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Favorite Christmas Movie After Hours

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December 12, 2020 8:00 am

Favorite Christmas Movie After Hours

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December 12, 2020 8:00 am

Merry Christmas fellow adventurers! The guys continue sharing clips from their favorite Christmas movies, right here on the Masculine Journey After Hours Podcast. The clips used are from "How the Grinch Stole Christmas," "A Charlie Brown Christmas," and "Rise of the Guardians."

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This is the Truth Network. Coming to you from an entrenched barricade deep in the heart of central North Carolina, Masculine Journey After Hours, a time to go deeper and be more transparent on the topic covered on this week's broadcast. So sit back and join us on this adventure. The Masculine Journey After Hours starts here now.

Welcome to Masculine Journey After Hours, and we are doing one of our favorite shows of the year now. Hopefully you enjoy it as much as we do, putting it on, but it's the, they become an annual kind of thing that we've done the last couple years. I guess two makes it annual.

That's a true statement. Two makes it, if we've done two of them. And that's over a couple years, yeah. That makes it annual. We did it last year. We did it this year, by definition. I've heard people say first annual before, too.

Well, there's a lot of fact checkers out there these days. I just want to make sure that my facts were correct on that statement that I made, but it's the annual Christmas movie show. I really think we've done it four times.

Have we? Yeah. Oh, it's, yeah, it's a tradition. That's what that is. It's posted on Facebook. It's past annual, and it's up to the tradition class, yes.

Yes. We're at our annual tradition. I'm so free. If you're just joining us, we did our first show on clips from different movies, and we're going to do some more during the after hours, and then talk about probably a little bit of other things as we kind of go through this.

The after hours is a lot of fun, because it's even less scripted, believe it or not, than the regular show. We about ran out of content on the first show, didn't we? We were close. That's why we're stretching this out. You've got to kind of work with me here, okay? Tradition. Tradition. Tradition. I'll go ahead and play a clip, because I have one.

Yeah. It's all play a clip from the movie The Grinch. And honestly, when I first saw this movie, I wasn't a big fan. I was a big Jim Carrey fan, and for whatever reason, this movie just irritated me. But the more that I've seen it, and the more that I've really processed some of what it's saying, it really just makes me laugh. And so this is one we've used in the past in another context, but this was one of the clips that really made me think about something specific at Christmas, and especially me not as much this year, but in past years.

And so when I play this, and what's happened is The Grinch, played by Jim Carrey, has been invited by the Hoos down to their annual Hoobilation or whatever it is. It's something like that. I think that's what it is. I think that's fake news right there. It was Mary Lou.

Mary Lou. It wasn't the whole family. Yeah, but she invited him to the Hoobilation thing. It was a Hoobilation.

We're going with Hoobilation. So he's processing that invitation. Who?

Who, exactly. Okay, yeah, so let's go ahead and play it. 5.30, Jazzercise. 6.30, dinner with me, I can't cancel that again. 7 o'clock, wrestle with myself, loathing. I'm booked. Of course, if I want the loathing to nine, I could still be done in time to lay in bed, stare at the ceiling, and slip slowly into madness.

But what would I wear? Jazzercise, Jazzercise. Jim Carrey, whether you like him or not, he's talented.

He is incredibly talented. But as I listen to this, and it made me laugh, that was one of the few things I really laughed at the first time I watched it, but I didn't know why. And the more that I thought about it, especially this year, with things being different with COVID and not being able to have Christmas parties and the things that you would normally have, corporate Christmas parties, that type of thing. I realized that I was usually the Grinch in most past years. I get invited to stuff, but I'd come up with all these reasons.

Even if I really did like the people, like a company party or something with you guys, it was really hard to get me to want to go. And I think part of it has to do, as I've kind of thought through it this last week, was my company I'm with has put us through a lot of different testing. And so one of the tests that they do is Myers-Briggs and a lot of the other tests, and one of them they did rated how far you were on the introvert-extrovert scale.

And I'm right at 51 to 49 percent. I'm 51 percent extroverted, 49 percent introverted. And so what it does for me, you know, is these parties really drain me.

As much as I like people, I get my bucket, quoting our friend Tom, my extrovert bucket gets filled pretty quickly. And so I really found that I just didn't like to go. But when I did go, man, I would enjoy being around the other people because it really is a joy to talk to people and talk about their story and learn what's going. And so I've convinced myself when we do come out of this whole thing, I'm going to be less Grinch-like and step more into some of that stuff and say, OK, I'm going to make myself go even when I don't want to.

