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Corn Flakes: Your Christmas Movie - Pulp Fiction

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Did I ever tell you about the time Mom brought "Pulp Fiction" for us to watch as the "Christmas movie" for our family holiday get together?

She did.

My kids were young; 8, 5, and 2. This is clearly not a movie meant for them.

I complained to her that this wasn't exactly a family-oriented movie, and asked her why she picked a movie that was bound to have excessive amounts of profanity and violence.

She claimed innocence. She wasn't aware that it was such a movie, which was typical Mom. She would have popped a Brazilian fart porn tape in just to see the look on our faces had she known such a thing existed, all the while acting as shocked as the rest of us. After all, she was a good Catholic woman and "she couldn't possibly do those things you accuse her of".

I was assigned to the upstairs to keep the children busy and entertained because my wife didn't want our beautiful innocent children corrupted by Samuel L. Jackson's forceful use of the English language.

That corruption would wait until the 2007 Nebraska football season when Bill Callahan couldn't field a defense and the kids were exposed to the most colorful strings of foul language known to mankind at full volume which is to say that most of my city was aware of how poorly the Huskers were doing.

I was annoyed at having to stay upstairs, at having to be an adult, really, and keep my children from being scarred for life by Quentin Tarantino.

I'm sure others of you have stories about strange ideas your families have had around Christmas. You can share in the comments.

I hope you all have a nice Christmas Eve!

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