Star Wars Christmas

United States
December 19, 2015 7:16am CST
Since my family is in a state far far away, and the weather there is frightful, I have decided to spend Christmas Day at the theater. I grew up at the same time as Lucas, Spielberg and other genius movie makers. We all watched now classic Science Fiction and Western movies. Star Wars does three things for me. It captures many elements of the old Westerns. It puts them in a Science Fiction setting. Finally, the series takes me back to my childhood, where the good guys always won. So although we need the rain, I am hoping that it won't fall while I am dashing from my car to the theater. Perhaps The Force will be with me. If it is pouring rain, would you go anyway?
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@LadyDuck (118268)
• Switzerland
19 Dec 15
We also need rain and I am pretty sure that it's going to rain on Tuesday, when i have some errands to do outside. Good luck to you and may the force be with you.
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• United States
20 Dec 15
Live long and prosper!
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@Asylum (46805)
• Manchester, England
19 Dec 15
Christmas seems an odd time for Star Wars. It is more suited to early spring, as in "May the Fourth be with you".
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• United States
20 Dec 15
Very nice. I wonder how many people will get your subtle jest.
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@Asylum (46805)
• Manchester, England
20 Dec 15
@ElizabethWallace It is actually an old joke and not an original of mine, which I am surprised you have not heard before.
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• United States
20 Dec 15
@Asylum It may be old where you live, but it was new to me.
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@BelleStarr (31073)
• Portland, Connecticut
19 Dec 15
I think I would go anyway, I have a rain jacket and plenty of umbrellas.
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• United States
20 Dec 15
Where you live people see rain often. Here, we act like we will melt if we get wet.
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@BelleStarr (31073)
• Portland, Connecticut
21 Dec 15
@ElizabethWallace Yes we just say thank God it isn't snow or ice!!
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• United States
21 Dec 15
@BelleStarr Where you live, of course, but we don't get either. Drivers would freak out entirely.
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@softbabe44 (5959)
• Vancouver, Washington
20 Dec 15
I would go
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• United States
20 Dec 15
I am pretty sure I will too. There is just do or do not. I vote for do.
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• Vancouver, Washington
20 Dec 15
@ElizabethWallace Can't let them do all that hard work for nothing.
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@allknowing (55107)
• India
20 Dec 15
Somehow I am not fascinated with science fiction although loads simply enjoy such movies. Hope rains will not come in your way as you dash to your car to get to the theatre
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• United States
20 Dec 15
This does not feel like science fiction. It feels like a western.
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@ChinaLeon (250)
• Tianjin, China
20 Dec 15
[i][/i]the series takes me back to my childhood, where the good guys always won I can't no more agree with this sentence in your post. I like Star Wars series,too. The film delievery to me a kind of hope that I will never forget.
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• United States
20 Dec 15
This was George Lucas' intent. Goal accomplished.
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@andriaperry (30834)
• Anniston, Alabama
20 Dec 15
That is my childhood too! I think we are getting old :(
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• United States
20 Dec 15
Never say "old". Say instead "older". One is a destination, the other is just forward movement.
@garymarsh6 (12100)
• United Kingdom
19 Dec 15
I am not a Star wars fan although many of my friends are. I have been to a few places where they filmed some of the films although it went over my head. The way you described it was the way some guy explained the films to me. 'Imagine cow boys and Indians well Star wars is similar but set in space'. Enjoy your day there Elizabeth I hope you have a lot of fun.
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• United States
20 Dec 15
I usually do. My favorite movies experience was seeing the Addams Family movie. It was like a party with a big group of friends.
@paigea (21013)
• Canada
19 Dec 15
I would go anyway if it was pouring rain.
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• United States
20 Dec 15
I own three great umbrellas!
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@Tampa_girl7 (21241)
• United States
19 Dec 15
Enjoy your movie. I prefer Star Trek. My son loves Star Wars . I will most likely end up watching it with him.
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• United States
20 Dec 15
That is like picking your favorite child. They are both wonderful in their own styles.
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@sueznewz2 (9331)
• Alicante, Spain
19 Dec 15
I certainly would,...there are some films you've just got to watch on the big screens at the movies with all that enhanced sound equipment too... it all adds to the atmosphere and excitement .... and I like the films fromn that era too...
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• United States
20 Dec 15
I am a movies in the theater fan. I see most of them that way!
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@fishtiger58 (30304)
• Momence, Illinois
19 Dec 15
Sure I would go anyway. I like the original Star Wars Movies, all the new ones are just confusing.
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• United States
19 Dec 15
I will continue to go as long as they make them. But I agree, the earlier ones were great.
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@Rollo1 (16681)
• Boston, Massachusetts
19 Dec 15
Funny that you say it was Western themes, because The Man always calls Star Wars a western set in space.. The Boy and his friends went to see it last night. They said it's amazing.
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• United States
19 Dec 15
Your Man is quite right. Lucas himself described it that way in an interview.
@MALUSE (31655)
• Denmark
19 Dec 15
Yes, I'd do that.
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• United States
19 Dec 15
It might also keep some of the crowds away, but then real nerds would go anyway.
@simone10 (22269)
• Louisville, Kentucky
22 Dec 15
Yes, I would absolutely still go if it was pouring rain. Just use an umbrella and you should be fine. I hope you enjoy the movie. I've heard great things about it.
@wiLLmaH (8167)
• Singapore, Singapore
21 Dec 15
May the Force be wit you this coming holiday season :)
@jstory07 (56968)
• Roseburg, Oregon
21 Dec 15
A friend of mine went to the movie May the force be with you. He loved the movie. I will wait to buy the dvd.
@DeborahDiane (15857)
• Laguna Woods, California
20 Dec 15
My husband and I just watched a short little "news" item on CNN. Jake Trapper put together all the references to politics in Star Wars. Jaba the Hutt was a government official; Princess Leia as a member of the Senate. There were others, too. It was delightful!
@antonbunot (9284)
• Calgary, Alberta
20 Dec 15
@ElizabethWallace This is what they call individual differences. . . I am not very interested to watch this kind of movie . . I am more of the funny stuff.
20 Dec 15
I hope you enjoyed the film! I can't wait to see it. I hope to shortly after Christmas.