Here we are at the apex of the holiday season and as we near Christmas, I thought it would be a great chance to reminisce about some great Christmas classics and talk a little about the season. First and foremost, I must admit that Christmas is not my favorite holiday, but one of the things that really gets me into the Christmas spirit are Christmas movies and all of those classic television specials that make the rounds.
In fact, my best memories of Christmas involve my family all gathering to watch classic specials such as Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer (1964), The Year Without a Santa Claus (1974) and How the Grinch Stole Christmas (1966). Each one of these are a product of their era, but I would argue that there has never been a better time period for Christmas than 1950 through 1975. Continue reading “Gremlins and the Golden Age of Christmas”