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Old 11-17-07, 02:55 AM   #1
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The 3rd Annual Holiday Movie Challenge ***LISTS GO HERE***


Okay here is the thread for all the lists for this year's Holiday Movie Challenge! You can see the official rules and talk about everything related to this thread here:

Discussion Thread

Remember the challenge begins at 12:00AM on Monday November 19, 2007

ENJOY!

LIST OF ALL THE PARTICIPANTS

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Trevor, Part 2, Part 3
Mister Peepers
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Quack
WallyOPD
Bluelitespecial
mijorico
The Bus
Darth Maher
Numes
Swarty
RobCA
Kab730
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Sparrow
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LBCrazyFool
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November 19th

1. Planes, Trains & Automobiles (1987) (2:10AM)
2. Saved by the Bell: The College Years Episode 1.11 "A Thanksgiving Story" (1993) (1:25PM)
3. Roseanne Episode 7.10 "Thanksgiving `94" (1994) (1:50PM)
4. Roseanne Episode 8.8 "The Last Thursday in November" (1995) (2:15PM)
5. Buffy the Vampire Slayer Episode 4.8 "Pangs" (1999) (2:45PM)

November 20th

6. Garfield's Thanksgiving (1989) (12:50PM)
7. A Garfield Christmas Special (1987) (1:15PM)
8. The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause (2006) (2:35PM)

November 21st

9. A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving (1973) (2:10AM)
10. Roseanne Episode 6.10 "Thanksgiving `93" (1993) (2:40AM)
11. Boston Public Episode 1.5 "Chapter Five" (2000) (10:00AM)
12. Boston Public Episode 1.7 "Chapter Seven" (2000) (11:00PM)
13. Boston Public Episode 1.8 "Chapter Eight" (2000) (11:45PM)

November 22nd HAPPY THANKSGIVING

14. A Christmas Carol (1951) (1:00AM) *
15. The Simpsons Episode 2.7 "Bart vs. Thanksgiving" (1990) (3:05AM)
16. Full House Episode 1.9 "The Miracle of Thanksgiving" (1987) (11:15AM)
17. The Simpsons Episode 12.5 "Homer vs. Dignity" (2000) (3:30PM)
18. The Simpsons Episode 12.8 "Skinner's Sense of Snow" (2000) (3:55PM)
19. The Simpsons Episode 15.7 "Tis the Fifteenth Season" (2003) (5:00PM)
20. The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992) (5:25PM)
21. Dr. Suess' How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000) (7:00PM)
22. Home Alone (1990) (9:30PM)

November 23rd

23. Miracle on 34th Street (1994) (1:55PM) *

November 24th - November 26th

None These Days

November 27th

24. The Monkees Episode 2.15 "The Christmas Show" (1967) (12:05AM)
25. The Flintstones Christmas Carol (1994) (2:30AM)
26. Bad Santa (2003) (3:05PM)

November 28th

None Today

November 29th

27. Trapped in Paradise (1994) (2:05AM)
28. Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992) (7:15PM)
29. 8 Simples Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter Episode 1.12 "All I Want for Christmas" (2002) (9:15PM)

November 30th

None, Today

December 1st

30. Deck the Halls (2006) (2:35AM)

December 2nd

31. Elf (2003) (2:00AM)
32. Gremlins (1984) (6:45PM)

December 3rd

33. Boston Public Episode 2.7 "Chapter Twenty Nine" (2001) (3:55PM)
34. The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Episode 1.15 "Deck the Halls" (1990) (10:30PM)

December 4th

35. Rocko's Modern Life Episode 2.6 "Rocko's Modern Christmas" (1994) (5:00PM)
36. The Ren & Stimpy Show Episode 5.11 "A Scooter for Yaksmas" (1996) (5:30PM)

December 5th

37. The Flintstones Episode 5.15 "Christmas Flintstone" (1964) (1:40AM)

December 6th-December 7th

None These Days

December 8th

38. Scrooged (1988) (11:00PM)

December 9th

39. Miracle on 34th Street (1947) (2:00AM)
40. Robot Chicken Episode 1.21 "Robot Chicken Christmas Special" (2005) (10:30PM)

December 10th

41. The Christmas Toy (1986) (1:25AM)

December 11th

42. Saturday Night Live The Best of Christmas Past (1999) (3:10PM)

December 12th

43. A Chipmunk Christmas (1981) (8:00PM)
44. Alvin & the Chipmunks Episode ??.?? "Merry Christmas, Mr. Carroll" (19??) (8:25PM)
45. Dr. Suess' How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (1966) (8:50PM)

December 13th

46. Ernest Saves Christmas (1988) (2:10AM)
47. He-Man & She-Ra: A Christmas Special (1985) (7:10PM)
48. Family Guy Episode 3.16 "A Very Special Family Guy Freakin' Christmas (2001) (7:50PM)
49. Family Ties Episode 1.11 "A Christmas Story" (1982) (8:15PM)
50. Family Ties Episode 2.9 "A Keaton Christmas Carol" (1983) (8:45PM)
51. Santa Claus is Comin' to Town (1970) (9:35PM)
52. Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer (1964) (10:25PM)
53. A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965) (11:15PM)

December 14th

54. Eight Crazy Nights (2002) (3:40PM)
55. It's a Wonderful Life (1946) (5:00PM)
56. National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (1989) (7:15PM)

December 15th

57. Sonic Christmas Blast! (1996) (1:25PM) *
58. The Powerpuff Girls: Twas the Fight Before Christmas (2003) (1:50PM) *
59. Full House Episode 8.11 "Arrest Ye Merry Gentlemen" (1994) (2:35PM)
60. Full House Episode 6.12 "A Very Tanner Christmas" (1992) (3:00PM)
61. The Simpsons Episode 1.1 "Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire" (1989) (3:50PM)

December 16th

62. Boston Public Episode 3.8 "Chapter Fifty Two" (2002) (3:20PM)
63. South Park Episode 2.16 "Merry Christmas, Charlie Manson!" (1998) (4:50PM)

December 17th

64. Home Improvement Episode 1.12 "Yule Better Watch Out" (1991) (8:00PM)
65. Frosty's Winter Wonderland (1976) (11:55PM) *

December 18th

66. Twas the Night Before Christmas (1974) (1:00AM) *
67. Nestor, the Long Eared Christmas Donkey (1977) (1:25AM) *
68. South Park Episode 1.9 "Mr. Hankey, the Christmas Poo" (1997) (2:15AM)
69. South Park Episode 3.15 "Mr. Hankey's Christmas Classics" (1999) (2:40AM)
70. Saved by the Bell Episode 3.24 "Home for Christmas Part 1" (1991) (1:35PM)
71. Saved by the Bell Episode 3.25 "Home for Christmas Part 2" (1991) (1:55PM)
72. Animaniacs Episode 1.49 "A Christmas Plotz / Little Drummer Warners" (1993) (4:55PM)
73. Animaniacs Episode 1.50 "Slippin' on the Ice Song / Twas the Day Before Christmas / Jingle Boo / The Great Wackkorotti: The Holiday Concert / Toy Shop Terror" (1993) (5:20PM)

December 19th

74. South Park Episode 4.17 "A Very Crappy Christmas" (2000) (2:00PM)
75. South Park Episode 6.17 "Red Sleigh Down" (2002) (2:25PM)
76. South Park Episode 7.15 "Christmas in Canada" (2003) (2:50PM)

December 20th

77. The Simpsons Episode 9.10 "Miracle on Evergreen Terrace (1997) (5:30PM)
78. Silent Night, Deadly Night (1984) (6:50PM)

December 21st

79. The Year Without a Santa Claus (1974) (7:05PM)
80. Rudolph's Shiny New Year (1976) (8:00PM)
81. Roseanne Episode 6.12 "White Trash Christmas" (1993) (11:30PM)

December 22nd

82. Pinky & the Brain Episode 1.12 "A Pinky & the Brain Christmas" (1995) (12:00AM)
83. I'll Be Home for Christmas (1998) (1:40PM)

December 23rd

84. Full House Episode 2.9 "Our Very First Christmas Show (1988) (12:40PM)
85. White Christmas (1954) (9:35PM) *

December 24th

86. A Christmas Carol (1999) (12:45AM) *
87. Mickey's Christmas Carol (1983) (2:25AM)
88. A Christmas Story (1983) (2:00PM)
89. Mickey's Once Upon a Christmas (1999) (3:30PM)

December 25th MerryChristmas - December 31st

None These Days

That is all, HAPPY HOLIDAYS ALL!

* = first time viewing
Thanksgiving Color
Christmas Color
New Year's Color

Bingo Card/Checklist

-X- Watch a Thanksgiving movie: Planes, Trains & Automobiles (1987)
-X- Watch a Thanksgiving TV episode: Saved by the Bell: The College Years Episode 1.11 "A Thanksgiving Story (1993)
-X- Watch a Thanksgiving special: Garfield's Thanksgiving (1989)
-X- Watch something animated about Thanksgiving: Garfield's Thanksgiving (1989)

-X- Watch a Christmas movie: The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause (2006)
-X- Watch a Christmas TV episode: Boston Public Episode 1.8 "Chapter Eight" (2000)
-X- Watch a Christmas special: A Garfield Christmas Special (1987)
-X- Watch something animated about Christmas: A Garfield Christmas Special (1987)
-X- Watch some version of A Christmas Carol: A Christmas Carol (1951)

--- Watch a New Year's movie.
--- Watch a New Year's TV episode.
-X- Watch a New Year's special: Rudolph's Shiny New Year (1976)
-X- Watch something animated about New Year's: Rudolph's Shiny New Year (1976)

-X- Watch something Charlie Brown: A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving (1973)
-X- Watch something Garfield: Garfield's Thanksgiving (1989)
-X- Watch an Oscar Winner: Dr. Suess' How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000) Won for Best Makeup
-X- Watch "It's a Wonderful Life"
-X- Watch some version of "Miracle on 34th Street": Miracle on 34th Street (1994)
-X- Watch "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation"
-X- Watch "A Christmas Story"

--- 1920s
--- 1930s
-X- 1940s: Miracle on 34th Street (1947)
-X- 1950s: A Christmas Carol (1951)
-X- 1960s: The Monkees Episode 2.15 "The Christmas Show" (1967)
-X- 1970s: A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving (1973)
-X- 1980s: Planes, Trains & Automobiles (1987)
-X- 1990s: The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992)
-X- 2000s: The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause (2006)
-X- Watch a Film From the Year You Were Born: Gremlins (1984)

--- Watch the MST3K version of a film/show.
-X- Watch a film/show and its remake: Miracle on 34th Street (1947) and Miracle on 34th Street (1994)
-X- Watch a film/show based on or turned into a video game. - Dr. Suess' How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)
-X- Watch a film/show based on a novel: A Christmas Carol (1951)
--- Watch a silent film.
--- Watch a film/show with commentary.
--- Watch a film/show that takes place in space.
--- Watch a film/show that takes place on or under the sea.

Watch a film/show for each rating:
-X- G: The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992)
-X- PG: Home Alone (1990)
-X- PG-13: Trapped in Paradise (1994)
-X- R: Planes, Trains & Automobiles (1987)
-X- Unrated: Bad Santa (2003)

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Nov. 19th
1. Gilmore Girls-A Deep Fried Korean Thanksgiving
2. Charlie Brown Thanksgiving*
3. Charlie Brown Mayflower Voyage*
4. Friends- The One Where Underdog Gets Away
5. Friends- The One With the List*
6. How I Met Your Mother-Slapsgiving*
7. Friends-The One With the Foothball*
8. Friends- The One with Chandler in a Box*

Nov. 20th
9. 8 Simple Rules-Paul Meets His Match*
10. 8 Simple Rules- The First Thanksgiving*
11. Friends-The One With All the Thanksgiving*
12. Friends- The One Where Ross Got High*
13. Friends- The One Where Chandler Doesn't Like Dogs*
14. Friends- The One with the Rumor*
15. Friends- The One with Rachel's Other Sister
16. Friends- The One with the Late Thanksgiving

Nov. 21st
17. Food Network Challenge-Ultimate Thanksgiving Feast*
18. Barefoot Contessa- Thanksgiving for Two*
19. Will and Grace- Queen's for a Day part 1 and 2
20. Home for the Holidays**** (loved it!)

Nov. 22nd
21. A Garfield Thanksgiving
22. Planes, Trains and Automobiles*

Nov. 23rd
23. Iron Chef-Thanksgiving Battle*
24. Everyday Italian-Thanksgiving Leftovers*
25. The Simpson's-Miracle on Evergreen Terrace*
26. The Simpson's-Simpson's Roasting on an Open Fire*
27. The Simpsons-Grift of the Magi*
28. The Simpsons-She of Litte Faith*
29. Holiday Celebrations with Mickey and Pals dvd*

Nov. 24th
30. Classic Holiday Stories (Mickey dvd)*
31. Full House-The Miracle of Thanksgiving

Nov. 25th
32. That 70's Show-Thanksgiving*
33. Alfred Hitchcock Presents-Santa Claus and the 10th Ave. Kid*
34. The Office-The Christmas Party*
35. The Office-Benihana Christmas*

Nov. 26th
36. 7th Heaven- Thanksgiving

Nov. 27th
37. South Park- Mr. Hankey The Christmas Poo*
38. South Park- Merry Christmas, Charlie Manson*
39. South Park- Mr. Hankey's Christmas Classics*
40. South Park- A Very Crappy Christmas*

Nov. 28th
41. South Park- Red Sleigh Down*
42. South Park- It's Christmas In Canada*
43. South Park- Wonderland Critter Christmas*

Nov. 29th
44. Shrek the Hall
45. Gossip Girl- Blair Waldorf Must Pie!*

Nov. 30th
46. SNL Thanksgiving Leftovers*

Dec. 1st
47. How the Grinch Stole Christmas (new)*

Dec. 2nd
48. Prancer

Dec. 3rd
*nothing*

Dec. 4th
49. Christmas With the Kranks
50. The Simpsons- Homer vs. Dignity*
51. The Simpsons- 'Tis the Fifteenth Season*
52. Chuck- Chuck versus the Nemesis *forgot to list it

Dec. 5th-7th
53. Better Off Dead

Dec. 8th
54. The Secret Life of... Christmas*

Dec. 9th
55. SNL: The Best of Christmas Past
56. Psych: Gus' Dad May Have Killed an Old Guy*

Dec. 10th-nothing

Dec. 11th
57. Desperate Housewives: The Miracle Song

Dec. 12th-13thnothing

Dec. 14th
58. What I Like About You- The Wedding

Dec. 15th
59. Winnie the Pooh and Christmas Too*

Dec. 16th

60. Ace of Cakes- Charm City Christmas*
61. Monk- Mr. Monk and the Man Who Shot Santa*

Dec. 17th-nothing

Dec. 18th
62. Full House- A Very Tanner Christmas
63. The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air- Christmas Show*
64. The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air- Deck the Halls*

Dec. 19th-nothing

Dec. 20th
65. Rudolph's Shiny New Year*
66. Gossip Girl- Roman Holiday*

Dec. 21st
67. Home Improvement- Yule Better Watch Out
68. Home Improvement- I'm Scheming of a White Christmas
69. Home Improvement- Twas the Night Before Chaos

Dec. 22nd
70. Veggie Tales- The Toy That Saved Christmas
71. Everybody Loves Raymond- All I Want for Christmas*
72. 7th Heaven- X-Mas
73. Eight Crazy Nights*
74. Will and Grace- Christmas Break

Dec. 23rd
75. A Looney Tunes Christmas

Dec. 24th
76. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
77. Cricket on the Hearth*
78. Home Improvement- Twas the Blight Before Christmas
79. Saved by the Bell- Home for Christmas
80. Still Standing- Still Christmas
81. Yes, Dear- All I Want for Christmas Is My Dead Uncle's Cash
82. Mr. Magoo's Christmas Carol*

Dec. 25th
83. Still Standing- Still Avoiding Christmas
84. Reba- Thanksgiving
85. Reba- Cookies for Santa
86. What I Like About You- Thanksgiving
87. Roseanne- White Trash Christmas
88. Roseanne- Home for the Holidays
89. Hanna Barbera Christmas- Christmas Flintstone*
90. Mary Tyler Moore Show- Christmas and the Hard-Luck Kid II*

Dec. 26th
91. A Charlie Brown Christmas
92. It's Christmastime Again, Charlie Brown
93. A Christmas Story

Dec. 27th-30th-out of town

Dec. 31st
94. Badder Santa
95. How I Met Your Mother- Belly Full of Turkey
96. How I Met Your Mother- The Limo
97. Friends- The One With the Monkey
98. [COLOR=RED]Friends- The One with Phoebe's Dad[/color
99. Friends- The One Where Rachel Quits
100. Friends- The One with the Girl from Poughkeepsie

*-First Time Viewing
Thanksgiving
Christmas
New Years
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1. Love Hina: Christmas Movie
2. Pee-Wee's Playhouse Christmas Special
3. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (1948)
4. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (1964)
5. Frosty the Snowman
6. Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town
7. The Little Drummer Boy
8. Bad(der) Santa
9. South Park - "Mr. Hankey, the Christmas Poo"
10. South Park - "Merry Christmas Charlie Manson"
11. South Park - "Mr. Hankey's Christmas Classics"
12. South Park - "A Very Crappy Christmas"
13. South Park - "Red Sleigh Down"
14. South Park - "It's Christmas in Canada"
15. South Park - "Woodland Critter Christmas"
16. The Office (UK) - Christmas Special, Part I
17. The Office (UK) - Christmas Special, Part II
18. The Office (US) - "Christmas Party"
19. A Christmas Carol (1938)
20. A Christmas Carol (1951)
21. It's A Wonderful Life
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Thanksgiving
Christmas
New Year's

