you know i LOVE MY MOVIES AND TV SHOWS. and i especially love my holiday movies and tv shows... most of which are not specifically holiday themed... ha.
there is a list of movies/shows i ALWAYS watch EVERY single year - starting on my bday -
and ending with new years. these movies hold significant memories to me, most of them are from the 90's or early 2000's - but a few are from my childhood - and they are ALL like old friends.
it's not the christmas season unless these movies and shows are happening :D <3
The Challenge - tv show
just before my birthday, every single year, i get REAAAAALLLY nostalgic about my past relationships... the loves of my life. and since i'm not friends with any of them anymore, i have no way to deal with that except to watch movies and tv shows that remind me of certain things about those people. it usually takes me around a week to watch a few particular seasons of this show (and ONLY those seasons), which is perfect - because there's a week between the day before my birthday and the beginning of december... when i go into my "christmas movie" phase :)
there was a couple on this tv show named CT and Diem, and they were so beautiful together. CT was a complete madman before he met diem. they fell in love when she was recovering from ovarian cancer. he helped her believe in herself again, and to feel like she was attractive and beautiful, even though she no longer had some of the things that make us women. they lived together and were crazy in love, until diem decided she was scared of being dependent on a guy. she broke up with him because she wanted to focus on her career. then CT's brother was shot and killed, and he was very open about the fact that diem promised to be there for him - and wasn't. she ditched him when he needed her most - because she was scared. they came back together on the season called "battle of the exes" and won 2nd place. they parted as friends, but in the season "rivals 2" - they kind of fell back in love, only diem was still fighting it, because she was just coming out of having ovarian cancer AGAIN. ct made her feel beautiful and loved, and she loved him back, but couldn't give in because she still wanted to live her life independently. last season was called "battle of the exes 2", and CT and Diem were paired together again and quickly fell back into their old routine, with CT proclaiming on the very first night "you know i still love you... i'll always love you, diem. why can't you just admit you love me, too?" but after only a few challenges she fell extremely ill, and her exit from mtv was CT carrying her to the ambulance with her sobbing in pain. she died from cancer soon after that.
CT wrote " You have always been My Angel. And now you have your wings. We've been thru so much over the years. Thru the ups and downs we somehow managed to keep our promise. We never gave up on each other. Our plan to be together forever hasn't changed... it's just going to take a little longer now. And I'm going to hold onto this ring for you till we are together again. So don't worry mama, I'm not afraid. I know you will always be with me to give me your strength. You are The Love of My Life. My reason to be a better man. I Love You Always and Forever".
they are forever my favorite reality tv couple, and every year around this time - i just want to watch their incredible love story again, so i watch their seasons <3