Because I think that there's going to be something really good there. You're going to change your schedule? My schedule. My schedule. It sounds like Sean Connery.

It does. Jim, you said that. It sounds like Jim Carrey doing Sean Connery doing the Grinch. From Canada. From Canada. My schedule. Exactly. So Andy, you have a clip for us. I do. I do. Tell us a little bit about your clip.

So I didn't submit one, but we kind of, well, yeah, it's a last minute one. But going along with my submission for Thanksgiving, we're going to go with Charlie Brown. And Chuck is trying to figure out what the meaning of Christmas is. And basically, Linus, I guess Linus is probably a pastor because he does the whole Thanksgiving thing and the tie-in with what they were thankful for and all. And then he gives them the meaning of Christmas.

I think there must be something wrong with me, Linus. Christmas is coming, but I'm not happy. I don't feel the way I'm supposed to feel. I just don't understand Christmas, I guess. I like getting presents and sending Christmas cards and decorating trees and all that, but I'm still not happy.

I always end up feeling depressed. Charlie Brown, you're the only person I know who can take a wonderful season like Christmas and turn it into a problem. Maybe Lucy's right. Of all the Charlie Browns in the world, you're the Charlie Browniest. Isn't there anyone who knows what Christmas is all about? Sure, Charlie Brown, I can tell you what Christmas is all about. And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord showed round about them. And they were sore afraid, and the angel said unto them, Fear not, for behold, I bring you tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you.

Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger. And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men. That's what Christmas is all about, Charlie Brown. Wow.

I submitted the clip, and I still got something from it. That was awesome. You know, particularly now, you know, we've always had that problem of missing the season, missing the reason for the season, getting busy with things, and not feeling it, you know. But in 2020, I'm sure there's a lot of people even probably more in that situation, you know, with the way we're going to have to celebrate potentially and, you know, what all's went on. But, you know, regardless of all of that, he still came to this earth to set us free, to give us peace on earth, you know, to show us the way to God.

And it's, you know, there's just something that simple in a child cartoon is yet so profound in, you know, in this day and age we're in. Andy, we're going to start calling you Linus because you bring us back to Scripture every week. I mean, I would mean that as… He does have a nice blanket. He does. He does. He does. I think you'd get tired of carrying it, but you do that. Check his thumb, Joe.

Check his thumb. I look a little bit more like Charlie Brown, though, I think. We're all getting there. Yeah.

We're all getting there. Well, I was debating about whether or not to bring this up, but since you guys have brought levity into the situation, my question is, why was the glory low instead of high? I got nothing. Go ahead, Harold.

Tell us why. Well, you were there. You're not allowed to ask a question without being able to answer it. Harold, the rest of the shepherds were asking the question. What did you ask? Okay, guys, I'm going to shave my beard so there won't be so much white on me.

Exactly how bright was that star? Yeah. Oh, we're so mean to you, but we love you. That's okay.

I can handle it. If you ever come to the studio, there's the chair that we often see you in, because in low I'm with you even until the end of the day. You know what I'm saying? If you were here to see it, it sits about two inches off the ground, and for some reason, Harold can finally touch the ground with his legs.

And then the tallest guy in our group sits in it the rest of the time. There you go. He does.

And like he is right now, actually. But that's the deal. And lo, I'm with you. That's the only thing I got, Harold.

Moving on. Well, you know, I mean, he really was there. You know, it talks about Hark the Herald, right?

The Harold angel. Here we go. That would make sense.

Mine's just not funny anymore. But I think it goes back to the cattle lowing and waking the poor baby. That's pretty good. That's pretty good. I'm assuming lowing is like mooing.

In Hebrew. And we know who could tell us all about that. Well, I'll go ahead and go to another clip. I do have another clip. Just in time. Just in time. Just in time.

This I cheated, actually. We were supposed to get it from a Christmas movie. Although this has Santa Claus and Jack Frost, it's technically not at Christmas time.

But it is the movie Rise of the Guardians. And in this conversation, you have Jack Frost, who's like a late teenager in the movie, and it's an animated movie, trying to kind of find his purpose, kind of find why he's here. You know, he's heard a lot of bad things about himself, but he doesn't believe them to be true. And so he's trying to find really kind of who he is.

Right? And so he stumbles upon Santa. And Santa has a conversation with him he didn't quite expect.

But we're gonna go ahead and listen to it, we'll come back and talk about it. But if you get to know me a little. Well, go on. You are downright jolly, but not just jolly. I am also mysterious, fearless, and caring, and at my center.

