Eight Days of Christmas, Day 5: Christmas with the Fonz

On the fifth day of Christmas, TMP brings to you… the Cunninghams and their pal Fonz, too! That’s right, folks, we’re taking a trip back to the ’50s — by way of the ’70s — and visiting one of the holiday-themed episodes of the long-running sitcom Happy Days. I grew up on re-runs of this series and continue to watch them, so I’ve got a … Continue reading Eight Days of Christmas, Day 5: Christmas with the Fonz

Eight Days of Christmas, Day 3: Christmas with the Bradys

On the third day of Christmas, TMP brings to you… a “lovely lady” with a Christmas flu! Okay, it’s not a flu, it’s laryngitis… but technicalities aside, today we’re spending Christmas with the Bradys and taking a look at “The Voice of Christmas,” the season one holiday episode of The Brady Bunch. This post is also written in tribute to Florence Henderson, the much-loved “Mrs. … Continue reading Eight Days of Christmas, Day 3: Christmas with the Bradys

Eight Days of Christmas: It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)

A note from Lindsey: Merry Christmas to those who are celebrating today! I hope you all are having a fantastic holiday! Today wraps up the Eight Days of Christmas series, and I’m sharing a review of one of the most beloved Christmas classics, It’s a Wonderful Life. Previous posts: The Bishop’s Wife, Boys Town, Miracle on 34th Street, Bundle of Joy, A Christmas Wish, Beyond Christmas, … Continue reading Eight Days of Christmas: It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)

Eight Days of Christmas: Remember the Night (1940)

A note from Lindsey: In addition to being a part of the Eight Days of Christmas celebration, this film is being reviewed/re-watched for the Barbara Stanwyck Filmography Project. For more reviews from this project, visit the Listography page! Lee Leander (Barbara Stanwyck) is in trouble with the law. Just in time for the Christmas shopping season, she’s done a little less-than-legal “shopping,” stealing a bracelet from a … Continue reading Eight Days of Christmas: Remember the Night (1940)

Eight Days of Christmas: Beyond Christmas (1940)

On the sixth day of Christmas TMP gives to you… a recycled review? We’re taking a little rewind today in TMP Christmasland. And speaking of rewinds, before we get to today’s film, here are links to the past five days of Christmas in case you missed ’em: | The Bishop’s Wife | Boys Town | Miracle on 34th Street | | Bundle of Joy | A Christmas … Continue reading Eight Days of Christmas: Beyond Christmas (1940)

Eight Days of Christmas: A Christmas Wish (1950)

Rupert is the world’s greatest entertainer, according to his trainer. He may be a squirrel, but he sure can dance, and can also jump rope! “He taps his little toe, and steals the show, and takes your heart along…” but not the hearts of many, as it turns out. Rupert and his trainer are struggling, and unable to pay their rent, they are kicked out … Continue reading Eight Days of Christmas: A Christmas Wish (1950)

Eight Days of Christmas: Bundle of Joy (1956)

The Christmas rush is in full swing at Merlin and Son department store. (Merlin is Adolphe Menjou, “son” is Eddie Fisher.) Polly Parrish (Debbie Reynolds) works in the hat department and can’t wait for the rush to be over, because she’s expecting a raise at the end of it. She’s done quite well as a salesperson — placed many a hat on many a head. Twenty-three … Continue reading Eight Days of Christmas: Bundle of Joy (1956)