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.

Just when I thought General Hospital couldn’t sink any lower…
It does.
Sink lower, that is.
Is it me, or does it seem like the writers and producers really want to alienate the fans?
Because I’m pretty alienated right now.
I swear, I am really, really disgusted with the show.
After 35 years with the show, I’m SO fed up!
First they kill off 30-plus year vet Alan Quartermaine (Stuart Damon).
Then they murder two of the most beloved characters: Emily Quartermaine (Natalia Livingston) and Georgie Jones (Lindze Letherman) strangled by the Text-Message Killer.
As already mentioned in a previous blog entry, I absolutely hate that they killed off Georgie….and not only killed her off, but they did so in such a violent, disgusting way and then left her contorted body outside on the steps….
They did this to lovely, beautiful, kind, caring, wonderful Georgie.
Then her slutty, lying sister Maxie (the one who should have died) has a less-than-illustrious homecoming with wayward mom, Felicia.
Kara hit the nail on the head about Felicia’s return in an earlier blog.
I hoped that the show would give my favorite female character – the truly good, truly honorable, Georgie – the dignified and beautiful tribute that she deserved.
The funeral service began beautifully when Maxie (Kirsten Storms) delivered a touching and heartfelt eulogy, recognizing those important in Georgie’s life…Mac, Dillon, Bobbie, Robin, Spinelli…
But when Maxie turned her attention to her mother, that’s when it became the eulogy from Hell.
Maxie publicly humiliated and degraded Felicia (Kristina Wagner) for abandoning her and Georgie. Click here to check out the video.
“To me getting dumped wasn’t the worst part. It was the way she forced my sister to be okay with the abandonment to make herself feel better.keep believing she was progressive and unconventional, instead of a selfish bitch who didn’t want anything to do with her own children.”
Mac pleaded with Maxie to stop, saying that she wasn’t honoring her sister by humiliating her mother.
But Maxie didn’t stop.
She asked Felicia to leave the funeral or she would. And Felicia got up and left.
It was absolutley horrifying to me that Maxie degraded her own mother at her sister’s funeral. If she wanted to have it out with Felicia, she should have done it in private.
Inappropriate to say the least.
Not to mention it degraded Georgie’s memory….Georgie the forgiving one, who loved her mother unconditionally.
So not only has GH alienated its fans by killing its beloved characters – it compounds the alienation by ruining Georgie’s memorial.
The only comfort one can find in Georgie’s death is the wonderfully touching and beautiful performances by John J. York (Mac Scorpio), Scott Clifton (Dillon Quartermaine) and Bradford Anderson (Damien Spinelli).
Mac….we’ve seen so very little of him in the past few years because GH so underuses its vets.
York truly delivered a powerful and moving performance.
His grief was heartfelt and genuine.
Clifton. I’m so glad to see him back. He is a joy to watch onscreen.
And Anderson.
I’ve said over and over how much I just adore him.
Who doesn’t?
He delivers each and every day no matter how much or how little material he’s given to work with.
So now that GH has killed off Alan, Emily and Georgie AND has broken up Robin and Patrick (Scrubs) and Sam and Jason. What’s left?
Not much as far as I’m concerned.
Especially given the latest slap in the face to fans; young Michael Corinthos (Dylan Cash) aspiring to be a mobster like his father, Sonny.
I can’t even believe it.
A mini-mobster!
If they continue to pursue this storyline, it might just be the nail in the coffin for me.
I can’t bear to watch this youngster follow in his father’s mob footsteps.
Enough of the mob already!