Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Back for the Holidays

One of my most loyal readers, Boris Boots, has been checking The Dirty Burrito everyday since my last post. Unfortunately, that last post went up before Thanksgiving. Boris threatened to stop reading The Dirty Burrito, so I promised him a holiday-themed post before 6PM today. It’s the loyal readers like Boris Boots that make it a pleasure to get off my butt on my day off and write for you lovely people. (Side Note: I’ve never met Boris Boots. I don’t even know what he looks like, or from where he originates. I only know that Boris Boots is not his real name, he is a friend of my friends, and he loves checks my blog everyday.)

With all the holiday music I hear in stores and the radio and all the decorations I see on the street, I can’t help but think of my favorite Christmas movies and songs. Today, I will give you my favorite Christmas movies and songs.

Movies

1) Love Actually

I know what you’re thinking. “That’s a chick movie.” “Is he gay?”

No. I am not gay, but you are probably correct in your categorization of Love Actually as a chick movie—there were several romantic storylines. However, this movie was thoroughly enjoyable.

For starters, it had an All-Star cast that included the likes of Hugh Grant, Liam Neeson, Colin Firth, Keira Knightley, and a cameo by the legendary Billy Bob Thornton. (Why is Billy Bob Thornton legendary? He slept with Angelina Jolie for an extended period of time. And, to my recollection, none of us can claim that feat.)

You’re an asshole if you weren’t rooting for that young boy to succeed at learning drums so he could play for his crush during the Christmas talent show. Also, I found the secretary, who was pursued by Hugh Grant, to be pretty cute. Colin Firth playing his classic Colin Firth role of a loveable, self-conscious idiot was genius. Lastly, who could forget the scene with Hugh Grant dancing to “Jump” by the Pointer Sisters?

2) Elf

“SANTA! OH MY GOD! SANTA'S COMING! I KNOW HIM! I KNOW HIM!”

3) Home Alone

Not only did this movie make me want to come up with contraptions to stop potential criminals in my house, but it also reminds me of the first time my mother warned me about the dangers of Playboy.

You probably remember the scene where Kevin first realizes he’s been left home alone, and he’s going through all of Buzz’s stuff. He finds a Playboy and is awed at the sights on the inside pages. I was around 8 years old when I first saw Home Alone, so I had no idea what Playboy was, nor should any 8 year old know what it is. In any case, my mother, being protective of her baby, her first born, took this opportunity to tell me that I should never look at a Playboy. As any inquisitive child told not to do something, I asked, “Why?” She responded with something along the lines of “It’s bad. It’s not a nice magazine.”

At that point I dropped the subject and continued watching the movie as I admired how he set up all the mannequins to make it look like there was a party going on in the house. I wish I were that clever in my youth.

Music

1) “Last Christmas” by George Michael

Just because George Michael gets caught lewd acts in Los Angeles park bathrooms, it doesn’t mean that he does not have a superb voice.

2) “All I Want for Christmas is You” by Mariah Carey

Vintage Mariah on fire. She was a very close 2nd to the lead singer of Wham! This song also was heavily featured in my favorite Christmas movie, Love Actually.

3) “The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don’t Be Late)” by Alvin & the Chipmunks

Who knew chipmunks could hit such high notes?

I have some ideas for a few December posts. I swear I won’t leave you hanging for another 18 days.

2 comments:

  1. borris boots aka borno the porno is a beautiful man that loves the pearl.

    i'm somewhat offended you did not include a muppets christmas in your choice of movies. the old one with fraggle rock in the basement, chef and beaker cooking it up in the kitchen, and the famous line, "look out for the icy spot!" shame on your carlos delgados

    and correction on your earlier comment. you are, in fact, gay.

    -hgoc

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  2. Bravo! Not only was I delighted to read the new post, i agree with pretty much everything you wrote. As HGOC indicates, I am a beautiful man (even though my bum is still as smooth as a baby's behind) and i do love the pearl, as well as the dirty burrito. I really think you should offer some dirty burrito paraphernalia, like a t-shirt or something cause I would buy it. I hope we meet soon dirty burrito, but until that day, keep helping my work day go a little faster with these wonderful blogs....

    -Boots

    P.S Love actually is a wonderful movie, what about the one christmas song about grandma getting ran over by a reindeer? Always gives me a good chuckle

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