Thursday, 27 September 2007

comfort movies

So I'm sure that everyone has heard of comfort food, the big one for me is chocolate. And comfort movies, they are typically your feel good movies, sappy, and family oriented. I just watched my main comfort movie, A Muppet Family Christmas. Yes I know it is September, but I've been watching this movie since I can remember and it just makes me feel good. If I am homesick this is the movie I should turn to. There are other movies that calm me - BBC production of Pride & Prejudice is a good one. And movies/shows that I just like to listen to - Joss Whedon's Firefly. But if I need comfort I turn to the "old" cartoons. I have A Charlie Brown Christmas (and am about to put that one in), Rudolf (the clay-mation one)... I really like the holiday specials, Christmas in particular but they all are good. So why am I in need of comfort? Well I'm a bit stressed (status quo for me) and my husband is out of town for a few days - that means I have no one complaining about me watching Christmas shows in September. I might watch my Muppets tomorrow too - like a kid I can watch it over and over, maybe not back to back in a single day but still a lot by adult standards. But honestly, where else can you get muppets, fraggles and sesame street all within 40 minutes? Okay, off to the movies again for me.

2 comments:

Amy Lane said...

That's funny... I love the other Muppet Christmas Movie (a Muppet Christmas Carol)--I can watch it forever! I can also watch Serenity about six times a week...and my other comfort movies are all disaster flicks--Independance Day, Twister, Day After Tomorrow, & Die Hard...

I don't know why they comfort me, but they do.

Coach Susan said...

I'm partial to Groundhog Day myself. For some reason, the idea of living one day over and over again enough to learn to speak and read French is extremely comforting to me.