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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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Food and Cheer Over Hoarded Gold

I saw two old animated specials last night that were quite different, although I guess you could say that Garfield and Bilbo Baggins both have a similar desire for food and comfort. Garfield: His 9 Lives – This 1988 special, … Continue reading

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Even a Miracle Needs a Hand

I know Christmas is over, but it’s still Christmastide, so I might as well write this review now: ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas (1974) – I know I saw this as a kid, and I remember some of the music … Continue reading

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Don’t Say Nothing Bad About My Baby New Year

Rudolph’s Shiny New Year – This 1976 Rankin-Bass special is currently up on YouTube, although I can’t say whether it will stay there. I can’t recall having seen this one before, although Beth had. The most famous reindeer of all … Continue reading

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Battle for the Holidays

This might well be the last post I make before Christmas Day, and I wanted to direct your attention to this post on Northier Than Thou, which sums up the problems with the imagined War on Christmas. While the religious … Continue reading

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Demon-stration

The Master Key: An Electrical Fairy Tale is not one of L. Frank Baum’s better known fantasies, and really there’s a reason for this, as it’s not one of his better works. That said, people do tend to like one … Continue reading

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The Life of Claus

Aside from The Wizard of Oz, the L. Frank Baum book that likely receives the most adaptations in other media is The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus, likely because Santa is such a popular character in his own right. … Continue reading

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