Monday November 19
1. Home Improvement- Thanksgiving [Tivo]
2. Martin- Feast or Famine- Thanksgiving dinner gives away to a battle of sexes.[Tivo]
3. RoseanneThanksgiving '93 [Tivo]
4. The Parent 'Hood- The Parade-y Bunch- The family camps out in the street to better see the Thanksgiving Parade[Tivo]
5. How I met your Mother-Belly Full of Turkey [DVD]
6. Tom and Jerry - The Little Orphan [youtube]
7. That 70's Show-Thanksgiving [DVD]

Tuesday November 20
8. King of the Hill - Bobby protests Thanksgiving [Tivo]
9. How I met your Mother - Slapsgiving [Tivo]
10. 8 Simple Rules- First Thanksgiving
11.227 - Mary's Christmas [Tivo]
12.Everybody Loves Raymond- Marie's Vision [Tivo]
13.Everybody Loves Raymond- Fighting In-Laws [Tivo]
14. Paula's Southern Thanksgiving[Tivo]

Wednesday November 21
15. Jerky Turkey[youtube]
16. Go [DVD]
17. Married....with Children- A Bundy Thanksgiving[Tivo]
18. Malcolm in the Middle -Thanksgiving[Tivo]
19. King of the Hill- Happy Hank's Giving[Tivo]
20. Full House- The Miracle of Thanksgiving[Tivo]
21. According to Jim- The Empty Gesture[Tivo]
22. Coach- It came from New York[Tivo]
23. Dharma & Greg- First Thanksgiving[Tivo]

Thursday November 22 Happy Thanksgiving!
24. Planes, Trains and Automobiles[Netflix]
25. Friends- The one where Ross got high[Tivo]
26. Dharma & Greg- Thanksgiving until it hurts[Tivo]
27. South Park- Helen Keller: The Musical [Tivo]
28. Will & Grace- Moveable Feast[Tivo]
29. Still Standing- Still Thankful[Tivo]
30. Sister, Sister- Thanksgiving in Hawaii[Tivo]
31. Roseanne- Thanksgiving 1991[Tivo]
32. Roseanne-We gather together[Tivo]
33. Spin City-The Competition [Tivo]
34. Spin City-The Thanksgiving show [Tivo]
35. Fraiser- Fraiser[Tivo]
36. George Lopez-Guess who's coming to dinner, honey.[Tivo]
37. Everybody loves Raymond-Fish or Turkey [Tivo]
38. Friends-The one with Chandler in a box [DVD]
39. Friends-The one with all the thanksgivings [DVD]
40. Friends-The one with all the resolutions [DVD]

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Nov. 20

1. The Simpsons: Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire (DVD)
2. The Family Holiday (DVD)

Nov. 21

3. The Office: Christmas Party (DVD)
4. Jerry Springer: Jason's Thanksgiving (Fox HD)

Nov. 23

5. The Simpsons: Bart vs. Thanksgiving (DVD)

Checklist

--- Watch a Thanksgiving movie.
-X- Watch a Thanksgiving TV episode.
--- Watch a Thanksgiving special.
-X- Watch something animated about Thanksgiving.

-X- Watch a Christmas movie.
-X- Watch a Christmas TV episode.
--- Watch a Christmas special.
-X- Watch something animated about Christmas.
--- Watch some version of A Christmas Carol.

--- Watch a New Year's movie.
--- Watch a New Year's TV episode.
--- Watch a New Year's special.
--- Watch something animated about New Year's.

--- Watch something Charlie Brown.
--- Watch something Garfield.
--- Watch an Oscar winner.
--- Watch some version of Miracle on 34th Street.

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november 21
1. HOME ALONE 2: LOST IN NEW YORK (1992)
'--> seen this 100 times...just as good as the first one.
2. MILLIONS (2004)
'--> danny boyle delivers probably the best 'kids' movie in the past 5 years.

december 05
3. DIE HARD (1988)
'--> probably my favorite action movie ever.

december 17
4. CHRISTMAS VACATION (1989)
'--> i can watch this over and over and still laugh at it.
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11/19
1. Planes, Trains, and Automobiles (SD)
11/20
2. 8 Simple Rules (first thanksgiving after the father passed away episode)
3. Charlie Brown
11/21
4. Friends (DVR-The one w/ Joey and VD)
5. Friends (DVR-The one w/ broken china)
6. Full House (DVR- Miracle of Thanksgiving)-hard to believe John Stamos didnt win an Emmy for this performance, talk about bad.
11/22
7.Fresh Prince (TV-Massage Parlor ep.)
8.Fresh Prince (TV-1st Xmas for Will in Bell-Air)
9.Fresh Prince (TV-The Xmas stick up in Aspen)
10.Fresh Prince (TV-Boys 2 Men ep)
11. Fred Claus
12. Gilmore Girls (DVR- The ep w/ 4 Thanksgiving; never watched this show before)
13. Friends (TV-Chandler/Monica get a baby)
14. King of Queens (TV-Roamin Holiday)
15. King of Queens (TV-Thanks, Man)
11/23
16. Home for the Holidays (DVR-Showtime)
17. A Holiday for Love (TV-ABC Family, wow this was awful)
18. King of Queens (TV-Loaner Car)
19. Elf (SD-DVD)
20. Gilmore Girls (DVR- Dad goes to Hospital)
11/24
21. The Preachers Wife (TV-Starz)
22. 8 Crazy Nights (TV)
22. SNL Thanksgiving Comp (TV)
11/25
23. Gremlins (SD-DVD)
11/26
24. Chuck (TV-Thansgiving/Black Friday episode)
11/27
None
11/28
25. ER (TV-TNT All About Christmas Eve)
26. Christmas Vacation (dvr-from TBS-HD)
27. Shrek the Halls (TV)
28. Gossip Girl (TV-Thanksgiving episode a week after Thanksgiving
11/29
29. How the Grinch Stole Xmas (animated) (DVR'd)

Thanksgiving Color
Christmas Color
New Year's Color

Bingo Card/Checklist

--- Watch a Thanksgiving movie:
Planes, Trains, and Automobiles (11/19)
--- Watch a Thanksgiving TV episode:
8 Simple Rules (first thanksgiving after the father passed away episode
--- Watch a Thanksgiving special:
SNL Thanksgiving Comp
--- Watch something animated about Thanksgiving:
Charlie Brown Thanksgiving

--- Watch a Christmas movie:
Elf
--- Watch a Christmas TV episode:
Gilmore Girls (DVR- Dad goes to Hospital)
--- Watch a Christmas special.
--- Watch something animated about Christmas.
--- Watch some version of A Christmas Carol.

--- Watch a New Year's movie.
--- Watch a New Year's TV episode.
--- Watch a New Year's special.
--- Watch something animated about New Year's.

--- Watch something Charlie Brown.
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Holiday Challenge List - part one

Monday, November 19th, 2007 -
1 - The Thanksgiving That Almost Wasn't * - 7/10 - I would have loved this as a kid, but this was my first viewing unless my memory is really bad. Thanks for the link to it Gobear. Not listed on IMDB for some reason, I thought everything was on IMDB. This would be good for really young kids.
2 - Mighty Joe Young (1949) * - 6.5/10 - Waited a long time to see this, wish I hadn't waited, fun movie. This will likely become an annual Thanksgiving tradition for me.
3 - Mighty Joe Young (1998) * - 8/10 - Repeat everything I said for the 1949 version. Also, Charlize Theron is a goddess, it was cool to see Naveen Andrews in something other than Lost, and I cried like a baby.
4 - Alice - Who Ordered the Hot Turkey? - 6/10 - Awesome cameos from Corey Feldman, Nancy McKeon, and James Cromwell. That is often a great perk in watching old TV.
5 - Bug's Bunny's Thanksgiving Diet * - 7/10 - Very weak framing sequence around several classic Looney Tunes cartoons.
6 - Holiday for Drumsticks - 8/10 - One of my favorite Daffy Duck cartoons.
7 - A Day of Thanksgiving * - 4/10 - 1951 Patriotism short.
8 - WKRP in Cincinnati - Turkey's Away - 10/10 - One of the finest moments in the history of sitcoms.
9 - Tom and Jerry - The Little Orphan - 7/10 - Won the Oscar that year for cartoon short. I always rooted for Tom.
10- B.C. - The First Thanksgiving (*?) - 4/10 - I remember liking at least one B.C. television special in the past. This is not it.
11- The Gumby Show - Pilgrims on the Rocks * - 5.5/10 - I forgot how rude and condescending Gumby was to Pokey. No individual episodes on IMDB yet.
12- Friends - The One Where Underdog Gets Away - 7/10 - Season 1, back when Friends was funny much of the time. That actor who played the dad in Alf, he played the Central Perk owner for a few episodes. I wish he had stayed as a regular.
13- Jerky Turkey (*?) - 8/10 - Classic Tex Avery.
14- Picket Fences - Thanksgiving - 8/10 - I miss this show.
15- Underdog - Simon Says ... No Thanksgiving - 5/10 - Underdog was a favorite show of mine back in early elementary school. I probably rate it higher than it deserves, as, on non-biased viewing, it really isn't very good.
Tuesday, November 20th, 2007 -
16- Dining Together * - 2/10 - Boring 1947 etiquette short.
17- Alice - Alice's Turkey of a Thanksgiving * - 5.5/10 - A sitcom without constant sex jokes, must be pre-1990.
18- Martin - Feast or Famine * - 5/10 - My first exposure to Martin, not quite as bad as I imagined, but I won't be buying any season sets.
19- Martin - Thanks for Nothing * - 6/10 - These are both on youtube if anyone wants to subject themselves to them.
n/a- The Happy Show - Thanksgiving Episode * - 0/10 - I found this in a google search for Thanksgiving episodes. I should have stopped it after a few seconds, but it's awfulness hypnotized me. I can't believe that these guys have apparently been putting their "show" on youtube for years now. Imagine that any three of us got together with a video camera and some capture software, spent 20 minutes coming up with a "script", and then threw a show together. Add 20 minutes of public domain serials and there you have The Happy Show. Avoid at all costs. I refuse to count this in my numbers.
20- Sealab 2021 - Feast of Alvis - 7/10 - Sealab's satire on Thanksgiving and Christmas.
21- Third Rock From the Sun - Gobble Gobble Dick Dick - 7/10 - I really enjoyed this show when it first appeared. Haven't seen it in years, let's see how it stands up. I still like it, but, if I recall, the seasons after two or so really dropped in quality.
22- What's Happening!! - Mama, the School Girl (*?) - 6/10 - Nice little revenge piece.
23- Frasier - The Apparent Trap (*?) - 6.5/10 - I think I'm in for a Frasier Complete Series boxset someday, a pretty entertaining series with a great, diverse cast.
24- Friends - The One With the List - 7.5/10 - Who here has written similar lists?
25- Friends - The One With the Football - 8/10 - I love playing touch football. This episode brings back some memories.
26- Diff'rent Strokes - Thanksgiving Crossover * - 6/10 - One hour episode merged with Hello Larry. Several crossovers like this were not enough to save Hello Larry from cancellation. Perhaps McLean Stevenson made a bad decision in leaving M.A.S.H. ?
27- Hello Larry - Thanksgiving Crossover * - 7/10 - Fairly enjoyable hour long episode actually.
28- Friends - The One With Chandler in a Box (*?) - 5/10 - I think I had pretty much quit watching the series by this point.
29- Sports Night - Thespis * - 8.5/10 - I saw five minutes of a Sports Night episode years ago and knew that it would be a favorite. However, it was on at a time when I wasn't really watching TV, so I knew that I'd wait and get it on video someday. Still waiting for a rainy day to watch the whole series someday, had to bend my usual rules to watch this episode out of order.
30- Garfield's Thanksgiving * - 3/10 - That was not quite as painful as I feared. The computer scale bit was pretty good actually, added a full point and half to my score.
31- Friends - The One With the Thanksgiving Flashbacks * - 4/10 - Now I see why I quit watching.
32- Friends - The One With Ross's Sandwich * - 4/10 - See above comment.
Wednesday, November 21st, 2007 -
33- Frank TV - Franksgiving (Pilot) * - 2/10 - Awful, awful sketch comedy. They'll apparently give anybody their own TV show nowadays.
34- How I Met your Mother - Slapsgiving * - 7/10 - First time watching this show, wasn't too bad.
35- King of the Hill - Nine Pretty Darn Angry Men * - 8/10 - Nice little spoof on a classic film, with Thanksgiving stuff to boot!
n/a- Unleashed - Happy Thanksgiving * - 5/10 - See first hand the effects of the writer's strike. I won't count this, too short even for a short.
36- Channel Frederator - Episode 107: Fredsgiving * - 5/10 - Nickelodeon stuff.
37- Tales Of The Wizard Of Oz - Gabe The Gobbler * - 5.5/10 - Classic Rankin/Bass animation, and their only Thanksgiving stuff I think.
38- The State - Tape People * - 5/10 - First time watching this sketch comedy show. Likely the last. It's not too horrible, but why watch this when we have Kids in the Hall?
39- Thanksgiving (2004) * - 6/10 -Great cast.
40- Casper the Friendly Ghost - Do or Diet (*?) - 7/10 - I wasn't a big Casper fan, but this one is fun. One of the earliest Casper's?
n/a- Revenge * - 7/10 - Cute little short, too short to count though.
41- Service For Four * - 2.5/10 - Waste of time pretty much.
42- Aqua Teen Hunger Force - The Dressing - 8.5/10 - "....that last bite reminds me of this severely long story...."
43- A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving - 7/10 - (Typing this later, on Thanksgiving) I almost stayed home today and had a dinner of popcorn and english muffins, would have almost seemed appropriate. But I ended up working so I got the traditional turkey with the trimmings.
44- Married With Children - A Bundy Thanksgiving * - 6.5/10 - I hated this show back in the day. This one wasn't that bad.
45- Home Improvement - Thanksgiving * - 6.5/10 - Pretty good guest stars this episode; Tom Poston, Alex Rocco, and Rodney Dangerfield.
46- Malcolm in the Middle - Thanksgiving * - 8/10 - I miss this show too.
47- Mama's Family - An Ill Wind (*?) - 6/10 - I don't miss this show, but I do miss The Carol Burnett Show.
48- Reba - Thanksgiving * - 4/10 - First time ever viewing Reba, hopefully one of the last. But actually better than I feared.

