A Midnight Clear (1992)

A Midnight Clear (1992)

At Christmastime, as the war is winding down, a group of young American soldiers encounter a German platoon who want to surrender rather than continue fighting. Date: 1992 Director: Keith Gordon Writer: William Wharton, Keith Gordon Starring: Ethan Hawke, Gary Sinise,...
Black Christmas

Black Christmas

A crazed lunatic moves into the attic of an old sorority house and begins to terrorize the girls inside. Date: 1974 Director: Bob Clark Writer: Roy Moore Starring: Olivia Hussey, Keir Dullea, Margot Kidder, John Saxon, Andrea Martin, Art Hindle Runtime: 1:37:44 ASIN:...
Lovely, Still

Lovely, Still

Two seniors fall in love at Christmas, but all is not quite as it seems.

A Very Brady Christmas

A Very Brady Christmas

After Carol and Mike skip a Christmas trip they were dreaming of, they decide to pay for the whole family to fly back for the holidays, and all goes well until Mike gets called to a job site where corners were cut and he becomes trapped in a collapsing building. Date:...
Polar Express

Polar Express

A magical train appears in a boys front yard on Christmas Eve and it’s heading directly to the North Pole and Santa. Date: 2004 Director: Robert Zemeckis Writer: Chris Van Allsburg, Robert Zemeckis, William Broyles Jr. Starring: Tom Hanks, Leslie Zemeckis, Eddie...
Scrooge (1935)

Scrooge (1935)

A British production of A Christmas Carol from 1935 with Sir Seymour Hicks as Scrooge, with details of Victorian culture and life missing from many other versions. Date: 1935 Director: Henry Edwards Writer: Charles Dickens, H. Fowler Mear Starring: Seymour Hicks,...
Home Alone

Home Alone

Young Kevin McAllister is left to fend for himself against a couple of burglars as his entire family flies off on vacation and leave him behind. Date: 1990 Director: Chris Columbus Writer: John Hughes Starring: Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern, Catherine...
Scrooge’s Rock ‘N’ Roll Christmas

Scrooge’s Rock ‘N’ Roll Christmas

Scrooge is visited by a girl with a snowglobe which shows him people like Mike Love and Three Dog Night singing Christmas carols, to teach him the true spirit of Christmas, or something like that. Date: 1983 Director: Lou Tedesco Writers: Rex Sparger Starring: Jack...
The Carol Burnett Show: Christmas with Carol

The Carol Burnett Show: Christmas with Carol

Carol and the gang welcome Alan Alda for this Christmas-themed episode, including a classic sketch with Eunice and Mama. Date: 1974 Season: 8 Episode: 13 Director: Dave Powers Writer: Gary Belkin, Ed Simmons, Barry Harman, Dick Clair, Jenna McMahon, Rudy De Luca,...
A Colbert Christmas: The Greatest Gift of All

A Colbert Christmas: The Greatest Gift of All

Stephen Colbert welcomes guests Toby Keith, Willie Nelson, Feist, Jon Stewart, Elvis Costello, John Legend and Santa to his cabin, where he’s trapped, by a bear. Date: 2008 Director: Jim Hoskinson Writers: Stephen Colbert, Michael Brumm, Rich Dahm, Peter Gwinn...
Julie Andrews: The Sound of Christmas

Julie Andrews: The Sound of Christmas

Julie Andrews returns to Salzburg, Austria to record a Christmas special with her special guests John Denver, Plácido Domingo, and the King’s Singers. Date: 1987 Director: Dwight Hemion Starring: Julie Andrews, John Denver, Plácido Domingo, The King’s...
Emmet Otter’s Jug Band Christmas

Emmet Otter’s Jug Band Christmas

Emmet Otter and his mother are barely making ends meet at Christmas, and both risk what little they have so they can try to make the other’s Christmas special. Date: 1977 Director: Jim Henson Writer: Lillian Hoban, Russell Hoban, Jerry Juhl Starring: Jerry Nelson,...
Amy Grant: A Christmas to Remember

