After having my yearly Christmastime viewing of Gremlins, (a traditon I have had since I was a young tater tot) I realized that many people may not have any ideas on how to incorporate Gremlins into their holdiay merriment.
Note: If you are like Kate, and don’t celebrate christmas, well then just think of these as fun ways to spend this wintery season…
1. Watch Gremlins. (Preferrably with someone who hasn’t seen it, or with family)
This one is a no-brainer. It has everything you could want in a christmas movie, Scroogey Mrs Deagle, eggnog addicted cops, Snowplows crashing through WWII Vet’s homes, and santa with a Gremlin on his back!
Ok, well maybe those aren’t the greatest examples of why Gremlins is an uplifting holiday film, but the movie really reminds us that we should be thankful for what we have, and remember each day is a gift. Things could change with a drop of water, a scrap of food, or a wrong move while coming down a chimney on Christmas eve.
If you don’t own Gremlins yet, rent it, or better yet, buy it! The special edition can be found all over fora reasonable price, and is well worth it!
2. Make Gremlins or Mogwai Cookies!
Find an elf cookie cutter,and modify it slightly, (stars work well for the triangle-like ears.)
Make your favorite type of cookies, cut them out, and then add green or brown icing, and cinnamon drops for eyes 🙂
(More ideas after the break!)
3. Go Gremlin Hunting.
One evening with some friends, get all bundled up, grab a camera and some flashlights. Go out to a local park (making sure there is a decent bed of snow) and see if you can prove or disprove the existance of our green reptilian friends.
4. Give someone the Gift of Gizmo
I actually did this myself last year, and it felt fantastic! There is a good amount of Gizmo related merchandise out there, especially at the more “trendy” retailers such as Hot Topic, Torrid, MakeAscenE, Spencer Gifts, and others. Right now the Gizmo pillow is in pretty good supply, and I have been told that the Gizmo backpack has been spotted out there as well! There are shirts and patches and pins, so what are you waiting for? Get that special someone a Gizmo!
5. Write a Gremlins Christmas carol.
No, not a story with stripe as Ebeneezer Scrooge, but a christmas song with a gremliny vibe to it!
If you send them here, I will gladly throw them up on the site! (bonus points if you actually sing the song and send me the audio file!)
These are just a few ways that you can make the holidays a bit greener, if you think of any more, share them with us!