! Happy Thanksgiving ! Thursday, November 22nd, 2007 -
49- Reba - Invasion * - 7/10 - Buzzard was cool.
50- Sister, Sister - Thanksgiving in Hawaii: Part One * - 4/10 - Nice to see Tim Reid again, pretty weak otherwise.
51- Sister, Sister - Thanksgiving in Hawaii: Part Two * - 4/10 - Last time I'll watch this series I do believe.
52- King of the Hill - Happy Hank's Giving * - 7.5/10 - Underrated series.
53- South Park - Helen Keller! The Musical (*?) - 7.5/10 - Sweet.
54- That '70s Show - Thanksgiving * - 4/10 - I pretty much hate this show, but my OCD has me watching multiple episodes of it.
55- That '70s Show - Thank You * - 4/10 - Meh.
56- The Beverly Hillbillies - Turkey Day (*?) - 5/10 - It's been years since I've seen this show.
57 -The Beverly Hillbillies - The Thanksgiving Story * - 5/10 - Quite forgettable.
58- Frasier - A Lilith Thanksgiving (*?) - 8.5/10 - Funny.
59- Happy Days - The First Thanksgiving - 5.5/10 - I enjoyed the first few seasons of Happy Days. This was from season 6.
60- The Waltons - The Thanksgiving Story part 1 - 7/10 - Watched a lot of the Waltons growing up, still a great show.
61- My Friends Tigger and Pooh - Many Thanks for Christopher Robin * - 7/10 - What can I say, I'm a Winnie and gang fan.
n/a- Parts of the Lions/Packers game.
n/a- Parts of the Cowboys/Jets game.
n/a- Parts of the Colts/Falcons game.
61- Planes, Trains, and Automobiles - 8/10 - Been way too long since I've seen this.
62- 74th Annual McDonald's Thanksgiving Parade * - 5/10 - Much more watchable than I feared.
Friday, November 23rd, 2007 -
63- Friends - The One where Ross got High (*?) - 5/10 - "That's a lot of information to absorb in 30 seconds."
64- Friends - The One Where Chandler Doesn't Like Dogs * - 4.5/10 - These stars I'm giving for these Friends episodes? The 1/10 scale starts at 3, because even a blank script gets one star for each of the three actresses just being there. So a 4/10 is really a 1/10.
65- Friends - The One With the Rumor - 4/10 - I did see this one back when it was first broadcast, to see the "big event" of Brad Pitt. He wasn't all that good in this episode.
66- Friends - The One With Rachel's Other Sister * - 3.5/10 - Wow. This show got bad.
67- Friends - The One With the Late Thanksgiving * - 5/10 - A bit more tolerable. I 'm not sure if I'll be watching the Friends Christmas episodes.
68- This is America, Charlie Brown - The Mayflower Voyagers * - 7/10 - I learned stuff!
69- Everybody Loves Raymond - No Thanks * - 7/10 - I only watched 30 or so episodes over the years, but I never liked any of the scenes with the kids in this series.
70- Home Improvement - My Dinner With Wilson (*?) - 6.5/10 - Another guest appearance by James Cromwell. I just saw him in an Alice episode a few days (and 25 years) ago.
71- Home Improvement - The Wood, the Bad, and the Hungry * - 7/10 - Nice little homage to Rankin/Bass-type animation as a dream sequence.
72- King of the Hill - Goodbye Normal Jeans * - 6.5/10 - Bobby goes Bobbi.
73- Moesha - Thanksgiving * - 5/10 - Again, not as bad as I feared.
74- Moesha - All This, and Turkey Too * - 5.5/10 - This scripts are better than the acting in these. Nice to see Robert Guillaume.
75- Will & Grace - Homo for the Holidays - 7/10 - A few of the episodes of the first few seasons are extremely funny, but I stopped watching. I imagine that, as usual, this sitcom nose dived the last few seasons.
76- Full House - The Miracle of Thanksgiving * - 6/10 - I've never watched this show before, but I thought the Olsen Twins were in it. I saw no twins.
Saturday, November 24th, 2007-
77- MST3K Webisode - Thanksgiving Clown * - The bots are back!
78- MST3K Webisode - Turkey Bits - 7/10 - All the little segments from the old Comedy Central MST3K Turkey Day marathons collected together!
78- Linus the Lion Hearted - Thanksgiving * -5/10 - Cool appearance from Sugar Bear. Wish I had some cereal in the pantry.
79- Two-A-Days: Hoover High - Thanksgiving Tradition * - na/10 - I think this is one of reality shows that you have to watch from the beginning. Never having seen it before, I couldn't get into it at all, but kind of unfair to rate it I guess.
80- Beavis and Butthead Do Thanksgiving * - 1997 MTV coverage of the NY parade, featuring Kurt Loder, Beavis, and Butthead.
81- Everybody Hates Chris - Everybody Hates Thanksgiving * - 7/10 - Raj from What's Happening!! is a regular on this series, cool. Nice guest in Wayne Brady as well, although I expected a bit more from him (I love him on Who's Line).
82- Once and Again - Thanksgiving * - 6/10 - I'm moved quite easily, and this tear jerker did it.
83- Scrubs - My Day Off * - 7.5/10 - I discovered this show quite late. I saw bits of one or two episodes the first couple of seasons, but never gave it a fair try. A best friend who, like me, is pretty discriminating of TV and only watches 2-3 shows regularly, kept insisting that it was one of the best shows out there. I finally gave in and watched a full episode, and agree. I'm a bit behind now, but as of last year it was one of only 5 shows I DVR.
Sunday, November 25th, 2007-
84- That '70s Show - You Can't Always Get What You Want * - 6/10 - Best of the three episodes I watched, but then, I'm a closet Styx fan.
85- The Bernie Mac Show - Thanksgiving * - 6.5/10 - Another first time viewing of a series.
86- The Bernie Mac Show - Tryptophan-tasy * - 8/10 - Hilarious spoof of that classic Twilight Zone plane episode.
87- 7th Heaven - Thanksgiving * - Never seen this series either. It made me cry, so maybe I won't watch it ever again.
88- King of the Hill - Spin the Choice * - 6/10 - Nice reference to the football game.
89- The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air - Talking Turkey (*?) - 5.5/10 - Admission that I may regret: When this series first began, I liked the theme song so much that I taped it and memorized the lyrics, would sing only to myself, as I have a voice to die from.
90- The King of Queens - Thanks Man * - 7.5/10 - Makes me miss International Talk Like a Pirate Day.
91- The King of Queens - Loaner Car * - 7/10 - Only watched this show on and off, but it always made me laugh.
92- The Waltons - The Thanksgiving Story part 2 * - 7.5/10 - Cried (well, I don't cry, but I well up) for like the fourth time this challenge. John Ritter was in The Waltons?
93- Two and a Half Men - Merry Thanksgiving * - 7/10 - This show is a guilty pleasure.
94- Joey - Joey and the Bachelor Thanksgiving * - 4/10 - Another first series for me, and another last.
95- The Simpsons - Bart vs. Thanksgiving * - 7/10 - I think I like the older Simpsons animation more than the newer.
96- The Simpsons - Bart vs. Thanksgiving - with commentary * - 7/10 (commentary rating) - My first Simpsons commentary.
n/a- A Rymatch Thanksgiving * - 1/10 - A short I found googling. Incredibly bad. Too bad to count.
97- South Park - Starvin' Marvin - 7.5/10 - I was an early SP adopter.
98- South Park - Starvin' Marvin - with commentary - 4.5/10 (commentary rating) - I still watch SP occasionally, and am amazed at how wrong, and good it still is.
99- The Brady Bunch - The Un-Underground Movie - 6.5/10 - This series was a favorite of my family's growing up.
100- Seinfeld - The Mom and Pop Store - 8/10 - Great series from start to finish pretty much, pretty rare in TV history.
Monday, November 26th, 2007-
101- Seinfeld - The Mom and Pop Store - with commentary - 6/10 (commentary rating) - I loved the Woody Woodpecker bits, and the Midnight Cowboy ending.
102- Jay Leno on South Park short - 8.5/10 - The Story of Thanksgiving. I love the nonsense on the blackboard.
103- Ellen - Kiss My Bum * - 6.5/10 - Always good to see a Higgins Boy (whatever happened to Gruber?).
104- South Park - Helen Keller! The Musical - with commentary - 4/10 (commentary rating) - All these commentaries are on the web.
105- Northern Exposure - Thanksgiving - 7/10 - Sadly, I own all the DVDs, considered this my favorite show for a year or three, but this is the first episode I've re-watched on DVD. This episode features a great quote from the classic book by John Bunyan, Pilgrim's Progress; "The more he cast away the more he had." It made me pause and reflect on my OCD collecting/hoarding. Maybe I don't need 2000 DVDs. I'm sure that I could search my TV seasons and find many more Thanksgiving episodes, but I think I'm Thanksgivinged out. I wasn't sure that I'd hit 100 in this whole challenge, let alone just Thanksgiving stuff. I'm officially closing out my Turkey Day viewings and moving on to Christmas items. And I will start with a great segway title.
106- Miracle on 34th Street (1947) * - 9/10 - Yes, I've never seen this movie before. I love Christmas movies, watch many of them every year, own over 100 Christmas DVDs, and yet somehow have never seen this classic. But then, that's part of what I'm using this challenge for, watching my unwatched DVDs.
107- The Spirit of Christmas: Jesus versus Frosty * - 8/10 - Can't believe I've never searched for this original before, I've seen the 1995 version of course.
108- The Spirit of Christmas: Jesus versus Santa - 8.5/10 - Found this when it was sweeping the net right before South Park was introduced. Still makes me laugh my butt off.
109- AMC Hollywood Backstories - Miracle on 34th Street * - 7/10 - AMC series which took in-depth looks at classic movies, ran 55 episodes apparently. Always interesting.
110- Tom and Jerry - The Night Before Christmas (*?) - 6/10 - Pretty good for a T&J cartoon.
111- The 20th Century-Fox Hour - The Miracle on 34th Street * - 4.5/10 - I don't quite understand this. Just a few years after the smashing success of the movie, the studio remakes it as a 1 hour TV episode, using the same script (abbreviated and crammed into 45 minutes) and inferior actors. I mean the script is pretty much exactly the same, the dialogue, the settings, the facial expressions. It's like they wanted the same thing, but sped up and squeezed into the time slot. Doesn't seem to make much sense.
112- Professor Grampy - Christmas Comes But Once a Year * - 5/10 - His only color short, and only lead appearance without Betty Boop.
113- A Cosmic Christmas * - 5/10 - Bizarre.
114- 'Twas the Night Before Christmas - 6/10 - I swear I have this DVD somewhere, but I can't find it, so I'm watching a low res version on youtube.
115- Growing Pains - A Christmas Story * - 5/10 -
116- The Adventures of Mary-Kate & Ashley - The Case of the Christmas Caper * - 1/10 - Ok, I was just curious, had never seen anything Olsen, and it was just sitting there online. I'll go rip off my ears now.

Tuesday, November 27th, 2007-
117- What I Did For Love (2006) * - 7/10 - I've always liked James Gammon, great character actor.
118- Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (1948) (*?) - 6/10 - The first Rudolph on film?
119- Santa's Surprise * - 7/10 - Cute.
120- Ginger Nutt's Christmas Circus * - 5/10 - Was this a precursor to Chip and Dale?
121- The Star of Bethlehem * - 7/10 - Great very early animation.
122- Beavis and Butt-head Do Christmas * - 6.5/10 - I love me some B&B, but Mike Judge really improved w/ King of the Hill.
n/a- A Tribute to Scotland / Happy St Andrews Day * Just a homemade youtube video, so it is not for the count, but I wanted to make sure I honored our Scots. The 30th is the official day, maybe I'll find something official by then.
n/a- St Andrews Day March 2006 - Scottish Independence * Another.
n/a- Scotland - A Tribute * And just one more. I also vow to play my Proclaimers CDs between now and Friday.
123- Prancer * - 7/10 - Sam Elliot is always great, and the little girl's performance is surprisingly moving. Hey, I watched two 2-hour movies in one day!
Wednesday, November 28th, 2007-
124- The Shanty Where Santy Claus Lives * - 5/10 - It's fun to watch these non-politically correct old cartoons.
125- The Christmas Visitor * - 5/10 - Another sort-of adaptation of Night Before Christmas with lots of Little Tin Soldier as well.
126- Silver Spoons - The Best Christmas Ever * - 5/10 - Very predictable. And how'd they get electricity to the cave?
127- The Steadfast Tin Soldier * - 7/10 - This was part of an episode of Mr. Piper. Nice adaptation of the classic Hans Christian Andersen story.
128- Married With Children - It's a Bundyful Life: Part One * - 5/10 - Could have been worse.
129- Married With Children - It's a Bundyful Life: Part Two * - 6/10 - I actually surprised myself by laughing during this episode.
130- The Pup's Christmas * - 5/10 - Was that mommy or daddy?
131- The King of Queens - Santa Claustrophobia * - 6/10 - I think I like Kevin James.
132- Snow Foolin' (*?) - 6/10 - Fun.
133- News Radio - Stupid Holiday Charity Talent Show * - 7/10 - Great appearance by another Kid in the Hall.
134- Gift Wrapped (1952) - 7.5/10 - Why are the cats always the bad guys in cartoons? Tom (vs Jerry), Sylvester (vs Tweety), the ones vs Mighty Mouse. I'm a cat lover, so I usually disliked all those cartoons. But in fighting back by bias, some of the Tweety ones are great. Granny rocks.
135- Miracle on 34th Street (1947) (colorized version) with Maureen O'Hara commentary - 6/10 (commentary rating) - I prefer the black & white version. Natalie Wood was truly excellent in this role.
136- A Christmas Carol (1910) * - 5/10 - From Edison films, available on youtube.
137- A Christmas Accident (1912) * - 5/10 - Another Edison film, also on youtube. A sort of Christmas Carol take.
138- The Night Before Christmas (1905) * - 5/10 - On youtube.
139- Shrek the Halls * - 6.5/10 - Not too bad.
140- Tales From the Darkside - Seasons of Belief * - 7/10 - A story about the Gr.... no, I better not say it.
141- The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air - Deck the Halls * - 5/10 - They lost the theme song in later seasons?! Or was that just a syndication cost-cutting thing?
142- The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air - Christmas Show * - 5/10 - Nothing really new.
143- Home Improvement - Home for the Holidays * - 5/10 - I think I quit watching this show around season 4.
144- 75th Christmas in Rockefeller Center * - 6/10 - The link is to the 2006 show, as IMDB has not put up this years yet. Wow, Brooke Shields is getting quite antique!
Thursday, November 29th, 2007-
145- ER - All About Christmas Eve * - 5.5/10 - Cried again.
146- The Christmas Gift (1986) * - 6.5/10 - John Denver wasn't too bad.
147- Home Alone * - 7.5/10 - Been ages since I've seen this. Never saw any of the sequels I think.
Friday, November 30th, 2007-
148- Casper's First Christmas * - 5/10 - I probably would have loved this if I saw it back in it's day.
149- Batman: The Animated Series - Christmas With the Joker * - 7/10 - First time watching this series, pretty good.
150- Bugs Bunny's Looney Christmas Tales * - 5/10 - Not nearly as good as the 60s cartoons.
151- Rocko's Modern Life - Rocko's Modern Christmas * - 3/10 - I kept hearing raves about this a few years ago, seemed very poor to me.
152- This Christmas * - 7.5/10 - Great performances make a standard family dynamics Christmas drama shine.
153- Home Alone 4 * - 1.5/10 - Horrible.
154- The Christmas List * - 7/10 - Maybe I'm just a sucker for these holiday melodramas, but I swear this was a fun, moving film.
155- The Christmas Card * - 8/10 - Loved seeing Ed Asner again.
Saturday, December 1st, 2007-
156- Just Shoot Me! - Jesus, It's Christmas (*?) - 6/10 - I liked the ending.
157- Alice - A Semi-Merry Christmas (*?) - 5/10 - Mel wasn't such a bad guy.
158- A Carol Christmas * - 4.5/10 - Loved the transporter effect with William Shatner! The rest is pretty much a needless remake.
159- A Christmas Story (1972) * - 7/10 - Hanna-Barbara special. Goober and Gumdrop save the day!
160- The Beverly Hillbillies - Home for Christmas * - 5.5/10 - Their first "short cut" across the country.
161- Hangin' with Mr. Cooper - Christmas '95 * - 6/10 - Another first time seeing a series.
162- Perfect Strangers - A Christmas Story * - 5/10 - I can't believe I'm about to watch this. Wow, that wasn't nearly as bad as I feared.
163- Alfred Hitchcock Presents - Back For Christmas * - 6/10 - Nice.
164- Alfred Hitchcock Presents - Santa Claus and the 10th Avenue Kid * - 4/10 - And?
165- The Boondocks - A Huey Freeman Christmas * - 2/10 - Never seen this series before, chuckled a bit the few times I saw the comic strip. 12 minutes in, and wow, this really stinks. Last 12 minutes doubled my score.
166- The Mary Tyler Moore Show - Christmas and the Hard-Luck Kid II - 7.5/10 - This and Bob Newhart were my favorite series back in the 70s.
167- Welcome Back Kotter - Sweathog Christmas Special - 6/10 - I still have the hots for Mrs. Kotter, Marcia Strassman. Highlight episode.
168- Alice - Mel's Christmas Carol (*?) - 7/10 - I had no idea that this series was based on a movie. I'll have to watch Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore someday. Great appearance by Jack Gilford.
169- Barney Miller - Christmas Story - 7/10 - Great series.
170- Welcome Back Kotter - A Winter's Coat Tale (*?) - 6/10 - No Gabe Kaplan?
171- Yogi Bear's All-Star Comedy Christmas Caper * - 6/10 - I'd show this to my future kids.
172- Quads! - Christmas Holidaze * - 1/10 - This was a series?! 15 minutes into this supposed comedy, and I've only laughed once. Crap.
173- Arrested Development - In Gob We Trust - 9.5/10 - This show was near perfection.
174- Picket Fences - Pageantry - 7.5/10 - This needs a complete series set. I think this show covered just about every possible storyline imaginable.
175- The Town That Santa Forgot * - 7/10 - Dick Van Dyke rocks.
176- Joey - Joey and the Plot Twist * - 5/10 - Nice Lucy Lui ocd appearance.
Sunday, December 2nd, 2007-
177- Picket Fences - High Tidings - 7/10 - "We didn't expect to see Billy's red-nosed reindeer."
178- A Soapy Christmas * - 5/10 - I'll be honest. I did not watch this to broaden my mind and expose myself to new things. I thought it was a one hour long episode of the old sitcom Soap. But instead, it is a special on a bunch of soap opera stars making a Christmas CD. But I watched it anyway, as I had already started burning it to DVD in a frantic race to clear space on my DVR as it fills up with Christmas movies.
179- 'Tis the Season to be Smurfy * - 4/10 - Why not? If I can watch Bronson Pinchot and the Olsen Twins, I can watch my first Smurfs episode.
180- Hey Arnold! - Arnold's Christmas * - 7/10 - Something must be wrong with me, I almost cried because of a Nickelodeon cartoon.
181- The Fairly Oddparents - Christmas Everyday * - 8/10 - Good stuff!
182- Invader ZIM - The Most Horrible Christmas Ever * - 7/10 - "His jolly boots of doom." I knew that modern animation was still great for adults thanks to The Venture Brothers and a few other things on Adult Swim. But now, thanks to these last two shows, I see that cartoons for kids can still be of high quality.
183- Frosty's Winter Wonderland * - 7/10 - Frosty got married?
184- The Andy Griffith Show - Christmas Story - 8/10 - One of my top ten (probably 5) series of all time.
185- Sanford and Son - Ebenezer Sanford (*?) - 7/10 - Didn't watch much of this series, must have been opposite something we liked better back in the day.
186- Good Times - Sometimes There's No Bottom to the Bottle (*?) - 6.5/10 - Not quite dynamite.
187- America's Funniest Home Videos - Christmas-themed episode - 5/10 - Not as bad as Bob Saget, but this other host is awful. Maybe it was partly the writers. Why do we need a lame host, stupid audience interactions, and fake laughter? Just give us 42 minutes of funny clips.
188- The Jeffersons - The Christmas Wedding - 7.5/10 - I'm in the mood for some egg nog.
189- Three's Company - Three's Christmas * - 5/10 - Was never a big fan.
190- Cheers - Christmas Cheers - 6.5/10 - I loved the earlier seasons more.
191- Rugrats Chanukah * - 6.5/10 -
192- A Boyfriend for Christmas * - 7.5/10 - Yep, I must be a sucker, because I really loved this, despite it's predictability. I'll ask Santa at the mall for a girlfriend.
193- Designing Woman - I'll Be Home For Christmas * - 5/10 - Bad Santa!
194- The Jeffersons - All I Want for Christmas - 7/10 - George's heart grew 4 sizes that day.
195- The Jeffersons - Father Christmas (*?) - 6/10 - Could have done more with the scenes from the past.
196- All in the Family - Edith's Christmas Story - 8.5/10 - Great delivery of the big revelation in the kitchen.
197- Green Acres - An Old-Fashioned Christmas * - 5.5/10 - Never/rarely watched this show as a kid.
198- The Addams Family - Christmas with the Addams Family - 7.5/10 - I rarely watch this show, but always enjoy it when I do. This episode featured just about everyone in the family, which I wish they did more of, as opposed to the usual spotlight on just 4 or so characters.
199- Gunsmoke - P.S. Murray Christmas * - 7/10 -
I believe this was my first time ever watching any episode of Gunsmoke.
200- All in the Family - Christmas Day at the Bunkers - 7/10 - This used to be on Sunday nights, right? My parents watched it all the time.
201- All in the Family - The Draft Dodger - 8/10 - They were first to tackle a lot of issues.

