Friday, December 23, 2011

A Christmas movie you've never heard of

Ok, so there's this old Christmas movie from the 80s, Babes in Toyland. If you and I are not related, chances are you haven't heard of it. For some reason, this is the movie I remember watching most at my grandparents' house. Not really sure how my grandma found this gem (probably in the drugstore bargain bin, if I'm being honest). But it stars Keanu Reeves, Drew Barrymore and Mr. Miyagi. I don't remember too many of the details, other than there is a song about Cincinnati, the villain lives in a huge bowling ball, and the giant toy soldiers come to life. Clearly, a winner. I tried to make my mom watch it a few years ago and she quit after the Cincinnati song. The reason why I'm writing a whole post about a silly childhood movie is because it is on netflix insta-queue. Now I can watch it anytime I want! I texted this very exciting news to my parents, who then told me they were busy. Forever. 

When I brought up Babes in Toyland again at dinner today, my dad said "you mean the movie we watch every year?" (dad translation = he means A Christmas Story). I was actually offended that he compared the two. A Christmas Story wins. Hands down. Don't even bother with Babes in Toyland. I can assure you it's not even on Keanu Reeves's resume anymore. 

(Also, this post is pretty much just for my cousin Jessie, cause she's the only one who has any idea what Babes in Toyland is, although I don't think she remembers much of it.)


  1. Sydney, I totally watched "Babes in Toyland" as a kid too!! I barely remember it, but I remember it being really weird... and interesting. It's like completely nebulous in my memory-- so glad someone else remembers! I remember it had to do with a department store, and a Jeep crash? And I remember that Cincinnati song. (And I'm sad because I just had to correct my spelling of "Cincinnati"-- isn't that what the song's about?!) Oh, and the toy soldiers and that awesome toy soldier song.

  2. And it's on Netflix?! I'm SO there!

  3. Aww Nicole I knew we were soulmates! I'm so glad you understand me. :)