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Elf
Thursday, December 03, 2020      14 comments

Elf came bouncing in on a sugar high in 2003. Once upon a time, a little baby @ a an orphanage crawled into Santa’s sack. He wasn’t discovered until Santa landed @ the North Pole. Papa Elf adopted him & raised him as an elf, naming him Buddy fo... Read more
The Santa Clause 2
Thursday, December 03, 2020      14 comments

It’s 7 years after after The Santa Clause, & somehow the elves haven’t informed him about The Santa Clause2, the “Mrs. Clause”. Scott (Santa) has been doing a bang up job. But now, he needs a wife in 28 days (Christmas Eve). He has no idea how h... Read more
The Santa Clause
Tuesday, December 01, 2020      11 comments

In 1994, Scott Calvin (divorced toy salesman) tripped over The Santa Clause. It was Christmas Eve when Scott & his young son Charlie heard clattering on the roof. Now, Scott, his mom, Laura & her new husband, Dr. Neil Miller, psychiatrist, bein... Read more
Scrooged
Monday, November 30, 2020      15 comments

In 1988, Scrooged stumbled into theaters with a scrowl on his face. Frank Cross was an IBC television president. He was mean-spirited, head strong man, & had no friends. Frank was stressing over his international presentation of A Christmas Stor... Read more
A Christmas Story
Sunday, November 29, 2020      18 comments

A Christmas Story came into theaters in 1983. For years it was shown on certain channels over & over. I had heard of it, seen snips & bits, but I finally watched it all the way through about 2000. The story was actually shown in vignettes- littl... Read more
EAT PRAY LOVE
Saturday, November 28, 2020      11 comments

Eat, Pray, Love travelled the world in 2010. The movie was based on the memoir by Elizabeth Gilbert, which she wrote in 2006. Julia Roberts played Elizabeth “Liz”. We meet Liz in Bali - the medicine man , Ketut, read her past & present to her, ... Read more
The First Wives Club
Friday, November 27, 2020      14 comments

In 1996, The First Wives Club hit the theaters.It’s based on a novel of the the same name, 1992, written by Olivia Goldsmith. It was so good,a musical, sit-com & a Korean sit-com, too.OK, the movie started with 4 best friends had just graduated... Read more
Home for the Holidays
Thursday, November 26, 2020      12 comments

Home for the Holidays was where Claudia was reluctantly going for Thanksgiving 1995. Claudia, a single mom, art restorer who had just been laid off. As her daughter Kitt dropped her off @ the Chicago airport, she informed her mom she & boyfrie... Read more
A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving
Wednesday, November 25, 2020      14 comments

A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving came out in 1965. Contrary to most beloved holiday movies this was a direct to TV movie. The “Charlie Brown” holiday series were based on the Peanuts comic strips. Charlie Brown is a lovable loser. The movie starts w... Read more
Miracle on 34th Street
Tuesday, November 24, 2020      14 comments

Miracle on 34th Street may not sound like a Thanksgiving movie, but it started @ the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade. The movie came out in 1947. The principle character was an elderly gentleman with a neatly trimmed beard. We first see him telling ... Read more
Planes, Trains and Automobiles
Monday, November 23, 2020      15 comments

Planes, Trains and Automobiles is a Thanksgiving movie from 1987. It started with Neil Page, an uptight advertising executive, trapped in an office by his boss, who finally, finally releases Neil & his work partner.Neil rushes out, forgetting... Read more
National Treasure
Sunday, November 22, 2020      12 comments

The National Treasure hunt hit theaters in 2004. The first scene is set in 1974, where a grandfather (John Adams Gates) passes along the family lore to young Benjamin Franklin Gates. It was a dark & stormy night when the grandfather of his grand... Read more
Where, oh where did my blog go?
Sunday, November 22, 2020      20 comments

I was @ 95% done with the blog. Looking for last couple of quotes. Wait, where is my blog? OK, better luck nex time - shouldn’t take too long tomorrow ... Take care of yourselves... Read more
Poms
Friday, November 20, 2020      12 comments

Poms strutted on stage in 2019. The protagonist, Martha, canceled her chemo treatments & left New York to live in a retirement community called Sun Springs in Georgia. Beautiful, well maintained, & apparently controlled by the Southern Belle maf... Read more
Guarding Tess
Thursday, November 19, 2020      15 comments

Guarding Tess hit the theaters in 1992. Shirley MacLaine played Tess Carslile, the widow of a president who died during his presidency. It was well known to Washington, DC’s makers & shakers that Tess was the intelligence & push in her marriage... Read more

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