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The tease on the homepage of The Hill for an article about Obama’s Christmas vacation dilemma reads:

The tax fight could force Obama to spend the holidays in an empty White House listening to Elvis’s “Blue Christmas.”…

The second I read that a scene from a movie came into my mind.  I won’t tell you, I’ll just wait to see if someone else has the same thought I do.


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The scene in “Scrooge” when the Ghost of Christmas Past takes him back to his boyhood, and he’s alone and friendless in the schoolhouse?

Chevy Chase in the attic scene of Christmas Vacation, in a vintage fur coat and hat watching an old home movie while Ray Charles sings The Spirit of Christmas in the background. Makes me wonder, who would Obama be watching in his old home movie ??

[…] I think that I know which movie William Jacobson is thinking of.  Had sequels, […]

MaggotAtBroadAndWall | December 21, 2011 at 11:03 am

Home Alone

Risky Business with Tom Cruise running around in underwear dancing to Bob Seager?

William A. Jacobson | December 21, 2011 at 11:42 am

No winners so far. I think the Hill line about watching a movie is throwing people off.

“This is extremely important. Will you please tell Santa that instead of presents this year, I just want my family back. No toys, nothing but [Bo, Michelle, Malia, Sasha,and Axelrod. And my [illegal]aunt and my cousins. And in a few years time, my Uncle Frank [Marshall Davis]. Okay?”

Kevin McCallister, Home Alone

I wonder if Obama’s even considered visiting forward deployed troops over the holidays. They too are deprived of spending time with their families.

i would say the beginning scene from “grinch”, where he is alone complaining about the whos.

prime example of wealth redistribution; in obamas version, he doesn’t give the presents back.

Well, since Blagojevich (convicted Governor of Illinois, but i repeat myself…) isn’t off to prison yet, he has time to come to the White House and perform a stirring rendition of Elvis’ Blue Chrismtas in hopes of getting a much needed (though unlikely to receive) Presidential Pardon. After all, what would President Obama gain by pardoning Blago? Blago has nothing left to offer.

Plus, he does an excellent Elvis impersonation! Check out that hair!

In Illinois we have term limits for Governors. One Term in office, one in prison. A very balanced approach!

The Grinch Who Stole Christmas.

DINORightMarie | December 21, 2011 at 1:22 pm

The Year Without a Santa Claus? It sure sounds like a guy sitting around feeling sorry for himself because nobody “believes” in him!

William A. Jacobson | December 21, 2011 at 1:48 pm

Okay, no one is coming close.

I think what the Professor means is all alone in a big house … can’t seem to get any work done … slowly losing your mind …

BannedbytheGuardian | December 21, 2011 at 4:24 pm

Hehe .you guys…..Home alone The grinch etc all too easy.

I peeked but I recently saw the Kathy Bates one where she imprisons the writer to rewrite the endings of hr favourite stories.

I think Kathy IS a little upset that Obama has not written a better storyline ending. She IS an obsessed fan.

That was a great fight . Kathy vs Obama really hitting it out with paperweights , bottles & chairs till the death.