Regarding Violent Night: Not All Is Calm, But All Is Bright!

It’s over.  The hustle and bustle of the holiday season is for the most part dead.  Yeah, there might be a late holiday party or an office get-together but those in attendance won’t really have their hearts in it.  The stockings are coming down.  The menorah has gone out.  Relentless winter continues regardless.  And your …

Almost Half A Baker’s Dozen Days of Christmas Movies AGAIN!:  Day 4  SCTV Staff Christmas Party

Ah hah!  Yet again once more, a seasonal Christmas post for this time of the season, Christmas!  For the three of you paying attention at home, I started off on this journey with the iconic TV special A Charlie Brown Christmas, then jumped into a holiday comedy with National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, then examined a …

Almost Half A Baker’s Dozen Days of Christmas Movies AGAIN!:  Day 1  A Charlie Brown Christmas

Stone the crows, it has been a while, hasn’t it?  Warmest Christmas greetings to all my good friends, outright enemies, and noncommittal acquaintances!  Once again, despite the court orders, I am going to spend this wonderful holiday time to speak about some wonderful holiday entertainment fare.  Oh, I know that you cannot contain your joy …

Did Mary Know About LEDs, Multiple Scrooges, and Neil Diamond?

Now that we are past being up to our sleigh bells as yet another Christmas holiday season fades into the distance, I thought it would be a wonderful time for quiet reflection.  Earlier today for instance, I simply stopped what I was doing.  I took a deep breath of the crisp winter air.   The whistling wind …

Almost Half A Baker’s Dozen Days of Christmas Movies: Day 5 The Bishop’s Wife

The merriest of Christmases to you and yours!  I thought that I would close out this series of admittedly wondrous blog posts with a doozy of a Christmas movie. Once again, I have received inspiration from my family and as they are watching the My Little Pony: A Very Minty Christmas special, I have been spurred to take pen …

Almost Half A Baker’s Dozen Days of Christmas Movies: Day 4 Santa Claus Conquers The Martians

Seriously, I was joking.  When finishing my last award-seeking blog post for Day 3, I had no real intentions to talk about Santa Claus Conquers the Martians.  Honestly and truly, it was never my thought!  I just wanted to end on a semi-lame, partially weak joke.  You know, like I do with most of my postings, if not all …

Almost Half A Baker’s Dozen Days of Christmas Movies: Day 3 How The Grinch Stole Christmas!

Well here we go again into the wondrous wonderful world of wonder that we know as the Christmas holiday movie!  Frankly, after knocking it out of the park with my first holiday film choice and then being forced to retreat into more conventional holiday fare with my second, I don’t know which way to turn.  Sure, I …

The 11 Days of Rejected Hallmark Christmas Movie Pitches

Yes, I know that Thanksgiving hasn’t even happened yet. However, I also know that it is closer to Christmas today compared to yesterday.  But soft, the holidays bring forth that most blessed of events: the Hallmark Christmas movies! As long as there are faded 1990s TV stars, boatloads of cheaper snow up in Canada, and …