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Friday, July 20, 2018

Christmas in July 2018: Dean S.

from 1979's John Denver & the Muppets: Christmas Together.

Christmas in July 2018: Dean S.

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

John Denver and the Muppets: Christmas Together....well it has John Denver and the Muppets...need I say more?

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

Sorry, I have a decade and a half....early sixties to mid seventies.

Darren Stephens greeting Santa Claus, from the 1964 Christmas episode of Bewitched.
3) Imagine the entertainment behind your ideal Christmas Eve dinner. Name the appetizer, entré, and dessert.

Appetizer...Bewitched - "A Vision Of Sugar Plums" AND "Sisters at Heart." 
Entré...Scrooge 1970 with Albert Finney
. Dessert...Mister Magoo's Christmas Carol

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

Animagic version of original Frosty the Snowman by Rankin Bass.

from 1962's Mr. Magoo's Christmas Carol.
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?

Mister Magoo's Christmas Carol


  1. I LOVE your suggestion of an Animagic Frosty the Snowman. Even if we get a glimpse of him in "Rudolph & Frosty's Christmas in July" in stop-motion, he REALLY deserves his own stand-alone special in stop-motion. Heck, I'd like to see "Twas the Night Before Christmas," "The Stingiest Man" and "Cricket on the Hearth" in Animagic too. Thanks for the reminder :)

  2. Dean, it's great that you include the two Bewitched episodes. Terrific answers all around.