Boxing Day is a holiday that seems to confuse the hell out of most Americans I know. It is only celebrated in Commonwealth countries and basically is a good excuse for an extra day off to recover from Christmas.
In Australia, Boxing Day is a huge day for those interested in sports with the Boxing Day Cricket Test Match being held and the start of the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race. For those whose interests are more retail orientated, today is the start of the huge Boxing Day sales where all major stores offer their post Christmas stock at ridiculously low prices.
However, for a lesbian geek, today is extremely important as it is the day when the holiday blockbusters premiere. In previous years, we have had Lord of the Rings and The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. This year, we have The Golden Compass and I will be heading off tonight to see it. To say I am excited is an understatement. I have been eagerly awaiting this film since it went into production. Lelak and my fellow 30 something lesbian geek friends Veronica and Fiona will be joining me for a night of popcorn and a fantasy film – it is almost like a yearly tradition. I also really want to see Enchanted (yes, I know it is a kid’s film), because the trailer always has me in fits of laughter. Also on our list of must see films is No Country for Old Men. It is going to be a movie going week this week.