28 Ways on How to Beat the Blues This Christmas
Are you blue this Christmas? Just in case you are, here are 28 ways that will help you beat the blues with this Christmas:
1 Throw, a Billy Wilder comedy film festival made up of Sabrina, Some Like It Hot and The Seven Year Itch.
2 Rent The Talented Mr. Ripley and fast-forward to the nightclub scene in which Jude Law, all tanned, handsome and sweaty, sings “Tu Vuo’ Fa L’Americano”.
3 Read any Angelina Jolie interview given in the past four years to remind yourself that there still are some people in Hollywood who don’t BS.
4 Make a donation to the charity Jolie supports, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.
5 Start a campaign similar to the one in Pay It Forward and do nice things for three people.
6 Buy the Rush Hour 2 DVD or VCD and skip ahead to all the comical flubs tacked on to the end of the film.
7 Take a page from Derek Zoolander’s book and invent your own “Blue Steel” look to use on co-workers who have been hard on you all year.
8 Gather up some tots as an excuse to see the Harry Potter movies again.
9 Gather up some tots as an excuse to rent Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas again. Bonus: serve green eggnog.
10 Spice up the company Christmas party by going in a Playboy bunny outfit like the one Renee Zellweger wore in Bridget Jones’s Diary.
11 Bake some fruitcake and throw a Joan Crawford movie marathon made up of Humoresque, Possessed, Female on the Beach and Torch Song.
12 In the spirit of Hollywood’s legendary rebel, James Dean, tell someone who’s been getting on your nerves all year where to stick it.
13 Watch Cats & Dogs with the furry friends in your life.
14 See for yourself what the chemistry was like between exes Penelope Cruz and Tom Cruise by watching Vanilla Sky.
15 Be grateful you had nothing to do with Original Sin.
16 Listen to Billy Bob Thornton’s album, Private Radio, which features a cut in which he sings about a man who wears his sweetie’s panties —something Thornton has admitted to doing.
17 Throw a Cate Blanchett film festival made up of Elizabeth, Pushing Tin, The Talented Mr. Ripley and The Gift.
18 Buy cotton candy, make popcorn, whip up a few milkshakes and pop in the DVDs/VCDs of Clueless and Legally Blonde for a funny, featherweight double feature.
19 Count the number of actors with highlights, face-lifts, tooth caps, implants, waxed chests and fake tans in the holiday movies.
20 Rent Angel Eyes to hear Jennifer Lopez coo in her adorably disarming Bronx accent, “Let’s talk about somethin’ st000pid.”
21 When bored at the office Christmas party, hit the spiked eggnog and speak entirely in movie quotes. For an extra challenge, limit yourself to a certain genre, like Adam Sandler comedies or Jane Austen adaptations.
22 Rent My Best Friend’s Wedding and fast-forward to the scene where Cameron Diaz massacres “I Just Don’t Know What to Do with Myself” karaoke-style.
23 Remember that studios are still funding movies made by directors such as Steven Soderbergh, Michael Mann, Cameron Crowe and Lasse Hallstr6m.
24 Make up your own “Bad Movies We Love” list for 2004.
25 Give a female friend who’s not into grooming a makeover like the one Anne Hathaway received in The Princess Diaries.
26 Enjoy a getaway to Paris by seeing Arn6lie, which is set in the city’s picturesque Montmarte district but was actually filmed all over the City of Lights.
27 Look up Demi Moore’s, Meg Ryan’s, Tom Cruise’s, Cher’s, Mel Gibson’s and Brad Pitt’s birth names and high-school yearbook pictures.
28 If you have access to one, send Charlie Sheen a time-travel machine so he can revisit the ’80s, a decade he seemed to thrive in and enjoy.