Category Archives: Christmas

Coming Soon to this Blog…

Dinosaurs. Wookies. Vulcans. Hobbits. Fauns. Superheroes. A kind little alien far from home. Even a beagle with a big imagination. These are just some of the wondrous creatures Jonathon D. Svendsen has already examined. Now, what’s this? He has another … Continue reading

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Meaningful Gifts

This Christmas season has been especially hard for my family. Among other reasons, it is the first we’ve had since my grandmother Elsie Bogart ( on my mom’s side) passed away from cancer this past spring. There are a number … Continue reading

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How the Grinch Celebrated 50 Years

Thanks to the Hallmark Channel, Lifetime, and Freeform (formerly ABC family, in one of the worst network renaming attempts since the Sci-Fi Channel adopted Sy-Fy), there is no shortage of brand new Christmas movies to watch on TV each year. … Continue reading

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It’s a Wonderful Classic: Celebrating 70 years of It’s a Wonderful Life

I grew up in a house with out air conditioning. Thus in the sweltering heat of a Minnesota summer night, my family and I would “camp” in our basement, turn on a huge fan and watch Christmas movies to beat the … Continue reading

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Why Star Wars is a Perfect Fit for a December Release

Along with Spielberg’s Jaws, the entire concept of the summer blockbuster owes it’s existence to Star Wars. I can still remember the fun of cosplaying as Anakin Skywalker while my best friend went as Palpatine for the release of Revenge … Continue reading

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Days of Christmas Future Past

“‘Bear but a touch of my hand there,’ said the Spirit, laying it upon his heart, ‘and you shall be upheld in more than this!’ As the words were spoken, they passed through the wall, and stood upon an open … Continue reading

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Happy 50th Christmas, Charlie Brown!

Everyone has a list of must watch Christmas specials. It’s a necessary thing  to have in my household when my mother owns over 100 Christmas movies and specials on DVD. Thus, there are some  I am at fine with skipping … Continue reading

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