List broken up due to the forum's software bug with long posts. Here are the links to part one, part two, part three, part four,
part five, part six, part seven, and part eight.

Monday, December 3rd 2007-
202- Good Times - Penny's Christmas - 7/10 - Strange watching such a young and innocent Janet Jackson.
203- A Trap For Santa Claus (1909) * - 5/10 - On youtube.
n/a- The Execution of Mary, Queen of Scots (1895) - 5/10 - The first special effect?
204- La Vie et la passion de Jιsus Christ (1903) * - 6/10 - I imagine this was the first film of the life of Christ. Pretty solid film making and several interesting techniques are used. And a 45 minute film back in 1903? This may be the first feature film as well.
205- Bataille de boules de neige (1896) * - 5/10 - Early film of a snowball fight.
206- Mystery Science Theater 3000 - Santa Claus Conquers the Martians - 8/10 - I met Joel and his parents at their first season wrap party. Sorry to "name drop", but it's possibly my best story and I just wanted to get it out there.
207- A Christmas Memory * - 7/10 - An enjoyable later Patty Duke film.
Tuesday, December 4th 2007-
208- Happy Tree Friends - Stealing the Spotlight - 8.5/10 - I love these guys.
n/a- Happy Tree Friends - Kringle Bells - 7/10 - A little too short to count.
209- The Polar Express * - 7/10 - I avoided this until now due to my anti-Tom Hanks bias, but it was pretty good.
210- Happy Tree Friends - Out on a Limb - 8/10 - I cringe in every one of these shorts.
211- The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show - Holiday Show * - 7.5/10 - First time ever watching this series, and I was surprised at how funny it was, much better than most modern sitcoms. Bizarre how the advertising was just put right in the show. I'm thinking that the right series could make that work nowadays, and prevent what I imagine most people do, just fast forward thru the commercials. Or does anybody still watch live TV?
212- Captain Gallant of the Foreign Legion - The Boy Who Found Christmas * - ?/10 - Yet another first time viewing of a series. Buster Crabbe's nepotism.
n/a- Happy Tree Friends - Kringle Frosty - 7/10 - Another mini-short.
213- Date with the Angels - The Christmas Show * - 7/10 - A Betty White show from 1957. Nice to see Mel from The Dick Van Dyke Show and Miss Hathaway from The Beverly Hillbillies.
214- Happy Tree Friends - Tongue Twister Trouble - 8/10 - I love those ants.
215- The Jack Benny Show - Christmas Show * - 8/10 - Mel Blanc was a regular in this series! Classic comedy, I'll be seeking out more Jack Benny episodes.
n/a- Happy Tree Friends - Kringle Feast - 5/10 - My least favorite Kringle.
216- Happy Tree Friends - Snow What? That's What! - 7/10 - I couldn't watch these everyday. I'd crack a rib from laughing too much. Reused the icicle gag, but great touch with that final snowball.
217- Meet Corliss Archer - The Christmas Story * - 6.5/10 - Corliss was a girl's name?
Wednesday, December 5th 2007-
218- The Doddlebops Holiday Show * - 1/10 - Started, fell asleep (thankfully). Will finish next time I'm home. Ugh. If I ever have kids, I promise to never drag them to dreck like this.
219- Higglytown Heroes - 'Tis the Season to be Ducky * - 5/10 - Meh.
220- Highway to Heaven - Another Song for Christmas * - 7/10 - A nice Christmas Carol take.
221- Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends - A Lost Claus * - 7.5/10 - At first, I thought I'd hate it, but this turned out to be a good little kid's show.
222- Johnny and the Sprites - A Very Spritely Christmas * - 6/10 - An ok kid's show.
223- Little Einsteins - The Christmas Wish * - 6/10 - I guess this is a pretty good show for really young kids. Educational sort of.
224- Santa's Funniest Moments * - 1/10 - Imagine the worst epsiode of America's Funniest Home Videos possible, but with two horrible actors instead of just Bob Saget, painfully long reporter segments/gags, and with videos that even AFHV would reject as unfunny.
225- The Story of the First Christmas Snow * - 7/10 - A Rankin/Bass production that I had never seen before, pretty good.
Thursday, December 6th, 2007-
226- A Town Without Christmas * - 8/10 - Always good to see Peter Falk.
227- Tyler Perry's House of Payne - The Wench that Saved Christmas * - 5/10 - Forgettable.
Friday, December 7th, 2007-
228- Amen - Your Christmas Show of Shows * - 6.5/10 - Yet another first time series viewing.
229- The Owl - The Christmas Present * - 7/10 - It looks like there is a whole series of these shorts.
230- The Christmas Box * - 7/10 - It was very nice to see Maureen O'Hara again, and John Boy too.
Saturday, December 8th, 2007-
231- Racket Squad - The Christmas Caper * - 7/10 - Cried.
232- The Adventures of Robin Hood - The Christmas Goose * - 6/10 - I'd be willing to watch more of this old series.
233- Where's Raymond? - Christmas * - 6/10 - Great tap routine, but blackface?
Sunday, December 9th 2007-
234- Jingle All the Way * - 6/10 - Great cast, slightly tired story. Hated the sci-fi ending act.
n/a- Casper's First Christmas - Watched this again as I recorded it to DVD (first viewing was online). Isn't kind of strange at the end, when the animals celebrate Santa making them a hunting lodge?
235- Meet the Santas * - 6/10 - Twenty minutes in, and I can't believe that people willingly participated in this. Finished it and it became bearable. But maybe the terrible dialogue just numbed me into submission. Edit to add: Doh! After seeing the two films of this series in the proper order, I have raised my score to 6, and apologize for my earlier remarks.
236- Amen - The Twelve Songs of Christmas * - 6/10 - Just ok.
237- Futurama - Xmas Story - 7/10 - Looking forward to watching the new movie.
238- Holidaze - The Christmas That Almost Didn't Happen * - 4/10 - A sad attempt to make a modern Rankin/Bass type Christmas special.
239- M*A*S*H* - Dear Sis - 7.5/10 - William Christopher episodes were often my favorites.
240- M*A*S*H* - Death Takes a Holiday - 7.5/10 - What a great series. How many stayed at a good to great quality for so long?
241- The Jetsons Christmas Carol * - ?/10 -
242- Single Santa Seeks Mrs. Claus * - 7/10 - Just figured out that I should have watched this before Meet the Santas. I hate it when I watch things out of order, I refuse to do so actually, this was an accident. Who knew that anyone would greenlight a Steve Guttenberg movie sequel? Finished watching this and I must issue an apology. Either to humanity for turning into someone who like SG movies, or to the cast and crew of these two films. I was surprised to find myself really enjoying this, and if I had seen this one first I would not have razzed the sequel so much.
n/a- Yogi Bear's All-Star Comedy Christmas Caper - Watched this again to record it. I used to be able to do an ok Yogi voice imitation.
Monday, December 10th 2007-
243- Little House: Bless All the Dear Children (*?) - 7/10 - What a bizarre title. What about the undear children? This was one of the TV movies made after Little House on the Prairie ceased production. Predictable, but it was still fun to reacquaint myself with these characters.
244- Barney Bear's Polar Pest * - 6.5/10 - I don't remember this character, but I keep seeing his shorts on Boomerang.
245- Seasin's Greetinks! * - 6.5/10 - I was never much of a Popeye fan, although I do like spinach now.
246- A Garfield Christmas Special * - 2.5/10 - Darn The Monkees for insisting on Garfield being in the checklist! I had already seen the better Thanksgiving special, and didn't need to see this one, but I had already opened the DVD and figured I might as well.
247- Friends - The One With the Monkey - 8/10 - "Hey, that monkey has a Ross on his ass."
248- Friends - The One With Phoebe's Dad - 7/10 - I forget, did she ever meet him?
249- Friends - The One Where Rachel Quits - 7.5/10 - "Dad loves the slots."
250- Friends - The One With the Girl From Poughkeepsie * - 5/10 - Friends should have quit when they were ahead.
251- Friends - The One With the Inappropriate Sister * - 4/10 - Flameball or whatever it was could be fun. I've invented office games before. One bad weather day we actually came up with Office Olympics, complete with medals.
252- Matlock - Santa Claus * - 7/10 - I love me some Andy Griffith.
Tuesday, December 11th 2007-
253- Friends - The One With All the Resolutions * - ?/10 - I didn't want to start watching New Years stuff until after Christmas, but since I had these borrowed Friends sets, I decided to just run thru them in order and get them out of my life forever.
254- Robot Chicken - Christmas Special - 8/10 - I only watch this show in small doses. I'm afraid it would wear out it's welcome if I watched more than an episode or two at a time.
255- Holiday in Handcuffs * - 4/10 - Had a few interesting ideas, but pretty crappy acting.
Wednesday, December 12th 2007-
256- Holiday Affair (1996) * - 6/10 - Good script, execution could have been better.
257- Friends - The One Where Ross Got High with commentary * - 4/10 (commentary rating) - I'll make all my commentary comments in a few entries.
258- Friends - The One With the Routine * - 3.5/10 - Elle Macpherson?
259- Friends - The One With All the Candy * - 4.5/10 - Would neighbors actually take candy off the door of a neighbor? It would have to be a flashing neon sign for me to even notice probably, and even then, I doubt I'd take any.
260- Friends - The One With the Holiday Armadillo * - 6/10 - Two points for the great costume.
261- Friends - The One With the Holiday Armadillo with commentary * - 4/10 commentary rating - So I went ahead and listened to two different commentaries on these Friends sets. I figured that while I had the sets, I might as well watch a few, since I will never borrow these sets again. Two was all I could take, I skipped several commentaries that would have counted. There were a few interesting tidbits of info, but mainly I just learned how full of himself David Crane is. He kept talking about how great the episodes were and how it was their finest work of the season. This over mediocre episodes at best.
262- Friends - The One With Ross's Step Forward * - 4.5/10 - It is difficult to come up with anything to say on these quite mediocre episodes.
263- Friends - The One With Christmas in Tulsa * - 4/10 - And extra point for Selma Blair. A pretty weak flashback episode.
n/a- Friends - The One With Rachel's Going Away Party * - 4/10 - I never saw the series finale, so I decided to watch the last few episodes while I had the sets.
n/a- Friends - The Last One: Part 1 * - 5/10 - I guess it is obvious that I'm not much of a Friends fan. I actually really enjoyed it the first few seasons, but feel it became quite bad after that point. It was still nice to see how they wrapped things up.
n/a- Friends - The Last One: Part 2 * - 4/10 - An extra point for finally being done with Friends. Now onto one of my favorite holiday titles.

List broken up due to the forum's software bug with long posts. Here are the links to part one, part two, part three, part four,
part five, part six, part seven, and part eight.

