A Bonus Christmas Special Blog Because My Mind was in a Fog

Okay loyal readers, here’s the deal. My notes were lost so I tried to reconstruct my Top 10 Christmas Movies/Specials off the top of my head. That was an epic fail as I forgot one. On top of that, said the Cat in the Hat, I started my countdown surely a day too early. The …

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A Ghost of Christmas Past or Jerry “WordPress” Knaak

You know, when your list of your Top 10 favorite Christmas specials gets tossed out you just have to improvise. I swear I had 10 items on the list. But, for the life of me, I can only remember nine. Is it the Scotch? Probably not. Johnny Walker wouldn’t do me like that. Where was …

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A Vacation that Really Wasn’t a Vacation

We’re into the Top 5 of my favorite Christmas movies and specials and it’s going to get very personal now. When I was growing up we had specific things we did as a family. We went to my Aunt Carole’s for Thanksgiving. We did our own Christmas Eve and Christmas morning (and usually dinner) and …

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From Supermarionation to Live Action

You know this would be a helluva lot easier if somebody hadn’t thrown away my freaking Top 10 Favorite Christmas Specials/Movies blog notes. I don't know if it's that or the Scotch but I think I am missing one in my head here. So far my favorites have been “animated” in one form or another. …

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The Year Without a Santa Claus

The last of the supermarionation specials on my countdown, and I am actually watching it I as write this, the last Rankin and Bass Christmas special that really mattered, is featured as I continue my Top 10 Favorite Christmas Movies/Specials. The Year Without a Santa Claus – 1974 Mickey Rooney reprises his role as Santa …

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Santa Claus is Coming to Town

I continue my countdown of my 10 favorite Christmas movies/specials with another supermarionation classic. Rankin and Bass finally created a cohesive North Pole world with recurring voice actors reprising their roles. That began with… Santa Claus is Coming to Town – 1970 Fred Astaire plays your friendly neighborhood mail carrier and he narrates the story …

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Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer or How a Misfit Overcame Discrimination

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BefnvH7eHU0 The countdown of my favorite Christmas movies/specials continues with a story filmed in a style that would become synonymous with holiday specials. Arthur Rankin, Jr., and Jules Bass (Rankin and Bass) brought a song to life and created one of the most beloved shows to ever hit the airwaves. An annual staple, Rudolph the …

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