It makes people who dislike each other come together when they never would the other 364 days of the year.
Case in point, my grandmother visited my apartment on Christmas Day while my mom, little brother and sister were with me. My birthday present to my mom was to take my siblings to the movies all day while she went to my uncle's party. My grandmother keeps asking me questions to which I simply don't know the answer or the answers quite obvious already. After another "I don't know" question, she says I have an attitude, and says(in front of the kids)"Fuck you" and fuck my mother (who not even seven minutes ago gave her her gifts and was minding her own business in the kitchen calling my uncle),that I'm outta her place and forget her paying for my college.
All I said to that was "Whatever."
But, aside from that, my Christmas was very heart warming. I worked in the morning on Christmas Eve and went to my parents' house afterward to sleep over. In the morning, I opened my gifts: a new pair of red glasses and "Inglourious Basterds" on DVD. I had bought my sister a new jacket while I got my brother "Iron Man" on DVD.
After the cunt yelled at me I took the kids to see both Alvin and the Chipmunks (STUPID AND CHEESY.) and Sherlock Holmes (I WANT ROBERT DOWNEY JR. IN MY PANTS. I AM NOT ASHAMED TO SAY THAT.) which was an EXCELLENT movie. Science and logic triumph!
Also, I highly recommend Avatar. I can't wait for James Cameron to start working on the sequel he promised if the movie was a success. 8D
I still can't get the one line outta my head from commercials, when he's lying naked on the bed with only a pillow covering his genitals and a maid walks in. Then he says, " The key to my release is beneath this pillow." (I was like 0.0 OMG.....YESSSSSS!!!!)
It wasn't exactly like the Sherlock Holmes of the stories. But, it was more like it than most other adaptions with a touch of Wild Wild West action to keep it interesting for folks who like nothing but the wham and bam action movies.