It's a Date: With Your TV, Couch, and "12 Men of Christmas"
Who's got your attention now?
I don't know about you, but I never get to go to the movies.
Unless it's an Alvin and Chipmunk movie (my kids can't wait for the new one to come out). The only "my kind" of movie I saw in the movie theater this year was Julie and Julia (which I loved by the way, and it inspired me to write a few posts about French kitchens too). Since going to movies is a very rare treat for me and my husband, we have created a nice home theater so we can enjoy movies at home. A flat screen TV and the Bose Lifestyle 48 surround sound system are my best friends on movie nights, and, of course, my couch and Pepperidge Farm cookies (no popcorn for me, I'm more a latte and cookies kind of girl).
And for those movie nights... Lifetime has made some great movies to watch! This year my favorites have been the biographical movies about Coco Chanel and Georgia O'Keeffe. Lifetime's newest movie is coming out on Saturday, and it's one not to miss. The 12 Men of Christmas, starring the cute and funny Kristin Chenoweth, premieres on December 5th, and it's the perfect chick flick of the Holiday season. When I first heard the name, I thought "That girl is in trouble if she needs to pick one of 12, and she isn't the Bachelorette, armed with roses and helped by Chris Harrison"... but alas, I was wrong - She only fools around with two of the guys, making the movie perfect for romantic fools, such as the writer of this post.
New Yorker E.J. Baxter's holiday season doesn't start off that merry - after an unfortunate company Christmas party she loses her job and fiance on a same day. After trying to find a new publicist job in New York and failing to get one, E.J. takes a leap and takes a job in Kalispell, Montana. While you may think that the city girl-to-mountains type of thing is just a movie cliche, let me assure you it happens all the time. Just think of it: especially in these economic times, people really are making cross-country moves. I just did the opposite - I moved from the Rocky Mountains to New York last year, and maybe in that sense I really relate to this movie, to the take-life-by-its-horns mentality, and to having the guts to try something new.
In Kalispell, E.J. winds up helping a local search-and-rescue station raise funds with a cupcake sale, which isn't really bringing in the money needed to keep the unit going. E.J. gets an idea to do a "Calendar Girls" type of fun calendar of the rescuers (thus the title "12 Men of Christmas"), one for each month of the year. And yet I relate to this movie. How funny is it that my husband was a rescue helicopter pilot on the mountains and now I have a media job in New York? Ok, neither of us has posed nude for a calender - but I am Ms. December of the Hot Blogger Calendar 2009!
So make yourself merry, make a date with your TV and couch (husband optional), pop some popcorn or get some premium cookies for Saturday night, and watch 12 Men of Christmas.
Saturday December 5th at 9PM ET on Lifetime.