I was trying to post this on AO3, because it’s going to be a multi-parter. But AO3 is being grouchy tonight. So the first part will go up here, and get put up over there when the database starts behaving itself again. Then the rest of the chapters will go up over there too.
“While You Were Sleeping” is one of my all-time favorite movies ever. It just doesn’t feel like Christmas unless I’ve watched it at least once. And because I love it so much, I won’t be able to resist slipping verbatim quotes in here and there. So, watch out for those. Also, I know this is a Valentine’s challenge, but this movie is so wrapped up with Christmas for me that I had to set it then.
I’ll be honest - after this chapter, the rest of this so far is pretty much an outline interspersed with scene scraps. I’m hoping to post at least twice a week, but the schedule may be, ummmm, flexible. I’ll still try to get it all done in the month deadline.
That said, enjoy!
Life Doesn’t Always Turn Out the Way You Plan
dad used to say something to me all the time when I was growing up. He
would get this distant look in his eyes and he would tell me, “Iris,
baby, life doesn’t always turn out the way you plan.”
l just wish I’d realized at the time he was talking about my life.
My parents sent me my FOB tickets in a box full of cheesy Halloween stuff like glow in the dark fangs, skeleton hand pens, bubbles but the containers look like fingers, those spider rings, and they sent me a DVD of Nightmare Before Christmas which is one of my favorite movies ever
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I love this movie!!! One of my all time favorite!! 🙌🏾💕
The nightmare before Christmas is one of the best movies ever! Is that what it’s called??
This ask’s the best Nonnie!
I just watched that movie this morning, and it’s like the 178563th time I watch it, and I still love it. The animation, the story, the soundtrack.. I love everything in it. Truly the best Christmas movie ever. My favorite.
favorite christmas movies & specials - white christmas (1954)
Miss Haynes, if you’re ever under a falling building and somebody runs up and offers to pick you up and carry you to safety, don’t think, don’t pause, don’t hesitate for a moment, just spit in his eye.
“I had a terrible fear of skeletons as a child, and to this day I don’t know where it came from. My family tried to get me to watch The Nightmare Before Christmas, but after I heard that the main character was a skeleton, I refused. Immediately after I grew out of my skeleton fear, I watched TNBC to see what it was like, and I loved it! I’ve always regretted not wanting to see it as a child. It’s since become one of my favorite movies ever.”
OH.MY.GOD !! This is my favorite movie EVER !! I think i’ve first seen it when i was like 12 and i wasn’t paying attention at the end of the movie to get the name and i’ve spent so much time searching for it !! Everything about this movie is perfect ! Vanessa Williams was amazing !
Well the movie is basically Scrooge inspired, but it’s still entertaining even if you’ve seen like 10 versions of it haha. This time the Christmas Scrooge is Ebony a famous singer. In the beginning we can see her shooting a new video for her Christmas album. Well…as you guys may have figured she’s not that thrilled that Christmas is coming and is acting like a total bitch. Even when her niece comes to invite her to spend Christmas with her she refuses and chooses to spend it alone in her hotel room. There are also the three ghosts that appear in every Scrooge themed movie.
I really hope you’ll watch it because it meant alot for me when i was little and now sharing it with you guys makes me so happy. Happy Holidays everyone !
the 'I keep calling tech support because I’m an idiot with my computer and the guy has a voice sexier than the telephone sex operators on tv shows and I’m lonely because my family is doing separate Christmases this year.’ KC + AU
Idk if this is even a trope, but for Day 11 of #25daysofKlaroline:Trope Day. Ya’ll Klaroline is on the rise and I for one, am excited. :)
stared readily at the red screen on her iPad, willing the Netflix app to load.
The little annoying cursor in the middle of it continued to spin agonizingly
slow. Checking her phone, she noted that she’d been waiting a full three
she muttered, closing out the app.
her app store application, she noticed an impending Netflix update so she went
ahead and loaded that. It was late Christmas Eve, and Caroline was hauled up
into her New Orleans apartment, alone. Her mother was back home in Virginia,
working a double shift during the holidays, so they decided to do Christmas
around the new year. All of her friends were out of town, spending time with
their families so that left Caroline to fend for herself.
insistently at her iPad, she watched the app finish updating and immediately
loaded it. Netflix’s cursor continued to spin and Caroline got up to grab a
cookie from her kitchen, thinking when she came back to it, that it would be
loaded and she could start her yearly tradition of watching National
Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation. Walking past her little Christmas tree, she
tweaked an ornament before moving it to another spot. Even though her tree had
been up since the day after Thanksgiving, she was constantly moving ornaments
to make it look even more perfect. Trudging back into her room, she plopped on
her bed and picked up her electronic device.
she repeated, glaring at the continually loading screen.
screen just blinked at her, pulling up a message saying that Netflix couldn’t
be loaded that that time. Cursing under her breath, she poked at the screen,
making it attempt at loading again.
here, you piece of shit,” she growled. “I pay my dues every single month for
this service, and I paid really good money for this device, and I swear
if you do not load-”
screen once again popped up, stating that Netflix couldn’t load.
from throwing her iPad at the wall, she thrust herself on her bed groaning
loudly. She laid fuming on her comforter, glaring at the black screen of her
device. Reaching for her rarely used remote, she turned on her television.
Caroline flipped through the few channels that she had, looking to see if the
movie would be on. She didn’t really have many cable channels, just the basics
so that she could have wireless internet at a lower price. The only thing on
was news and the second playing of A Christmas Story. She contemplated
watching that, but she usually watched that on Christmas morning and she wasn’t
about to start screwing with tradition this late at night.
off the TV with a huff, she tried once more to get Netflix to load with no
this,” she hissed, googling the number for the Netflix helpline. “This is
sat on the edge of her bed, tapping her foot insistently against the floor, the
sound echoing throughout her small apartment. The phone rang in her ear, an
automatic voice answering and asking her to punch in numbers to reach the
customer service representative.
The hold music was entertaining at least,
Mariah Carey’s All I Want for Christmas is You. Humming to herself,
Caroline started pacing around her room in circles, her annoyance being lifted
by the cheerful music.
all I want for Christmas is you,” she sang quietly, bopping her head to the
wiggled her hips to the beat, swaying as she continued to sing along. Might as
well enjoy herself while she waited the next hour to get a real person on the
I want for Christmas is you, baby,” she sang with a flourish, twirling
around her room. “All I want for Christmas is you, baby!”
she heard a polite voice.
stopped dead in the middle of her floor, tripping over her feet and landing on
her knees, her face immediately feeling hot.
you for calling the Netflix helpline. This is Klaus from New Orleans, how may I
help you?” the man’s voice continued, sounding wholly amused despite his
my God. The man on the other phone had the most sexiest British accent
she had ever heard.