Thursday, December 11, 2008

Tinsel Town

"No child can beat the Grinch!"

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Hollywood knows a good thing when it sees it and Christmas Sweaters are no exception. One of my favorite Christmas movies "How The Grinch Stole Christmas" based off of Dr. Seuss's book actually showcases what may be my favorite C.S (look at me abbreviating things like a pro!) of all time. It really encompasses the whole gamut of desired elements. The oversized tree, the shiny appliqued heart and "XMAS" writing...not to mention the belt of "ho ho ho!" that encircles his waist. The candy cane sleeves are a beautiful thing and the jingle bells add just the right amount of unavoidable holiday noise. However, the thing that really takes this Hollywood star to "A list" status is...well, "you could even say it glows." That's right! It lights up! How festive can you get?!?! If Cindy Loo really wants to know "where are you Christmas?" Look no further kiddo! Even the Grinch can't deny the jolliness it brings...I think maybe that's the
real reason his heart grew three sizes that day. Pair it with festive lederhosen and a devil may care attitude and you've got one block buster of an outfit.

"Can I refill your eggnog for you? Get you something to eat? Drive you out to the middle of nowhere and leave you for dead?

OK, now, technically, this isn't a "Christmas Sweater" but, I think you'll all agree with me, that it more than belongs here. National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation created one of the most begrudgingly beloved
characters to ever grace the silver screen when some genius penned up "Cousin Eddie." Yep, I'm serious Clark. Leave it Jenny to wax nostalgic...“Ah, the classic Cousin Eddie! Nothing says ‘annoying family member’ like a skin-tight white sweater with a green dickie underneath. Cousin Eddie takes bad fashion to a new level. You know, this little number has become a legacy, but let’s not overlook Chevy Chase ’s monstrosity. That was a really, really, really bad style, and the person who designed it should have been shot.” Still, that dickie, spectacular.
"Naw, I'm doing just fine, Clark."

As a matter of fact, it seems like that outfit that screams "
You about ready to do some kissing?" is becoming a Christmas tradition all on its own.

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Good lands Mr! You've nailed it right down to those white, square toed shoes! If only that mug (hopefully filled with eggnog) was one of those finely crafted moose heads!

Image by Kathleen Rockwell

Not bad, not bad, not as accurate as #1, but a good solid effort and A+ on the see-through sweater there champ!

Image by Glamorous Jo -Flickr

Another excellent attempt at the "Cousin Eddie" I think what sells it for me is that smug sense of satisfaction we see etched in that smile.

Image by Jackson1979 -Flickr know when you go to the costume store and you're looking for say...a Santa Suit but all they have left is the one in electric orange? I think that's kind of what happened here. (I'd be disgruntled too dude!) See through white sweater? Check. Horrible white shoes? Check. Dickie? Check. Poorly fitting pants? Check. Correct color combo? A swing and a miss. However, I like the way he's trying to make up for the improper color scheme by hooking a few beers to his belt...classy move, and one Cousin Eddie would surely have endorsed. Still, I see no signs of Christmas...or a party...or anything that seems...out...of...the...ordinary. Maybe it's just an unusual lifestyle choice? Eh, to each his own.

Well, Mele Kalikimaka
to all!

1 comment:

Eric said...

These guys all look silly in their sweaters. Gotta love National Lampoon.