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Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween!

My pumpkin this year (2011)
Happy Halloween everyone!  Don't eat too much candy corn :)   Please indulge me while I remind you of the posts this past month in which I wrote about spooky and creepy entertainments with a Christmas cross-over. Click the link to return to those posts if you missed any of them.

Gumby's Santa Witch

The 1972 British movie Tales from the Crypt

The 2010 Hallmark Channel movie The Good Witch's Gift

The movie musical Scrooge with Albert Finney

TV Movie Munsters' Scary Little Christmas

photos of pumpkins

2010 episode of R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour

photos of costumes

horror movie Black Christmas and the recent remake

instances of The Boogeyman in Christmas entertainments

1971 horror/thriller movie Who Slew Auntie Roo?

The Grinch's Halloween TV special

horror/dark comedy, British TV Christmas special from The League of Gentlemen

Leach/Rankin's animated Halloween TV special Witch's Night Out

What a fun month of October and Halloween it has been!  My two favorite posts were 1) "Scrooge in Hell" about the 1970 musical Scrooge with Albert Finney and 2) the appearances of the Boogeyman in Christmas entertainments.  This weekend begins the Christmas programming on television.  What are you looking forward to watching in November?

This past weekend was a flurry of Halloween parties--what was your costume this year?  I was Loretta Castorini (Cher) from the 1988 movie Moonstruck and my boyfriend was Ronnie Cammereri (Nic Cage).  I was shocked to discover just how many people haven't seen that movie!  Cultural illiteracy runs amok in America. Oh well.  We had fun and it gave me an excuse to drink champagne with sugar cubes all night long.  Happy Halloween!

"Snap out of it!"



  1. Cool stuff & great costumes! Thanks for a fun month! Happy Halloween!!!

  2. The dress looks fantastic!!! You guys look fantastic! All around awesome :)