Tag Archive: christmas

My Top 10 Christmas Songs


I love Christmas music so much that I started out this list and thought I would only list ten songs, but I ended up with fifteen. I’m the type that makes different playlists… Continue reading

Christmas Carol Cartoons!


I took another tumble down the YouTube rabbit hole recently where I discovered these wonderful videos from the folks at Fantoon Studios. What could be more fun than watching animated renderings of classic… Continue reading

Bono’s Christmas Card


Imagine being on this man’s Christmas list! It’s these small touches and anecdotes that, secondhand though they may be, cement my love for Bono. I’m feeling the warm holiday fuzzies!   From U2songs.com:… Continue reading

Why Chloe Hates “It’s A Wonderful Life”


‘Tis the season to be jolly! And to watch all the feel-good Christmas movies! But for my niece Chloe, it also means time to hate on that beloved classic,┬áIt’s A Wonderful Life, as… Continue reading

I just watched “It’s A Wonderful Life”…


  … last night. In the middle of March. Yes, I know it’s weird. But I was feeling inexplicably sad and needed a boost that my usual feelgood movies could not provide. I… Continue reading

My Top 10 Favorite Christmas Albums


It’s time to start listening to holiday tunes! My friend likes to tell the story that one year he asked me for Christmas songs to put on his iPod and apparently I surprised… Continue reading

Christmas Trees in July?


I went to the mall recently and was surprised to see a Christmas setup. Can you believe that? It’s JULY.   What the hell? I cannot handle this pressure!    

“Christmas in L.A.” – The Killers feat. Dawes


As if Christmas weren’t depressing enough, with its unrelenting pressure to find only the perfect gifts for everyone and its tendency to make you look back at the year that was and your… Continue reading

Holiday Wishes – Idina Menzel


It’s the most wonderful time of the year…when we get to listen to holiday music! Idina Menzel is not only my woman-crush. She is my spirit animal. I squeeed for joy when I… Continue reading

White Christmas (1954)


Is there a better Christmas musical than this? I think not. It stars Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye, along with Rosemary Clooney and Vera Ellen. It again features the songs of Irving Berlin,… Continue reading

Holiday Inn (1942)


My Classic Movie Monday is a bit late this week, but I couldn’t let this week pass without writing about “Holiday Inn”! This is my third favorite Christmas movie of all time. And… Continue reading

Meet Me In St. Louis (1944)


Is it St. Loui-ee or St. Loui-s? The movie makes it a point to answer the question from the beginning, though it is hard to say St. Loui-s (which they teach us is… Continue reading

The Shop Around the Corner (1940)


I saw this movie on TCM while doing my usual channel-surfing, and because I saw that James Stewart was in it, I just had to watch. He plays Alfred Kralik, a salesman in… Continue reading

The Bishop’s Wife (1947)


Our Christmas moviefest continues with David Niven, Cary Grant and Loretta Young. Can we just stop for a moment and try to wrap our heads around the fact that David Niven and Cary… Continue reading

Going My Way / The Bells of St. Mary’s (1944/1945)


You guys, do you realize we only have seven Mondays left before Christmas? Seven! Where did the time go? That means only seven Classic Movie Mondays for my holiday films. I am such… Continue reading

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