There's a tiny wooden baby. Look closer. What do you see? You have big eyes?

Yes! Big eyes. Very big because they are full of wonder.

That is my center. It is what I was born with. Eyes that have always seen the wonder in everything.

Eyes that see lights in the trees and magic in the air. This wonder is what I put into the world. And what I protect in children. It is what makes me a guardian. It is my center.

What is yours? So I went to this movie reluctantly. It's like you know this was a few years back and we went my sons and I would go to movies and it was this for the group of people. It was a small group.

A very introverted group of people. No it was it was my sons and I. We used to make a habit of going to the movie theater in Kernersville when it was open and it was always you know first-run movies at a very cheap price if you didn't mind setting at a weird angle. A few other things but it was a great great theater and we went and I didn't really expect much out of it. And then it came on and it was really really well done and it was Hollywood being very Hollywood-ese. But there was so much a God story in the midst of it that they had no clue that they were telling. And we got to this scene you know where you got Santa Claus who you know is as in some ways you know stolen Christmas from Christ right in a lot of people's eyes that you know the focus is on him and not on on Christ. And so you got this character that's taking this younger man Jack Frost who has been told his whole life he's something he doesn't feel that he is.

Something very negative and trying to help him find the truth of the situation. Helping him try to find his identity. You know and so it was very much a clip on identity and saying okay before the world took you out before they told you that you were this person that brings you know misery to others.

Jack Frost who brings you know cold and misery and all that stuff right. You know what were you before that what was a truer thing about you. And the whole movie there's other things going on but it's about Jack discovering his true identity. And it's really pretty cool and and that scene was really powerful to me enough I couldn't wait for the movie to come out. I really wanted to get that scene because it spoke to my heart of trying to figure out God help me continue to discover my Center. You know what things have been stolen from me when you created me what did you mean I was I know that my parents didn't expect me but I wasn't an accident you expected me right.

