Holiday DVD Guide: Give the Gift That's Fun to Borrow
Winter holidays are all about light. Just ask Rudolf. Or my neighbor with the intrusive LED fetish. Holiday light is the definitive leitmotif, and it's a good one. Winter holiday traditions tell us "Don't be scared of the dark, little cold one, even if there is no room at the inn and/or you think you don't have enough olive oil for eight days and/or the solstice means daylight is scarce and/or times are impossibly tough and you can't afford the past due electric bill." Winter holidays promise us that even a glowing nose can lead the way and little gifts remind us more light is on the way.
Tyson This documentary is a great film for sports fans, but more than that, it's a deep dive into one of the most troubling and vexing superstars of our times. What gives with Tyson, and with boxing as a sport? The filmmaker holds out for Mike's humanity, but he lets Mike speak during much of the film, so reactions are complex and varied. Fascinating.
Or you can always encourage citizen film-making by giving small digital cameras as gifts, though be aware that your family and friends may post videos of you on their blogs. Caveat emptor, unless you don't mind being on the other end of the upload button.
So which DVDs from 2009 are you carrying a torch for? Are there others that should also be highlighted? I hope you can now finish all of your shopping online, and then spend all of your holiday nights snug and cozy, lit by the warm glow of love, happiness, and a fabulous stack of DVDs.
Deb Rox blogs at Deb on the Rocks. She lives in sunny Florida but has watched enough movies to know that she is supposed to shiver under the covers with warm beverages thoughout December, peering out the window for more snow to fall. She's been peering for quite some time now.