Throwback Thursdays: Santa Claus is Coming to Town

If you watched stop-motion Christmas movies as a kid, I’m sure you have a favorite. Maybe it’s The Year Without A Santa Claus, or maybe you love the Bumble from Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. This humble blogger’s all-time fave is Santa Claus is Coming to Town.

If you recall my last Throwback Thursdays post, I revisited A Troll in Central Park and realized it was kind of a terrible movie. Upon re-watching this week’s topic, I had a similar revelation. Santa Claus is Coming to Town, based on the Christmas song of the same name, is pretty darn hokey. Unlike A Troll in Central Park, however, it definitely still has its charms.

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You Should Read The Guardians: Nicholas St. North and the Battle of the Nightmare King

North Rise of the GuardiansIt’s been a few years since Rise of the Guardians came out, and I’m still in love with the story. Unfortunately, though there’s been occasional talk of a sequel, I think it might be wise to not get our hopes up. As such, wanting to know more about the mythology behind the movie, I finally sat down to read the book series the movie’s based on.

Nicholas St. North chronicles how North went from a Cossack outlaw into the man we know as Santa Claus. As this is a book series, it naturally has a lot more mythology and characters than we see in the movie. And at 228 pages with large font, it’s a very easy read; I blew through the first novel in just a couple hours. Nicholas St. North is a simple, engaging read, and I loved almost every moment of it.

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Rise of the Guardians: Spoilers

Okay, so I love spoilers. I love them a lot. And when I get excited about a big movie that’s coming out, one thing I really look for are pre-movie clips. So here’s my warning: don’t watch any of the following clips if you’re not like me.

I’m sure there are more out there, but at this point in time, the only real way to spoil this movie even more is to just watch it.

Trailer Tuesdays: More Rise of the Guardians

Okay, yes, I realize that Lady Bacula already posted a trailer review for this movie, but it looks so awesome that I’m going to post more. I don’t often see this happening, but Rise of the Guardians is already a huge flipping deal. Hell, it’s not even out yet and it has over one-hundred fanfics already.

That’s impressive.

So our story is about the guardians of children, Santa Claus, the Sandman, the Tooth Fairy, and the Easter Bunny enlisting the help of the playful Jack Frost to protect the children around the world from a serious threat. A guy named Pitch is causing chaos and havoc by giving children nightmares, and he needs to be stopped. Rise of the Guardians is based on William Joyce’s book series The Guardians of Childhood, and it’s scheduled to be released here in America on the 21st, so make sure you go see it.

Anyway, each character now has their own separate trailers to go along with the two Lady Bacula has already shared.

Here’s own introducing Jack:




And I really love Tooth’s:

Trailer Tuesdays: Silent Night

… Ugh! I hate horror movies made for Christmas—they are always bad, and they just put me in a bad mood. I suppose this movie is loosely based off the idea of the Krampus, who is an evil version of Santa that punished bad kids. But this mostly seems like some crazy person dressing up like Santa and attacking topless women.

Horror movies can be really good and interesting, like A Clockwork Orange. This is no A Clockwork Orange.

Speaking of which, Malcolm McDowell, why are you in this movie? You are such a talented actor but you get sucked into these really crappy movies and I don’t know why you agree to be a part of them.

So basically, if you want horror that will be really bad go see Silent Night. If you want to watch a good horror movie I suggest you watch anything but this.