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Tag Archives: Christmas
Merry Christmas! Last year I weighed in on four weird versions of Dickens’s classic Christmas story, but I barely scratched the surface of A Christmas Carol adaptations. My good friend Shiraz invited me to discuss the wider world of Christmas … Continue reading
Gory Christmas to all, and to all a good fright! ‘Tis the season for the holiday Beer And A Movie Crossover! Gabe brought over two great beers, and we decided to watch Black Christmas, both the 1974 original and the … Continue reading
Last week, PBS broadcasted the 16th Annual Mark Twain Award for Comedy, which honored the Queen of Sketch Comedy, Carol Burnett. As we know, this blog is a big fan of Carol Burnett, so I’m not biased at all when I … Continue reading
No book has influenced our secular idea of Christmas more than Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol.” Without Dickens, we wouldn’t have white Christmases, Victorian Carolers, Christmas cards, or even the enthusiastic exclamation, “Merry Christmas!” Add to that the hundreds of … Continue reading
It’s the holiday season once more! December 25th has probably inspired more movies, TV specials, songs, and stories than any other single day. But despite this wealth of holiday material, it seems like the same movie is shown over and … Continue reading