About Christmas TV History

Monday, December 28, 2009

Screening Tonight

We had a screening tonight of several fun programs mentioned in the book. The above image is the cover of the program for the event. Tonight's schedule:

"Too Many Christmas Trees" from The Avengers (1965) pg. 80 in The Christmas TV Companion

"The Star" from The New Twilight Zone (1985) pg. 36

Franz Kafka's It's A Wonderful Life (1993) pg. 13

My Santa! (2005) pg. 104-5

"Christmas Episode" from The Jack Benny Show (ca. 1950s) pg. 114-15

Christmas Visit (also known as Santa Visits Antarctica) (1959) pg. 42-3

Santa Claus' Story (ca. 1950s?) pg. 124-25

And, my dear friend Michael added a short clip of the holiday musical number "Yeh Pal Chanehal" from the Bollywood film, Kalicharan (1976).

I selected these programs because this particular audience is one that appreciates TV science fiction and cult TV series. I provided a little bit of introduction and commentary before each program and it seemed to be quite a success. Perhaps next Christmas this event could be inspiration for your own MYOM with friends and family.

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like that you had pretty good time there and hopefully the book will be a good success in future. Do let us know about any other such events in future.