The December holiday season is pure gold for the entertainment industry.
From Christmas music, which I love, to TV specials and holiday themed episodes of TV series, some of which are good like the Eureka episode I mentioned in my last post and Glee’s funny homage to Christmas specials past.
Let’s not forget the holiday movies, whether on TV or in the theater, brand new or holiday classics like Holiday Inn, filled with wonderful Irving Berlin songs, and one very questionable number, see if you can figure it out in the clip:
and Meet Me in St. Louis, starring Judy Garland, and featuring the now-holiday classic Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.
And films of more recent vintage like Elf, The Polar Express and this year’s blockbuster installment of the chipmunks.
Not to mention the big films released in December to capture the holiday audience. This year, we had updates of the Mission Impossible and Sherlock Holmes franchises. BTW Sherlock is good, but it really drags in places, and Douglas fell asleep at the end. Do with that information what you will.
But for me going forward, my holiday movie of choice will have to be Paul. We rented it on Christmas Day, and I loved it so much I bought a copy the very next day, braving Best Buy on Boxing Day no less.
Have a Happy New Year!