🥤I start my “Christmas/Thanksgiving” watching in November because Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays here in the USA! 🦃
A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving SPEND THANKSGIVING WITH GOOD OL’ CHARLIE BROWN! Turkey, cranberries, pumpkin pie… and the Peanuts gang to share them with. This is going to be the greatest Thanksgiving ever! The fun begins when Peppermint Patty invites herself and her pals to Charlie Brown’s house for a REALLY big turkey party. Good grief! All our hero can cook is cold cereal and maybe toast. Is Charlie Brown doomed? Not when Linus, Snoopy and Woodstock chip in to save the (Thanksgiving) Day. With such good friends, Charlie Brown – and all of us – have so many reasons to be thankful.The Mayflower Voyagers The Peanuts gang tells the story of the 1620 Mayflower voyage from England to the new world detailing the hardships they faced, how the Natives helped them survive, and ending the following autumn in a feast of Thanksgiving.Love these Peanut Holiday films, my cup of tea! CAPTURE THE SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS WITH THIS TIMELESS CLASSIC! Kris Kringle, seemingly the embodiment of Santa Claus, is asked to portray the jolly old fellow at Macy’s following his performance in the Thanksgiving Day parade. His portrayal is so complete that many begin to question if he truly is Santa Claus, while others question his sanity. A highly enjoyable Holiday film, my cup of tea!
The McCallisters are rushing once again as they embark on a trip to Florida. In their haste, Kevin is separated from them and winds up on a plane bound for New York. WHAT HE REALLY WANTED WAS TO SPEND THANKSGIVING WITH HIS FAMILY. WHAT HE GOT WAS THREE DAYS WITH THE TURKEY. A man must struggle to travel home for Thanksgiving, with an obnoxious slob of a shower ring salesman his only companion. Funny, classic festive film, my cup of tea!
Home AloneA FAMILY COMEDY WITHOUT THE FAMILY. Eight-year-old Kevin McCallister makes the most of the situation after his family unwittingly leaves him behind when they go on Christmas vacation. But when a pair of bungling burglars set their sights on Kevin’s house, the plucky kid stands ready to defend his territory. By planting booby traps galore, adorably mischievous Kevin stands his ground as his frantic mother attempts to race home before Christmas Day. An absolute classic gem with all the right trimmings, my cup of tea!
An animated, magical, musical version of Dickens’ timeless classic “A Christmas Carol.” The nearsighted Mr. Magoo doesn’t have a ghost of a chance as Ebenezer Scrooge, unless he learns the true meaning of Christmas from the three spirits who haunt him one Christmas Eve... with razzle-berry dressing! ONE OF THE BEST-LOVED HOLIDAY STORIES OF ALL TIME. One of the best-loved holiday stories of all time is back in this animated, musical version of Charles Dickens’ most famous tale. An all-star voice lineup features Whoopi Goldberg, Ed Asner, Michael York and Tim Curry as Scrooge. Come share the joy as cold-hearted Ebenezer Scrooge, the man who “bah-humbugged” his way through Christmas, discovers the true holiday spirit after he’s visited by the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future. With original music and eight great songs, this uplifting, animated tale is destined to become a new holiday classic... my cup of tea ... "Santa's sootie suit"...
Tim Curry as Ebenezer Scrooge
Whoopi Goldberg as Ghost of Christmas Present
Michael York as Bob Cratchit
Ed Asner as Jacob Marley's Ghost
Frank Welker as Debit
Kath Soucie as Mrs. Cratchit, Ghost of Christmas Past and Fan
Jodi Benson as Belle
Jim Cummings as Ghost of Christmas Yet-To-Come
Jarrad Kritzstein as Tiny Tim1/2Journalist Elizabeth Lane is one of the country’s most famous food writers. In her columns, she describes herself as a hard working farm woman, taking care of her children and being an excellent cook. But this is all lies. In reality she is an unmarried New Yorker who can’t even boil an egg. The recipes come from her good friend Felix. The owner of the magazine she works for has decided that a heroic sailor will spend his Christmas on *her* farm. Miss Lane knows that her career is over if the truth comes out, but what can she do? Premise of the story was good in parts, but did not come through for me as I expected, except for Barbara Stanwyck. A holiday favourite for generations… George Bailey has spent his entire life giving to the people of Bedford Falls. All that prevents rich skinflint Mr. Potter from taking over the entire town is George’s modest building and loan company. But on Christmas Eve the business’s $8,000 is lost and George’s troubles begin. Still a wonderful, enjoyable masterpiece that will always be my cup of tea!( )In this touching Christmas classic a young orphaned drummer boy is kidnapped. After he escapes he searches for his camel and finds him in the Nativity of the Baby Jesus. He gives Baby Jesus the only gift he has a song on his drum. This song is the only gift Baby Jesus responds to. True spirit of Christmas for me, also enjoy the Vienna Boys Choir singing... my cup of tea! Line of Fire Parts 1 and 2The holiday season holds little cheer for D.I. Jack Frost in this action-packed two parter. A local power station worker plunges to his death on the same day his home is vandalized. A crime squad detective is found murdered and the evidence points to police corruption. Frost takes the lead in the investigation and clashes with the dead detective's abrasive boss.The only season of A Touch of Frost that has a Christmas atmosphere. Always have enjoyed this series... my highest cup of tea! The Stingiest Man in TownMEET SCROOGE… This cartoon version of A Christmas Carol hails from the production house of Arthur Rankin Jr. and Jules Bass–the team that brought you just about every other Christmas special you saw as a