4 days to go and a Christmas contest

This is *Christmas*. The season of perpetual hope. And I don’t care if I have to get out on your runway and hitchhike. If it costs me everything I own, if I have to sell my soul to the devil himself, I am going to get home to my son.

I LOVE this time of year. I love all the lights and smiles on people’s faces. I don’t know exactly what it is but there’s a certain warmth in the air. With four days to go, I have a few things left to check off on my Christmas to do list but the most important ones on that list are people I have to see. This weekend, I spent some quality time with two of my favourite girls. There would have been four of us but May1 is still in Thunder Bay until Monday so I won’t see her this Christmas. I left her a little present with Cathy2 so hopefully she’ll be able to give it to her.

Earlier last week I met one of my oldest friends Bear3 as it was his birthday on the 17th. I skimped out a bit and got him one present for both Christmas and his birthday but I knew he wouldn’t mind since we were going to spend some time together anyway.

I have yet to meet up with an old friend of mine from University this year, who gave birth to a beautiful little girl. Actually, she hasn’t really returned any of my facebook messages or phone calls since she’s given birth so I might just have to show up on her doorstep one weekend in January… here’s hoping she’ll be home! HEH If you’re reading, Andrea4, I completely understand how busy it can be with a new little one so I’ll still be here for you whenever you can find your way back to me.

Happy Christmas!

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  2. Happy Holidays to you R! It is always nice to spend time with folks. Tell your friend congratulations on the little one.

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  3. Damnit – late to the party. It was indeed the mom from Home Alone, basically for the reasons listed above. In short, she says it because she feels MUCH differently about Macauley Caulkin then I do. I hope you have a wonderful holidays and all the best in 2009. Cheers!

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  4. * The name of the movie that the quote from,
    Home Alone

    * What part in the movie that the quote from,
    The part where Kevin’s mom is stuck in an airport somewhere between Paris and wherever they live.

    * The person who says it,
    Kevin’s mom – played by Catherine O’Hara

    * And why they say it.
    Because she was a bad mother and is feeling really guilty and worried about her kid. (j/k…she’s not a bad mother!)

    I like “Happy Christmas” – reminds me of the Dutch tradition where (for example) you congratulate your friend’s mom on your friend’s birthday – “Congratulations on your son’s birthday!”

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  5. Great job so far guys (not telling if you’re right or not though) – there is some great variety in the answers here.

    Just wanted to say, @Haley: Happy Christmas is what they like to say over in Ireland. I prefer it but then it makes it sound silly when you say Happy New Year after. So I usually say, Wishing you a Happy Christmas and a Prosperous New Year!

    πŸ˜€

  6. I really like this time of year too, it can really seem special.

    In regards to the contest and with the help of Google, I have to agree with the other commenters.

    This quote is from Home Alone, specifically the mother Kate McCallister, who is played by Catherine O’Hara.

    She says it to the ticket agent as she frantically tries to find a way to make it home to her son. The reality has set in and she just wants to get to him.

    In many regards, I would say this is a pivotal part of the development of the mothers character, because it shows she really cares about her son. Judging from the other family members, it can sometimes be hard to tell that there is a lot of love for Macaulay’s character. In the end, however, it becomes clear that they do really love him.

  7. Is it Merry Christmas or Happy Christmas? Regardless, have one. πŸ™‚

    Anyway, here’s my answer (gleaned from reading your comments and Googling because I really don’t remember the movie well):

    The quote is from β€œHome Alone” (1990).

    The mom, Kate McCallister, is trying to get back home to her son, and one of the many stops is in Scranton. She’s talking to an airline ticket agent.

    She needs to get back because she’s forgotten her son at home during their vacation to Paris.

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