Merry Christmas everyone! I’ve wanted to scream that like… forever. Don’t you just love this time of the year? The cold crisp air, the cool harmattan breeze and the general feeling of hope and that anything’s possible. Football fans should know about the last bit seeing how a club I can’t recall is currently on top of the Premier League table and the current champions are at no. 14 spot. Chelsea fans pele! But there’s a lesson in this for a somewhat arrogant coach, though fans claim it isn’t arrogance but superiority at being good at his job. Arrogance or superiority coach, lesson is, do be nice to people when on top because you’ll definitely meet them on your way down and they certainly won’t be nice to you if you weren’t to them…
Leaving the football stuff and moving on to our favourite topic; movies. Thought we should take a look at some Christmas movies to watch this season for some holiday cheer and we’ve got:
Love The Coopers: Four generations of the Cooper clan come together for their annual Christmas Eve celebration, and the matriarch (Diane Keaton) wants everything to be perfect but a series of unexpected visitors and unlikely events turn the night upside down. I love a good “family dinner that goes horribly wrong” story. Like they say, family we can’t do with them and can’t do without them.
Daddy’s Home: it’s Dad vs. Step-Dad in this raucous showdown between a ‘cool’ biological father, Rusty (Mark Walhberg), and a mild mannered, businessman step-dad (Will Ferrell) who returns out of the blue to compete for the affections of his children. A face-off thing between two contrasting dads; promises to be hilarious.
The Night Before: Three best friends decide to get together for one last time for their annual Christmas celebration but things get hilariously wrong. Certainly hope it isn’t anything like “The Hangover” because I’m not exactly a fan of that franchise.
Krampus: A young boy is disillusioned and turns his back on Christmas unleashing the wrath of Krampus, Santa’s evil twin intent on punishing non-believers. Ok so Santa’s evil twin doesn’t exactly go with the Christmas spirit but I’m interested in the twist of horror and how the producers will pull off it; just how do you turn Christmas into a horror story?
The Peanut movie: The Kiddies and animation lovers aren’t left out as Peanuts characters make their big screen debut in CG-animated and 3D. Life always seems complicated for good ol’ Charlie Brown, the boy who always tries his best against seemingly impossible odds as he develops a crush on the Little Red-Haired Girl that moves into his neighborhood. Find out how Charlie gets on with his crush.
I say we try out the movies and see if they spread any cheer. Moving on “Ekan” was a blast. For those of yah that didn’t make it, sorry to say you missed a bunch. But no worries, it’s happening again this Sunday 13th on the Island so you get another opportunity to see the beautiful musical drama and feed a family. I’m beginning to sound like a broken record? Can’t help it! I love the good causes. You know the issue drill people, call the numbers 08028356363 or 08077714411 to get your tickets.
And because Jollyhood loves yah so much, we’ll be giving to out another “Ekan“ticket but because we’ve been accused of asking questions about only Hollywood movies, this time we’re going to Yoruba nolly. I’ve put up a picture with a line from a Yoruba nolly movie and as usual the first person to send in the title of the movie gets the free ticket.
“The person you killed is dead”
Hilarious isn’t it? Don’t blame us. English isn’t our first language, so I’m told. First person to send in the movie title peeps. By the way I’ve got another Stage Musical Drama for my rad teenagers titled “The Lion King”. It’s also happening on the 13th of December on the mainland, David’s Christian Church, Amuwo by 4pm. Admission is free but strictly for the teens. Don’t need me to tell you the age range for the teenagers. To all my rad teens, it’s a date then this Sunday. Ciao.