And in the interest of full disclosure, I will admit that I have not conquered this addiction. Actually – it has become worse.
I might have actually watched a Christmas movie in October.
But I recently learned that I wasn’t the only one who suffered from this malady.
An anonymous person close to me (who might actually be married to my husband’s brother and whose initials are a.u.n.t.j.u.l.i.e) recently shared this true story with me.
Working full time with 2 active sons she doesn’t have a lot of time to sit and watch entire Christmas movies – but she would frequently catch parts.
She saw the end of one particular movie that she greatly enjoyed, and was anxious to see the beginning.
Not having a way to record it, she had to watch it live. So she checked the listings and saw that it was on from 3 am till 5 am on Friday night.
Perfect! She always got up to go to the bathroom around 3 am – so she could catch the first part of the movie. (Because actually setting an alarm to get up 3 am was just too extreme!)
Friday night came – but alas – she slept through the night and woke up at 5 am, totally missing the movie.
But not too worry! It was scheduled again for the next Friday night at the same time.
She spent another busy week obsessed with seeing the first part of this movie.
Friday night finally came – this time she went one step further and had the TV turned to the Hallmark Channel before she went to sleep to save time.
She woke up right at 3 and rushed downstairs. The few seconds the TV took to warm up seemed like an eternity – but finally – there it was – the long awaited movie.
Her husband found her there – on the couch, in a dark family room, wrapped up in a quilt, engrossed in a Hallmark Christmas movie at 4 am.
That, dear friends, is an addiction. 🙂
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