Thursday, December 13th 2007-
264- How the Grinch Stole Christmas - 10/10 - Sweet, I just realized that I get to use the best Christmas show ever as my birthday year checklist item! The is the original animated version of course, I still haven't seen the Jim Carrey travesty(?).
265- How the Grinch Stole Christmas with commentary - 7/10 commentary rating - Fun commentary from one of the animators and a voice actress extraordinaire June Foray.
266- An Accidental Christmas * - 6/10 - New Lifetime movie, not on IMDB yet.
267- Santa and the Three Bears * - 5/10 - I went into this thinking that it was a 1950's short, but it turned out to be a 76 minute 1970 special. Hmm, just submitted my first correction to IMDB, as the runtime here is only 45 minutes. It should have been 25 minutes, a very bloated story that moved at a snail's pace.
268- Jack Frost (1979) (*?) - 7/10 - Rankin/Bass did a heck of a lot more work than I remember. I still want to track down a few of their movies.
269- The Little Drummer Boy Book II * - 7/10 - I like their more religious work almost as much as the standards.
270- Nestor, The Long-Eared Christmas Donkey - 7/10 - Good think they added Christmas to the title, or I'm sure that a lot of people would have skipped it.
n/a- Happy Tree Friends - Kringle Karols - 7/10 - I've always had a fear of falling icicles. I love the CPR!
271- Winnie the Pooh and Christmas Too (*?) - 6.5/10 - I like the older Pooh stories more.
Friday, December 14th 2007-
272- Happy Tree Friends - Ski Ya Wouldn't Wanna Be Ya - 7/10 - Love the little touches like the satellite and the look of anticipatory fear in his face.
n/a- Happy Tree Friends - Kringle Presents - 8/10 - Perhaps the most disturbing mini-short.
273- The Proud Family - Seven Days of Kwanzaa * - 7/10 - Started off badly, but I liked the recovery.
274- Wayside - Sideways Christmas * - 6/10 - Another take on A Christmas Carol.
275- Wow! Wow! Wubbzy! - O Figgety-Fig Tree; Snow Day * - 5/10 - What am I doing?
276- Happy Tree Friends - A Class Act - 10/10 - This is what got me hooked on HTF.
n/a- Happy Tree Friends - Kringle Tree - 5/10 - Predictable. Nice spit touch though.
277- Higglytown Heroes - Twinkle's Wish * - 6/10 - I wish I had kids to justify watching stuff like this.
n/a- Lake Anne Elementary School presents A Perfect Winter Day * - 10/10 - Had to give props to my niece's Christmas Chorus Show. This youtube video is not the Christmas show, just something random I found with her class. She's the beautiful one in the front row.
278- Kim Possible - A Very Possible Christmas * - 6/10 - Family rocks.
n/a- Go, Diego! Go! - Diego Saves Christmas * - Very little kids programming. I'm not counting because I was multi-tasking while watching and wasn't really paying much attention.
n/a- Oswald - Catrina's First Snow; The Snow Festival * - Very little kids programming. I'm not counting because I was multi-tasking while watching and wasn't really paying much attention.
279- Lazytown - Lazytown's Surprise Santa * - 5/10 - My best friends young kids watch this show. I think shows were better when we were that young.
280- Martin Mystery - Eternal Christmas * - 7/10 - Seems like a pretty cool show, sort of American anime ?
281- The Emperor's New School - A Giftmas Story * - 6.5/10 - Predictable, but not too bad.
282- Squidbillies - Rebel With a Claus * - 8.5/10 - I had watched this show once previously, and hated it. This episode had me laughing out loud. But maybe I was just tired of the last few hours of kids programming and needed something quite adult.
283- 30 Rock - Ludachristmas * - 8/10 - Great sitcom.
284- Alice - Mel, the Magi - 7.5/10 - One of my favorite Alice episodes.
285- Amen - The Deacon's Donkey * - 6/10 - I didn't realize that Amen lasted five seasons.
286- Girlfriends - Deck the Halls With Bags and Folly * - 5/10 - Wow, that one GF has huge eyes. First time seeing this series, not really impressed.
287- The Game - The Ghost of Derwin Past * - 5.5/10 - Again, not impressed.
Saturday, December 15th 2007-
288- Seinfeld - The Pick - 8/10 - I guess they couldn't title it The Nipple?
289- Still Standing - Still Thankful * - 3.5/10 - Doesn't seem like a sitcom that I'll watch outside of this challenge. Wasn't planning on watching anymore Thanksgiving episodes, but saw this while scanning for Christmas stuff.
290- Amen - Thelma Frye'd, Dough Girl * - 6/10 - Nice title, and scene of same.
n/a? - Alvin and the Chipmunks (2007) * - 7/10 - Great movie to see in a crowd of kids. Their laughter made me laugh as well, and partially overlook the weak dialogue and largely wasted David Cross.
291- Scarecrow and Mrs. King - The Long Christmas Eve * - 6/10 - Weird coincidence: In this adventure Amanda's cover is someone who lived in Silver Spring Maryland until she was three. I did the exact same thing. Do you think that is enough in common to write Kate Jackson a love letter?
292- A Flintstone Christmas * - 5/10 - This is one of at least 4 different Flinstones Christmas shows, but one where the kids are grown up and can talk, which are not nearly as good as the earlier Flintstones. A 1977 TV special.
293- Celebrating Christmas: Christmas Out of the Box * - 7.5/10 - Fairly interesting documentary about the some of the origins of the holiday.
294- Bewitched - A Vision of Sugar Plums - 8/10 - A Bill Mumy guest role!
295- NewsRadio - Xmas Story - 9/10 - A Higgins Boy appearance! I miss Phil Hartman.
Sunday, December 16th 2007-
296- Christmas Comes to Pacland * - 1.5/10 - How incredibly awful.
297- Eight is Enough - Yes Nicholas, There is a Santa Claus: Part 1 (*?) - 7/10 - Grandpa Walton was the first Bad Santa.
298- The Flintstones - Christmas Flintstone * - 6/10 - Better. This was a season 5 episode. This is free on Amazon unbox if anyone wants to download it there.
299- Eight is Enough - Yes Nicholas, There is a Santa Claus: Part 2 (*?) - 7.5/10 - Darn show welled me up twice.
300- Camp Lazlo - Kamp Kringle * - 6/10 - Fairly enjoyable NickToons show.
301- Charlie and Lola Christmas Special * - 7.5/10 - This is a show for young kids I think, but I found it strangely mesmerizing and quite good.
n/a- Just Can't Wait for Christmas - Tigger, Pooh, and Friends * - Just a little Christmas music video promoting the new Christmas movie.
n/a- Little Cesario (*?) - 6.5/10 - This old MGM cartoon aired as part of the Christmas Party on Boomerang, but it isn't really holiday themed, so I won't count it.
302- Corneil and Bernie - Santa Paws * - 7.5/10 - Weird little show from France(?).
303- Danny Phantom - The Fright Before Christmas * - 7.5/10 - Fun show.
304- A Flintstones Christmas Carol * - 5/10 - My third Flintstones Christmas foray, the 1994 TV movie. Fred was a bit of a jerk, wasn't he?
305- Cave Kids - Cave Kid Christmas * - ?/10 - I'll try to finish off the Flintstones Christmas canon.
306- Tailspin - A Jolly Molly Christmas * - 5.5/10 - It can snow anywhere if you're on the nice list.
307- Pinocchio's Christmas * - 6.5/10 - Another Rankin/Bass production that I had never heard of.
308- The New Scooby-Doo Mysteries - A Nutcracker Scoob * - 3/10 - Scrappy Doo dreck.
309- Tom and Jerry: A Nutcracker Tale * - 6.5/10 - Average.
310- The Bear That Couldn't Sleep (*?) - 7/10 - A Barney Bear cartoon.
311- Pink Panther - The Hand is Pinker Than the Eye - 7.5/10 - On Christmas Party.
312- Codename: Kids Next Door - Operation N.A.U.G.H.T.Y. * - 8/10 - Fun X-Men parody.
313- Sabrina, The Teenage Witch - Sabrina Claus * - 6/10 - Seems to be my theme lately, star of the show takes over the job for SC.
314- Smurfs Christmas Special * - 6/10 - From 1982. This second exposure to the Smurfs was slightly better than my first.
315- A Flintstones Family Christmas * - 6.5/10 - My fifth Flintstones Christmas show in the past 24 hours. I never liked The Flintstones, so I imagined that I would dislike them more and more as I watched them today. But this one was actually the best of the bunch.
316- Aqua Teen Hunger Force - Cybernetic Ghost of Christmas Past From the Future - 9/10 - Brilliant.
Monday, December 17th 2007-
317- All I Want For Christmas (2007) * - 7.5/10 - I think you can figure out all the surprises and conclusions in these Christmas movies ten minutes in, and yet I still quite enjoy them.
318- A Diva's Christmas Carol * - 5.5/10 - I think I'm Christmas Caroled out, although I am really looking forward to watching Scrooged again.
Tuesday, December 18th 2007-
319- Angel in the Family * - 6/10 - I think this story had a lot more potential than they were able to convey.
320- Christmas Caper * - 6.5/10 - I really wanted to hate this movie for some reason, maybe my misgivings about Shannen Doherty, but it was pretty good.
321- The Santa Clause - 6/10 - This could have been a much better movie. I like the story, the acting was ok, but I kept noticing little things that could have been much better. Missed opportunities for great lines and bad editing seemed to jump at me every few minutes
322- Monk - Mr. Monk and the Man Who Shot Santa Claus * - 7.5/10 - Good to hear he'll be back on NBC.
Wednesday, December 19th 2007-
323- Psych - Gus's Dad May Have Killed an Old Guy * - 8.5/10 - Great to see Claire Huxtable and Ernie Hudson again.
324- Home Improvement - 'Twas the Blight Before Christmas - 7/10 - I always enjoyed this sitcom. Not great, but always fun to watch if I stumbled upon it.
325- Happy Tree Friends - We're Scrooged * - 7/10 - A brand new Christmas cartoon.
n/a- Happy Tree Friends - Tinkle Bells * - Not really HTF, but a short from Mondo on their page right now.
326- Fred Claus * - 4.5/10 - I haven't enjoyed a Vince Vaughn film in quite awhile.
Thursday, December 20th 2007-
327- American Dad - The Most Adequate Christmas Ever * - 6/10 - A far far below adequate show rises to a mediocre level.
328- The Venture Bros. - A Very Venture Christmas * - 10/10 - My favorite show.
329- Jesus vs. Santa * - 3/10 - A lame mondo mini-show.
330- Thugs on Film - X-Mas 1999 * - 5/10 - Cute short with a take on the grinch story.
331- Thugs on Film - The Grinch * - 5.5/10 - Another mondo short.
332- Becker - Santa on Ice * - 6.5/10 - Terry Farrell
333- Becker - The Ghost of Christmas Presents * - 6/10 - A don't like the Bob character or storylines.
334- Family Matters - Miracle on Elm Street * - 5/10 - This was a pretty good show, if you subtract that Urkel character, who takes 2.5 points off my score. America used to like that guy?!
335- Family Matters - Fa La La La Laaggh! * - 3.5/10 - No mas.
336- Moral Orel - The Best Christmas Ever * - 7.5/10 - What a strange little show.
337- Full House - A Very Tanner Christmas * - 4/10 - I'm done with that series. I don't care if they have a Christmas episode marathon and I had nothing else to watch, never again will I watch an episode.
338- Home Improvement - Slip Sleddin' Away - 7.5/10 - I miss sledding.
339- Home Improvement - 'Twas the Night Before Chaos * - Flo was Jill's mom? Cool.
340- George Lopez - Christmas Punch * - 7/10 - Not a terrible series.
341- George Lopez - A Clear and Presentless Danger * - 5.5/10 - But not terribly original.
342- The Year Without a Santa Claus - 8/10 - Haven't seen this one in years and years. The special features on the new Deluxe DVD seem pretty cool.
Friday, December 21st 2007-
343- South Park S3 - Mr. Hanky's Christmas Classics - 8/10 - They did a great job with the songs in this episode.
344- South Park S3 - Mr. Hanky's Christmas Classics with commentary * - 6/10 commentary rating - Suicide?
345- South Park S4 - A Very Crappy Christmas - 7.5/10 - Great how they incorporate Jesus vs. Santa in this one.
346- South Park S4 - A Very Crappy Christmas with commentary * - 5/10 commentary rating - Did I hear a yawn?
347- South Park S2 - Merry Christmas Charlie Manson! * - 8/10 - I hear their titles or plots and can't imagine how they'll pull them off or get away with them, but they always manage to do a great job.
n/a?- South Park S3 - Chinpokomon - 7/10 - This episode is on two different South Park Christmas collections, but on fairly careful viewing I can't definitively say that this is a holiday episode. It has some holiday themes, and could possible be set in the holiday time window, but I can't say for sure.
n/a?- South Park S3 - Chinpokomon with commentary * - 5/10 commentary rating - Way too short.
348- South Park S1 - Mr. Hanky, The Christmas Poo - 9/10 - A 2nd grade labor scene, priceless. "I'm not fat, I'm festively plump."
349- South Park S1 - Mr. Hanky, The Christmas Poo with commentary * - 6/10 commentary rating - Ok.
350- South Park S3 - Are You There God? It's Me, Jesus. - 8/10 - Rod Stewart
351- South Park S3 - Are You There God? It's Me, Jesus. with commentary * -5/10 commentary rating - Matt and Trey may be my favorite agnostics.
352- South Park S6 - Red Sleigh Down * - 8/10 - Wow, they killed Christ on his birthday.
353- South Park S6 - Red Sleigh Down with commentary * - 5/10 commentary rating - We need longer commentaries from these guys.
354- Sabrina, the Teenage Witch - A Girl and Her Cat * - 6/10 - If I wasn't a cat person I'd rate it lower.
355- Sabrina, the Teenage Witch - Christmas Amnesia * - 5/10 - Bearable.
356- Sabrina, the Teenage Witch - Sabrina, Nipping at Your Nose * - 5/10 - Martin Mull phones in this appearance.
357- Step by Step - Christmas Story * - 7/10 - First time ever seeing this series. Great cameo by Don Knotts.
358- Family Matters - It's Beginning to Look A Lot Like Urkel * - 5/10 - Extra points for being an interesting take on one of my top ten films.
359- Family Matters - Christmas is Where the Heart Is * - 5/10 - I broke my promise to never watch this again. In my defense, the DVR was already set to record these when I made that vow, and I would have canceled them if I had realized it.
360- Full House - Our Very First Christmas Show * - 6/10 - A Christmas miracle!
361- Good Times - The Traveling Christmas (*?) - 6/10 - I really preferred Good Times the first three seasons with John Amos.
362- Malcolm in the Middle - Christmas - 9/10 - I love this series, great flashbacks to pre-show Christmas'.
363- Malcolm in the Middle - Christmas Trees - 9/10 - I love Malcolm's math, and the opening baby package.
364- King of the Hill - The Unbearable Blindness of Laying * - 8/10 - An extra point for the great title.
365- King of the Hill - Hillenium * - 8/10 - Hamsters and gerbils can cross breed can't they?
366- The Tick - The Tick Loves Santa * - 7/10 - First time I've seen this animated series, despite being a fan of the comic when it first appeared years and years ago. Not bad.
367- Hope and Faith - Christmas Time * - 5/10 - Another first time series viewing. Cute actresses, not much else positive to say.
Saturday, December 22nd 2007-
368- A Visit to Santa * - 1/10 - So bad it's almost good. I'm hoping the Rifftrax for this makes the pain go away.
369- A Visit to Santa with Rifftrax * - 7/10 Rifftrax rating -My first Rifftrax listen beyond the samples. I'll definitely listen to this again in the next few days. Great stuff, but I still like Joel the best.
370- South Park S7 - It's Christmas in Canada * - 7.5/10 - I often "save the best for last", so I haven't watched much SP the last 6 or so years.
371- South Park S7 - It's Christmas in Canada with commentary * - 6/10 commentary rating - I love how they have all Canadians look that way.
372- South Park S8 - Woodland Critter Christmas * - 9/10 - I'm amazed at how far they keep going.
373- Casper's Haunted Christmas * - 5.5/10 - Bizarre animation.
374- Dexter's Laboratory - unknown Christmas episode * - 6/10 - My first (?) Dexter's Lab.
375- Johnny Bravo - 'Twas the Night * - 6/10 - My first Johnny Bravo.
376- Spin City - Criss Cross * - 7/10 - I'm glad they got rid of this girlfriend, not nearly as much chemistry with Mike as the later Heather Locklear role.
377- Spin City - Monkey Business * - 7/10 - The monkey bits weren't very funny.
378- Spin City - My Dinner With Caitlin * - 8/10 - Great tennis gag!
379- Spin City - Toy Story * - 7/10 - A very early Dakota Fanning guest role.
380- South Park S8 - Woodland Critter Christmas with commentary * - 6/10 - Just went I think I see exactly how far they can go, they surprise me.
381- Spin City - An Office and a Gentleman * - 6/10 - The Michael J. Fox seasons are better of course, but Charlie Sheen isn't too bad.
382- That 70's Show - The Best Christmas Ever * - 5/10 - I could fall for Laura Prepon.
383- That 70's Show - Hyde's Christmas Rager * - 6/10 - A Robert Hays sighting.
Sunday, December 23rd 2007-
384- That '70s Show - Christmas * - 6/10 - Bad Santa.
385- King of the Hill - 'Twas the Nut Before Christmas * - 7/10 - Poor Bill.
386- King of the Hill - The Father, the Son, and J.C. * - 7/10 - The other J.C.
387- Jackie Chan Adventures - A Jolly J-Team X-Mas * - 7/10 - First time watching this series, had no idea that it even existed actually. Not too bad.
388- Stroker and Hoop - I Saw Stroker Killing Santa * - 8/10 - I'm a sucker for time travel stories. I'll watch this episode again.
389- Ben 10 - Merry Christmas * - 5.5/10 - Another first time series, probably the last time I'll watch this kids show.
390- Dora the Explorer - A Present for Santa * - 7/10 - I see how young kids could enjoy and learn from this show.
391- George of the Jungle - Jungle Bells; The Goat of Christmas Present * - 7/10 - Decent
392- Robot Chicken's Half-Assed Christmas Special - 8/10 - This show always makes me laugh out loud at least once.
393- Tom Goes to the Mayor - Rats Off to Ya - 7.5/10 - What a quirky show.
394- The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus (*?) - 7.5/10 - Another rare Rankin/Bass endeavor, this one more mystical than usual.
395- The Madagascar Penguins in: A Christmas Caper - 10/10 - So darn funny. I love the change in appearance on the poodle as he becomes vicous.
n/a- Boo Moon * - 7/10 - I watched this because it was on a Christmas compilation, but it has nothing to do with the holidays.
396- A Polar Bear Christmas * - 5/10 - An old Russian cartoon that I can't find anywhere on the net.
397- Jack Frost (1934) * - 7/10 - That silly cub!
398- Winter Draws On * - 5/10 - One of those older cartoons with a follow the bouncing ball song.
399- Toys Will Be Toys * - 5/10 - Another ball bouncer.
400- Somewhere in Dreamland * - 7/10 - Ever pinch/stab yourself to see if you were dreaming?
401- Jingle Bells * - 7/10 - Nice old short.
402- The Fifth-Column Mouse * - 6/10 - Another cat vs. mice war.
403- Der Schneemann * - 7/10 - English title is Snowman in July. Nice German cartoon.
Monday, December 24th 2007-
404- That 70's Show - Winter * - 5/10 - Who hasn't wanted to steal all the kids toys?
405- Coach - Christmas Brains * - 7/10 - I always like Craig T. Nelson, and am a Minnesota fan, so I would probably tolerate this show no matter how bad it got, but always felt it to be above average.
406- Coach - My True Love Gave To Me... * - 7.5/10 - The gift switcheroo may be an old idea, but they execute it well here.
407- Dharma and Greg - Haus Arrest * - 5.5/10 - This series had potential, but quickly faded in my opinion.
408- Married With Children - You Better Watch Out * - 7.5/10 - I think this is the first MwC that I've actually enjoyed.
409- Married With Children - Christmas * - 5/10 - Forgettable. I seriously can't remember anything about this show, which I saw less than 36 hours ago. Perhaps my brain is overloaded.
410- Holidays With the Stars * - 4/10 - The link is to the 2005 one, I think the one I saw was current. It was lame, just butt kissing.
n/a- The Lorax - 7.5/10 - I'm confused. Why would ABC Family highlight this as part of their 25 Days of Christmas?
411- Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer - 9/10 - For some reason, I always get confused as to which Rankin/Bass show introduced the Island of Misfit Toys, always think it is one of the later/lesser shows, and am surprised to see them in Rudolph.
412- 12 Tiny Christmas Tales * - 5.5/10 - I was excited to see a show with Bill Plympton animation, but this show was a little too bizarre. Some cute moments.
413- What's New, Scooby Doo? - Scooby-Doo Christmas * - 5/10 - Did they ever have an original plot?
414- How I Met Your Mother - How Lily Stole Christmas * - 7/10 - Seen this series twice now, and enjoyed both.
Merry Christmas! Tuesday, December 25th 2007-
415- It's a Wonderful Life - 9.5/10 - IMDB has this as the 31st best movie of all time, I'm thinking top ten easy.
416- The Bob Newhart Show - His Busiest Season - 8/10 - Free to view on AOL, along with what appears to be thousands of other shows.
417- Frosty the Snowman - 7.5/10 - While I loved this as a kid, and will always appreciate it, on each year's viewing I find more flaws.
418- Supernatural - A Very Supernatural Christmas * - 7/10 - Online now at cw.
419- Frosty Returns * - 3/10 - Looks sort of Peanut-ish in the animation. Horrible story.
420- Everybody Loves Raymond - The Toaster * - 8/10 - I admit, I'm a re-gifter.
421- King of the Hill - Livin' on Reds, Vitamin C and Propane * - 8/10 - As I watch all these holiday KotH episodes, I'm beginning to think I missed out by not really watching this series when it was on.
422- The Animated Nativity * - 7/10 - Had to watch a "real" Christmas show today. Storyplay by Orson Scott Card ?!
423- Will & Grace - A Little Christmas Queer * - 7/10 - Love seeing Wings stars.
424- The Bernie Mac Show - Road to Tradition * - 7.5/10 - Only seen this series a few times now, but it looks like it may have been a good series.
425- The Bernie Mac Show - A Christmas Story * - 7/10 - A dog angel?
426- Night Court - Santa Goes Downtown * - 7.5/10 - Great Michael J. Fox appearance.
427- Night Court - Let it Snow * - 7/10 - This was a decent ensemble comedy, a little dated now.
428- One on One - Santa Baby * - 7.5/10 - Another first time series viewing I believe, not too bad.
429- Roseanne - Santa Claus * - 7/10 - Great episode actually, but took a bit off the score because I can't see Roseanne without picturing her desecrate the National Anthem.
430- Roseanne - It's No Place Like Home for the Holidays * - 4/10 - Added a point for a Shelly Winters appearance, and another point for Morgan Fairchild, but subtracted 5 points for having to see Sandra Bernhard.
Happy Boxing Day! Wednesday, December 26th 2007-
431- M*A*S*H* - 'Twas the Day After Christmas - 7.5/10 - Purely by accident, this was the first thing I watched on Boxing Day.
432- Home Alone 3 * - 1.5/10 - They don't make many movies this bad.
433- Saved by the Bell - Home for Christmas * - 6/10 - They picked the skinniest actress in Hollywood to play the homeless girl.
434- Sister, Sister - Christmas * - 4/10 - Sherman Hensley in a guest role. This had some of the worst dialogue of any show I've seen this season.
435- Spin City - Miracle Near 34th Street * - 7.5/10 - Great series.
Thursday, December 27th 2007-
436- A Christmas Story - 9/10 - I also always wanted a BB gun. Never got one until I had my own salary though.
437-Scrooged - 10/10 - One of my top twenty films.
438- Christmas Vacation - 7.5/10 - I like the original more.
439- Rudolph and Frosty's Christmas in July * - 7/10 - Weak dialogue.
440- Rudolph's Shiny New Year - 7.5/10 - I love the idea of every year having their own island.
Friday, December 28th 2007-
n/a? - P.S. I Love You * - 7/10 - This might count, the first and third acts both take place during the holidays.
441- Miniscule - Come Christmas * - 8/10 - Very funny short.
442- Married With Children - God Help Ye Merry Bundymen * - 6.5/10 - I like the "new" Al and Griff.
443- Living Single - Living Kringle * - 7/10 - Kim Coles did work after The Facts of Life!
444- The Golden Girls - 'Twas the Nightmare Before Christmas * - 6/10 - Predictable.
445- The Golden Girls - Have Yourself a Very Little Christmas * - 6.5/10 - Entertaining, but I won't be buying any Golden Girls DVD sets.
446- All in the Family - The Bunkers Go West (*?) - 7.5/10 - Darn, part one of a two parter, but I think I know what was coming.
447- Cheers - The Spy Who Came in for a Cold One (*?) - 8/10 - Nice ending.
448- Happy Days - Guess Who's Coming to Christmas (*?) - 7/10 - There really was a Chuck Cunningham?
449- The Nanny - Christmas Episode * - 7/10 - Not as bad as I feared.
450- A Charlie Brown Christmas - 9/10 - It's a shame that many of the youth of today can't appreciate the simple animation, classic storyline and truths, and great music of this classic.
451- It's Christmastime Again, Charlie Brown - 7/10 - Not nearly as good as the first, but still a lot of fun.
Saturday, December 29th 2007-
452- The King of Queens - Noel Cowards * - 8/10 - Jerry Stiller is great in this series.
453- The King of Queens - Silent Mite * - 8/10 - I love stories with little people.
454- Home Improvement - Yule Better Watch Out (*?) - 8/10 - This was season one's Christmas episode. Tim Allen was great in this series, but it seems like not much else since then.
455- Home Improvement - I'm Scheming of a White Christmas (*?) - 7.5/10 - Nice appearance by The Manhattan Transfer.
456- Home Improvement - 'Twas the Flight Before Christmas * - 7/10 - I think I've seen all 8 HI Christmas episodes now.
457- Just Shoot Me! - How the Finch Stole Christmas * - 7.5/10 - Great concept, could have had better dialogue and jokes.
458- Just Shoot Me! - Christmas? Christmas! * - 8/10 - Great guest staring role by Ray Liotta.
459- The Santa Clause 2 * - 7/10 - Decided to watch this since I am apparently on a Tim Allen kick lately. Slightly better than the similar Steve Guttenberg / Crystal Bernhard movies.
460- Justice League - Comfort and Joy * - 7/10 - First time seeing this animated series, not too bad. I'm a big JLA fan from the comics of the 1970s, working on completing my collection of them.
Sunday, December 30th 2007-
n/a- Charlie Wilson's War * - 8/10 - Only one Christmas scene that I recall, but I just wanted to give some props to this excellent film.
461- The Candlemaker * - 7/10 - Kids can learn responsibility?
462- Snezhniyat chovek * - 6.5/10 - My first (?) Bulgarian cartoon.
463- Hawaiian Birds * - 6.5/10 - More early animation.
464- Podarok dlya samogo slabogo * - 5/10 - An old Russian cartoon about a baby elephant's Christmas. Weird.
465- Poseidon * - 5/10 - A needless remake. Some of the special effects are nice, but not nearly enough so to make it worth viewing over the classic original.
466- The Story of the North Pole * - 4.5/10 - Cartoon that I could not find information on the net. Animals frolicking in celebration, highlighted by a baby polar bear. Then a Bambi moment.
467- Mickey's Good Deed * - 6/10 - Selling your dog? Unforgivable!
468- Corn Chips * - 7.5/10 - I think I'll pop some popcorn in my movie watching later today.
469- Toy Tinkers * - 7/10 - Chip 'n Dale celebrate Christmas.
470- Pluto's Christmas Tree * - ?/10 - Chip 'n Dale always pick the wrong tree.
471- Courage the Cowardly Dog - The Snowman Cometh * - 7/10 - "Sean Connery" is an evil snowman.
472- I Am Weasel - Happy Baboon Holidays * - 4/10 - Another first and last time series viewing.
473- Ed, Edd, 'n' Eddy - Ed, Edd n Eddy's Jingle Jingle Jangle * - 1/10 - I can't imagine anyone finding these characters likable, the script passable, or the dialogue even remotely entertaining.
474- Metropolitan (1990) * - 5/10 - Quite jarring, going from the mass of kid fare I've been watching lately, to these preppy "intellectuals".
475- The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause * - 3/10 - Martin Short brings this down a point or two. My first Redbox rental.
476- Die Hard - 9/10 - One of my top 20.
Monday, December 31st 2007-
477- A Waif's Welcome * - 5/10 - 1936 short. Nice looking snowman.
478- Hector's Hectic Life * - 5/10 - A 1948 short that is strangely similar to The Christmas Pups.
479- Jingle Bells (1950) * - 5/10 - Interesting animation.
480- The Snow Man * - 6/10 - Old short that looks to have inspired one of the recent Nicktoon modern cartoons I saw.
481- The Little King: Christmas Night * - 5/10 - Ok, the king invites two bums home to bath and sleep with him while they wait for Santa. Right.
482- Lamb in a Jam * - 5/10 - Meh.
483- Insect's Christmas * - 7/10 - Cool animation from 1913.
484- Winter Carousel * - More old animation from Russia.
485- Robbie the Reindeer in Hooves of Fire * - 7/10 - Pretty fun.
486- Rugrats - The Santa Experience
487- The Ren and Stimpy Show - A Scooter for Yaksmas
488- Mister and Mistletoe - A Popeye short.
489- A Very Special Family Guy Freakin' Christmas
490- The Night Before Christmas - Tom and Jerry
491- Snowbody Loves Me - Tom & Jerry
492- King of the Hill - Ms. Wakefield
493- The Wonder Years - Christmas
494- The Wonder Years - Let Nothing You Dismay
495- The Simpsons - Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire
496- The Simpsons - Mr. Plow
497- The Simpsons - Miracle on Evergreen Terrace
498- The Simpsons - Grift of the Magi
499- The Simpsons - She of Little Faith
500- Frasier - Miracle on Third or Fourth Street
501- Frasier - Frasier Grinch
502- Frasier - Perspectives on Christmas
503- Frasier - Merry Christmas, Mrs. Moskowitz
504- Frasier - The Fight Before Christmas
505- Frasier - Mary Christmas
506- Malcolm in the Middle - Hal's Christmas Gift
507- Wings - A Terminal Christmas
508- Braveheart
509- Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve 2008

