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Christmas Cool

Grumpy Cat Films Christmas Movie in Canada

Internet sensation Grumpy Cat, aka Tardar Sauce will star in her own Lifetime Movie this Christmas, entitled Grumpy Cat’s Worst Christmas Ever. The film shot in Vancouver Aug. 16 through Sept. 9 and will receive its World Premiere on Lifetime Network, November 29 at 8/7c.

Worst Christmas Ever Grumpy Cat Canada
I don’t always make Christmas movies, but when I do, I film them in Canada.

Andrea Ford is a Grumpy Cat superfan from Vancouver who was excited about the feline filming in her city.

“She is a beautiful cat. She’s also imperfect. I think that’s what’s really nice about her. Everybody has stresses and negativity, and when you see this cat, you can’t help but be happy. Everybody needs to lighten up a little bit. And when you poke fun at the negativity, you’re just going to smile.”

The frowning feline has been immortalized in hundreds of consumer products, from Grumpy Cat puzzles to Grumpy Cat Christmas ornaments.

Grumpy Cat Christmas Mug
Oh Ho the MistleNO! Grumpy Cat Mug, available at RetroFestive.ca

In the movie, the curmudgeonly cat (voiced by Parks and Recreation star Aubrey Plaza) plays a lonely pet shop captive who is never adopted because of her sourpuss face. One day, 12-year-old Chyrstal discovers she can communicate with Grumpy Cat and falls in love with the disgruntled feline. Together, they may or may not discover the true meaning of Christmas.

Pet Shop Reject
Grumpy Cat (aka Tardar Sauce) plays a pet shop inmate nobody wants due to her forlorn face.

The film has been described as a little bit Home Alone and a little bit Die Hard, and also features cameos from other famous Internet memes.

Grumpy Cat is a busy cat. In the past year she has released her first album, visited Disneyland to meet Grumpy the Dwarf, and signed with Friskies to be their ‘spokescat’.

Grumpy Cat meets Grumpy dwarf
Grumpy Cat meets Grumpy dwarf

She also wrote a book, The Grumpy Guide to Life: Observations by Grumpy Cat, which she promoted on a book tour this past summer, making a stop in Toronto.

Grumpy Cat Toronto
The Toronto Star caught Grumpy Cat posing with fans at Indigo Eaton Centre in Toronto.

Grumpy rose to Internet stardom in September 2012 when her photo was posted on social media website Reddit. According to her owner, her grumpy-looking face is likely due to the cat being born with feline dwarfism. Her signature phrase? “I had fun once…it was awful”.

Grumpy Cats Worst Christmas Ever
Grumpy Cat, the action star?!

“In the middle of the holiday rush, Grumpy reluctantly thwarts the kidnapping of an expensive exotic dog she can’t stand and rescues Chyrstal after the mall closes on Christmas Eve. Will Grumpy Cat learn the true meaning of Christmas, or will it be in Grumpy’s words, ‘Worst. Christmas. Ever?’”


5 Christmas Tattoos You Wish You Had

It’s a tale as old as time. You’re a young, anti-establishment, counter-culture creative with a penchant for progressive politics and edgy ink.

But something’s missing.

On the outside people see your effortless independent, urban fashion sensibilities and appreciation of Bukowski. But on the inside you’re bursting with Christmas Spirit.

Looking cool and loving Christmas don’t have to be mutually exclusive. The following are examples of fun Christmas tattoos that will get any Grinch into the holiday mood!

Rudolph Tattoo
Punk Ass Rudolph

The original Christmas outsider, Rudolph fights against the ignorant attitudes and misconceptions against red-noses. Make no mistake, Rudolph is Punk.

Rock Around this Christmas Tree Tattoo
Christmas Tree Tat

The classic Christmas tree shows a rejection of modern comforts and vapid yuppie lifestyle. When it comes to Christmas, no plastic pine will do. This tattoo shows that you’re a strong individual who uphold traditional and retro Christmas values.

Leg Lamp Tattoos
A leg lamp on your leg? How clever!

Celebrate Christmas all year round with the soft glow of electric sex! This tattoo depicting the iconic prop in A Christmas Story will radiate your pop art, cult kitsch and denial of mainstream ethnocentric ideals of beauty.

Existential Snowman Tattoo
What does it all mean?

Staring into the snowball of a meaningless and absurd world, this snowman’s thoughts grapple with the sublime question of existence and essence. Christmas… What does it all mean?

Nightmare Before Christmas Tattoo
These lovers explore the dark side of Christmas!

Nothing says cool like looking at Christmas through the eyes of Halloween. This tattoo depicting the nocturnal lovers in The Nightmare Before Christmas illustrates that even the happiest of holidays has a thrilling dark side.

Christmas Tattoos at RetroFestive
Can’t stomach getting inked? Try these instead!

But maybe you aren’t the type to show-off your Christmas spirit year round? Never fear, RetroFestive is here! Pick up this awesome pack of temporary Christmas Tattoos and show your off your tough sentimentality … temporarily!