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“Santa Claus Got Stuck In My Chimney” – the Unholy Grail of Christmas Carols

Why, why, why does this exist?  Why would Ella Fitzgerald, the “First Lady of Song,” the “Queen of Jazz,” why, I ask you all, why would “Lady Ella” record such a song?

Santa Claus got stuck in my chimney,
Stuck in my chimney, stuck in the chimney
Santa Claus got stuck in my chimney
When he came last year

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5 Things I Never Payed Much Attention To From A Christmas Story

 

This trailer is terrible, but it does at least show many key scenes from the movie.

Like many other folks, I’ve seen A Christmas Story an uncountable number of times because it’s one of the best movies ever.  Every image pops right off the screen, every beat is perfectly crafted, every line is impeccably delivered… and so on.  Since to list everything that is great about this movie is to mention every single second of footage, today, I’ll just point out a few things that I’ve seen a million times before but just never gave much thought to.   Read the rest of this entry

Star Wars: The Clone Wars Christmas Ornaments

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This section of our Christmas tree is particularly safe thanks to these Star Wars: The Clone Wars Christmas Ornaments because light sabers and shiz. Ah, the magic of the Holidays and the power to dismember your enemies – it’s my kind of Christmas!

Frosty the Snowman has a surprise for you and the Bumble is drunk

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Well, I guess it’s true: a picture really is worth a thousand words. Just what in the hell were they thinking when they placed Frosty’s hat in that precarious position? And who designed the Bumble’s face? He’s clearly mangled!
Such is a 21st century Christmas.

Merry In-Laws movie review

I’d swear I’ve seen a “my parents are magic” movie before, but I can’t seem to remember when.  However, Merry In-Laws has Cheers alumni George Wendt and Shelly Long, so I thought this  could have potential.

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Holiday Spin movie review

“We don’t know what’s happening here, either.”

A lot of these made for TV Christmas movies are ripoffs of other movies and Holiday Spin is no exception, except that I’ve never seen a ripoff of Save the Last Dance before. Read the rest of this entry

A Snow Globe Christmas movie review

Once again, we’ve got yet another Peggy Sue Got Married retread (really getting tired of making this reference) with A Snow Globe Christmas, which features completely wasted performances by the much too good for this nonsense Alicia Witt and Donald Faison. Read the rest of this entry

Nerd Gift Alert: Superman and Captain America Cookie Jars

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Holy shiz on a shield, it’s Superman and Captain America Cookie Jars! It took a lot of self control to not snatch up that Cap cookie jar when I saw it, so it’s probably still tumbling around out there in the wild somewhere.

Holiday Switch movie review


“Look, mommy! I’m making Santa Monsters!”

Holiday Switch isn’t as “Peggy Sue Got Married” as Comfort and Joy is, but it’s in the same ballpark: it’s another, “What if I had this life?” sort of stories with an actress from 80s TV. This time, we get Charles in Charge’s Nicole Eggert, who was very popular amongst the boys in my sixth grade class. Read the rest of this entry

Comfort and Joy movie review

Former The Facts of Life all-star Nancy McKeon (she was Jo) is the lead in Comfort and Joy, a made for TV Christmas movie that has two major problems: Read the rest of this entry

Captain Picard’s Christmas message: Make it so

My day got off to a rotten start, but this video turned it all around for me. Star Trek The Next Generation is one of those things of which I’ll never get tired, and jamescovenant‘s TNG/Let it Snow/Make it so mash-up is just what the doctor ordered. Fantastic stuff – I’m subscribing to this guy’s channel just based on this one video. That might be the lamest sentence ever, but if you’re big on YouTube, you know what I’m talking about. Anyway, subscribe – MAKE IT SO!

I’m Married to Batman Christmas Special Pt 2 – So that’s what that feels like

As promised, here’s the second part of the I’m Married to Batman Christmas Special!  You don’t need to watch them in order, but you can check out part one here.

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Star Wars and Marvel Outdoor Christmas Decorations make my brain go KABOOM!

Last year, I saw this Yoda outdoor Christmas decoration at the store and my mind was, to some degree, blown. This year, by brain is getting the Maxell treatment.

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A well balanced Christmas tree is its own reward

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You can tell you’ve done a good job decorating your Christmas tree when you have both Star Trek The Next Generation and Pride & Prejudice represented.

Tips for Men on Relationships and Christmas Gifts

Hi Guys,

I know, this Paco Rabanne commercial is confusing, but don’t worry – I’m gonna break this shiz down for you.

1. Don’t keep your woman locked in a vault. Besides all of the obvious moral objections, you’ll literally go to jail for a thousand years. (Anytime anyone says anything about “a thousand years,” I think of that song from Twilight .)

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Nerd Gift Alert: Hobbit Pez

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I saw this The Hobbit movie multi package of pez dispensers at a cvs, but presumably, it’s available at other retail locations as well. This is cool, but not as cool as that Star Trek The Next Generation set I saw last year…  I can’t believe I didn’t post that!

LIVE BLOG: Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting

Hello all!  The live blogging from the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting should begin around 6!

I have arrived. The crowds are crazy on 6th Ave, but not nearly as bad on 5th Ave.
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Unique Christmas Gifts from Old Cousin Big Foot

Ah, Christmas – the time of year when we express our love and appreciation for each other by exchanging gifts. I think we all agree that Christmas is good stuff, but at times, the gift giving can get overshadowed by the actual gift procuring. We’ve all been there – sometimes, finding the perfect gift is a royal pain in the butt, BUT fear not, because Old Cousin Big Foot has arrived to folk art up your life! Check out his store for original, one of a kind folk art gifts that will certainly not end up in the closet with last year’s sweater. Stand out from the crowd and hang with Old Cousin Big Foot!

PROGRAMMING NOTE:

I’ll be blogging tonight LIVE from Rockefeller Center as we count down to tonight’s lighting of the Christmas tree!

Christmas Ad fail

This Christmas, web ads might ask you to make an arbitrary decision about BS you don’t care about, but don’t worry, I’m on it:

christmas-adThat’s a phone, a set of headphones and two more phones.  What’s to know?  It’s not like the choices of Wii U, Playstation 4 and XBox 1 (three devices that I would like to understand how are different from one another); I already have a phone and I understand what blu tooth headphones are, so…

Oh look!  Another hero disabled embedding!

Eiffel Tower outdoor Christmas decoration exists

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An Eiffel Tower outdoor Christmas decoration exists because…  I dunno.  Bastille Day is in July, so it can’t be that.   Maybe it’s classy?

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