List broken up due to the forum's software bug with long posts. Here are the links to part one, part two, part three, part four,
part five, part six, part seven, and part eight.

* = first time viewing
Thanksgiving Color
St. Andrew's Day Color
Christmas Color
Boxing Day Color
New Year's Color
Bingo Card/Checklist

-X- Watch a Thanksgiving movie. - several
-X- Watch a Thanksgiving TV episode. - almost a hundred
-X- Watch a Thanksgiving special. - several
-X- Watch something animated about Thanksgiving. - several


-X- Watch a Christmas movie. - several
-X- Watch a Christmas TV episode. - dozens
-X- Watch a Christmas special. - several
-X- Watch something animated about Christmas. - dozens
-X- Watch It's a Wonderful Life. - one of the best movies of all time
-X- Watch some version of A Christmas Carol.
Huh Huh Humbug, A Christmas Carol (1910), several others

-X- Watch a New Year's movie.
-X- Watch a New Year's TV episode.
-X- Watch a New Year's special.
-X- Watch something animated about New Year's.


-X- Watch something Charlie Brown. A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving
-X- Watch something about St. Andrew's Day. St Andrews Day March 2006 - Scottish Independence
-X- Watch something about Boxing Day. M*A*S*H*
-X- Watch something about Christ. - several
-X- Watch something Garfield. Garfield's Thanksgiving
-X- Watch an Emmy winner. A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving
-X- Watch an Oscar winner. Tom and Jerry - The Little Orphan, Mighty Joe Young (1949), Miracle on 34th Street (1947)
-X- Watch some version of Miracle on 34th Street. - several

Watch one film from every decade, starting with the 1890's.
-X- 1890:
-X- 1900:
-X- 1910:
-X- 1920:
-X- 1930:
-X- 1940:
-X- 1950:
-X- 1960:
-X- 1970:
-X- 1980:
-X- 1990:
-X- 2000:
-X- Watch a film from the year you were born. - How the Grinch Stole Christmas

-X- Watch the MST3K version of a film/show. - Mystery Science Theater 3000 - Santa Claus Conquers the Martians
-X- Watch a film/show and its remake. - multiple Miracle on 34th Street (1947) versions
-X- Watch a film/show based on or turned into a video game. - How the Grinch Stole Christmas
-X- Watch a film/show based on a book/novel. - several, including How the Grinch Stole Christmas
-X- Watch a silent film. - several
-X- Watch a film/show with commentary. - several, including How the Grinch Stole Christmas
-X- Watch something and at least two sequels. The Santa Clause 1-3
-X- Watch something from Criterion. Metropolitan (1990)
-X- Watch a film/show that takes place in space. - Mystery Science Theater 3000 - Santa Claus Conquers the Martians
-X- Watch a film/show that takes place on or under the sea. - Sealab 2021 - Feast of Alvis

Watch a film/show for each rating:
-X- G - several
-X- PG - Home Alone
-X- PG-13 - This Christmas
-X- R - Planes, Trains, and Automobiles
-X- Unrated - several


* = first time viewing
Thanksgiving Color
St. Andrew's Day Color
Christmas Color
New Year's Color
Bingo Card/Checklist




List broken up due to the forum's software bug with long posts. Here are the links to part one, part two, part three, part four,
part five, part six, part seven, and part eight.

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1. The Thing
Takes place during the first week of winter. Most people think of red and green when it comes to Christmas but if you're looking for any green in the movie you'll be disappointed. On the other hand, there is lots of red. Most of it is blood(dog, alien, human) but there are also flares which are used many times and those are all red. The fire, the handle, all red when it comes to flares. Some people like to roast nuts during the holidays, or at least that's what I hear. The only nuts that get roasted in this movie are men's nuts and possibly dog's nuts also.
12/14
2. Monk: Mr. Monk and the Man Who Shot Santa

12/15
3. Frosty's Winter Wonderland
4. Psych: Gus' Dad May Have Killed An Old Man

12/17
5. American Dad: christmas show

12/30
6. Davey and Goliath: The New Years Promise

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Thanksgiving Color
Christmas Color
New Year's Color

Monday, November 19, 2007
1. The Thanksgiving That Almost Wasn't, watched online at video.aol.com
2. Bugs Bunny's Thanksgiving Diet, watched online at video.aol.com
3. Alice, "Who Ordered the Hot Turkey?", watched online at video.aol.com
4. A Day of Thanksgiving, watched online
5. Holiday for Drumsticks, watched online
6. Pilgrims on the Rocks, watched online
7. BC: The First Thanksgiving, watched on Youtube
8. The Little Orphan, watched on Youtube
9. WKRP in Cincinnati, "Turkeys Away", watched on Youtube, Part 1, Part 2.1, Part 2.2, Part 3
10. South Park, Helen Keller, The Musical, DVD
11. The Simpsons, Bart Vs. Thanksgiving, DVD

Tuesday, November 20, 2007
12. C.S.I., Dog Eat Dog, DVD
13. A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving, ABCHD
14. Jerky Turkey, online
15. Daffy Duck's Thanks-For-Giving Day Special, online

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

16. Gabe the Gobbler, online
17. Casper the Friendly Ghost in Do or Diet, online
18. The Simpsons, "Journey of the Mayflower" from The Wettest Stories Ever Told
19. Thanksgiving Unwrapped, Food Network
20. Planes, Trains, and Automobiles, DVD
21. Bewitched, Samantha's Thanksgiving to Remember, DVD
22. The Jerry Springer Show, Jason's Thanksgiving
23. Home for the Holidays: The History of Thanksgiving, History Channel
24. American Eats: Holiday Foods, Food Network
25. South Park, Starvin' Marvin
26. Married With Children, A Bundy Thanksgiving, FX
27. Malcolm in the Middle, Thanksgiving, FX
28. King of the Hill, Spin the Choice, TBS
29. Will and Grace, Homo for the Holidays, TBS

30. The Office, Christmas Party
31. Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Pangs, DVD


Thanksgiving Day
32. The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, NBCHD
33. Miracle on 34th Street (1947), DVD

Friday, November 23, 2007
34. Northern Exposure, Thanksgiving, DVD


Saturday, November 24, 2007
35. Saturday Night Live Thanksgiving Special

Sunday, November 25, 2007
36. The Night Before Christmas, a Tom & Jerry cartoon, online
37. Mystery Science Theatre: Santa Claus Conquers the Martians, Youtube

Tuesday, November 27, 2007
38. A Charlie Brown Christmas, ABC

Wednesday, November 28, 2007
39. A Claymation Christmas, Youtube
40. Shrek the Halls, ABC HD
41. Christmas at Rockefeller Center, NBC HD

Thursday, November 29, 2007
42. The Shanty Where Santy Claus Lives, online

Friday, November 30, 2007
43. Star in the Night, DVD
44. Christmas in Connecticut, DVD
45. The Red Skelton Show, Freddie's Christmas, DVD

Saturday, December 1, 2007
46. Elf, DVD

Sunday, December 2, 2007
47. Olive, the Other Reindeer, DVD
48. Blackadder's Christmas Carol, DVD

Monday, December 3, 2007
49. The Little Drummer Boy, DVD

Tuesday, December 4, 2007
50. Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer, CBSHD

Wednesday, December 5, 2007
51. Santa Claus is Coming to Town, ABCHD
52. Peace on Earth, DVD
53. Good Will To Men, DVD
54. TV Funhouse Christmas, Youtube

Bingo Card/Checklist
-X- Watch a Thanksgiving movie. Planes, Trains, and Automobiles
-X- Watch a Thanksgiving TV episode. Alice, "Who Ordered the Hot Turkey?",
-X- Watch a Thanksgiving special. A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving
-X- Watch something animated about Thanksgiving. The Thanksgiving That Almost Wasn't, Bugs Bunny's Thanksgiving Diet,


--- Watch a Christmas movie.
--- Watch a Christmas TV episode.
--- Watch a Christmas special.
---Watch a religious Christmas special
--- Watch something animated about Christmas.
--- Watch some version of A Christmas Carol.


--- Watch a New Year's movie.
--- Watch a New Year's TV episode.
--- Watch a New Year's special.
--- Watch something animated about New Year's.

