Subject: “I’m busy watching Christmas movies. Catch ya later.”

Holiday OOO message with movie marathon

There’s no shame in using Christmas to indulge in your childhood movie tastes, but there is shame in not sharing that adorable side of yourself when people are trying to reach you during the holidays.

So, take a lesson from @courtwhip, editor at PEDESTRIAN.TV, who wrote the above hilarious out-of-office email, fully stocked with mentions of the best movies from the 1990s. (By the way, “Splinter” is from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and as we all know, he loves pizza.)

Below is an example you could use for yourself. Well, it’s the same email.


Oh hey, it’s Christmas, what are you doing emailing me?

I’m extremely busy watching Home Alone, Die Hard, and the 1994 Ninja Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Christmas Special on repeat until the new year.

I might stop for food and toilet breaks, I also might not.

Regardless of my general health and hygiene over the silly season, I’ll be back in the office on January 2.

Catch ya then, don’t forget to buy a pepperoni pizza for Splinter.