Tag - 13 Days of Xmas

13 Days of Xmas 2011 – Day 3: Yes...

It’s time for another cavalcade of Christmas cartoons, since that’s the traditional Day 3 approach to things. We kick off with the Max Fleischer 1939 classic, “Somewhere in Dreamland.” That’s apparently Mae...

13 Days of Xmas 2011 – Day 2: The...

The holiday YouTube channel so often we’ve just turned over an entire day of 13 Days of Xmas to it. It cannot be denied: XmasFlix rocks. Here are two bits worth sharing: first, an episode of the show Mr. Piper. Never heard of this...

Muppets Christmas

13 Days of Xmas 2011 Begins Here… With...

I know, I know, it’s traumatic for everybody. But as the intro says, “Buck little camper.” We’re here with our Fifth Year of 13 Days of Xmas to help you slide into the mayhem of the yuletide season. Whether...

Charlie Brown and Linus Christmas

13 Days of Xmas 2010, Day 13: The Big Day

There are some things you can’t get sick of. Every year at Halloween, we close out 32 Days of Halloween with Night of the Living Dead. It’s tradition (the same reason you don’t fall off the roof and be devoured by the...

Rich Little: Christmas Carol

13 Days of Xmas 2010, Day 12: Rich...

At turns amusing, at turns terrifying, it’s the 1978 HBO special Rich Little’s A Christmas Carol. Featuring Little doing a series of his impersonations and placing them in the roles of the Dickens classic, be warned: it’s...

I'm Sorry I Haven't a Christmas Clue

13 Days of Xmas 2010, Day 11: I’m...

For fans of British panel shows, there is the granddaddy of them all: I’m Sorry I Haven’t a Clue. Originally chaired by Humphrey Lyttelton with original panelists Graeme Garden, Barry Cryer, Tim Brooke-Tyler and Willie Rushton...

Merry Christmas Jackie Gleason

13 Days of Xmas 2010, Day 10: A Honeymooners...

So today we go back to the 1950s for a pair of classic Christmas television episodes for The Honeymooners. We have the 1953 episode from The Jackie Gleason Show, “Santa and the Bookies,” and the 1955 episode from the standalone...

Waitresses: Christmas Wrapping

13 Days of Xmas 2010, Day 9: Christmas...

When The Waitresses recorded “Christmas Wrapping” in New York on a scorching August day back in 1981, they had no idea that it would become an indelible part of Christmas pop music history. Although The Waitresses were the...

Raggedy Ann and Andy: The Great Santa Claus Caper

13 Days of Xmas 2010, Day 7: The Great Santa...

So during 32 Days of Halloween we brought you the Raggedy Ann and Andy special. I’m no huge fan of the characters myself, but one cannot deny Chuck Jones, who directed that special. But another holiday special came along for Christmas...