December 22, 2011

25 Days: A Christmas Story


A Christmas Story (1983) Melinda Dillon, Darren McGavin, Peter Billingsley, voice of Jean Shepherd

A Christmas Story came out in 1983, and my family has watched it pretty much every year since. It is permanently tied to my memories of Christmastime. I can quote from it endlessly. I know not everyone is a fan, but as far as I am concerned this is one of the funniest, most spot-on portrayals of a child’s experience of Christmas I’ve seen. It’s not a movie with a grand romance; there’s no holiday miracle or Santa-Claus-is-real reveal; it’s just a kid being a kid and dreaming of a toy he wants for Christmas, as kids do. Read the rest of this entry »

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December 22, 2011

Christmas Bonus: Holiday Inn

Yet another Christmas bonus! Stacey watched Holiday Inn, and since I wasn’t writing it up, and she had time and was nice and sober, she wrote the Great American Novel of blog posts about it for you all. Enjoy!  —DocSmartypants

Holiday Inn (old enough to be in black-and-white) Bing Crosby, Fred Astaire, some chick who can sing and dance because they could all sing and dance back then. Read the rest of this entry »

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