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The Muppet Christmas Carol and the Power of Place

I’ve said before that a great movie is one that you can revisit time and again and glean something new from it each time. The great movie that inspired this post is The Muppet Christmas Carol, the best adaptation of … Continue reading

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It’s a Wonderful Life: An Ever-Changing Perspective

A while back, I wrote a post about It’s a Wonderful Life. Because this movie is important to me, I’d like to talk about it again, but this time, from a more personal perspective. One thing that sets this film … Continue reading

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My favorite Christmas film

Hey everybody, it’s been a good while since I last posted, so let’s Christmas up this blog a little! Last year, I compiled a list of essential Christmas movies. This year, I decided to forgo a list and just spend … Continue reading

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Essential Christmas Movies, Pt. 3: Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

This little film will always and forever have a special place in my heart. As far as I’m concerned, there is nothing not to like about it. The characters are appealing and the music is well-orchestrated. On the whole, Rudolph … Continue reading

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Essential Christmas Movies, Pt. 2: It’s a Wonderful Life

Frank Capra’s It’s a Wonderful Life has become a staple of Christmastime for countless families, and with good reason. Some may scoff at its unabashed sentimentality, but for others (read: myself and my family), that sentimentality is what makes the … Continue reading

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Essential Christmas Music, Pt. 3: Bing Crosby

“Merry Christmas”- Bing Crosby After two mostly instrumental entries on my list of essential Christmas music, here’s an album that’s all about the vocals. The album Merry Christmas has been a part of my family’s Christmas tradition for as long … Continue reading

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Essential Christmas Music, Pt. 2: George Winston

And now for the second installment of my list of Christmas music I can’t go without! “December” and “Forest” Where Vince Guaraldi’s jazzy tunes provide festive accompaniment for the flurry of flour we call our kitchen, George Winston’s soft, muted … Continue reading

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