Christmas! Christmas! Christmas! Christmas! Christmas! Run downstairs, tear open your packages, boxes and bags! Shriek, squeak and squeal, racing ’round on your wheels, dance with jingtinglers tied onto your heels! But when the wrapping paper is torn to shreds, the toys tested and new sweaters modeled, you’ll need something else to do. Fortunately, your need for constant stimulation can be fulfilled by two Oscar-buzzed flicks that hit the cinema this divine day, War Horse and Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close. (Extremely loud and incredibly close horse? What is this, a polo match?) So you can either see a melodramatic period piece set in the trenches of World War I, or a precious film about a precocious child who lost his father on 9/11. Tempting? On second thought, you could stay indoors and watch the WPIX Yule log burn all day long on channel 11. Who are we kidding? You obviously have a wood-burning fireplace in your prewar pad, so light that kindling and cozy up with a good read and a goblet of nog.
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