Things We Love: Alive staff picks

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From the December 26, 2013 edition

Like the best of Haruki Murakami’s books, Jonny Greenwood’s score for the Japanese author’s movie adaptation is immersive and haunting.

Brad:

Movie awards season

My mailbox is overflowing with "For your consideration" screeners of the year's best movies. It's a good time to be a film critic.

Alyse:

Christmas movie marathons

Because you can never watch too many Hallmark Christmas specials.

Lauren K.:

QVC

Enough said.

Andy:

“Rick and Morty”

The “other” Dan Harmon show is as weird and wonderful as anything else on the tube right now.

Jesse:

Kids opening presents

I’ve always enjoy seeing loved ones get excited to open something special. But watching my daughter open presents — one at a time, taken out of the box and played with before moving to the next — has become the highlight of Christmas.

Abernathy:

Dec. 26

I am so over Christmas, I can’t even stand myself.

Meghan:

GSW Merry Meltdown App

I get to play a free game on my phone, and for every point I get, GSW is donating $.01 to help build a well in a village in Ghana. Guilt-free gaming? Yes, please.