A Christmas Story…About “A Christmas Story”

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I suspect Scott Schwartz hasn’t gone a holiday season since 1983 without being asked about the frozen-pole scene, so I’m glad he didn’t mind talking about it, and sharing some triple-dog-dare insider info. (For Yahoo! Movies)

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The First “Star Wars” Christmas There Ever Was (and Ever Will Be)

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A look back at the toy-less, tie-in season of 1977 that I wrote for Yahoo! Movies.

For the record, I didn’t get an Early Bird Certificate Package. I didn’t ask for one. I didn’t see Star Wars until 1978. So there.

Latest Podcast: The Case for Remaking the Remake of “It’s a Wonderful Life”

holiday, Holiday Specials, Podcast, pop culture, TV

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I’ve got two words for you, folks: Marlo Thomas. She was onto something.

Plus, Charlie Brown Christmas, Cats and the best (and only) Sally Field holiday slasher flick ever made.

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