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Let’s check in and see how I am doing on the reviews I promised for Christmas.



Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch stole Christmas (live action)

The Munster’s Scary little Christmas

The year without a Santa Claus

Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch stole Christmas (cartoon)

‘Twas the night before Christmas

 Christmas episode of Night Court

Okay, so I got behind early, but two reviews today I am now half way through. If I do one per day between tomorrow and Christmas Eve I’ll get them done. Of the four left I have watched all but “Twas the night before Christmas recently so the other three are fresh in my mind with the only shortest of the four yet to watch. I have no idea of the order, but will aim to knock them out over the next four days.

I recently watched Guardians of the Galaxy, the new Turtles film, Sharknado 2 and Street Fighter from 1994 (a $3 pick up from Big Lots). I won’t say what I think of all of them, but maybe I’ll aim to review all of those during the final week of the year. Then come 2015 I’ll get into review more older films.

Take care!

Night Court-Santa goes downtown

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It’s well after Christmas and a drunk (legendary character actor Jeff Corey) is brought in to the court for trespassing. He’s dressed in a dirty Santa suit and claims to be the one and only Santa Claus. What kind of nutbar are you? No one believes him, but they can’t get anything else on who he really he is. He still keeps going on about being Santa and even says a few things that he shouldn’t know unless he were more than a wino. Meanwhile a young couple of runaways (a pre-Back to the future Michael J. Fox and Olivia Barash) won’t tell who they really are so they are being held as well.  Michael J. Fox plays a real hothead and he is rude to everyone particularly the maybe or maybe not Santa. A file is brought to Harry saying the names of the two young people and the wino Santa asks Harry to let him see the names and he will pretend to the couple that he knows who they are because he is Santa so they can believe in him. He does and after a rough go around Eddie and Mary (the couple’s revealed names) break down and admit they ranaway and Eddies thanks Santa for believing in him. However around this time it’s  revealed that Santa is really a runaway from a looney bin and  he runs away from there every year before Christmas only to be found in early January. That’s it. Oh wait, I forget to mention that ….

A-The folder they gave Santa was the wrong one so he did not learn the runaway’s names from it yet he knew their names.

B-Santa escaped from the asylum employee again.

C-A reindeer showed up in the building.

Roll the credits.

So we get a Christmas related episode set after Christmas. Thanks to Jeffy Corey and Michael J Fox it’s a pretty good one. This is actually only the second episode of Night Court so the main characters are still being established. However the theme here of faith in others works well and allowed the cast to react and really begin showing that this wasn’t going to be just your usual sitcom. I watch this one every year around Christmas.


Do’s and don’ts from Scrooged

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It’s not nice to try and shoot ghosts, but it’s okay for them to drink your booze.

It’s not alright to glue fake antlers on a real mouse, but it’s okay to staple them on.

It’s wonderful for a TV executive to make a scary, misleading commercial, but it’s totally wrong for an assistant to question said executive.

It’s acceptable to go without a tree, but not acceptable to decorate your little brother as a tree.

Firing someone the day before Christmas is good, but when someone tries moving in on your job it’s bad.

Real ghosts of Christmas future that look like death are fine, but don’t make fake ones look like that because it’s too scary.

Ghosts beating the poop out of you is great, but questioning the ghost is a negative.

Trying to take over production of TV show while the executive is acting nuts is wrong, but holding TV staff at gunpoint is fine and dandy.

Interrupting a live TV show is not okay unless of course it’s too rant about being nicer to people.


There you go. This was my first time viewing this one. My wife recommended it and I thought it was slightly dated, but overall funny.