Me too - I like to also watch old TV show reruns, especially if they're holiday related. I could waste half a day flipping channels! Last Fall (2007) my then 17 yo daughter and husband were out of town for what was supposed to be 3 days but it turned into almost 5 (stuck in NYC while on a business trip, etc.). Weather prevented their plane from leaving so they had to stay overnight in another hotel near the airport. Meanwhile the dog and I had the house to ourselves. I could turn the TV up loud as I did dishes, laundry, whatever I wanted. No one would run into the room - mute it, mute it, or turn it down! Or ask - why are you watching THAT? I had the remote all to myself for all that time......he he By the time they got home I was getting bored, even though I had work each day it was getting too quiet around here. But at least my daughter got to see NYC (it was our family's tradition to take our oldest in high school on that trip to NYC, so she loved it, even getting stuck in NYC, although it wasn't Manhatten).
But my point was after a while, you do get bored just watching random things on TV.
I just haven't had a day like that in over a year though - there's always someone here to grab the remote!
Oh to have your own remote.....now that would be sweet! LOL
Come January, I will be a true empty nester though, our first time, ever. Both our daughters will be away from home, on their college campuses (our oldest has been in town/at home for an internship which ended Dec. 4th). So I'll have control of the remote until hubby gets home from work. And technically we could each take a TV but that doesn't sound very romantic....LOL
But I enjoy all of these xmas movies. Even the sappiest, most absurd storyline. Sometimes I wish they'd air them in January when you have time to watch them - properly!
Post Edited (Marsky) : 12/6/2008 7:17:53 AM (GMT-7)