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Tim The Tool Man Taylor as Santa?! It’s like every 90s child’s dream come true to see him all plumb and jolly on the big screen. Too bad Al wasn’t in the film. Plus the little kid was too cute for words “I wanna go with youuuu Dad.” The film as a film isn’t bad either, the acting is decent, good story line, etc. It only starts to get bad when they insist on making a sequel…and then a sequel to that sequel. Good things never last.
Charlie Brown Christmas
“Isn’t there anyone who knows what Christmas is all about??”
Yes, yes you see it every year. Rapphieee! You’ll shoooot your eye out! Remember to drink your ovaltine?!? You remember these lines clear as last weekend and there’s one reason for that: it’s a classic film. Up there with like, It’s a Wonderful Life. Of course you get sick of it after a while, you dread the 150 repeats on Christmas Day, and for some reason, after all these years, it still gives you a weird little feeling in your belly. What’s with these “kid” films anyways?
It’s not a holiday movie or anything, but totally worth watching again on Christmas. Brings back all the warm and fuzzy memories of 1995.
Rudolf the Red Nose Reindeer
You know the little animation clay movie thingy, where Rudolph is some whiny, over-privileged deer and that weird Elf just wants to be a dentist. What elf wants to be a dentist? Another strange film, but let’s face it, it helped shape your childhood. There was a time in your young years that you even wanted to be a dentist too…
Home Alone 1 & 2
It’s a Wonderful Life
Oh Clarence! Mary! The children! Zuzu! How blind I’ve been! Ah, gotta love it.
A surprisingly good new-ish holiday movie. We love it when the guys from Swingers reunite. We can all relate to at least some part of this film…
Will Ferrell is the man. The classic “Bro” film for the holidays.
National Lampoons Christmas
Oh Chevy Chase! What else can possibly go wrong on your Christmas?
In every long line there is that self-righteous person on their cell phone, talking loudly about who knows what, dreaming they are the only person in the room. The conversations are never important either. It’s not a business call, or a trip to the emergency room, or a sick child…it’s normally about why Suzie’s husband left her, why you’re mad at Suzie, or why Suzie didn’t offer to come shopping you with even though she’s sick and husband-less. By the time you’re two people away from the check-out you realize that you know almost every detail about Suzie’s waking life and are tempted to throw down your merchandise, walk up to Ms. Self-Righteous, hang up her Metro PCS phone, slap her with your holiday shopping bags dangling from your arm, and tell her to just “LEAVE Britne…I mean Suzie alone!!” and run off crying.
3. Slow Clerks
“How you want to pay for that? Credit or debit? Would you like to sign up for our email list? Would you like to give your phone number to win a 1,000 prize? Would you like to complete a survey regarding your shopping experience today? Would you like to donate $5 to the Gifts for Children fund? Would you like this gift wrapped? Do you have our special weekly coupon? Do you know your fly is down and you have mustard in your beard?” All of the above is said in the most aggravating, monotone, “I-hate-working-retail-but-I-need-the-extra-cash-for-my-five-disgruntled-children-at-home” gesture and look (especially when folding your newly purchased products). Then they stare at you with a vague gaze and mumble “Happy Holidays” and apathetically say “Next!” like you are cattle.
4. You Always Get Hungry
You pass the roasted nut booths, Starbucks, the smoothie stand, McDonalds, the Chinese place is giving out free little pieces of chicken, you smell fried chicken coming from somewhere else, you walk by a man with a chocolate cake and wonder where he got it, you smell peppermint everywhere, and every single time you pass Bath and Body works you get hungry because your mind doesn’t know the difference between Apple Spice Lotion and Apple Spice Pie. (What’s with this pseudo edible scents anyways, you wonder…) That’s right. Go spend another $10 on a coffee and muffin to assuage your hunger…you’ll be at it again in another 20 minutes. Shopping always makes you ravished.
5. Never Wear The Right Shoes
Men, women, children. You all do it. Take that long journey downtown, or to the mall, or wherever you go to shop, and you never seem to wear the right shoes. If you take someone with you, they manage to complain about their feet within the first hour. And of course, you resort to the “Why did you wear those shoes when you knew we were shopping all day” response, with a roll of the eye. Then you have to spend more money buying another pair of shoes for ______ (said person), by which time everyone is exhausted and just wants an ice cream, and you wait in line for that for 45 minutes and by the time you know it, you don’t even want to shop anymore and the stores are closing anyways!! Uh. Whew. Simply put, wear the right shoes.
