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Saturday, July 14, 2018

Christmas in July 2018: Aaron Henton

Christmas in July 2018: Aaron Henton (Der Bingle) www.merryandbright.blogspot.com

1) Name your favorite Henson's Muppet Christmas program and why.

Muppet Christmas Carol.  It gives the classic tale a unique spin while staying true to the story. What makes it great is that Michael Caine plays Scrooge straight - he doesn't try to be a human-muppet.  His performance in contrast with the muppet performers keeps the heart of the story.  Oh, and Bob Marley.

2) Which decade produced the bulk of your favorite Christmas entertainment? 

I guess it would be the '60s, with Charlie Brown, Rudolph, Frosty, the Grinch, and so many great sitcom Christmas episodes.  The early '70s Rankin Bass shows follow closely, but since I was born in 1964 and grew up watching the classic '60s shows, it's the 1960s for me.

3) Imagine the entertainment behind your ideal Christmas Eve dinner. Name the appetizer, entré, and dessert.

App:  "Night of the Meek" (Twilight Zone)
Entre: "Christmas Story" - the Finnish move about the life of Santa Claus
Dessert:  Rudolph (Rankin Bass)
Midnight Snack: Dean Martin Christmas Special

4) What Christmas episode, special or movie doesn't exist--that you wish did? Feel free to get creative.

Christmas on the Enterprise - a Star Trek Christmas

5) If one Christmas movie, special or episode was to be selected for a time capsule to opened in 1,000 years, which title do you think should be included?

Only one?  Ok - A Charlie Brown Christmas


  1. Christmas on the Enterprise!! Don't we all wish!!

  2. I'm with Ernie--I'd LOVE to see a classic Star Trek Christmas episode. Just watched Shatner in a Santa suit in the 1983 Christmas episode of T.J. Hooker--and it fits him well! :D That's a good suggestion, Aaron.

  3. Aaron - the Dean Martin Christmas Special is served best with drinks!

    Nice answers!

  4. Aaron, good replies! And I love including a Dean Martin special or show for the Christmas Eve dinner. (Captain Otis right by the way!)