Surviving Christmas (2004) (part 3 of 7)

The taxi tears away, and Tom eventually hauls Drew inside the house. As the family mulls over his unconscious body, Drew starts coming to. Oddly, the Valcos never consider calling the cops, even after Drew explains in detail how he was starting a fire to grapple with his loneliness issues.

Drew then asks if he can tour the house, and Christine rationally volunteers to show this seeming lunatic around. Drew marvels at the place, even as their son Brian describes it as a “shithole”. Drew promptly marches upstairs without resistance, but halfway up he stops, and while grinning like a goon, he turns to the Valcos.

Drew: Did you hear that? That stair squeaked. [now hopping in place] Do you know what we used to call that squeaky stair? “The squeaky stair!” Ha ha ha ha! [more hopping and laughing ensues]

At this point, forget the cops; now is the time to call the local mental institution to see if one of their patients is missing. But no, instead, the Valcos are content to let this unbalanced stranger roam through their bedrooms.

Caption contributed by Martini Shark

“This is where I dreamed of dancing Swan Lake!”

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Multi-Part Article: Surviving Christmas (2004)

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