Category Archives: Christmas

What’s This? Celebrating 25 Years of Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas #4: Sandy Claws

For a movie called “The Nightmare Before Christmas” the story spends very little time developing Christmas town and the jolly old elf in the red suit. Santa first appears as merely a shadow when he opened the door of his … Continue reading

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In Memoriam: Stan Lee 1922-2018

It may be the nostalgia talking but for my money the time period between the late 1980s and early 2000s was the true golden age of children’s television. One of the leaders in this programming was the Fox Kids Network. … Continue reading

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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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