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Saturday, July 13, 2019

Christmas in July 2019: Rick Stoneburner

Christmas in July 2019: Rick Stoneburner

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

Two of them came immediately to mind. The first was Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake Wrappinville. Every time I watch I cannot stop laughing. The two of them together are must-watch TV. Second is Dan Akroyd and Candice Bergen. Dan being interviewed about dangerous toys and oh man is he great. Strangled himself with a telephone cord, chokes on a ball and falls out of the chair. I’m laughing now just thinking about it

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

I most look forward to the movies. I love them so much. But I never miss a holiday special. CMA Country Christmas. Christmas at Rockefeller Center and and on. Really wish Pentatonix would go back to their original specials though. The last 2 have been almost unwatchable for me.

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?)

I am currently at 556 Christmas CDs in my collection. It is very hard for me to pick a specific program. I have so much great Christmas music stuck in my head.

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

Gosh you’ve done so many nothing comes to mind. Keep up the great work.

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

The first is the mass production of “original” Christmas movies. While I watch and enjoy them, my wife really enjoys them, there is not much original about them. It’s the same stories over and over again, never much heartache. Christmas movies need heartache once in a while. Nothing like a good Christmas movie tear. Also it seemed like we went a very long time with no Christmas movies in the theater. Now it feels like we’re getting at least one a year. I love it.

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