I used to be a bit of a Scrooge who just thought of Christmas as a somewhat enjoyable day between two superior holidays, Halloween and New Year’s Eve. As the years have passed, though, Christmas has become my favorite holiday. I love that it falls early enough in winter that us Michiganders aren’t quite tired of snow yet. I love the lights, the scents, the … Continue reading Collector’s Corner: Christmas Films!
Happy Christmas Eve to all who are celebrating! For the seventh day of Christmas, TMP brings to you… a marathon of holiday views! Here are nearly 24 hours worth of Christmas flicks to enjoy. As always, a reminder: TMP does not recommend actually gluing yourself to a couch for 24 full hours. But, it’s always fun to see what a full-day movie playlist could include. … Continue reading Eight Days of Christmas, Day 7: Make It a Marathon: 24 Hours of Christmas Flicks
Steve Mason (Robert Mitchum) has landed a seasonal job as a clerk at a New York City department store. While working one day, he meets Connie Ennis (Janet Leigh), a customer who seems to have big money to spend. As it turns out, Connie is actually a spy from one of the store’s competitors, snooping around and purchasing a very expensive train set. The next … Continue reading Eight Days of Christmas: Holiday Affair (1949)
The children of Mars have become obsessed with Earthly, American television programs. With Christmas approaching on Earth, these TV shows have been all about Santa Claus (John Call)… and the martians are upset that their children are so obsessed with mind-numbing “Earth programs.” The martians decide to head to Earth so they can kidnap Santa and bring him back to Mars for their children. Upon … Continue reading Eight Days of Christmas: Classics of the Corn: Santa Claus Conquers the Martians (1964)