It’s the most wonderful time of the year! This is the first full weekend of December, the first weekend after Thanksgiving! There are two more weekends until Christmas. What better time to celebrate the holiday season through Hollywood’s eyes with a special blogathon? The Happy Holidays Blogathon has finally arrived!
In a desire to be all-inclusive, we made this blogathon’s theme holiday films rather than just Christmas films. We are officially welcoming Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, New Year’s, Russian Christmas, and Epiphany films. We made three additional banners just for this purpose. However, every single participant decided to write about a film which focuses on or features Christmas! (The only exception is the Star Wars Holiday Special, which is technically about Life Day, but we didn’t make a banner for that!) I guess that Christmas is still the most popular holiday, at least for entertainment.
Haul out the Hollywood, for we need a little Christmas now! From today through Sunday, we will republish all the holiday-themed film reviews which our participants send. If you are participating in this blogathon, you can link to this post or the original announcement. Leave us the link to your post, and we will add it to the assortment of gifts.
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! Please enjoy this blogathon, our final blogathon of 2019!
The Roster So Far:
“Christmas in Space:” Winthrop J. Quiggy of The Midnite Drive-In – Star Wars Holiday Special from 1978
“My Ten Favorite Christmas Films:” The Story Enthusiast – A List of Her Favorite Christmas Movies
“Stubby Pringle’s Christmas, 1978:” Paddy Lee of Caftan Woman – Stubby Pringle’s Christmas from 1978
“Julie Andrews: The Sound of Christmas:” The Classic Movie Muse – The Sound of Christmas from 1987
“Take 3: The Nine Lives of Christmas Review:” Sally Silverscreen of 18 Cinema Lane – The Nine Lives of Christmas from 2014
“When Barbara Stanwyck Makes All the Decisions:” Ruth of Silver Screenings – Remember the Night from 1940
“Vintage Winter Wear:” Tiffany Brannan of PEPS – Holiday Fashion in Remember the Night from 1940 for Film Fashion Fridays
“Merry Classic Film Talk: ‘Holiday Affair’ (1949):” Erica D. of Poppity Talks Classic Film – A Holiday Affair from 1949
“The Year Without a Santa Claus (1974):” Keith of Various Ramblings of a Nostalgic Italian – The Year Without a Santa Claus from 1974
“Christmas in Carvel:” Rebecca Deniston of Taking Up Room – Love Finds Andy Hardy from 1938
“‘The Holiday’: a modern rom-com with a classic movie heart:'” Toni Ruberto of Watching Forever – The Holiday from 2006
“Merry Classic Film Talk: ‘Christmas in Connecticut’ (1945):” Erica D. of Poppity Talks Classic Film – Christmas in Connecticut from 1945
“Merry Christmas Film Talk: ‘White Christmas’ (1954):” Erica D. of Poppity Talks Classic Film – White Christmas from 1954
“Thoughts From The Music(al) Man (2019) on… Susan Slept Here (1954):” Neil Powell of Thoughts from the Music(al) Man – Susan Slept Here from 1954
“Alistair Sim’s Christmas Carol (1951): the ‘full-bodied’ Scrooge:” Lesley of Second Sight Cinema – A Christmas Carol from 1951
“A Christmas Story (1983):” Keith of Various Ramblings of a Nostalgic Italian – A Christmas Story from 1983
“A Code Christmas Carol:” Tiffany Brannan of PEPS – A Christmas Carol from 1939 for 52 Code Films
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!
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