Every year, my friends and I send each other our Christmas wishlists so we can buy each other exactly what we want. It’s always super fun to go back through the years and see what kind of stuff I wanted and what kind of things I ended up receiving. If people ask me what I want for Christmas this year, I can just send them this blog post! By no means am I expecting to receive anything on this list, but I just think it will be fun to look back on this At the end of the day, I will probably end up buying the things that I want on my own eventually!
Friends! We’re almost at the end of the semester!!
Online school has been a roller coaster. There have definitely been fun moments, but I think we’ll all be feeling a bit of relief once we can finally close our computers and get ready for Christmas.
One day at a time.
So Christmas is right around the corner and some people are probably really stressing out with gift ideas. Gifts are hard, but I got to admit…I’m a really good gift giver and gift thinker. I’m going to come up with some ideas for you to get your man if you’re having a hard time finding something.
Personally, my boyfriend is super hard to shop for. He doesn’t tell me what he wants and if he finds something he likes, he typically buys it for himself so it’s so difficult finding something.
I have a gift guide for valentines 2019 so you could also get anything from that post as well, but I’m going to try to change the items up!
Men can always use more hair products (especially since sometimes they don’t know they need it). You can really get any hair gel at his barber. Ask any of the guys cutting hair because honestly idk which one’s are the best, the barbers know better!
An experience is always a safe bet! No matter what it is, a massage, a trip, a special dinner, an event that he wants to go to… he will love all of them.
Anything Lululemon is a safe bet. They could always use more comfortable clothing and workout gear. If you don’t know what to get him exactly, get a gift card because he will always be able to find something here.
If your boyfriend is anything like mine, then he would LOVE receiving video games as a gift. Honestly, I don’t know anything about video games so you would straight up have to just ask him which ones he wants. If you don’t want to ask, the only advice I can give you is to get the newest sports one (they seem to love those ones)!
Boys are very tricky to shop for, but if you get him any of these gifts I can assure you, you will be the best girlfriend ever!!
The 2018 reboot of The Grinch felt like nothing more than another thoughtless Hollywood remake created with the intentions of capitalizing on an already popular story. The original adaptation, How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, was an animated TV special released in 1966. Since it was a TV special, the runtime was approximately 20 minutes and the film was basically just an animated version of the book. It’s a great 20minute episode (my family still watches it almost every year). The live-action version starring Jim Carrey was released in 2000, and it has got to be one of the best Christmas movies to this day! The jokes are hysterical, the costumes are amazing, and the sets and props are surreal! I was super excited about the new film because I love both of the other adaptations, but it was incredibly disappointing.
Unfortunately, the new animated adaptation of The Grinch had very little to offer. It felt like they simply took the extended storyline of the live-action version and stripped out most of the jokes. One of the slight alterations made to the plot was that Cindy Lou wanted to deliver a letter to Santa asking for help for her mother. Her mother is depicted as an overworked and exhausted single parent trying to take care of three children while also working night shifts. In the end, the mother’s struggles feel unresolved and the focus remains on the Grinch and his feeling of belonging.
The new movie had several well-known actors, yet the voice actors didn’t add anything special to the film. Benedict Cumberbatch plays the Grinch, but the film may have been more entertaining if they had cast a comedian for the role. Steve Carell, for example, would’ve been a great pick. Carell actually alters his voice dramatically to make exciting characters (example: Gru from Despicable Me).
There were a couple of laughs throughout the movie, but on the whole there just wasn’t anything special or new. Children might enjoy The Grinch, but I don’t think it’s worth the admission rate. Save your money for better holiday movies coming soon to theatres.
“Hate, hate, hate. Hate, hate, hate. Double hate. LOATHE ENTIRELY!” -How The Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)