We’re back! It’s time for the second edition of Life Lessons from Christmas Classics. This week, we discuss another one of my favorites–Elf.
I think I could probably act out the entire movie line by line. I watch it multiple times during the holiday season, and sometimes I’ll watch it just for kicks in the middle of July. You’re probably thinking “gee Katie, surely you’ve learned at least one thing from watching it a bajillion times!”
Yes, I’ve learned plenty, and don’t call me Shirley!
1. Be adventurous
Being adventurous could mean something as big as journeying to a land you’ve never journeyed to before, or it could mean trying new foods. Who knew spaghetti noodles and pop tarts paired so nicely?
2. Believe in yourself
Don’t ever let anyone call you a cotton-headed ninny muggins. We’ve all got special talents–and if anyone tries to tell you different, just smugly remind them of the time you saved Christmas.
3. Don’t cram cookies into the VCR (or DVD/Blu Ray player)
Sometimes, the lessons in Elf are self-explanatory.
4. When in doubt, sing
There are times in life when we have to have tough conversations with the people we love. For instance, it’s not easy to show up at a stranger’s office and tell him you’re his 30 year old son that he never knew existed. The next time you have to deliver earth-shattering news, do so via a singing Christmasgram.
5. Cumulus clouds are full of wisdom