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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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Oh Hai, Radio Stations that only play Christmas Music; why you playin' "Linus and Lucy?"

When it comes to Christmas Albums, the Vince Guaraldi Trio’s soundtrack to A Charlie Brown Christmas is at the top of the heap. And, since, it’s a soundtrack, the album includes the signature song from the Peanuts specials, that being "Linus and Lucy." And here’s where we run into an issue. Read the rest of this entry

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

Nerd Gift Alert: Star Trek

I know, I post about Star Trek (especially Star Trek: The Next Generation) way too much, but hey, I dig me some Trek! Today, I’m checking out TheCollectionary.com’s Star Trek options, and I must say, they have an impressive selection. This kick butt tricorder caught my eye, but… y’know, sixteen hundred bucks! I’m sure they have many reasonably priced items, but it’s a fun site to check out even if you’re just virtual window shopping.

Gary Hoey's cover of "You're a mean one Mr.Grinch"

If you’re not familiar with Gary Hoey’s hard rock covers of Christmas songs… well, get familiar with them, because they rock! Very Hard! You can hear a whole bunch of his rocking tunes .

Christmas in the City movie review

UPDATE:  Look, even Lifetime knows Christmas in the City is a dud.  The above video is the closest thing I can find to a trailer for this flick.

Last night, we watched the new for 2013 TV movie Christmas in the City and it’s… ya know, par for the course, I guess. It’s flawed but not boring and it feels as though many of its screenplay issues come from a producer’s story directives. Here are four items that I think came from a producer and made a bad situation worse. Read the rest of this entry

Defending Santa quick movie review

You know who I like? Dean Cain. I’ve been mentioning him a lot lately – the dude just keeps popping up. You know who’s another person that exists? Jodie Sweetin. She played Stephanie on Full House… and in retrospect, I’m not sure if that or Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman was more realistic. Anyway, they’ve both teamed up to bring us Defending Santa, and by ‘teamed up,’ I mean Sweetin is almost entirely absent from the second and third acts of the movie. 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.

Deck the Halls (2006) a quick movie review

I don’t know why we keep doing this to ourselves. I guess we keep thinking that the made for TV Christmas movies stink because they’re cheap, but I guess we didn’t learn our lesson when we watched Fred Claus, because this Deck the Halls movie sucks just as much!
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