--- Watch something Charlie Brown. A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving


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December 1st
1. Mickey's Christmas Carol
2. The Christmas Toy
3. Home Alone
4. The Santa Clause


December 4th

5. Home Alone 2
6. Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer


December 7th

7. Frosty the Snowman
8. The Santa Clause 2


December 8th

9. Rudolph's Shiny New Year
10. A Year Without Santa Claus
11. The Polar Express

December 9th

12. Santa Claus: The Movie

December 11th

13. Muppet Family Christmas

December 12th

14. The Muppet Christmas Carol
15. Seinfeld - The Strike

December 13th

16. SNL Christmas

December 14th

17. It's a Wonderful Life

December 19th

18. Will Vinton's Claymation Christmas
19. A Garfield Christmas Special
20. He-Man & She-Ra Christmas Special

December 20th

21. Futurama - Xmas Story
22. Futurama - A Tale of Two Santas
23. M*A*S*H - Dear Dad
24. The First Christmas: The Story of the First Christmas Snow
25. Family Matters - It's Beginning to look a lot like Urkel
26. Family Matters - Christmas is Where the Heart Is.
27. Nester the Long Eared Donkey
28. M*A*S*H - Dear Sis

December 21st

29. M*A*S*H - Death Takes A Holiday
30. M*A*S*H - Twas the Day After Christmas
31. Family Matters - Deck the Malls
32. Full House - A Very Tanner Christmas
33. Full House - Arrest Ye Merry Gentlemen
34. 7th Heaven - Here Comes Santa Claus

December 22nd

35. Flintstones Christmas
36. Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer
37. Mickey's Magical Chirstmas: Snowed in at the House of Mouse
38. Elf
39. National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation

December 24th

40. Frosty's Winter Wonderland

December 25th

41. A Christmas Story
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Wednesday, November 21st
01. Mad About You - Riding Backwards
02. 3rd Rock From the Sun - Gobble, Gobble Dick, Dick
03. The West Wing - Shibboleth

Thursday, November 22nd
04. Titus - The Perfect Thanksgiving
05. The Simpsons - Bart vs. Thanksgiving
06. The Simpsons - Bart vs. Thanksgiving (commentary)
07. Cheers - Thanksgiving Orphans
08. Frasier - A Lilith Thanksgiving
09. Sports Night - Thespis
10. Sports Night - The Quality of Mercy at 29k - I mentioned earlier that I wasn't sure if this had a Thanksgiving theme and upon rewatching it I can see that it doesn't directly tie into the holiday. It does clearly take place within the season and has some themes that resonate with this time of year, but I probably won't watch it for future challenges.
11. Aqua Teen Hunger Force - The Dressing
12. Mad About You - Giblets for Murray - Finishing the Thanksgiving content I own on DVD (that I'm aware of).
13. That '70s Show - Thanksgiving (TV)
14. Everybody Loves Raymond - No Thanks (TV)
15. King of Queens - Roamin' Holiday (TV)
16. Mad About You - Met Someone

Monday, November 26th
17. Scrubs - My Day Off

Monday, December 10th
18. Journeyman - Home by Another Way (TV)

Tuesday, December 11th
19. Psych - Gus' Dad May Have Killed an Old Guy (TV)
20. The Office (UK) - Christmas Special - Part 1
21. The Office (UK) - Christmas Special - Part 2

Wednesday, December 12th
22. The Office (UK) - Christmas Special - Part 2 (commentary)
23. The Simpsons - The Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire
24. The Simpsons - The Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire (commentary)
25. Aqua Teen Hunger Force - Mail Order Bride
26. Aqua Teen Hunger Force - Cybernetic Ghost of Christmas Past From the Future
27. Aqua Teen Hunger Force - Cybernetic Ghost of Christmas Past From the Future (commentary)
28. A Charlie Brown Christmas (TV)

Thursday, December 13th
29. Cheers - The Spy Who Came in for a Cold One
30. Cheers - Where There's a Will
31. Cheers - Christmas Cheers
32. Family Guy - A Very Special Family Guy Freakin' Christmas
33. Arrested Development - In God We Trust
34. Arrested Development - Afternoon Delight
35. 3rd Rock From the Sun - Jolly Old St. Dick

Friday, December 14th
36. Sealab 2021 - Feast of Alvis
37. Sealab 2021 - Feast of Alvis (commentary)
38. Sports Night - The Six Southern Gentlemen of Tennessee
39. Sports Night - The Reunion
40. Newsradio - Xmas Story
41. Newsradio - Xmas Story (commentary)
42. Newsradio - Christmas
43. Newsradio - Christmas (commentary)
44. Titus - Houseboat
45. Futurama - Xmas Story
46. Futurama - Xmas Story (commentary)

Saturday, December 15th
47. Futurama - A Tale of Two Santas
48. Futurama - A Tale of Two Santas (commentary)
49. Nowhere Man - It's Not Such A Wonderful Life
50. Monk - Mr. Monk and the Secret Santa
51. Sliders - Season's Greedings
52. Curb Your Enthusiasm - Mary, Joseph and Larry
53. Creature Comforts - Merry Christmas Everybody! (Netflix)

Tuesday, December 18th
54. Roswell - A Roswell Christmas Carol
55. Roswell - A Roswell Christmas Carol (commentary)
56. Roswell - Samuel Rising
57. Wings - A Terminal Christmas

Wednesday, December 19th
58. Mystery Science Theater 3000 - Santa Claus Conquers the Martians
59. Veronica Mars - An Echolls Family Christmas
60. Veronica Mars - One Angry Veronica

Thursday, December 20th
61. The West Wing - In Excelsis Deo

Saturday, December 22nd
62. The West Wing - In Excelsis Deo (commentary)

Sunday, December 23rd
63. The West Wing - Noλl
64. Bad Santa (Netflix)
65. The West Wing - Noλl (commentary)
66. Miracle on 34th Street (original) (Netflix)

Monday, December 24th
67. Frasier - Miracle on Third or Fourth Street
68. Frasier - Frasier Grinch

Tuesday, December 25th
69. The Twilight Zone - Night of the Meek (from a Christmas present )

Monday, December 31st
70. 3rd Rock From the Sun - Happy New Dick!

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November 19
1. How I met your Mother "Belly Full of Turkey"
2. 'Twas the Night Before Christmas (1974)
3. Beauty and the Beast "The Enchanted Christmas"
4. Son in Law
5. South Park "Starvin Marvin"
6. South Park "Mr. Hanky the Christmas Poo"
7. South Park "Helen Kellar The Musical"
8. Garfield's Thanksgiving
9. The Simpsons "Bart vs. Thanksgiving"
10. How I met Your Mother "Slapsgiving"

November 20th
11. A charlie Brown Thanksgiving

November 22nd
12. How I met your Mother "How Lily Stole Christmas"
13. Friends "the one where Chandler doesn't like dogs"
14. Friends "the one with the late thanksgiving"
15. American Dad "the Best Christmas Story Never"

November 24th
16. The Polar Express
17. Beavis and Butthead "Huh-huh Humbug"
18. Beavis and Butthead "Its a Miserable Life"
19. Ren and Stimpy "Stimpy's First Fart"
20. The Hills "Somebody Always has to Cry"
21. Pluto's Christmas Tree

November 25th
22. A Sesame Street Christmas Carol

November 26th
23. Seinfeld "The Strike" (Festivus)
24. Family Guy "A very special Freakin Christmas"
25. The Simpsons "Skinner's Sense of Snow"
26. The Simpsons "Homer vs. Dignity"
27. How the Grinch Stole Christmas (Cartoon)
28. Seinfeld "The Mom and Pop Store" (Thanksgiving Episode)

November 27th
29. A Charlie Brown Christmas

November 28th
30. Sherek The Halls

November 30th
31. The Simpsons "Dude Where's my Ranch"
32. The Simpsons "Tis the 15th Season"
33. Eight Crazy Nights
34. Animaniacs "Very Special opening/A christmas Plotz/Little Drummer Warners"
35. Animaniacs "Slipping on the Ice Song/twas the day before Christmas/Jingle Boo/The Great wakkorotti: The Holiday Concert/Toy Shop Terror/Yakko's Universe Song"

December 1st
36. A Christmas Story
37. Celtic Women "A Christmas Celebration"

December 2nd
38. National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
39. A Garfield Christmas
40. The Simpsons "Simpsons Roasting On an Open Fire"
41. The Simpsons "Marge Be not Proud"
42. The Simpsons "Miracle on Evergreen Terrace"
43. The Simpsons "Grift of the Magi"
44. Mickey's Christmas Carol

December 3rd
45. Love Actually
46. Phil of the Future "Christmas Break"
47. Lizzy McGuire "Xtreme Xmas"
48. That's So Raven "Escape Clause"
49. Even Stevens "Heck of a Hanukkah"

December 6th
50. Bad Santa
51. How The Grinch Stole Christmas (Live Action movie)
52. The Suite Life of Zach and Cody "Christmas at the Tipton"

December 7th
53. Kim Possible "A Very Possible Christmas"
54. Home Alone
55. Frosty The Snowman
56. Frosty Returns
57. Seinfeld "The Race"
58. Seinfeld "The Gum"

December 8th
59. Grumpy Old Men
60. Its a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie

December 10th
61. South Park "Red Sleigh Down"
62. South Park "Woodland Critter Christmas"

December 12th
63. Batman Returns

December 13th
64. A very Supernatural Christmas
65. A Saturday Night Live Christmas

December 15th
66. South Park "Merry Christmas Charlie Manson"
67. South Park "Mr. Hankey's Christmas Classics"
68. South Park "A very Crappy Christmas"
69. South Park "Its Christmas in Canada"
70. Ernest Saves Christmas
71. A Recess Christmas "Miracle on Third Street
72. Surviving Christmas
73. Trans-Siberian Orchestra "The Ghosts of Christmas Eve"

December 17th
74. Lethal Weapon
75. A Muppet Christmas Carol

December 18th
76. Christmas with the Cranks

December 20th
77. Family Guy "Da Boom"
78. How I Met your Mother "the Limo"

December 21st
79. Christmas Eve on Sesame Street
80. Elf

December 22nd
81. Ghostbusters II

December 25th
82. Gremlins
83. Friends "The One where Rachel Quits"
84. That 70s Show "An Eric Forman Christmas"
85. That 70s Show "Christmas"

December 26th
86. Gossip Girl "Roman Holiday"

Checklist:
-X- Watch a Thanksgiving movie. Son in Law
-X- Watch a Thanksgiving TV episode. How I met you Mother "Belly Full of turkey"
-X- Watch a Thanksgiving special. Garfield's Thanksgiving
-X- Watch something animated about Thanksgiving. South Park "Starvin Marvin"

-X- Watch a Christmas movie. The Polar Express
-X- Watch a Christmas TV episode. American Dad "the Best Christmas Story Never"
-X- Watch a Christmas special. A Charlie Brown Christmas, Sherek The Halls
-X- Watch something animated about Christmas. Beauty and the Beast "The Enchanted Christmas"
-X- Watch some version of A Christmas Carol. Beavis and Butthead "Huh-huh Humbug"

-X- Watch something Charlie Brown. A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving, A Charlie Brown Christmas

Watch a film for each rating:
-X- G Polar Express
-X- PG How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Gremlins, Home Alone
-X- PG-13 Christmas Vacation
-X- R Love Actually, Lethal Weapon
-X- Unrated Bad Santa "Unrated Edition"

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November 21
1. Planes, Trains, and Automobiles (DVD)

November 22
2. A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving (DVD)

November 24
3. SNL - Family Thanksgiving Leftovers (DVR)

December 2
4. Elf (DVD)

December 5
5. The Simpsons - Bart vs Thanksgiving (DVD)
6. The Office - The Christmas Party [with commentary] (DVD)
7. My Name Is Earl - White Lie Christmas [with commentary] (DVD)

December 7

8. The Santa Clause 2 (TV)

December 8
9. Home Improvement - Bright Christmas (TV)
10. My Name Is Earl - Early Release (DVR)

December 11
11. Holidays at Walt Disney World Resort (Food Network)
12. That 70s Show - The Best Christmas Ever (TV)

December 12
13. King of the Hill - Livin' on Reds, Vitamin C and Propane (TV)

December 13
14. American Chopper - Christmas Special (TV)

December 14
15. Disney Holiday Magic (Travel Channel)

December 17
16. Bad-der Santa (DVD)

December 19
17. Mythbusters - Holiday Special (TV)
18. Mythbusters - Christmas Special (TV)
19. Home Improvement - Yule Better Watch Out (DVR)
20. Yogi's All-Star Christmas Caper (VHS)

December 20
21. Arrested Development - In God We Trust (DVD)
22. Bad Santa: Director's Cut [with commentary] (DVD)
23. American Chopper - Make-a-Wish Bike (TV)
24. American Chopper - Christmas Sleigh (TV)
25. Arrested Development - Afternoon Delight (DVD)

December 21
26. Home Improvement - Home for the Holidays (DVR)
27. Sports Night - The Reunion (DVD)
28. The Ref (DVD)
29. That 70s Show - Winter (DVR)

December 22
30. Married...with Children - It's a Bundyful Life, Part I (DVD)
31. Spin City - My Dinner with Caitlin (TV)
32. Spin City - Toy Story (TV)
33. Married...with Children - You Better Watch Out (TV)
34. Married...with Children - It's a Bundyful Life, Part II (TV)
35. National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (DVD)
36. Seinfeld - The Strike (TV)
37. Seinfeld - The Pick (TV)

December 23

38. Fred Claus (Cinema)
39. Trapped in Paradise (DVD)

December 24
40. The Simpsons - Miracle on Evergreen Terrace (DVD)
41. The Madagascar Penguins in A Christmas Caper (YouTube)
42. That 70s Show - Christmas (DVR)
43. That 70s Show - Hyde's Christmas Rager (DVR)
44. Home Alone (DVD)
45. A Christmas Story (TV)
46. The Simpsons - Grift of the Magi (DVD)

December 25
47. Dr. Seuss's How the Grinch Stole Christmas (DVD)
48. SNL: Christmas Past (DVD)
49. Pluto's Christmas Tree (DVD)
49. Mickey's Christmas Carol (DVD)
50. The Simpsons - Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire (DVD)
51. Home Improvement - 'Twas the Night Before Chaos (DVR)
52. Bugs Bunny's Looney Christmas Tales (VHS)

December 26
53. Married...with Children - Christmas (DVD)
54. The Office - The Christmas Party (DVD)

December 28
55. The Office - Benihana Christmas (DVD)

December 29
56. 30 Rock - The Annual Ludachristmas Party (DVR)
57. Shrek the Halls (DVR)

December 31
58. My Name Is Earl - White Lie Christmas (DVD)
59. Go (DVD)
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The Bus's First Sad Attempt at the Holiday Challenge

I may not get to 65.
  1. The Simpsons — "Bart vs. Thanksgiving"
  2. Arrested Development — "Afternoon Delight"
  3. Batman: The Animated Series — "Christmas with The Joker"
  4. Aqua Teen Hunger Force — "Mail Order Bride"
  5. Aqua Teen Hunger Force — "Cybernetic Ghost of Christmas Past from the Future"
  6. Aqua Teen Hunger Force — "Cybernetic Ghost of Christmas Past from the Future" (with commentary)
  7. Aqua Teen Hunger Force — "The Dressing"
  8. Go (Liman, 1999)
  9. Arrested Development — "In God We Trust"
  10. How I Met Your Mother — "Slapsgiving"
  11. Venture Bros. — "A Very Venture Christmas"
  12. Aftermath (Cerdΰ, 1994)
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Darth Maher's 3rd Annual Holiday Movie List

* = first time viewing
Thanksgiving Color
Christmas Color
New Year's Color


Tuesday, November 20th, 2007
1. A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving (DVD)
2. Friends- "The One Where Underdog Gets Away" (DVD)
3. Friends- "The One With the List" (DVD)


Wednesday, November 21st, 2007
4. Friends - "The One With The Football" (DVD)
5. Friends - "The One With Chandler In A Box" (DVD)
6. Planes, Trains, and Automobiles* (DVR-Cable)


Thursday, November 22nd, 2007
7. Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade (NBC-HD)


Friday, November 23rd, 2007
8. Frosty The Snowman (DVD)
9. Frosty Returns* (DVD)


Monday, November 26th, 2007
10. I Love Lucy: "The I Love Lucy Christmas Show" (DVD)

Tuesday, November 27th, 2007
11. A Charlie Brown Christmas (ABC)

Friday, November 30th, 2007
12. The Polar Express* (ABC) I FINALLY got to see this. I REALLY liked it. Too bad ABC ran a commercial break every 10 freakin' minutes.

Saturday, December 1st, 2007
13. Mickey Saves Santa (DVD)

Sunday, December 2nd, 2007
Started watching Santa Claus Is Coming To Town, but my 3 year old didn't like it so we watched Frosty The Snowman... twice.

Monday, December 3rd, 2007
14. Santa Claus Is Coming To Town (DVD)

Tuesday, December 4th, 2007
15. Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer (DVD)

Wednesday, December 5th, 2007
16. Scrooged (HBO)

Wedensday, December 6th, 2007
I didn't watch anything Christmas today, but I listened to a ton of Christmas music while playing with my kids.



Friday, December 7th, 2007
17. The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause* (DVD)

Saturday, December 8th, 2007
18. Home Improvement: "Yule Better Watch Out" (DVD)
19. Home Improvement: "I'm Scheming Of A White Christmas" (DVD)



Sunday, December 9th, 2007
20. The Simpsons - "Simpsons Roasting On An Open Fire" (DVD)
21. The Simpsons - "Mr. Plow" (DVD)
22. The Simpsons - "Miracle On Evergreen Terrace" (DVD)
23. Happy Days - "Guess Who's Coming To Christmas" (DVD)
24. The Honeymooners: "Twas The Night Before Christmas" (DVD)


Thursday, December 13th, 2007
25. The Happy Elf (Cable, DVR)
26. Saturday Night Live - Christmas (NBC)


Friday, December 14th, 2007
27. National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (DVD)

Saturday, December 15th, 2007
Didn't watch anything Christmas related, but we went downtown to look at the Marshall Field's... er... Macy's decorated windows and the tree at Daley Center. Listened to lot's of Christmas music in the car.

