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Scrooged is a contemporary comedy based on Charles Dickens’ novel “A Christmas Carol,” focusing on a television executive who decides to exploit the holidays to boost ratings. It is about as loosely based on the Dickens...
Scrooged is a contemporary comedy based on Charles Dickens’ novel “A Christmas Carol,” focusing on a television executive who decides to exploit the holidays to boost ratings. It is about as loosely based on the Dickens classic as a movie can get. Murray is frantic and over-the-top in his scroogeness but a great supporting cast featuring Bobcat Goldthwait, Carol Kane and others makes this Richard Donner film a cult Christmas favorite. Is it a Christmas classic? Well, we’ll entertain debate about that but we’re not ready to claim yet that it is. Ask us in another 25 years. This hits the streets November 5th.
about 10 hours ago
Right after Christmas, follows the 12 days of Christmas which is a festive period that lasts till 6th of January and is named Epiphany. The most common symbols for this festive period are Calling Birds, Golden Rings, French Hens and Turt...
Right after Christmas, follows the 12 days of Christmas which is a festive period that lasts till 6th of January and is named Epiphany. The most common symbols for this festive period are Calling Birds, Golden Rings, French Hens and Turtle Doves etc. How the Festival came to be The 12 days of Christmas is an [...]
about 10 hours ago
Ring in the holidays with a new 30th Anniversary Special Edition of Mickey’s Christmas Carol. Disney’s timeless tale sparkles like never before on Blu-ray and Digital Copy, with fully-restored classic holiday shorts, plus all-new bonus f...
Ring in the holidays with a new 30th Anniversary Special Edition of Mickey’s Christmas Carol. Disney’s timeless tale sparkles like never before on Blu-ray and Digital Copy, with fully-restored classic holiday shorts, plus all-new bonus features. Coming November 5th, 2013. Make the season merry as Mickey, Goofy, Donald and all their pals star in a heartwarming retelling of Dickens’ unforgettable holiday tale. Ebenezer Scrooge (Scrooge McDuck) is far too greedy to understand that Christmas is a time for kindness and generosity. But with the guidance of some wise ghosts (Goofy and Jiminy Cricket) and a bunch of newfound friends, Scrooge learns to embrace the spirit of the season. Share this wonderful holiday treat with the whole family.
about 24 hours ago
I've written here before about the Cuneo Christmas books I've collected over the past couple of years. The books were published by Cuneo Press in Chicago from 1942-1981(?), and are wonderful collections of stories, poems, and artwork. ...
I've written here before about the Cuneo Christmas books I've collected over the past couple of years. The books were published by Cuneo Press in Chicago from 1942-1981(?), and are wonderful collections of stories, poems, and artwork. Each book has a brief introduction by John Cuneo. I'm guessing they were distributed as some sort of subscription, or as an annual premium of some sort. I haven't been able to find much information about them, but they are absolutely splendid.I've managed to pick up several more editions of the books, including all eight published in the 1940's. Here are a few pictures from the inaugural edition, from 1942: Here is a picture of the spines of the first four, 1942-1945.And here is a picture from the 1943 edition:Each one was hardbound, gilt edge, and published with pages uncut, in the style of much older books. Many that I have bought still have uncut pages, so I have to use a sharp blade to cut the page edges in order to read them.Not every story in every book is Christmas-themed, though I believe that each book does contain at least one. Many, though, have all Christmas stories and poems.Each one, starting in 1943, closes with the Pope's Christmas Broadcast from the previous year. It's amazing to read some of the messages from the Popes through the years. Many times the messages still resonate, and apply to current events even though the words were spoken 60 or more years ago. These are marvelous books, and will provide me with excellent holiday reading for many years to come.I'm missing only the 1950, 1953, and 1978-1981 editions. I'll find them for a good price one of these days!
1 day ago
Ten years? Can that be right? It’s been a decade since Will Farrell made this juvenile Christmas classic? Ok, so it’s a comedy with lots of burps and farts. Get over it. It IS a Christmas classic. Farrell plays the lovable B...
Ten years? Can that be right? It’s been a decade since Will Farrell made this juvenile Christmas classic? Ok, so it’s a comedy with lots of burps and farts. Get over it. It IS a Christmas classic. Farrell plays the lovable Buddy the Elf, a human somehow mixed up and deposited at the North Pole when he slipped into Santa’s bag by accident. Buddy is raised by elves, trained to be an elf and wants elfhood cast upon him until he discovers, much to his dismay, he’s not an elf. He’s human. So he leaves home of the North Pole and heads back to the land where he slipped in Santa’s sack — New York City. Will Farrell, dressed as an elf, in New York City? What’s not to like? James Caan plays Buddy’s natural father, a grumpy sort with no Christmas spirit. In this movie Zooey Deschanel proved she can sing while Mary Steenburgen proved she can’t. Chances are you got this on Blu Ray a decade ago but if you didn’t now is your big chance to get it again in this release due November 5th. Extras are sure to be included but have yet to be revealed.
