What “Arthur Christmas” Can Teach us About the COVID Pandemic

What does an animated Christmas comedy have to do with our current pandemic? I’m glad you asked, my hypothetical friend! I recently watched Arthur Christmas for the, oh, 30th time? 40th? I forget. It’s a great, touching, and hilarious Christmas film that deserves to be a new classic, alongside Home Alone, Rudolph, and the like. The … Continue reading What “Arthur Christmas” Can Teach us About the COVID Pandemic

Top 10 Christmas Carols (Part 2)

Still with me? Cool. Let's get to the top 5. If you need an intro, click this link to get the first half of the list and all the qualifiers that make my list right and everybody else's wrong. Yeah, yeah, I know I'm full of it. If you have a Christmas carol you think … Continue reading Top 10 Christmas Carols (Part 2)

What Christmas Specials Do you HAVE to Watch Every Year?

We've all got 'em. From black-and-white classics like Miracle on 34th Street to it's-set-on-Christmas-so-yes-it's-a-Christmas-movie Die Hard, each of us has at least two or three Christmas specials we can't do without each year. So I'll keep this blog post short because I want to hear your answers more than mine: what are the Christmas specials … Continue reading What Christmas Specials Do you HAVE to Watch Every Year?

Best Christmas Movie: The Case for “It’s a Wonderful Life”

Last in a tribute to great Christmas movies is my personal favorite--and one of my favorite films in general. While a box-office bomb, this film turned out to be one of the biggest movies ever. It's easy to see why. A Break from Christmas Movies Despite being hyped as a Christmas film, the film isn't … Continue reading Best Christmas Movie: The Case for “It’s a Wonderful Life”

The Best Christmas Movie: The Case for “The Muppet Christmas Carol”

What Christmas films do you watch every year without fail? Everybody has their list and EVERYBODY does a top-10 list, so instead of doing that, I thought I'd focus on four films over the next couple weeks leading up to Christmas, showing why they should be considered for the Best Christmas Movie Ever award. Tell … Continue reading The Best Christmas Movie: The Case for “The Muppet Christmas Carol”

10 Christmas Things That Make Me Feel Like A Kid Again

Honorable Mention--Snow This is actually a winter thing, not just a Christmas thing, but Christmas falls in winter, so I had to cheat. Who had such a horrible childhood that they didn't enjoy the falling of snow? Little white flakes cascading through the air, building up and threatening to cancel school. True, now that I'm … Continue reading 10 Christmas Things That Make Me Feel Like A Kid Again