Monday, December 8, 2008

A Soapy Christmas

Every time I think my soaps can get no wackier, they go and do it again. Today, the crazy lady on All My Children was singing Silent Night while the camera panned over her sad, sad husband and his sad, sad, former girlfriend. Then for the cherry on top, she(the crazy one) imagined the former girlfriend in a casket. Well, hohoho.
There have been Christmas songs playing in the background of the soaps all this week. I thought it was a little disconcerting since on one soap they are all discussing a dead baby and on another soap, an Iraq vet is struggling with severe burns and his former fiancee. Oh, and on the other one, there was a kidnapped baby and his biological father shot up a bunch of bad guys to rescue him. Joy to the World!
By Christmas Eve, the soap world will turn from the usual shenanigans and try to show the families happy and celebrating. I don't know how they can celebrate. One family's daughter has given up her children to go into a sanitarium. One family's dad is in jail for kidnapping his daughter's boyfriend's mother. One family has a comatose mother of two little babies and a Lesbian couple with one of them having a giant secret. Hark! The herald angels sing!!
Santa has his work cut out for him in Pine Valley, Llanview and Port Charles.
Oh but all is not lost. One couple told some Christmas jokes to "lighten the mood". Here they are:
How many reindeer does it take to change a lightbulb? 1 to screw it in and 7 to hold down Rudolph.
Why did Santa's helper go to the Psychiatrist??( no... not to fit in with the rest of the residents of Pine Valley et al.) He had low ELF esteem. Oh, Holy Night!! What will they think of next?

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