Christmas Special Two-Pack

5. How the Grinch Stole Christmas! - 1966 Chuck Jones of Warner Bros. and Bugs Bunny fame animated this fantastic tale of Christmas redemption. Thurl Ravenscroft, the original voice of Tony the Tiger (and totally uncredited), performed the theme song, You’re a Mean One Mr. Grinch, and one of my favorite actors of all time, …

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Christmas Special Triple Play

My countdown of my 11 favorite Christmas specials continues with a three-pack. The Year Without a Santa Claus – 1974 Mickey Rooney reprises his role as Santa after his turn in Santa Claus is Coming to Town, and Shirley Booth jumps in as Mrs. Claus and our narrator. Santa wakes up and isn’t quite feeling …

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PEOTUS Declares We Can Say ‘Merry Christmas’ Again, Yay?

My old Navy buddy and good friend Chris Ingalls stops by for his monthly appearance on the Get the Knaak podcast. We discuss the clown car of crazy that is the Donald Trump transition, Christmas music, TV specials and movies, books and what Chris is working on over at Pop Matters.

Christmas Special Two for One 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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