Well, first things first, Happy New Year everyone! I hope you all had a lovely and safe holiday season and start to 2021. I’ve got a lot of exciting stuff planned for this month, and throughout the rest of the year as well. I’m so grateful you’ve decided to drop by this post today and for all of your support through 2020.
Today, we’re starting off the year with my usual Watching & Listening post for December. Lately these have been pretty much only ‘watching’, but in 2021 I’ll be talking more about music when I don’t have audiobooks or podcasts to mention. But without further ado, let’s get into it.
I’d expected to watch a lot more holiday movies this month, but I just didn’t. I did manage to get through two new ones—Dash & Lily and Holidate, which were both reasonably cute though not ones I imagine myself rewatching every year. Speaking of which, I rewatched my two favourites—Love Actually and The Holiday. These two always make me extremely happy.
I went on a bit of an old Hollywood/classic movie journey this month. I started off with Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, which was alright—both Marilyn Monroe and Jane Russell were incredible but the actual story was nothing overly interesting to me. I’ve only seen one other Marilyn film before—Some Like It Hot, and I think I preferred that one, but the costumes in this were gorgeous. I also watched The Women after I saw it referred to as a ‘wonderfully feminist film’—again the cast was incredible and the costumes were incredible but feminist? I’m not so sure about that one.
I finally got around to watching Inside Out and I honestly sobbed like a baby for most of it. I don’t know if it’s one I’d watch again, but it was a beautiful story. I also randomly decided to watch Boys and Girls—this came out in 2000 so it’s sometimes a bit of a garbage fire, you know? But it has Freddie Prinze Jnr in it and he is gorgeous. Next up was Palm Springs, which was a nice fun little break. Again, don’t know that this is something I’d really rewatch but it was enjoyable enough. And finally, Angel and I watched Bridgerton together—I don’t really want to talk about this because I don’t really have anything to add to the conversation. As I much as I enjoyed the books, I’m sick of hearing about the whole thing now.
And that’s everything I watched in December. I’ve been enjoying doing these posts every month and I’ll be continuing them into 2021!