6. Shopping With Your Significant Other
“What should we buy Dad?” “I don’t know.” “How about this hat?” “Its proportions are slightly off, it’s only a small percentage of wool, and honestly, I think it’s two dollars cheaper across the street.” “We’re getting the damn hat.”
7. Pesty Sales People
Conversation goes something like…”Oh! Let me HELP you! Try this and this and this…oh that’s not good? Try this! Oh he’ll love this! Oh it’s for a lady? She’ll LOVE this! Best price around! Want me to wrap it for you?” “I just picked up this scarf…I just wanted to…touch it?”
8. So-Called Sales Prices
Ever see something that is “marked down” from an astronomical price and it’s obvious that it’s “original” price is really the sale price? Really grinds our gears. Just have the prices at what the merchandise is! Yes, yes, we’re all attracted to a “Sale” but please department stores, do a better job at it to salvage our holiday sanity.
These Round Checked 50s Throwback Cufflinks are ALWAYS $25 bucks. No sale, they just are what they are..
*Note Number 2. is missing from this because the Reason Number 4 ate it.
1. Bob Dylan
“A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and gets to bed at night, and in between he does what he wants.”— Sean Hotchkiss
2. Jon Stewart
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3. Seth Meyers
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4. The Mall Santa Claus
5. The Man in The Mirror
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6. John Lennon
According to a recent University study, women actually notice and subconsciously seek out well-dressed, stylish men. The reason? Men that are “put together” on the outside means that they are more likely to put food on the table. Women are, biologically programmed, to find the strongest mate, and yes fashion has it’s aesthetic hand in the mating game.
Joshua Linam, a New York City-based freelance journalist, recently said in Askmen.com:
“In one university study, women rated the attractiveness of one man dressed in several different getups. Outfits ranged from a designer suit and tricked-out watch all the way down to a lowly fast-food uniform. As you can imagine, ladies preferred the power suit to the burger-flipping one. But it’s why they chose the businessman that’s important.
The study notes that girls actively sought signs of “status” when judging the man’s clothes, and they liked that look better because it suggested a good provider. In other words, women do care what you wear, and this is why looks matter. Girls favor a put-together guy because it’s likelier he can put food on the table…..Clothes can be a tool to boost your standing with the opposite sex, but what kind of style should you be channeling? Fortunately, you don’t have to be a billionaire to win a lady’s hand. More realistically, you just have to nail the right details.
The goods you need to command a girl’s attention: A quality timepiece, a fitted (though not necessarily designer) suit, a well-polished pair of oxfords or boots, and a crisp button-down shirt. Equipped with these style essentials, you can scientifically increase your chances with women. (Note: Unless you respond to the name Jay-Z, never “over-bling” yourself. The risk of looking like a Christmas ornament stands too great.”
So with that said, here are some ultra-hipster looks, and we mean that in a good way, to start of the holiday season just right. You don’t want to end up at a Christmas Party wearing the wrong thing, do you? Only to let that other wanna-be ask your should-be lady out for drinks the next day? We didn’t think so.
Start with the right sweater. Women love a guy who is comfortable wearing a “cheesy” grandpa sweater. It screams confidence, not Screech from Saved By The Bell. Dress it up with nice jeans and shoes (see our other blog articles for that). Maybe some glasses to add the right touch. This Green Cardigan Sweater from Urban Outfitters does the job:
Pair it with a confidently festive Christmas Tree Cufflink to add a fun feel to the winter work day suit!
The Classic V-Neck Shirt for underneath said sweater. This super soft cotton T from The Gap is just one example. If $16 is too much to splurge on a single T-shirt, the regular Hanes packaged-white and grey ones will do just fine. Just remember, the softer the better–and the price of cotton, unfortunately, is rising.
These Renegade Wash 1969 Original Fit (Or Slim) Gap Jeans go well with both the sweater and blazer above:
You can’t leave home without altra hipster briefcase. It would just be, a crime. So to assuage this crime, try these Vintage Briefcases from Urban Outfitters, priced from $175.
Washed Khakis are in for just about any working guy this season. And “working guy” is in this season, especially with all the lay-offs. Gap, yet again, features a perfect pant. Secret: Gap.com carried literally every size you can imagine. Can’t find your size at the local Gap? Go online:
Pair the very “in” rustic, forest-chic look with a designer Enamel Bear Cufflinks for only $50:
And if the Vintage Briefcase is too much for your taste, (don’t worry we don’t judge around here, we just give solutions) take a look at this Pendleton Ombre messenger bag from Urban.We think it is winter hip, chic, and robust:
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