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Thursday, July 28, 2011

Christmas in July **Giveaway**

I had so much fun giving away a load of stuff two weeks ago, I thought I'd do one more giveaway before we end July.  So here it is: 6 DVDs, an autographed copy of my encyclopedia and a drinking glass from The Christmas Story House & Museum in Cleveland, OH.  There will be ONE winner for the entire package.  This giveaway is limited to valid entries with shipments made to the U.S. and Canada only.

More details on what you can win:

An author signed print copy of Tis the Season TV: the Encyclopedia of Christmas-themed Episodes, Specials and Made-for-TV Movies from 2010.  This book contains almost 800 pages covering several thousand entries and summaries about your favorite Christmas entertainments.

One drinking glass souvenir from The Christmas Story House and Museum in Cleveland, OH.  It has printed on the glass "I Triple-Dog Dare You," one of the popular quotes from the 1983 movie A Christmas Story

And, six brand new factory-sealed DVDs, including:
~~2003's TV movie The Hebrew Hammer starring Adam Goldberg, Peter Coyote and Andy Dick.  This Comedy Central movie's hero, Mordechai Jefferson Carver, must save Hanukkah from an evil heir to Santa Claus.  This spoof of the 1970s blaxploitation film character Shaft is a comedy unlike any other.
~~1969's The Littlest Angel, a Hallmark Hall of Fame classic starring Johnny Whitaker, Fred Gwynne, Tony Randall, Connie Stevens, Cab Calloway and E.G. Marshall.  This is a musical adaptation of the popular childen's book written by Charles Tazewell.
~~1979's Jack Frost, the animated classic produced and directed by Rankin/Bass.  Voice actors include: Buddy Hackett and Robert Morse.  Morse, of course, has more recently appeared on the hit TV show 'Mad Men.'
~~1978's The Little Christmas Burro.  This animated special narrated by Lorne Greene was originally released under the title 'The Little Brown Burro.'
~~1970's Santa and the Three Bears.  This hour long animated special includes voice work by Hal Smith and Jean Vander Pyl.
~~Christmas Classics 2 which includes the shorts: 1947's 'A Present for Santa,' 1949's 'A Christmas Dream' with animation by Karel Zeman, a segment with the Vienna Boys' Choir singing 'Silent Night,' the 1950s short with images of mechanized window displays in 'Christmas Fairy Tale,' the 1933 Van Beuren Studio cartoon 'Christmas Night' featuring the character The Little King, and 1951's live-action 'Santa and the Fairy Snow Queen' by Sid Davis.

To enter this giveaway:

--if you are a blogger, link this giveaway in a post on your blog.  Then comment below providing the url of the linked post.

--if you follow on Facebook, share this giveaway post on your wall.  Then comment at the FB group for 'Christmas TV History BLOG' that you have shared it.

--if you follow on Twitter, re-tweet the giveaway announcement.

You have from now until noon (EST) on Saturday, July 30th to enter.  Each person can enter up to three times (Blog, FB and twitter).  I will pick a random winner Saturday from the valid entries.  Good luck!  Merry Christmas in July!


  1. i posted on facebook http://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=226609674040727&id=1644134215


  2. I linked here in a blog post: http://christmasspirit-truebookaddict.blogspot.com/2011/07/christmas-in-july-giveaway-at-christmas.html


  3. My retweet: http://twitter.com/#!/TisTheSeasonTV/status/96681898465697794


  4. Tried to find you on facebook to like your page, but ended up using a link and your quote above about the giveaway.

  5. Thanks everybody for playing along! The contest is over--and the winning entry was @GriffinTalbott on Twitter. He was randomly chosen using Random.org from a list of all nineteen entries.