Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Lindsay's 2012 Wrap-up

I don’t have a ton to say about this year. I was very busy through most of the Thanksgiving-Christmas run, so getting all of the Mainlining done was more work than I remember it being in past years. I’m still getting used to our new home on the West Coast, so I couldn’t go to my normal shopping destinations, etc.

Anyway, this year we watched 92 separate things, which is a new high-water mark for this blog.

Breakdown:
Shorts: 3
Movies: 18
Episodes: 51
Specials: 20

Erin bought way more Christmas music than we have in past years, I reviewed more books and comics, and we posted more often overall.

I don’t know that we saw anything this year that I’d say belongs among the best of the best, but we did have some in the running for worst of the worst.

Some of my favorite new things from this year were:
Bump in the Night: T'was the Night Before Bumpy
Die Hard (okay, this could be best of the best)
Doctor Who: Voyage of the Damned
Nature: Christmas in Yellowstone
Paddington: Christmas
The X-Files: How the Ghosts Stole Christmas
White Christmas

Among the worst:
Barney: Night Before Christmas
Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas (live action)
Eight Crazy Nights
Olive, the Other Reindeer
Shrek: Donkey's Caroling Christmas-tacular
VeggieTales: St. Nicholas, A Story of Joyful Giving
and many more...

The Mainlining Christmas project gets a little harder each year, as we have a more difficult time finding things we haven’t seen that are actually good. However, it was fun seeing some of the more surreal things, episodes of television shows we’d never even heard of.

I’m sad that it’s over, though, because I was so busy blogging this year that I didn’t really feel like I got time to enjoy the season. Maybe I’ll listen to Christmas music a bit longer... at least through New Year’s.

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