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?