Maintaining some semblance of holiday cheer despite the flu (thanks to Netflix and cold medicine)

I spent all last week watching every Christmas movie I could find on Netflix while being sick with the flu (the real flu as in "influenza" and "don't-go-outside-your-home-and-spread-this-to-anyone" or you could be "patient zero" in your neck of the woods).

I gotta say that sitting around watching endless Christmas movies sounds really great until you overlay a 102F/38C fever on top of it. You get a pretty funky experience when you do that. One of my favorite movies "Elf" was a bit odd to watch to say the least. "Scrooged" was really strange. And other Hallmark/made-for-tv Christmas movies all blurred into one big massive plot line that I don't think I could possibly mentally unravel now unless I watched them all over again (I won't be doing that).

I'm not sure if I'm infused with more of the Christmas spirit than I usually am simply for watching all those flicks back to back. Between dosing myself with fever reducers and decongestants every 4 hours, I've definitely heard about every rendition of every Christmas carol I could imagine. I've watched just about every romantic scenario involving a girl falling in love with a guy around Christmas (how many more movies can you make about a girl needing a boyfriend/fiance to take home to her parents for the holidays?). And I can attest to the fact that Santa does come in every shape and size imaginable thanks to Hollywood.

And I think it should count for something that I was wearing flannel jammies with Santas all over them almost the entire time. That should warrant an extra candy cane in my Christmas stocking... or something.

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  1. Aw...I feel so bad for you but I had to laugh because you described those Hallmark movie straight on. I've been watching them since Thanksgiving. Several of them involve children trying to fix up their widowed mother/father in time for Christmas. And lot of movies with orphans being dragged away from new found family's and then miraculously being reunited with them in time for Christmas. Obviously these stories aren't set in the U.S., our court system doesn't operate very quickly and certainly doesn't care what time of year it is!

    I hope you are feeling better by now, and yes, you deserve that extra candy cane (and a few holiday Hershey Kisses! :)


  2. Hope you feel a lot better very soon Cindy.
    Also hope your parcel arrived safely in time for Christmas.
    Have a wonderful Christmas and blessed new year:)

  3. Oh no. That's terrible. And, then to have to be sick on top of it. *grin*

    I woke up with a head cold this morning. Small potatoes next to what you've been dealing with. I do hope you're over the worst of it and can enjoy some of the more pleasant aspects of the season.


  4. "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" (repeat ad nauseum).

  5. Ah...Cindy...I am so glad you are feeling better. You make me laugh...too funny about the movies and carols and such! xo Jen

  6. Oh, I hope you're feeling better! Flu is no fun and watching a lot of Christmas movies must add a touch of surreal to the experience!


  7. I can just picture you dazed in front of the tv, head swimming amongst all the Christmas carols and sickeningly sweet movies *sniff* in your Santa pj's. Oh absolutely - that counts for extra points!!!
    Hope you feel much better really soon, and have yourself a Merry little Christmas...


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