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.

This has been on my mind for awhile.
And since Kara just blogged about a possible new interest for Maxie Jones (Kirsten Storms) on General Hospital , I thought I’d follow-up with my thoughts, such as they are.
I have grown to dislike Maxie over the past couple of years.
Basically, she’s a train wreck.
Or she was.
Firstly, because of her oh-so-slutty behavior with Lucky.
Namely, sleeping with him while he was addicted to pain pills, keeping him supplied with said illegal pills, making him dependant upon her for the pills and setting out to break up his marriage by feeding him pills and sleeping with him.
Then when that didn’t get him away from Elizabeth, Maxie faked a pregnancy.
Thankfullly, that didn’t work either.
Then she started to get on track with Coop.
Although that relationship started out less-than-stellar when he was one of Mr. Craig’s evil-doers in the Metro Court hostage crisis, Coop turned out to be a good guy.
Too good for Maxie.
Because Maxie sabotaged that relationship by sleeping with Coop’s friend, Logan, in order to get back at Lulu.
Granted, Maxie hasn’t had an easy time of it.
Let’s see.
Her parents’ basically abandoned her.
Her heart transplant started to fail and she almost died.
Then her cop boyfriend, Jesse, was gunned down.
That really started her downward spiral.
I think part of the Lucky thing was a reaction to Jesse’s death, because Lucky and Jesse were partners on the Port Charles Police Department.
Then, her beloved sister, Georgie, was murdered.
Then Coop was accused of being the Text-Message Killer and then HE was murdered by the TMK.
So, yeah, I don’t know how anyone comes away from all that – not screwed up.
Now, mind you, I like Kirsten as Maxie. She really delivers.
Check out these scenes related to Georgie’s murder..

Since Georgie’s murder and Maxie’s subsequent friendship with Spinelli – played by the amazingly talented Bradford Anderson – Maxie began the road to redemption.
Landing her dream job as the first assistant to fashionista Kate Howard (Megan Ward) and flourishing in the job has also gone a long way towards turning Maxie’s life around.
I actually like her now. I do.
Especially her bitchfests with Lulu!
I’m not sure how I feel about a possible love match with Maxie and Spinelli – and that’s just because of all the bad stuff she’s done in her past.
Deep, down in my heart, I feel Spinelli’s too good for Maxie.
Well…for bad Maxie.
But, as Spinelli calls her “The Wounded Blonde One,” he’s right on target.
She is wounded.
Because Maxie always felt like she wasn’t good enough… that she was the bad sister. Those feelings – compounded by her parents’ abandonment – has led her to do the bad things in her past.
So, the jury’s out.
Let’s see if, in fact, Maxie stays on the right path.