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Archive for December, 2015

Okay — the long and short of it is that I owe my faithful readers an apology.  You may remember that a couple months ago I published a post titled “A Preview of Coming Attractions,” in which I said I was going to be writing on the following topics:

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The HBO series True Detective (more…)

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It’s film clip Friday again…and also Christmas Day.  Who says you can’t kill two birds — or maybe we should say two turtledoves — with one stone?

Enjoy 🙂

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The Further Adventures of Ebenezer ScroogeI know, I know — there are only two days left until Christmas.  But if you’re looking for a nice little holiday read that can be easily begun and finished in one sitting, you might consider Charlie Lovett’s The Further Adventures of Ebenezer Scrooge.

Set 20 years after the events of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, Lovett’s novel introduces us to a Scrooge who still puts people off, but because of his indefatigable enthusiasm rather than because of his miserly cruelty.  We find him annoying the denizens of London (more…)

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I’ve kind of veered from my original intent of talking about movies a lot on this blog, so here is the first in what I hope will be a series (not necessarily weekly) of posts featuring some of my favorite film scenes.  And, of course, what better film to start with than The Godfather?

Enjoy 🙂

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MerryOldSantaThe debate about Santa Claus is almost as heated as this ridiculous El Niño December we’re having in the Northeast U.S (sorry warm weather lovers, but I’m old school — I like my snow for Christmas).  And while there is nothing I can do about the weather, I think I can help shed some light on the Santa question. (more…)

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Here they are, in no particular order.  Feel free to share yours in the comment section! (And yes, Die Hard does count)

1. Disney’s A Christmas Carol

2. Home Alone

3. Elf

4. National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation

…and, of course…

5. It’s a Wonderful Life

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