Halloween has barely past. The candy is off the shelves, the tinsel is moving in and White Christmas is now on television.
It's not my personal favorite movie, but if it's on the color TV, you can bet good money I'll be glued to that screen long enough to watch Rosemary Clooney come out and sing Sisters, Sisters. Screw the skinny little blond snippet. Rosemary beats all!
Please note, if the skinny blond snippet was your favorite sister, you probably just got offended. I deeply apologize. This deep seeded rivalry between Team Rosemary and Team Snippet goes back to ancient times. Let us look past our differences and unite together in this season in peace.
Just as long as the uniting part goes down while listening to Christmas with Rosemary Clooney.
Also, please note, I'm not going to link to the real scene, because if you don't know the scene in question, you should just stop reading this and go watch the full movie.
"Ladies and Gentlemen, the Haynes Sisters"
Now, I'll bet I have watched that scene more occasions than I can count, and yet, every time I see it, I once again ask myself the most important and pressing question of our time:
WHERE DO I GET ONE OF THOSE FANS?
I know plenty of women who have wonderful memories of dancing to Sisters, Sisters with their sister on the living room rug every December. If you are one of them, and you are in the market for an opulent gag gift, well, I think I just ticked one line off your holiday shopping list. Your welcome.
Speaking of holiday shopping, I could really use a new feathered headdress.
Not the type of thing one can show off at the office Tuesay morning, but gosh, wouldn't it be fun to wear one with your bathrobe while your picking up around the house? Can you imagine how glamorous vacuming could be if you were wearing one of THESE? Or waving hello to your neighbor, Mr. Katzendanner, while taking the garbage out in THIS?
Or, just screw the outfits and go for decor! Necklamann's has a tremendous selection of fabulous feather goodies at reasonable prices. What about sprawling an ostrich fan across the mantle, or getting yourself a Bernadette to display a feathered headress on your dinning room credenza? Or, hey, how about an ostrich headdress on top of the Christmas tree? Now we are talking!
And now you know where to get it. You know, in case you were wondering...