Announcing The 2nd Happy Holidays Blogathon!

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Hello, friends! Is the holiday feeling in the air? Probably not yet, since this is only October 1, the second week of autumn. If you are planning for any holiday yet, it is probably Halloween. However, here at PEPS, we have decided to announce all three of our remaining 2020 blogathons early, so you can join whichever ones suit your fancy! October has The 4th Annual Great Breening Blogathon, November has The Third Annual Claude Rains Blogathon, and now December has The 2nd Happy Holidays Blogathon!

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Spring and summer were basically cancelled this year, along with every holiday since St. Patrick’s Day. Let’s make up for it by making this autumn and winter holiday season a joyous one to remember for years to come!

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We’re doing our part toward making 2020’s holiday season festive for hosting The Happy Holidays Blogathon here at PEPS for the second year in a row. In 2017, I celebrated the Yuletide season at PEPS with The Twelve Days of Christmas with the Code, which was fun but time-consuming. Like many of my projects, it turned out to be more work than I had anticipated! Last year, I thought of a way to celebrate wonderful classic Christmas movies without having to write a bunch of articles myself. I decided to host a blogathon honoring the greatest holiday films of all time. It turned out to be such a fun Christmas party that we’re hosting it again this year!

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We’re hosting this blogathon on the second weekend of December, before the real Christmas rush begins. The dates are December 11-13. This blogathon is all about movies which feature the winter holidays. Whether it is just one scene or the whole film, this is your chance to write about your favorite holiday movies!

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What films are eligible?

Any film with a holiday scene is eligible! It can be a movie with one holiday scene, a whole holiday theme, or a time span of several holidays. In this blogathon, we are not restricting participants to classic films. You can write about any holiday film, regardless of when it was made. Since many people wrote about television shows and holiday specials last year, we are officially included shows, as well.

Which holidays are eligible?

Last year, we included every holiday from Thanksgiving to Kwanzaa, only to find that everyone wanted to write about Christmas! Thus, this year, we’re mainly focusing on winter rather than fall ones. The main focus of this year’s blogathon is Christmas. We also are allowing New Years. Since that weekend is the beginning of Hanukkah, we are also allowing reviews of Hanukkah films and television shows. These will probably be more modern, since we’ve never heard of a classic Hanukkah film. If there are some, we’d love to find out what they are!

How do I participate?

If you want to participate, just leave us a comment and say so! We are putting no restrictions on duplicates. Participants may write as many articles as they want to. You can write about one film/television show or several which you like. If the film you want to review only has one holiday scene, you can write about the other parts of the movie, as well, as long as you make a point of mentioning the holiday scene. You also can write about holiday songs used in movies.

Please use one of the banners we designed for this occasion! We have one for Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, and New Years. Please use these in your articles and beforehand to spread the holiday cheer early!

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The Roster

  1. Tiffany Brannan of PEPS – Come to the Stable (1949)
  2. Rebekah Brannan of PEPS – Breening The Nutcracker and the Four Realms (2018)
  3. Erica D. of Poppity Talks Classic FilmIt Happened on 5th Avenue (1947)
  4. Neil “The Musical Man” Powell of Thoughts From the Music(al) Man – To Be Announced
  5. Kristen Winiarski of KN Winiarski WritesHoliday Inn (1942)
  6. Rebecca Deniston of Taking Up RoomSwiss Family Robinson (1960)
  7. Gil Jacobs of Reelweegiemidget Reviews – “Slay Ride” episode of TJ Hooker (1983)
  8. Carissa (The Regency Woman) of Musings of an IntrovertThe Nutcracker Prince (1990)
  9. Wes Sterling – A Holiday Film Review, Combined with a What the Code Means to Me Article
  10. Scott Brogan of The Judy Room – Holidays in Judy Garland Films
  11. Kayla of Whimsically ClassicWhite Christmas (1954)
  12. Neil “The Musical Man” Powell of Thoughts From The Music(al) ManThe Lemon Drop Kid (1951) and Pluto’s Christmas Tree (1952)
  13. Hamlette (Rachel) of Hamlette’s SoliloquyA Holiday Affair (1949)
  14. J-Dub of DubsismA Christmas Story (1983)
  15. Ruth of Silver Screenings3 Godfathers (1948)
  16. Michaela of Love Letters to Old HollywoodWhile You Were Sleeping (1995)
  17. MovieCritic of Movies Meet Their MatchBeyond Tomorrow (1940)
  18. Leah of Cary Grant Won’t Eat YouChristmas in Connecticut (1945)
  19. Patricia of The Movie Night Group’s Guide to Classic FilmLady in the Lake (1947)
  20. Sarah of Mrs. CharlesDesk Set (1957)

More Coming Soon!

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We can’t wait for December. Happy Holidays!

Please also join our two other upcoming blogathons!

The 4th Annual Great Breening Blogathon!


The Third Annual Claude Rains Blogathon!

Follow us to bring back the Code and save the arts in America!

We are lifting our voices in classical song to help the sun rise on a new day of pure entertainment!

Only the Code can make the sun rise on a new day of pure entertainment!

49 thoughts on “Announcing The 2nd Happy Holidays Blogathon!

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      • Thank you! Yep, I’m with you on that Christmas sequence…it makes me laugh out loud every time. Love it!

        It was SO nice to find your site today. What a treasure! Yay!

        Thank you again, Tiffany, I can’t wait to read The Roster’s articles. This will be so much fun.

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  3. I keep forgetting to sign up for this, so I have to do it while I still remember! I would like to review Beyond Tomorrow (1940), as I’ve been wanting to talk about it since I watched it in July. The story begins on Christmas, so I think it’s eligible. I don’t start thinking about Christmas until Dec. 1st, so this will be a fun way to kick off the season!

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    • Dear Heidi,

      These are great topics! They are unusual choices, not necessarily considered holiday films, but they are very appropriate nonetheless! I’m glad to have some less common choices added to the party. Thank you for joining!

      Yours Hopefully,

      Tiffany Brannan


  4. I left a comment a few days ago, but I’m not sure if it made its way through, so let’s try this again! I’d love to write about While You Were Sleeping (1995) for Love Letters to Old Hollywood.

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    • Dear Scott,

      Thank you for joining! You chose a great topic. Offhand, I can think of three Judy Garland films with very memorable Christmas scenes, and I wouldn’t be surprised if there are several more! I’m sure you will write a beautiful article on this topic.

      Yours Hopefully,

      Tiffany Brannan


  5. Hi, Tiffany, I’ll write for the animated film The Nutcracker Prince from 1990. This is one of my absolute favorite Christmas movies, although it was hard choosing because I LOVE Christmas and have so many favorite Christmas movies. But we’ll go with this one. 🙂

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  6. The Christmas holiday season is certainly one of my favorite times of the year, particularly with regard to watching Christmas films, so you can count me in! Admittedly, I am still in the process of trying to determine what I want to review then, so for now, just put me down for joining, and I’ll try to get back to you and let you know when I’ve made my decision.

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