You know they didn't at all but you did and so you had an intention behind that and so what is that Center. And so it's been a great thing and it every time I hear it it brings me back to that place of of one being very grateful to God that he's helped me find a lot of that but also God how much more is there out there that you have for me to discover and help me to find that Center that I've lost sight of. Yeah and it goes right along with I think we did a show earlier in the year on childlike faith or wonder and he gets into that and that whole wonder is that discovery of who you are that identity of of not being taken out but really finding you we get taken out when we lose that sense of wonder where we're like okay we're just going through the motions and getting through life instead of saying okay all those things that you put into me as a child and that we're at my Center are you gonna what are you what are you doing to bring those things out of me to experience wonder and finding you in that. Yeah when you again go back as Rodney said to last week's show on chaos that the way out of it out of it from the land of snow globes yep was to be astonished right and what I've seen this year in the places that I got astonished I really loved that word it's a really fun word is some of the things that astonished me the most about God and most about Jesus or because I guess those are things that I get a chance to see that I get a chance to reflect and I was really you know honestly the other last week thinking about friends of mine and what what was their glory and where am I astonished and I realized that Sam you know is a judge and a judge and you know speaking of Hebrews and but not you know I don't know about lo but I know about judge it means finding the good well he's good heart right that's right and you don't have to be around Sam long to realize that that is part of his Center he is going to try to find something good in in a situation and then focus on that being the truest thing it's it's really cool as and I couldn't help but note that in in that I was astonished as I just went oh man look at that that is completely my friend and I really think that it's one of the honors of walking with godly people is to see their Center there their glory and to begin to call it out and like did you do you know this about yourself this is really who you are well we had today Danny who's not with us this week he's recovering from he'll call it a procedure it was a surgery he'll call it a procedure but he's recovering from that but he sent us just a tremendous twas the night before Christmas masculine journey style right and it just had us in there as the characters and it was so well written and just you know seeing that and say man I want to call out more of that yeah I mean he was so gifted and what he did you know he just stood out there's you know something to make us laugh and something for us to appreciate but oh my gosh what gifting he has in that area absolutely you know that I look forward to us you know being able to a tease him on it would be you know call it out in him and say well let's find more of that one does share one thing about that movie rise of the Guardians I would encourage you if you haven't seen it go ahead and get it's very family-friendly and I want you to watch for a couple things what's God trying to say through the movie and really watch the evil character and how he hates the Guardians the darkness the evil characters the darkness you know like Hollywood's pretty original there right you know whoo the darkness because you know darkness in Scripture right and so it's really pretty cool to set and watch it if you haven't watched it's great family movie but really let God speak to you through it with a lot of these other movies as well and to really show how Jack Frost was called into the place we have Nat King Cole writing the Christmas song about chestnuts roasting on an open fire and Jack Frost finished the line guys everybody knows Jack Frost they do they do and if you don't know him from that you know him from the Santa Claus three there was a Jack Frost character in that so switching gears a little bit there's a lot of movies that we showed clips from or showed played clips from we showed them to us but you guys couldn't see him now we played clips from but what some of the other movies that are out there because this is just the the tip of the Christmas movie iceberg there's so many more you know Robby you you played the the Guido gasket thing and it reminds me of the movie Scrooge oh of course you know with Bill Murray you know and the spin on the very same thing you know and it and it gets back to that whole story and how I like to to watch that because it is you know trying to take you back into that better version of you exactly it's one of the most amazing character arcs of all time is to take Scrooge in that place that Charles Dickens had him to the place that Scrooge ends up in the end and so many Christmas stories movies whatever you know for me personally you know there's hardly a night this time of year that I don't do my best to try to watch some Christmas movie and and it really because I think for me personally my heart is always crying out where like with Mary Lou who where are your Christmas you know I want that feeling that that I had as a child that you know that that wonder that astonishment and and so we find it a lot of times in the context of these stories is there like a very Barbie Christmas I think it's it's Barbie in the blowfish there's so many good movies there's so many good TV shows out there some classics you know Jim you talked about wanting to watch a Christmas story every year there's there's ones that I watch every year and then some that I forget about that are so good that you know you stumble upon them again but Andy you have a take on a movie that people would not consider a Christmas movie and no it's not Die Hard we did that last year that last year we've retired that one we've retired that one but tell us about the the movie that's been on your heart I mean above the Charlie Brown we'll call it the Charlie Brown special right above that there was one even deeper in your heart so when we start when I came into the masculine journey one of the talks that we do is a larger story and a lot of times it just helps you get context of really what's going on in this world you hear the gospel sometimes but you just take it as the gospel and Jesus came but really the story started all the way back in Genesis but and then it but the book of John if you go there where Jesus was in the beginning but what we don't realize so much or think about is when Jesus came to this earth when he was born it was much more like D-day than it is how we put it peace on earth and goodwill towards men joy to the world we those are the those are the output I mean those are the things that we we benefit from but when he came many children lost their lives he had to flee to Egypt it was not Pete it wasn't right on you know we make it the manger scene with the you know the star and all that but it it was not that it was more like D-day what was that and so much more it was yeah and there's things that we don't see or realize but when you really think about it D-day Jesus was entering this earth and he was not welcomed by Satan when he entered this earth and it's the same way that you know the soldiers coming and trying to take the beach at Normandy they weren't welcome they were welcome with firepower you know they were work bullets is what they were welcome with they were invading enemy territory absolutely and that's what that's what Jesus was and I you know I try to always remember that story at Christmas not to I love the peace on earth goodwill towards me and I love what Jesus has done but he came and entered this world and he was not accepted and he was attacked and you know ultimately gave his life for us but it just helps me to remember the importance of it that it wasn't just just this nice pretty time it was really a it was resisted you know one of the things that I think we don't focus on so much when we think about the nativity scenes and everything Jesus came into this world in a very ordinary way he lived most of his life on earth as a very ordinary person and I think there was a reason behind that you know he he had a very meager lifestyle I mean we know we read a little bit about his birth and the first part and then there's the instant in the temple when he was around 12 and then he lives the rest of his life and we don't know squat about it and then when he starts his ministry he tells that the foxes have holes and so but the Son of Man doesn't have a place to lay his head he lives such an ordinary meager lifestyle to be the divine person that he was and I think there's a reason why he did it I think he wanted the ordinary people to identify with him it is in that vein it's not unusual for me to talk to somebody that's terrified of being homeless now I like to remind them that Jesus never had a home after leaving home with Mary Joseph he didn't have a place to lay his head but he always was taken care of thank you Jim thank you Harold thank you everybody I'd like to encourage you to look us up you know we're on all the social media stuff there is a masculine journey Twitter you didn't know that that's out there there's masculine journey on Facebook just about every social media masculine journeys on you can look us up there and I'd like you to do something this week I want you to take your favorite Christmas movie and make it 2020 style for example Christmas vacation would be Christmas staycation and send it to us maybe we'll have some fun with it next week this is the Truth Network
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