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Ah, River! Where do I begin? You’re fun and flirty, dangerous and dedicated, strong and stunning! And your hair…your lovely, free-spirited and untamed curls! It was so wonderful catching up with you last Friday. Sure, it was unexpected and you didn’t recognize me, which did hurt my feelings just a bit, but it was like the good old days! You and me against the world. Or the galaxy. So your folks weren’t there; that’s okay. And you’re apparently married to a few men right now; well that’s just a minor thing. You, my darling, tie all my strings together and remind me of me at my best. Happy Christmas, love.
Spoilers ahead, Sweetie…
A Few of My Favorite Things
So it’s the Christmas Special, a.k.a. The Husbands of River Song, which I believe calls for a little something special. So this time, fair readers, I will not bore you with a recap of the plot but instead will dive straight into a few of my favorite things from the final episode of the season, which I am hereby renaming to “A River Runs Through It.”
With Christmas just one week away, we felt that it was time to start binge-watching our holiday favorites (again). Here’s a list of the ones we love, and why we love them!
Meet Me In St. Louis (1944)
This is the film that gave us “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas”, and for that, it’s cemented on my holiday must-watch list. Recced by: The Collectress
It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)
This film is a holiday tradition for many families, mine included. I can think of very few other movies that show how precious every life is, even when that person feels worthless. This is so much more than just a Christmas movie, and it gives me the feels every damn time. Recced by: The Collected Mutineer
Miracle on 34th Street (1947)
So, is the old man really Santa Claus? That’s the mystery of this classic Maureen O’Hara movie. The best part? The movie isn’t even really about Christmas; it’s about having faith in the people around you. Recced by: The Collected Mutineer
White Christmas (1954)
It really isn’t the holiday season until I watch this one with my mother. I’ve seen it at least 50 times, but the more I watch it, the more I love it. (And if you can, also see it on stage. It’s magical) Recced by: The Collectress
I feel like I’m walking around in a bit of a haze. I’ve got that “tip of the tongue” syndrome where there’s something important and its right there, but I can’t remember it. Things seem familiar, but maybe it was all a dream or a story.
Missing Something in Minnesota
Dear Missing Something:
Sweetie, every story ever told really happened.
Spoilers ahead, Sweetie…
Hell Bent was a fantastic finale in my opinion. The Doctor got closure, Clara got closure, we discovered what happened to Gallifrey, and the Doctor actually learned something about himself. Plus, we are left with the minute possibility that, like in the final shot, the Doctor and Team Clara/Me might cross paths again.