2 days ago
Halloween Countdown Week Three: Fantastic Food It’s Fantastic Food Week. This is the week for planning your party menu, treats, and any special Halloween meals. This is also a good week to do some freezer meals to use on those busy fall ...
Halloween Countdown Week Three: Fantastic Food It’s Fantastic Food Week. This is the week for planning your party menu, treats, and any special Halloween meals. This is also a good week to do some freezer meals to use on those busy fall evenings! To Do This Week: [  ] Make invitations or fill out store bought ones if you are hosting a party. [  ] Finish picking up all decorations. There’s plenty out in the stores by now. [  ] Update your budget. [  ] Food is the focus…try out a party recipe or two this week..better to test before serving. [  ] Finish shopping for all non perishables. [  ] Party favors and goodie bags. Get them finished this week. Tuck them away in a safe place and make a note in your planner where they are stored. [  ] Map out the food table and drink table arrangements for your party. If it’s an outside party, think about ways to create backdrops behinds tables. This adds places for decor and focal points. [  ] Order any meat trays, deli dishes, or specialty food items you need. [  ] Order dry ice if you are using it for drinks for the “fog effect”. [  ] Label serving pieces for party service. Things to Print and Set Up: Invitations if printing on the computer Final shopping list and/or menu plans Any recipes…file them in your notebook for easy access Party Layout Map Children’s Book of the Week: The Little Old Lady Who Wasn’t Afraid of Anything Craft of the Week: Pumpkin Centerpiece Shopping List for the Week: All remaining nonperishables Stamps for invitations (if not bought yet) Any remaining party decor and favors Printable Page Link: Week Three Printable Divider Link: Divider Week Three
3 days ago
It is always really special having new clothes to wear on Christmas Day.  Red maybe traditional but it does put you in the festive spirit and you can always just a red top and put with clothes you already have.  To help you with this cru...
It is always really special having new clothes to wear on Christmas Day.  Red maybe traditional but it does put you in the festive spirit and you can always just a red top and put with clothes you already have.  To help you with this crucial Christmas task Next always come up trumps with their Christmas directory.  There was a time when this was just a few pages long but no there are Christmas and Winter clothes for him, for her and for your little ones.  There are gifts and also sparkling table settings, Christmas decorations, outdoor lights and even real Christmas Trees from late November.  It would seem they have thought of everything.  You can go to Next Directory online to view all of this but i do like to have the glossy directory to look through too.
4 days ago
The 1947 original classic with David Niven, Cary Grant and Loretta Young releases once again on Blu-Ray November 5th, 2013. Heavenly bells are ringing, jubilant choirs are singing and Christmas joy is blanketing the world like freshly f...
The 1947 original classic with David Niven, Cary Grant and Loretta Young releases once again on Blu-Ray November 5th, 2013. Heavenly bells are ringing, jubilant choirs are singing and Christmas joy is blanketing the world like freshly fallen snow. But the Yuletide spirit has yet to warm Bishop Henry Brougham (David Niven) or his Victorian home. Struggling to raise funds for a new cathedral, the preoccupied young clergyman has neglected his loving wife Julia (Loretta Young), and now only divine intervention can save their marriage. But Dudley (Cary Grant), the powerful and handsome angel sent from above, has a mind of his own and teaching mortal Henry an immortal lesson inromance isn’t all he’s got planned. This release in HD may not be entirely necessary for owners of this classic already on DVD. Extras that might make this edition different have not been announced. It has a street price of just $13.99 so it can likely be had soon for less than ten bucks. A must-have.
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Gretchen Wilson will release her first holiday album, Christmas In My Heart, on October 8. The 10-song album will include traditional carols, holiday favorites and a few new tunes. The project is Gretchen’s third album release this year ...
Gretchen Wilson will release her first holiday album, Christmas In My Heart, on October 8. The 10-song album will include traditional carols, holiday favorites and a few new tunes. The project is Gretchen’s third album release this year on her own Redneck Records. “This is something I’ve wanted to do for a long time,” Gretchen said. “We really took our time and came up with a fun mix of classic songs and found some great new songs to record.” Earlier this year, Gretchen released Right On Time, followed by Under The Covers, an album of rock covers, in May. She will return to The Pageant nightclub in St. Louis on October 15 to celebrate the 10-year-anniversary of her groundbreaking album, Here For The Party. The performance will be filmed for a live CD and DVD, STILL Here For The Party, which will be released in May 2014. Christmas In My Heart is available for pre-order through iTunes. Christmas In My Heart Track Listing: “Christmas In My Heart” “Santa I’ve Been Naughty” “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas” “If You See Rudolph” “Nuttin’ For Christmas” “Silent Night” “Have A Holly Jolly Christmas” “The Christmas Song” “I Want A Hippopotamus For Christmas” “Blue Christmas”
5 days ago