The Encore of the Twelve Days of Christmas with the Code: “Balalaika” from 1939

Today is Russian Christmas. Starting on Christmas Day, I wrote one article during each day of the twelve days of Christmas. In each article, I discussed a Code Christmas classic during my series “The Twelve Days of Christmas with the Code.” Yesterday was the finale, the Epiphany. Today I am doing an encore to the … Continue reading The Encore of the Twelve Days of Christmas with the Code: “Balalaika” from 1939

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The Finale of The Twelve Days of Christmas with the Code: “The Bells of St. Mary’s” from 1945

Today is January 6, the Epiphany. Since Christmas Day, I have written about one Christmas film from the Code era every day in my “Twelve Days of Christmas with the Code” series. Those days led up to today's article in honor of the Epiphany, which is the finale of the event. My article for today … Continue reading The Finale of The Twelve Days of Christmas with the Code: “The Bells of St. Mary’s” from 1945

The Twelfth Day of Christmas: “It’s a Wonderful Life” from 1946

Today is the twelfth and last day of “The Twelve Days of Christmas with the Code.” Starting on Christmas Day, I have reviewed a Christmas classic from the Breen era every day. Tomorrow is the Epiphany, which is the finale of my Yuletide celebration of Code classics. For today's film, I am going to write … Continue reading The Twelfth Day of Christmas: “It’s a Wonderful Life” from 1946

The Eleventh Day of Christmas: “Meet Me in St. Louis” from 1944

Today is the eleventh day of “The Twelve Days of Christmas with the Code.” There is only one more day after this before the Epiphany! In the traditional song, the gift for today would be “eleven lords a-leaping;” in my Yuletide activity here at PEPS, the gift for today is Meet Me in St. Louis … Continue reading The Eleventh Day of Christmas: “Meet Me in St. Louis” from 1944

The Tenth Day of Christmas: “A Holiday Affair” from 1949

Today is the tenth day of Christmas during PEPS's “The Twelve Days of Christmas with the Code.” I want to thank all my readers who have read, liked, and commented on my nine articles during the series. Today, I am going to write about another Yuletide classic, A Holiday Affair from 1949. This Christmas classic … Continue reading The Tenth Day of Christmas: “A Holiday Affair” from 1949

The Ninth Day of Christmas: “Miracle on 34th Street” from 1947

Today is the second day of January and the ninth day of “The Twelve Days of Christmas with the Code” here at PEPS. I've reviewed eight Christmas classics from the Breen era so far. I have written about some secular movies and some religious pieces. I have reviewed some films that are all about Christmas … Continue reading The Ninth Day of Christmas: “Miracle on 34th Street” from 1947

The Eighth Day of Christmas: “Show Boat” from 1951

Happy New Year! Today is the first day of 2018. At 6:36 PM here in California, we are told that the brightest full moon of the year will reach its most glorious point. The year ahead promises to be a bright and blessed one. I'm sure we all have our own goals, hopes, and desires … Continue reading The Eighth Day of Christmas: “Show Boat” from 1951

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

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