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Christmas movies and TV episodes

Discussion in 'TV on DVD and Blu-ray' started by cajunhillbilly, Aug 23, 2015.

  1. davidmatychuk

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    I watched the "Hocus Pocus" Blu-Ray last night. It's a fun Hallowe'en movie, and a first-rate disc. $10 was a great deal, and that's 10 Canadian dollars, which would be $7.50 in American. That's lunch at McDonald's.
     
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    I saw Kurt Russell on TV last night who is in a new Netflix produced movie called The Christmas Chronicles.
     
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    I have seen the ads for that Looks good
     
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    Just watched the new Netflix movie "The Christmas Chronicles" with Kurt Douglas Nice movie
     
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    Watched a couple of episodes off the Merry Sitcom DVD set of vintage Christmas specials, "A Christmas Story" from Father Knows Best and "A Very Merry Christmas" from The Donna Reed Show. Both were first time viewings, not only of the episodes, but of the shows themselves (I know, I know...) I enjoyed both episodes, but especially The Donna Reed Show one. The story was very heart-warming (and still timely, with its opening Xmas shopping frenzy), with a fun guest turn from the one and only Buster Keaton. And Ms. Reed, who I've always been enamored with after multiple watches of It's a Wonderful Life, was just a luminously beautiful woman.

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    Good for you, Jeff. Love the Christmas episodes from both those series! You picked the best two of the bunch from that set in my humble opinion, although the Bewitched episode is a favorite of mine as well.

    Gary "I have begun watching my Christmas films, TV specials and TV episodes as well" O.
     
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    You mean Kurt Russell? :)

    We also watched this over the holiday and for me as an adult I really didn't find it very enjoyable. It was really dark and somewhat depressing and the story and acting was really cheesy I thought. My 10 year old liked it a bit more than me, but I sure won't be making this an annual Christmas viewing show.

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    Thanks, Gary! I've been thinking of picking both of these series up, now that I've started getting more into classic 50s and 60s era sitcoms. I've seen many of the famous ones over the years, but I don't remember either of these being broadcast in syndication in my market. I've always enjoyed adventure shows and dramas from many different eras, but most post-60s sitcoms don't do a whole lot for me.

    I'm guessing that the Father Knows Best Christmas episode was one of those first season ones from a syndicated print, judging from several odd edits and abrupt cuts. Looking forward to checking out the Bewitched, Window on Main Street and McHale's Navy eps in the coming weeks. (The verdict's still out on That Girl and The Flying Nun.)
     
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    I love all four of the Bewitched Christmas episodes. I usually save them for closer to Christmas.
     
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    Theres the Andy Griffith Season One Christmas Episode but I dont think TAGS had anymore Christmas themed episodes afterward
     
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    Yes, that's a great one, one of my favorite TAGS episodes, featuring an all-grown-up Elinor Donahue (the oldest daughter in Father Knows Best) as Andy's girlfriend.

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    Last night I watched "Old Dixie," the Christmas episode from the wonderful "Eastern" adventure series, Yancy Derringer. Par for the course with this series, it was good fun, full of danger, excitement, action and good humor. Despite the usual high body count (mostly made up of bad guys receiving rough justice from Yancy, played by suave Jock Mahoney, and his stalwart Indian pal, Pahoo), this was a full-on Christmas episode, including decorating a tree with popcorn strings and a final Christmas party spent with friends and loved ones. I enjoyed the heck out of it.

    If anyone has yet to pick up this series, I highly recommend it, one of several great vintage TV discoveries released by the late, lamented Timeless Entertainment Group.

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    The Flying Nun episode on the DVD release has really great color, IMO. And it certainly isn't your run of the mill Christmas episode, either!
     
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    Agreed on both counts!
     
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    I just picked up some Christmas Blu-Rays and DVD's at Sunrise Records in Metrotown, the enormous Vancouver-area mall. They had big sections for Christmas videos and music. These were once common at Christmas time, but now that they are not, I am finding that I have actual Christmas nostalgia for them. It was GREAT, so good on you, Sunrise Records! Here's what I picked up, reports to follow:

    - The Original Christmas Specials Collection (4 Blu-Ray set)
    - The Brian Setzer Orchestra - Christmas Rocks! Live (Blu-Ray with audio download card)
    - Die Hard (30th Anniversary) (Blu-Ray with Digital Copy)
    - Get Santa (DVD)
    - Lassie's Christmas Episodes (DVD)
     
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    I have Christmas nostalgia for that, as well. When I was a kid, even the regular supermarket had a display of Christmas albums and I could usually persuade my parents to buy me one. I distinctly recall getting a Julie Andrews Christmas album at Thrifty Drugstore and a Jim Nabors album at Alpha Beta (a chain grocery store back then). Fun times.
     
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    What are the Clearance issues with the 1973 version of Miracle on 34th Street? A number of the actors are now deceased. Is it a matter of getting approval from the Estates of the individual actors? Is it a Music issue ? Or is it just a matter of Fox wanting it released or not?
     
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    People have too much time on their hands
     
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    I watched a rather nutty Christmas film recently, Turbulence from 1997...

     

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