kid (including Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer). Reinvented as a 49-minute musical ghost story, Stingiest stars the voice of Walter Matthau as the bedeviled Scrooge and Tom Bosley as the Jiminy Cricket-type narrator, B. Humbug, Esq. A magical delight that brings out the child in every one of us... my cup of tea!1/2Lovely Linda Mason has crooner Jim Hardy head over heels, but suave stepper Ted Hanover wants her for his new dance partner after femme fatale Lila Dixon gives him the brush. Jim’s supper club, Holiday Inn, is the setting for the chase by Hanover and manager Danny Reed. The music’s the thing. Great dancing/singing w/Bing Crosby Fred Astaire Marjorie Reynolds Virginia Dale...The Christmas Story(a/k/a Dennis & Christmas)Dennis goes crazy trying to find gifts. I've always enjoyed that little 'menace'! Judgment in HeavenJarrod invites a client home for Christmas, not knowing that woman's convict boyfriend has recently escaped from jail. The Big Valley is one of my fav Westerns/shows overall! Give or Take a MillionWhen two bank robbers trip an alarm, they try to hide but are transported along with a consignment of hundreds of gifts to a children's hospital. The crooks are captured and one lucky child gets the Christmas of a lifetime at Tracy Island. Thunderbirds Are Go!... my cup of tea! I Love Lucy Christmas SpecialThe Christmas EpisodeThe Ricardos and Mertzes decorating Lucy and Ricky's Christmas tree and reminiscing about how their lives have changed since the arrival of the Ricardos' son, Little Ricky (Keith Thibodeaux). Flashbacks recall the night Lucy tells Ricky she is pregnant, the time Lucy shows up unexpectedly as part of a barbershop quartet and the day Ricky and the Mertzes rehearse taking Lucy to the maternity ward. Classic that transcends time... my cup of tea! The Lone Ranger: “Christmas Story”The Lone Ranger meets a young boy who's Christmas wish is to be re-united with his father. The Lone Ranger and Tonto go on a quest to find the boy's father and grant the boy his wish.*The SnowmanOn Christmas Eve, a young boy builds a snowman that comes to life and takes him to the North Pole to meet Santa Claus. 1st time watching, loved the animation, but...Charlie Brown's Christmas Tales
The Peanuts gang have more misadventures at Christmas time. Another great classic christmas from the Peanut gang... my cup of tea! A Charlie Brown Christmas THAT’S WHAT CHRISTMAS IS ALL ABOUT, CHARLIE BROWN! When Charlie Brown complains about the overwhelming materialism that he sees amongst everyone during the Christmas season, Lucy suggests that he become director of the school Christmas pageant. Charlie Brown accepts, but is a frustrating struggle. When an attempt to restore the proper spirit with a forlorn little fir Christmas tree fails, he needs Linus’ help to learn the meaning of Christmas. One of my all-time favs at Christmas time... my cup of tea!
Frosty the Snowman A living snowman and a little girl struggle to elude a greedy magician who is after the snowman's magic hat.
Linus and Lucy’s younger brother Rerun wants a dog for Christmas, and Snoopy’s brother Spike may be the answer. Another great Peanuts classic... my cup of tea!
An Episcopal Bishop, Henry Brougham, has been working for months on the plans for an elaborate new cathedral which he hopes will be paid for primarily by a wealthy, stubborn widow. He is losing sight of his family and of why he became a churchman in the first place. Enter Dudley, an angel sent to help him. Dudley does help everyone he meets, but not necessarily in the way they would have preferred. With the exception of Henry, everyone loves him, but Henry begins to believe that Dudley is there to replace him, both at work and in his family’s affections, as Christmas approaches. A fantastic film, with great acting & lovely sets! ... my cup of tea! YULE CRACK UP. It’s Christmas time and the Griswolds are preparing for a family seasonal celebration, but things never run smoothly for Clark, his wife Ellen and their two kids. Clark’s continual bad luck is worsened by his obnoxious family guests, but he manages to keep going knowing that his Christmas bonus is due soon. Great classic w/many funny situations ... my cup of tea! IF YOU REALLY BELIEVE, ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN. A little girl discovers dreams can come true if you really believe. Six-year-old Susan Walker has doubts about childhood’s most enduring miracle – Santa Claus. Her mother told her the ‘secret’ about Santa a long time ago. But after meeting a special department store Santa who’s convinced he’s the real thing, Susan is given the most precious gift of all something to believe in. An absolute delight for me. A superb remake and the actors were well cast, & for that darling little girl, yeah! ... my cup of tea for sure!! It's Christmastime Again, Charlie Brown Good morning, would you like to buy a Christmas wreath made from some junky old branches my brother found in a Christmas tree lot? You wouldn't would you? And I can't say I blame you. -Sally Brown A truly classy classic at Christmastime! ...my cup of tea. An old bitter miser who makes excuses for his uncaring nature learns real compassion when three ghosts visit him on Christmas Eve. My absolute fav adaptation on Charles Dickens' classic Christmas tale... my highest cup of tea!
Some of my Charles Dickens/A Christmas Carol audio collection!
HER CHILD WOULD CHANGE THE WORLD. Mary and Joseph make the hard journey to Bethlehem for a blessed event in this retelling of the Nativity story. This meticulously researched and visually lush adaptation of the biblical tale follows the pair on their arduous path to their arrival in a small village, where they find shelter in a quiet manger and Jesus is born. My absolute fav of all my Christmas movies with it's great authenticity & beautiful story... my highest cup of tea!