Monday, July 4, 2016

Christmas in July 2016: Rob Martinez

 
Christmas in July 2016: Rob Martinez at The Nights Before Christmas

(Rob is deejaying a wonderful Christmas in July radio program filled with requests for the best Christmas music on Wed July 6th from 9 to 11 PM (ET) - you can stream it at wboi.org ).

1) What Christmas episode/special/or movie always puts you in the holiday spirit?

A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965) - how can it NOT is the bigger question!

2) What Christmas program or scene brings you to tears?

There is a scene in Dear America: Letters Home From Vietnam (1987) in which a soldier in Vietnam reads how he spent Christmas Eve in a bunker. It reduces me to a puddle.  Every. Single. Time. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xobGAyDtf4E  (0:22 - 2:25) 


 
3) What's your favorite quote of dialogue, song lyric, or sentiment from a Christmas program?

"Oh, Christmas isn't just a day, it's a frame of mind... and that's what's been changing. That's why I'm glad I'm here, maybe I can do something about it. "  - Kris Kringle, Miracle on 34th Street (1947)

4) Is there a Christmas program that unintentionally frightens you--or turns you off?

Any of the Christmas concert videos by Mannheim Steamroller.




5) Name one character from Christmas entertainment with whom you closely identify? and explain why. 

Bedford Falls resident #10 who shouts out "I NEED CASH!" during the run on the bank scene in It's A Wonderful Life (1946). I think we all can identify with that guy, yes?


12 comments:

  1. Seconded on the Mannheim Steamroller...!

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    1. Mannheim Steamroller? You mean you don't like their music or don't like their concerts? I love MS, so I'm wondering why. (But I must admit their recent stuff is not as good. The first three albums are the classics.) You're not confusing them with Trans-Siberian Orchesta? I don't like a lot of the latter's songs; too loud. Some are nice.

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  2. Rob--thanks for playing along. Good luck with your radio show :)

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    1. Thanks Joanna - your request is timed out to play between 9:40 and 9:50 PM this Wednesday.

      Hope you and everyone reading this can tune in!

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  4. Rob- I vote you most original for character choice. Very creative... made me laugh.

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    1. Thanks Page - I enjoyed your replies as well.

      See below - I'm not intrigued anymore.

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    2. I'm listening to your radio show right now... I love it! Still laughing over the Bette Davis song.

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  6. Charlie Brown, Miracle on 34th Street, and It's a Wonderful Life... All excellent choices!!! I thought you were going to say George Bailey... Never expected an extra! Very funny!!!

    Your "Christmas in July" radio show sounds like fun, too!!! Can't wait to check it out tomorrow night! :)

    Blessings!!! Net

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