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A Charlie Brown Christmas
Thursday, December 17, 2020      15 comments

A Charlie Brown Christmas was the first animated animated program based on the Peanuts comic strip. It came out on TV in 1965. The children’s voices were from real children, not adults, & the show didn’t have a laugh track. The plot has Charlie... Read more
Four Christmasses
Wednesday, December 16, 2020      13 comments

Did you know that in 2008 there were Four Christmasses? Well, kinda, anyway. Two upscale likable people has been together for about 3 years in San Francisco. Both of them had come from really dysfunctional families, so bad that I couldn’t, in go... Read more
The Polar Express
Wednesday, December 16, 2020      13 comments

by Chris Van Allsburg The Polar Express came rumbling into theaters in 2004. It was based on the book by the same name, written by Chris Van Allsburg. He also worked as an executive producer. If you thought you heard Tom Hanks in it, you’ be rig... Read more
Rudolph and Frosty’s Christmas in July
Monday, December 14, 2020      13 comments

Rudolph and Frosty’s Christmas in July came out in 1979. We got a new backstories to Santa Claus, Rudolph, & Lady Boreal, & don’t forget the wicked wizard Winterbolt. Winterbolt caused much havoc in the realm of the cold. The Queen of the Northe... Read more
Jingle All the Way
Sunday, December 13, 2020      12 comments

Arnold Schwarzenegger found himself Jingle All the Way in 1996. He played Howard Langston, a workaholic husband & dad. Both his wife Liz & 9 yo son were used to his broken promises. As usual, he stayed late @ work, got stopped for speeding (tha... Read more
Fred Claus
Saturday, December 12, 2020      15 comments

Fred Claus was totally unknown until 2007. Frederick (Fred) was the older brother of Nicholas (Nick) Claus. When Nick was born, he was alert, holding his head up & saying “Ho”. When Nick was born, Fred swore to always love him & take care of him... Read more
Snow Day
Friday, December 11, 2020      13 comments

Snow Day thrilled the kids & struck fear into adults in 2000. It was set in some anonymous town in NY, during the ongoing relative heat wave (50s or so). The kids want the snow day, where multiple businesses - especially, when the schools are cl... Read more
The Legend of Frosty the Snowman
Thursday, December 10, 2020      11 comments

The Legend of Frosty the Snowman chilled theaters in 2005. This version is located in Evergreen, where everything runs by the schedule. It’s all clean & neat, but the kids would like to march to the beat of another drum. Walking into the school,... Read more
Christmas in Connecticut
Wednesday, December 09, 2020      14 comments

How would you like to spend a Christmas in Connecticut, in 1945, on a farm, cooking gourmet meals, spinning yarn, rocking your baby? Well, Elizabeth Lane, single woman, who wrote magazine articles rom her NYC apartment about the joys of the 1st ... Read more
Deck the Halls
Tuesday, December 08, 2020      16 comments

Deck the Halls started quietly in 2006. Steve Finch, an optometrist & Christmas “go-to guy” in a small Massachusetts town. In the middle of the night, a new family moved into the neighboring house. Steve was one of those really uptight guys that... Read more
The Holiday
Monday, December 07, 2020      14 comments

Yesterday’s blog was “Last Holiday”, & today’s movie is “The Holiday”! Similar name, both with strong women as the leads, also some good males in there, along with some less than lovely jerk men who broke the ladies’ hearts. Both movies came out... Read more
Last Holiday
Sunday, December 06, 2020      17 comments

Last Holiday came into theaters in 2006. The plot had Queen Latifah as Georgia Byrd worked in the cookware section of a department store. She was shy, & had always wanted to become a professional chef. Early in the Christmas season, while flirti... Read more
How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Saturday, December 05, 2020      16 comments

How the Grinch Stole Christmas came noisily into theaters in 2000. It was based on the Original Dr. Seuss book of the same name, without the the ex... Read more
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
Friday, December 04, 2020      15 comments

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer started as a short story in 1939, given as a free handout to children who went to Montgomery Ward department store. It became so popular, there was a song & the when Gene Autry made it a hit in 1949. The stop-motio... Read more
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

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