Tag: Christmas

Fear of Santa Claus Pt 1 (Silent Night Deadly Night, 1984)

Silent Night, Deadly Night opens with little Billy and his family visiting Grandpa.  Gramps is a bit senile and instills dread in young Ricky of Santa Claus.  He warns Billy that Santa Claus will punish the wicked…on the drive home, his dad stops to help Santa… Continue Reading “Fear of Santa Claus Pt 1 (Silent Night Deadly Night, 1984)”

Prologue to What a Scrooge

I have always had a soft spot for Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol.Oh, that is underselling it.  It is my favorite Christmas tale.  I like it more than the Christmas Story from the Bible.  I can watch endless attempts to tell the tale. I… Continue Reading “Prologue to What a Scrooge”

The Wondrous Life (It’s a Wonderful Life, 1946)

Frank Capra’s It’s a Wonderful Life was not a hit when released, yet it managed to become a classic.  Due to copyright errors the film became a Christmas mainstay, cementing it as a Christmas Classic.  And that is alright by me. It’s a Wonderful… Continue Reading “The Wondrous Life (It’s a Wonderful Life, 1946)”