For it is good to be children sometimes, and never better than at Christmas, when its mighty Founder was a child Himself.
from Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol
December 25 may have come and gone, but the Crazy Christmas Spectacular isn’t over yet. Stick around through all 12 days of Christmas for more festive fun.
Scrooged is under-appreciated as a Christmas movie; as an 80s comedy; and as a Bill Murray movie.
Crazy Christmas Spectacular! I love Hallmark’s Mickey’s Christmas Carol ornament series. It’s the only series that I have every ornament for. Last year’s Uncle Scrooge ornament is my favorite of course. And this concludes our Crazy Christmas Spectacular! as today is the 12th day of Christmas or Twelfth Night . Tomorrow is Epiphany. I didn’t get around to everything I wanted to write, but there’s always next Christmas. Merry Christmas everybody!
Crazy Christmas Spectacular! My brother-in-law gave me this book last night to read. I hadn’t heard of it until he was telling me about it, but he said “Trust me, you’ll like it. It combines two things I know you love.” He was right. I did love it! It’s a re-telling of A Christmas Carol with Batman! Bruce Wayne is cast as ol’ Ebeneezer. It’s written and drawn by Lee Bermejo. I don’t like his take on the Batman suit, but his art is striking. I love who he casts as the Ghost of Christmas Present, and I like how he re-tells the story using Batman but it’s not a straight-out re-telling of the story using beloved characters like with Mickey and friends or the Muppets. I recommend Batman: Noel as a quick, Christmas comics fix.
Crazy Christmas Spectacular! I’m still working on my own write-up about Christmas Carol adaptations, but today’s entry on The A.V. Club’s TV Advent Calendar analyzes three adaptations (one of them is one of my favorites, can you guess which one?) and speaks much better than I can about why this story lends itself so easily to adaptation.
Crazy Christmas Spectacular comes to the long-forgotten Book Club.