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Holidaytime Television

Here are my thoughts on a few Christmas specials Beth and I watched this month, not counting ones I’ve already written about. Frosty’s Winter Wonderland – I vaguely remember seeing this years ago on a black and white TV, when … Continue reading

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It’s Just a Fantasy

The Girl Who Raced Fairyland All the Way Home, by Catherynne Valente – I believe this is officially the last book in the Fairyland series, but who knows what the future will bring? Well, maybe the marids do. Anyway, the … Continue reading

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Desperately Seeking Santa

Merry Christmas! Since the day is almost over, I might as well share my thoughts on a few Christmas movies and specials I watched this year. I Am Santa Claus (2014) – A documentary examining the lives of several people … Continue reading

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Sorta Fairytales

Little Red Riding Hood Uncloaked: Sex, Morality, and the Evolution of a Fairy Tale, by Catherine Orenstein – An in-depth analysis of a fairly simple fairy tale, focusing largely on how it changed over time. Some analysts have placed a … Continue reading

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Put Up Your Babadooks

The Babadook – I had heard several people talking about this independent Australian horror movie, but I had no idea what to expect. I figured the title referred to some kind of monster, which it did, but it was more … Continue reading

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Fable, Fable, Set the Table

I wrote something about Bill Willingham’s Fables comics in this post, but since then I’ve read much more of the series. The local library system had all of the trade paperback collections up through Volume 16. I’m anxious to read … Continue reading

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Leading with the Chinny-Chin-Chin

The earliest written versions of “The Three Little Pigs” date back to Britain in the 1840s. It’s thought that the tale is sort of an updated version of “The Wolf and the Seven Young Kids,” in which the wolf tricks … Continue reading

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