I love holiday movies. I can’t help it. They’re shmaltzy and predictable but I just can’t help myself. I like the funny ones, the dramatic ones, mainstream and independents. Everything from a Christmas Story to David Sedaris Holidays on Ice. There’s just something about celebrating holidays that seems to encapsulate a certain amount of relational humor and drama.
My current work in progress takes place between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Eve. The story kicks off with a particularly painful holiday in which the main character’s visiting cousin pees in his bed and his mother lies to him about the death of his beloved grandmother.
Do you have a favorite holiday moment; fictional or autobiographical?