Did you catch the General Hospital episode right before Christmas with Spinelli (Bradford Anderson) pinch hitting for Santa and Maxie (Kirsten Storms) helping out as his elf?
I just loved that episode so much.
It was so much fun and so heartwarming – and who doesn’t just love that combination?
And it made me smile.
For that alone – and with the absence of all the violence and mob doings on GH – I am happy.

I couldn’t help but chuckle every times those jingle bells jingled and Spinelli’s eyes rolled around….the look on his face and on Maxi’s face was priceless.
I have to say, I was one who never thought this pairing would work, but I absolutely love them together. Their chemistry is so much fun and they really play off each other so well that I can’t help but smile everytime they’re on the screen.
It even made watching Robin tolerable, because lately I’ve been fast forwarding through most of her scenes.
And that’s sad to me, because I’ve always like Robin, but lately with all the baby nonsense – Fast Forward!
Even the cookie scene with Robin made me smile. Particularly when she ate the cookie and realized that it was her grandmother’s recipe. It was just a nice feelgood scene.

The episode also brought tears to my eyes, particularly when Monica (Leslie Charleson) received the glasses that allowed her to see Alan (Stuart Damon).
How wonderful was that?

And, of course, Max and Diane….Any episode with the two of them is just plain fun!
Carolyn Hennesy and Derk Cheetwood are a joy to watch. Those two never fail to make me smile.

If you haven’t seen the episode, watch the clips above and you’re in for a treat.
And for that one, wonderful episode I have to say, thank you GH for getting me into the Christmas spirit.

2 thoughts on “The Joys of General Hospital

  1. SallyV
    December 29, 2008 at 8:14 am

    I loved this eppi too! Spixi are so much fun. The Monica and Alan scenes were so reminiscent of the good old days…why the heck did they kill Alan off? He’s been on more as a ghost than he was alive. And of course Diane and Max were adorable. They need to show their relationship more. I agree about Robin, but she hasn’t been as obsessive lately, so maybe that s/l is over.

  2. Michele
    December 29, 2008 at 10:24 am

    Hi Sally,
    I just found myself smiling throughout the whole thing:) I still can’t believe they killed Alan off… miss him!
    And Diane and Max – yeah they need more s/l and more airtime! btw, if you’re a Carolyn Hennesy (Diane) fan – she has her own message board and her own site. She is really great and answers questions personally on her message board – http://www.carolynhennesy.com