Books & Commentary & Movies & Music & Television 20 Dec 2010 10:33 pm

It’s Not Christmas Until …

… I hear “Father Christmas” by the Kinks ….

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… read the classic Carl Barks’ comic-book story “Christmas for Shacktown” …

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… hear Orson Welles and Lionel Barrymore in their rendition of A Christmas Carol from the golden age of radio …

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… read, see, or listen to some version of How the Grinch Stole Christmas (with the exception of the rotten live-action movie from a few years back) …

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… listen to one (or all) of the Trans-Siberian Orchestra Christmas CDs (but the original, Christmas Eve and Other Stories, is still the best) …

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… and of course watch movies It’s a Wonderful Life, A Christmas Story and Holiday Inn, but I’m too tired to dig up images to go along with them.

Anybody else have any favorites?

One Response to “It’s Not Christmas Until …”

  1. on 23 Dec 2010 at 1.D.J. said …

    Don’t forget about “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation”

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