Category: Christmas

6 Christmas songs to get you in the spirit.

In two days, it will be Christmas and I can hardly believe that 2017 is coming to an end in 8 days.  So to get myself into the spirit of the holiday, as well as the two plus months of winter, I’ve compiled six songs that speak to me.  As everyone knows, lots of holiday/winter songs have... Read more »

A Christmas Story Live is punishment to Americans for electing Trump as President

While watching the musical version on Fox, I noticed the subtle political messages being interwoven into the presentation.  We heard a brief radio interlude of a news bulletin of Republicans and Democrats not seeing eye to eye, subtle words from the mom about being worked like a horse, and then witnessing the father character doing... Read more »

Hallmark Channel needs to be reminded Christmas comes after Halloween

So October 28th kicks off the ‘Countdown to Christmas’ brainwashing with a bunch of poorly made holiday movies.. proving that the network is all about quantity instead of quality.  I guess when the all mighty dollar is dominant, who cares if the product produced has any depth or merit.  Just so long as people gobble... Read more »

Christmas Spirit, Where Art Thou?

Christmas is right around the corner, and I’ve been patiently waiting for the holiday spirit to touch my heart like it has done so many times in the past.  I’ve done the typical things one does to celebrate the holiday such as holiday music, gift buying, holiday movies, giving money to the Salvation Army, even... Read more »

A top 10 list of Christmas tv-movies from the 1980s and 1990s

With the holiday tv season in full force, all of the cable networks have been churning out holiday tv movies like a toy on an assembly line.  While there are some gems within the clutter of tv-movies, there was a time that only one tv-movie was released per year on each network.  It can be... Read more »

Merry Minimalist Christmas

For my first official blog post on ChicagoNow, I wanted to blog about something memorable and with the blog going live just before Christmas, I figured what better to blog about then the holiday. However, as I was setting up this blog, I couldn’t really come up with anything I could contribute to the topic... Read more »