Home too long for the Holidays

Eleventh Stackers have been posting a lot about the holidays lately, which made me think about the biggest holiday challenge of all…extended time with family. Don’t get me wrong, most people (including myself) consider themselves fortunate to have a loving family, even if at times it seems as though DNA is the only thing we have in common. If you find yourself caught  in the web of family dysfunction, get yourself out with these hilarious and at times all too accurate portrayals.

  Holidays on Ice, David Sedaris – Exactly what you would expect – hilarity and family dysfunction to the nth degree. What could be more comforting?

The Savages – The exact opposite of a “feel good” type movie.  Bleak, lonely and heartbreakingly real family issues.  Just when you want to cry, you will find yourself cracking up.

book jacket An Idiot Girl’s Christmas: True Tales from the Top of the Naughty List, Laurie Notaro – Another holiday filled with the expected Notaro family horrors.

book jacket The Worst Noel: Hellish Holiday Tales – Just when you thought your holidays couldn’t get any worse, read about somebody’s who already have.

– Lisa


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2 responses to “Home too long for the Holidays

  1. Don

    Ok, Lisa, where did you get my family picture?

    Thanks for the great post.


    PS For two truly great dysfunctional holiday movies (Thanksgiving), “Home for the Holidays” with Holly Hunter, directed by Jodie Foster, and “Pieces of April” with Katie Holmes should round out the reading nicely.

  2. Miranda


    p.s.- Not great plane reading, people next to me kept staring.

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