The Seventh Day of Christmas: “Holiday Inn” 1942

Today is December 31, New Year's Eve. This is the last article which I will publish in 2017. I have been celebrating the holidays with “The Twelve Days of Christmas with the Code.” In this PEPS holiday celebration, I have written about a Christmas classic every day. Today is the seventh day in this Yuletide … Continue reading The Seventh Day of Christmas: “Holiday Inn” 1942

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The Sixth Day of Christmas: “The Bishop’s Wife” from 1947

Today is the sixth day of “The Twelve Days of Christmas with the Code.” As December 30, it is the second to the last day of 2017. Tomorrow will be New Year's Eve, and the next day will be the beginning of the new year. As we approach 2018, I am continuing to celebrate Christmas … Continue reading The Sixth Day of Christmas: “The Bishop’s Wife” from 1947

The Fifth Day of Christmas: “The Man Who Came To Dinner” from 1942, Sealed in Vain

Today is the fifth day of “The Twelve Days of Christmas with the Code.” During this Yuletide event, I have reviewed Breen films which celebrate the season while complying with the Code. Today, however, I am going to review a Christmas feature which, although made during the greater Breen era (1934-1954), is far from being up … Continue reading The Fifth Day of Christmas: “The Man Who Came To Dinner” from 1942, Sealed in Vain

The Fourth Day of Christmas: “It Happened on Fifth Avenue” from 1947

Today is December 28. As 2017 is drawing to a close, PEPS is celebrating the “Twelve Days of Christmas with the Code.” As the fourth entry in this event, I am reviewing It Happened on Fifth Avenue, a lighthearted winter film which ends on New Years Day. This movie, which was made in 1947, features … Continue reading The Fourth Day of Christmas: “It Happened on Fifth Avenue” from 1947

The Third Day of Christmas: “The Great Rupert” from 1950

Today is the third day of the “Twelve Days of Christmas with the Code” here at PEPS. So far, I have reviewed a popular Christmas classic, White Christmas, and a lesser known film with a Christmas scene, Our Vines Have Tender Grapes. For today's entry in the Yuletide celebration, I am going to write about … Continue reading The Third Day of Christmas: “The Great Rupert” from 1950

The Second Day of Christmas: “Our Vines Have Tender Grapes” from 1945

Today is December 26, the Second Day of "The Twelve Days of Christmas with the Code." I am celebrating with another Code Christmas Classic. However, not all Christmas films are entirely centered around the holiday. Some movies just have a memorable Christmas scene. I am going to review such a picture for today's feature. My … Continue reading The Second Day of Christmas: “Our Vines Have Tender Grapes” from 1945

The Twelve Days of Christmas with the Code!

Today is Christmas Day. Most people think of it as the end of the Christmas season, but, in a way, it is the beginning. When you hear about the Twelve Days of Christmas, you probably think about the twelve days leading up to Christmas. Actually, the twelve days begin on December 25 and end on … Continue reading The Twelve Days of Christmas with the Code!

The First Day of Christmas: “White Christmas” from 1954

Merry Christmas! Today is Christmas Day, and it is also the first day of “The Twelve Days of Christmas with the Code.” We are beginning our study of Code Christmas Classics at the end of the era, October 14 of 1954. On that day, Irving Berlin's magical Christmas musical, White Christmas, was released. That was … Continue reading The First Day of Christmas: “White Christmas” from 1954

Mary Rose Breen: The First Lady of the Code

This is the 100th article I have posted on PEPS! Today is December 21st. It is four days until Christmas. It is Mary Rose Breen's birthday. As such, it is a good day for discussing the life of the woman who had the biggest influence over the man who had the biggest influence over Hollywood during the Golden … Continue reading Mary Rose Breen: The First Lady of the Code

Ring the Assembly Bell! Here Comes the Singing Sweethearts Blogathon!

Friends! I, Rebekah Brannan, co-founder of PEPS, have had very little to do with the writing of articles on PEPS up until now. My first solo participation was “Ring of Love:” An Original Movie from 1940 by Rebekah Brannan, for the Great Breening Blogathon. As many of you may have gathered from the subject of … Continue reading Ring the Assembly Bell! Here Comes the Singing Sweethearts Blogathon!