I'm not crazy! It does exist!

Holy crap.

For years, I've been trying to figure out if this video I watched at a baby sitter's house when I was but a tiny child was real or a false memory. The story was so strange, I thought maybe I'd dreamed it. I remembered a wooly-mammoth type critter being defeated by a puppet hugging its leg, a witch who had a goblet full of some sort of nuts or fruit that she was hoarding, and the witch shriveling up and dying at the end of the film. I've been wondering what the hell that story was and for about 20 years now, it was so effed up I couldn't help but think about it now and again since it's also (sadly) one of my earliest memories.

It turns out the damn thing is real, and I remember those exceptionally weird things just as they happened in the movie. It's from The Hugga Bunch, a most likely LSD-fueled "children's" disturb-o-rama that was made the year I was born. Thank you, Cracked, for solving this mystery (it's #4 on the list).
Ho ho ho

Writer's Block: It's a wonderful life!

What's your favorite holiday TV special or movie, and why?

I have several. Of course there's The Muppet Christmas Carol, featuring among other things a superb and oddly underrated performance by Michael Cain. There are also Muppet Family Christmas, Emmet Otter's Jug Band Christmas, Christmas Eve on Sesame Street, and the Festival of the Bells episode of Fraggle Rock. Muppets are kind of a big deal with me.

Another one I really like is the Twilight Zone episode Night of the Meek. I don't care how melodramatic it is, it gets me every time. I like Nightmare Before Christmas too, but I've always regarded it as more of a Halloween movie than a Christmas one.

Oh! Oh! Another one is the Claymation Christmas special, which I just recently found on DVD. Huzzah! I also like A Wish for Wings that Work, but I haven't figured out where I put it. I wonder if it might be on DVD too? The Grinch Who Stole Christmas is another good one.

Finally, possibly my favourite Christmas moving is The Homecoming, the Waltons' Christmas movie. I've never actually seen The Waltons outside of the Christmas film, but I think it's excellent.

Plus, the rabbit lays pysanky eggs. That beats healing lepers any day.

A local church marquee currently bears the slogan "No bunny loves you like Jesus." That's cute enough of a saying, but I beg to differ.

The Easter Bunny has supplied me with a basket of confectionaries every year without fail, even though I did not request them.

Thus far, Jesus is zero for twenty-four.

The proof is in the Peeps, folks.

Writer's Block: No regrets

If you could eliminate one emotion (anxiety, sadness, jealousy, regret, etc.), would you do it? Why or why not? If so, which one would you choose?

I have both extreme anxiety problems and clinical depression. Being able to completely eliminate either of those would be a great blessing in my life.

Also, I haven't posted a regular list update in a looong time. I should try that.