Amy Grant: A Christmas to Remember

Amy Grant invited 98 Degrees, Tony Bennett and CeCe Winans to Banff, Alberta to celebrate the holidays. Date: 1999 Directors: Jeff Margolis, Alan Carter Writers: Stephen Pouliot, Don Harary Starring: Amy Grant, Tony Bennett, 98 Degrees, CeCe Winans Runtime: 45:37 IMDB...
A Cosmic Christmas

A Cosmic Christmas

Three aliens travel to Earth to discover the meaning of Christmas. When they get there, they meet a boy and his goose who help to show them the true spirit of Christmas. Date: 1977 Director: Clive A. Smith Writer: Patrick Loubert, Ida Nelson, Ken Sobol, Martin Lavut...
The Twilight Zone (1985): Night of the Meek

The Twilight Zone (1985): Night of the Meek

A down on his luck department store Santa finds a magic bag which seems to be full of presents for everyone, is this remake from the original series. Date: 1985 Season: 1 Episode: 13 Director: Martha Coolidge Writer: Rockne S. O’Bannon, Rod Serling Starring: Richard...
My Favourite Tragedy – Sing Along to Christmas Songs

My Favourite Tragedy – Sing Along to Christmas Songs

Am I allowed to submit things myself? Not my music or anything, but My Favourite Tragedy just released a video for their song ‘Sing Along to Christmas Songs’ which is off of a Kickstarter funded album that came out last year. I was happy to have help fund...
Sofia Talvik – A Long Way Home

Sofia Talvik – A Long Way Home

Swedish songstress Sofia Talvik shares with us her latest seasonal single. A great, atmospheric track with a chilly and chilling video to accompany. Haunting and beautiful. A promotional blurb provided by the artist: Bolstered by the icy visuals in the stark...
Lee Hawkins – Mary Did You Know?

Lee Hawkins – Mary Did You Know?

Another smooth seasonal submission to share with you. Lee Hawkins’ Mary Did You Know. I love seeing modern songs start to make their way into classics, and Mary Did You Know only first started appearing in the last thirty years or so, so it’s a late-comer...
The Sounds of Christmas

The Sounds of Christmas

Hold the phone… there’s another OLG Christmas album? Why wasn’t I told! Apparently this one is a promo album (7″) that came out in the 1980s with seven public domain songs played at 33 1/3 on a seven inch disc. Joy to the World (1:50) O Little...
Carly Jamison – It Feels Like Christmas Every Single Day

Carly Jamison – It Feels Like Christmas Every Single Day

This is another fun one. Just got it in the inbox. Bouncy, happy, it’ll have your head bopping. And here’s a similarly fun video to go along with it. I hit replay soon after it was done because the tune was still swimming around my head. From the press...
Heart & Friends – Home for the Holidays

Heart & Friends – Home for the Holidays

So Heart has entered the Christmas game. Interesting. We all know Heart, we all know they can sing. When I first saw the song list I was more than a little intrigued – All Through the Night co-existing with Stairway to Heaven? Barracuda along-side The River? It...
Bruce Bergh – Christmas Time of the Year

Bruce Bergh – Christmas Time of the Year

First submission of 2014! Today we got an email from Bruce Bergh with a link to his Bandcamp page with his album of original Christmas music in a casual, cool style. The email came with an explanation that the songs were featured in two holiday movies last year, and...
The Tijuana Trumpets: Tijuana Christmas Party

The Tijuana Trumpets: Tijuana Christmas Party

Here’s an odd little number from my Tijuana Christmas section. (Apparently I have a Tijuana Christmas section now. Cool!) I always love it when they misspell Christmas on the cover. Happens surprisingly often… I wish I knew more about this album. Google...
White Christmas: The Story of An American Song

White Christmas: The Story of An American Song

Irving Berlin’s classic Christmas standard gets it’s own book, trying to capture the story of it’s creation and impact. Title: White Christmas: The Story of An American Song Year: 2007 Author: Jody Rosen Pages: 214 I had my doubts when I first hear...