Monday, July 6, 2015

Christmas TV Party 2015: Tim Lones

Christmas TV Party 2015: Tim Lones

1) What Christmas program/movie have you seen more times than any other?
Mister Magoo's Christmas Carol



2) What is your favorite musical Christmas TV special, variety performance, or holiday song in a movie?
Mister Magoo's Christmas Carol

3) What's your favorite TV or movie adaptation of Dickens' A Christmas Carol?
Mister Magoo's Christmas Carol




4) What do you think is the worst Christmas program/movie--or your least favorite, the most disappointing or most overrated?
Frosty Returns (With John Goodman)


1992's Frosty Returns

5) If you were asked to give advice to a TV network executive in charge of holiday programming, what would you suggest?
That it become more about the reason for the season..The Birth of Christ-Need a balance.

8 comments:

  1. So, Tim, I guess you're a fan of MR. MAGOO'S CHRISTMAS CAROL!

    Seriously, I love this special: the use of Dickens' actual lines, the songs, even the background themes, the voices--been watching it since the original broadcast. Have the Blu-Ray. Always glad to see another MMCC fan!

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  2. Ditto Linda - LOL.

    Magoo's special has a unique spot in history, as being the first televised Christmas special. It just celebrated 50 years in 2012 (I believe), and is a personal favorite as well.

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    1. Yes, very first made-for-television animated Christmas special.

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  3. You have inspired me to get out my copy of Mr. Magoo's Christmas Carol and watch it again! As I recall, it is a great story of redemption.

    Also... Agree with your Christmas Movie suggestion... More about Jesus, the true meaning of Christmas!!!

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  4. I am sensing a theme with Tim's answers. :)

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  5. Tim, thanks for sharing your favorites. I haven't seen 'Frosty Returns' in 20+ years, so I can't recall if I liked it or not. But for me the most unfortunate thing is that is has supplanted 'Frosty's Winter Wonderland' as the "official" sequel to the original 1969 Frosty special.
    http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51ToHhSg2wL.jpg

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  6. When I hear the song "Alone in the World" during Magoo's Christmas Carol, the tears begin to flow! I love this animated TV special too. Thanks for participating, Tim.

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