Thursday, July 4, 2019

Christmas in July 2019: Drew Flowers




Christmas in July 2019: Drew Flowers, ChristmasMoviesandMusic

1. What is your favorite Saturday Night Live Christmas/Hanukkah/New Year's sketch?

This one was actually a spoof commercial promoting a Christmas album called "Dysfunctional Family Christmas."  I thought Phil Hartman and Dana Carvey were hilarious with their songs.


2. Do you most look forward to watching holiday episodes from series? Specials? Movies? Animation? or, all of it?

I think each category has a level of excitement for all Christmas fans but the specials are always a unique feel. Specials like Christmas at Rockefeller Center, Christmas in Washington DC, Christmas at Disney to name a few are always great to catch each year.



3. What's your favorite soundtrack from a holiday program? (it doesn't have to have been officially released as an album--just what program features your favorite collection of music?)

Definite tough one here because there are so many to chose from. I think the soundtrack to Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer is always a terrific listen that will bring you back to your childhood each time you listen to it. The same goes for A Charlie Brown Christmas soundtrack.



4. What one program are you patiently (or impatiently) waiting for me to review on this blog?

There was a CBS special aired in 1987 called A Hobo's Christmas starring Gerald McRaney and Barnard Hughes. I believe it was a one and done Christmas special but I remember it well. Would love to read a review on this one!


5. What change in Christmas entertainment have you noticed over the years? Do you like the trend?

There have been a few but the first one that comes to mind is the marathons. I remember being a kid and A Christmas Story was on randomly the month of December, a few airings on TBS, some on TCM, Some on TNT.  Suddenly it became a 24 hour marathon on TBS and not aired the rest of the month. I know for me Christmas Eve is a busy day/ night and its tough to sit down and enjoy this classic during that 24 hour period. Also, the new movies have become "sappy" and overly romantic which is a Hallmark staple. I am happy to see people want to watch Christmas movies and it still is a
strong market but how about a few more "funny" Christmas movies.


2 comments:

  1. I'm particularly fond of "Carol of Intimacy." I wish I had thought of that SNL skit.
    I think several of us are going to be on the same page about the sappy, romance movies.

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  2. Good choice on the SNL skit!
    I'll have to find "A Hobo's Christmas". I love those made-for-TV one-off specials. And you can't go wrong with Barnard Hughes.
    I agree about the Hallmark Specials. They used to be good and covered a wide variety stories. Now they are cookie cutter romance all with the same actors and plot lines.

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