name a few.
9. A movie monster you wouldn’t want to find under your bed
Gollum. *Shudder* Out of any movie baddie, he’s the one I’ve had the most nightmares about.
10. A refreshing movie you love watching at night
A Christmas Story! I look forward to watching it every single year; my whole family gathers in the living room with various presents for wrapping (we tuck ourselves behind couches and such so the others don’t see their gifts) and then turn the movie on and wrap as we watch. It’s so much fun!!
That was fun, Heidi! Thanks for tagging me!