Sunday, December 16th, 2007
Didn't watch anything Christmas related, but we went Christmas shopping at the mall. Listened to lot's of Christmas music in the car.

Saturday, December 22nd, 2007
28. Christmas With Gumby (DVD)
29. A Christmas Story (DVD)

Sunday, December 23rd, 2007
30. A Hollywood Christmas (DVD)
31. Mickey's Once Upon a Christmas (DVD)
32. Mickey's Twice Upon a Christmas (DVD)
• Frosty The Snowman (DVD)
33. Love Actually (DVD)

Monday, December 24th, 2007
34. The Year Without Santa Claus (DVD)
35. Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas! (DVD)
36. Frosty's Winter Wonderland (DVD)
• The Happy Holiday Hearth (DVD) While opening presents.
• The first 40 minutes of It's A Wonderful Life (Cable, NBC)
• A Christmas Story (Cable, TBS)
• A Christmas Story (Cable, TBS)

Tuesday, December 25th, 2007
• The Happy Holiday Hearth (DVD) While opening Christmas presents.
• A Christmas Story (Cable, TBS)
• A Christmas Story (Cable, TBS)
• A Christmas Story (Cable, TBS)
• A Christmas Story (Cable, TBS)
• A Christmas Story (DVD)
• A Christmas Story (Cable, TBS)
37. Family Guy: "A Very Special Family Guy Freakin' Christmas" (Cable, TBS)
38. It's A Wonderful Life (DVD)
• Christmas Videos on VH-1 Classic (VH-1 Classic, DVR)

Monday, December 31st, 2007
39. Dick Clark's New Years Rockin' Eve (ABC-HD)
40. Countdown Chicago (ABC-HD)


DONE... I'm going to bed. My head hurts.



Bingo Card/Checklist

-X- Watch a Thanksgiving movie: Planes, Trains, and Automobiles
-X- Watch a Thanksgiving TV episode: Friends- "The One Where Underdog Gets Away"
-X- Watch a Thanksgiving special: Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
-X- Watch something animated about Thanksgiving: A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving


-X- Watch a Christmas movie: The Polar Express
-X- Watch a Christmas TV episode: I Love Lucy: "The I Love Lucy Christmas Show"
-X- Watch a Christmas special: Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
-X- Watch something animated about Christmas: Frosty The Snowman
-X- Watch some version of A Christmas Carol: Scrooged


--- Watch a New Year's movie.
--- Watch a New Year's TV episode.
-X- Watch a New Year's special: Dick Clark's New Years Rockin' Eve
--- Watch something animated about New Year's.


-X- Watch something Charlie Brown: A Charlie Brown Christmas
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19 November
01) Everybody's Thankful But Us Turkeys (Hazel)
02) The Yalu Brick Road (M*A*S*H)

20 November
03) A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving

22 November
04) Miracle On 34th Street (1947)
05) Thanksgiving Story (The Waltons)

01 December
06) Dear Dad (M*A*S*H)
07) An Old Fashioned Christmas (Green Acres)

02 December
08) P.S. Murry Christmas (Gunsmoke)
09) The Night They Saved Christmas

03 December
10) Hazel's Christmas Shopping (Hazel)
11) 2 Holiday Classics (A Picture of the Magi/The Christmas Carol)

04 December
12) A Christmas Carol (Animated)
13) A Classic Christmas From the Ed Sullivan Show
14) The Simpsons: Christmas 2

05 December
15) Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and Friends
16) The Dangerous Christmas of Red Riding Hood
17) The Happy Elf

06 December
18) A Christmas Without Snow
19) Dear Dad (M*A*S*H)
20) The House Without A Christmas Tree

07 December
21) Jack Frost (Rankin & Bass)
22) The Christmas Tree (Animated)
23) Home Alone

08 December
24) A Christmas Wish
25) The Christmas Wish
26) A Very Brady Christmas

09 December
27) Christmas at Plum Creek (Little House on the Prairie)
28) The Christmas They Never Forgot (Little House On the Prairie)
29) Scrooge (1935)
30) Scrooge (1970)

10 December
31) Santa vs the Snowman
32) The Stingiest Man In Town (Rankin & Bass)
33) Black Christmas (1974)

11 December
34) Fat Albert's Christmas Special
35) Adam-12 (Christmas Episode)
36) Mickey's Christmas Carol
37) Christmas In Connecticut (1945)

12 December
38) It's A Wonderful Life
39) Lassie Christmas (3 Classic Episodes)
40) Holiday Inn

13 December
41) The Homecoming: A Christmas Story
42) Happy Holidays With Bing and Frank
43) Mickey's Once Upon A Christmas
44) Mickey's Twice Upon A Christmas

14 December
45) Beyond Tomorrow
46) Cricket On the Hearth
47) Frosty the Snowman

15 December
48) Holiday Greetings From the Ed Sullivan Show
49) The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus (Rankin & Bass)
50) Rudolph and Frosty's Christmas In July

16 December
51) Santa Visits the Magic Land of Mother Goose
52) Christmas With the Kranks

17 December
53) Frosty's Winter Wonderland
54) 'Twas the Night Before Christmas

18 December
55) Santa Claus Conquers the Martians
56) Santa Claus (1960)

19 December
57) The Sound of Christmas (The Brady Bunch)
58) Give or Take A Million (Thunderbirds)
59) A Christmas to Remember (Stingray)
60) Santa and the Three Bears

20 December
61) The Christmas That Almost Wasn't

21 December
62) The Little Drummer Boy
63) The Little Drummer Boy: Book 2

22 December
64) A Charlie Brown Christmas
65) White Christmas

23 December
66) Miracle On 34th Street (1947)
67) The Year Without A Santa Claus
68) Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town

24 December
69) A Christmas Carol (1951)
70) A Christmas Carol (1938)
71) Nestor the Long-Eared Donkey
72) Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
73) Frosty the Snowman
74) Mr Magoo's Christmas Carol
75) How the Grinch Stole Christmas (Animated)
76) A Flintstone's Christmas Carol

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Thanksgiving Color
Christmas Color
New Year's Color

Total Watched (as of 12-09-07): 61
Total First Time Viewings: 6

Bingo Card/Checklist [18/45]

-X- Watch a Thanksgiving movie: Planes, Trains, and Automobiles
-X- Watch a Thanksgiving TV episode: South Park - "Starvin Marvin"
--- Watch a Thanksgiving special.
-X- Watch something animated about Thanksgiving: The Simpsons - "Bart vs. Thanksgiving"
[3/4]


-X- Watch a Christmas movie: Christmas Vacation, Scrooged, Scrooge (1970)
-X- Watch a Christmas TV episode. Many
--- Watch a Christmas special.
-X- Watch something animated about Christmas. Many
--- Watch "It's a Wonderful Life"
-X- Watch some version of A Christmas Carol. Scrooged, Scrooge (1970)
[4/6]


--- Watch a New Year's movie.
--- Watch a New Year's TV episode.
--- Watch a New Year's special.
--- Watch something animated about New Year's.
[0/4]


Watch one film/show from every decade, starting with the 1890's.
--- 1890:
--- 1900:
--- 1910:
--- 1920:
--- 1930:
--- 1940:
--- 1950:
--- 1960:
-X- 1970:
--- 1978: (Watch something from the year you were born)
-X- 1980:
-X- 1990:
-X- 2000:
[4/13]

--- Watch something about Christ.
--- Watch something Garfield.
--- Watch an Emmy winner.
--- Watch an Oscar winner.
--- Watch some version of Miracle on 34th Street.
--- Watch the MST3K version of a film/show.
--- Watch a film/show and its remake.
--- Watch a film/show based on or turned into a video game.
-X- Watch a film/show based on a novel: Scrooge
--- Watch a silent film.
-X- Watch a film/show with commentary. Many
--- Watch a film/show that takes place in space.
-X- Watch a film/show that takes place on or under the sea: Sealab 2021 - "Feast of Alvis"
[3/13]

Watch a film for each rating:
-X- G - Scrooge
-X- PG - A Nightmare Before Christmas
-X- PG-13 - Christmas Vacation
-X- R - Planes, Trains, and Automobiles
--- Unrated
[4/5]

Monday, November 19th, 2007 -
Tuesday, November 20th, 2007 -

1. Planes, Trains, and Automobiles
Definitely the best way to kick off this challenge. A true comedic classic... "Those aren't pillows!!!!"

Wednesday, November 21st, 2007 -
2. South Park - "Starvin' Marvin"
One of the classics from the first season with Sally Struthers hoarding the food from the Ethiopians. Cartman's voice wasn't quite right yet, though.

3. South Park - "Starvin' Marvin" + Commentary
This was one of the full length commentaries from the first season. You had to send off for the commentaries that came on CDs because they did not release them on the DVD. I love any Trey and Matt commentary because it is so interesting to hear them talk without being the persona that you see them in talk shows/interviews/etc...

4. South Park - "Helen Keller: The Musical"
Another great South Park, this time from the fourth season. Timmy was really popular this year. The whole story revolved around him.

5. South Park - "Helen Keller: The Musical" + Commentary
One of the mini-commentaries, but a few interesting tidbits. The scenes where Butters would walk through the hall was from "The Right Stuff." This episode was first started without the focus on Thanksgiving, so Gobbles was originally a dog, but it was too sad near the end when Timmy wants the dog to leave, so when it was made a Thanksgiving episode, they turned the dog into the Turkey (Gobbles). Stan having trouble talking with the fake beard on was inspired by Trey and Matt's experience on "Cannibal! The Musical."

Thursday, November 22th, 2007 -
6. The Simpsons - "Bart vs. Thanksgiving"
From season two. Man, the animation and coloring were a little rough around the edges, but an ok episode. Some notes:
1. A "release the hounds!" from Mr. Burns. Possibly the first occurrence?
2. A classic moment when Bart is watching the Thanksgiving Day parade floats with Homer and he doesn't recognize Bullwinkle and Underdog. Bart complains that they should use 'cartoons made in the last fifty years.''
Homer: Son, this is a tradition. If they start building a balloon for every flash-in-the-pan cartoon character, you'll turn the parade into a FARCE.
[the Bart Simpson balloon floats past on TV]
3. Homer sees Bart on TV at a soup kitchen, goes over to the phone:
Homer: Operator, give me the number for nine-one-one!

7. The Simpsons - "Bart vs. Thanksgiving" + Commentary
Nothing spectacular in this commentary, except for the comment that Glen Close was in the group 'Up with People,' for which this episode satired with the group 'Horray for Everything!'

8. Aqua Teen Hunger Force - "The Dressing"
Just an "ok" episode here. I was never a fan of any of the cybernetic ghost episodes or the robot turkey in this episode. It just got really old. To digress - The movie should not have incorporated the cybernetic ghost, really hurt the movie

9. Stella Shorts 1998-2002 - "Turkey Hunting"
This is one of the shorts that the Stella Crew filmed between 1998-2002 for their comedy show in New York. This is the same type of humor as the short lived show "Stella" on Comedy Central (RIP), but much raunchier. Hilarious. A lot of humor probably not appropriate for discussion here.

10. Stella Shorts 1998-2002 - "Turkey Hunting" + Commentary
This happens to be the first short on the DVD, so they give a good explanation of what the Stella Shorts were and why they were made.

11. Stella Shorts 1998-2002 - "Thanksgiving 1621"
Once again, hilarious. The facial hair beards and mustaches are a riot because they are so horrible. Again, the funniest part is probably not appropriate for discussion here.

12. Stella Shorts 1998-2002 - "Thanksgiving 1621" + Commentary
Nothing terribly exciting here, except it was one of the shorts that was filmed without Michael Ian Black, as he was in Los Angeles at the time.

13. Scent of a Woman*
This was on HDNet Movies last night and happened to notice from the master list that this was a Thanksgiving movie. This is the movie where 95% of the Al Pacino impersonations stem from.

Friday, November 23rd, 2007 -
14. Sealab 2021 - "Feast of Alvis"
Sealab's take on Christianity and religious tolerance

Saturday, November 24th, 2007 -
15. The Office (UK) - "Christmas Special Part 1"
16. The Office (UK) - "Christmas Special Part 2"
A great finish to this series. The music video is one of the funniest things I've ever seen. They have the full version on the DVD, and it is even better.

17. A Nightmare Before Christmas*
Of course this happens to be one of the few non-anamorphic DVDs that I own. I bit the bullet and watched this since I had never seen it. This isn't usually my kind of movie, but it was good and a change of pace from what I usually watch. The animation was stunning.

Sunday, November 25th, 2007 -
18. SNL - Family Thanksgiving Leftovers*
I'm guessing that this was a result of the writer's strike. A nice collection of Thanksgiving related sketches.

19. South Park - "Mr. Hankey, the Christmas Poo"
First Mr. Hankey episode, I will never forget it.

20. South Park - "Merry Christmas, Charlie Manson!"
21. South Park - "Mr. Hankey's Christmas Classics"
A collection of the South Park characters singing Christmas songs. Hosted by Mr. Hankey. Not your typical episode here, not much re-watchability here.

22. South Park - "Mr. Hankey's Christmas Classics" + Commentary
A really good mini-commentary here. This episode came out of the fact that the woman who did most of the womens voices (Mary Kay Bergman) on the show had killed herself(!) and they were kind of stuck for a while without a voice for the women. They had released a Christmas CD, and decided to just animate all of the songs on the Christmas CD. That is how this episode was born.

23. The Spirit of Christmas (1992) (Original South Park Short)
Trey and Matt's very first South Park-esque short. Cartman was referred to as Kenny and he got killed in the beginning. Some very crude stop-motion here. This is what started it all. It was requisitioned to be re-done in 1995 (see next).

24. The Spirit of Christmas (1995) (2nd Original South Park Short)
An upgraded version of the 1992 short. The characters are almost exactly what they were in season 1 of the show. Once again, construction paper cutouts and stop-motion. This is basically what got Trey and Matt the TV show. Referenced brilliantly in season 4's "A Very Crappy Christmas" (see next).

25. South Park - "A Very Crappy Christmas"
My favorite South Park Christmas episode. Absolutely brilliant tying this to the "The Spirit of Christmas" short. Even explaining why Cartman's voice was different. Perfect episode.

Monday, November 26th, 2007 -
26. South Park - "A Very Crappy Christmas" + Commentary
27. South Park - "Red Sleigh Down"
Another great moment in South Park where, in Santa's monologue at the end, when he says that since Jesus saved him (and died), Christmas should be a time where people remember that Jesus died for him. Perfectly fell together there.

28. South Park - "Red Sleigh Down" + Commentary
29. South Park - "It's Christmas in Canada"
Great Wizard of Oz parody.

Tuesday, November 27th, 2007 -
30. South Park - "It's Christmas in Canada" + Commentary
31. Christmas Vacation
My #1 favorite comedy of all time. "If I woke up with my head sewed to the carpet, I wouldn't be more surprised than I am right now." TONS of one-liners

Wednesday, November 28th, 2007 -
32. South Park - "Woodland Critter Christmas"
Very bizarre episode. The woodland critters made a return in "Imaginationland."

33. South Park - "Woodland Critter Christmas" + Commentary
34. Stella Shorts - 1998-2002 - "Searching for Santa"
The part where they are eating the Sherpa, looking around with their horrible beards is absolutely hilarious.

35. Stella Shorts - 1998-2002 - "Searching for Santa" + Commentary
The place they went to film didn't have any snow, so they had to sneak onto a ski slope to get the snow shots.

36. Stella Shorts - 1998-2002 - "Christmas Caroling"
Michael Ian Black: "It's cold as a dead piece of vagina out there!" The coats they had on at the end are ridiculous.

37. Stella Shorts - 1998-2002 - "Christmas Caroling" + Commentary
Michael Ian Black's wife is in this skit and they filmed it at Michael Showalter's parents house.

38. Stella Shorts - 1998-2002 - "Office Party"
Pretty much the whole thing was a parody of "Die Hard" with the normal "Stella" twists.

39. Stella Shorts - 1998-2002 - "Office Party" + Commentary
40. Stella Shorts - 1998-2002 - "Whodunit"
One of the weaker shorts. Although the freeze frame at the end ala CHiPs was good.

41. Stella Shorts - 1998-2002 - "Whodunit" + Commentary
42. The Simpsons - "Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire"
This episode still stands up. Obviously "The Simpsons" was a lot slower paced and the animation wasn't as good, but definitely a good first episode for the series.

Thursday, November 29th, 2007 -
43. The Simpsons - "Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire" + Commentary
Unfortunately, I don't think Matt Groening, Jim Brooks, or David Silverman watched the episode before the commentary (one of my BIG pet peeves with commentaries.) So, no real big nuggets of information here aside from a few animation notes and a lot of "we don't do that anymore."

Friday, November 30th, 2007 -
None
Saturday, December 1st, 2007 -
None - Hitchcock 10 movie marathon on HDNet Movies was a killer for this challenge this weekend. Couldn't one of them have been holiday themed?
Sunday, December 2nd, 2007 -
None - (See above)
Monday, December 3rd, 2007 -
44. Family Guy - "A Very Special Family Guy Freakin' Christmas"
Ummm... I'm writing my comments on this 4 days after I watched it and I can't remember anything about it. Yikes!

Tuesday, December 4th, 2007 -
45. A Nightmare Before Christmas* + Commentary
Let's see. The director and one of the animation supervisors were the participants here. This was almost solely a discussion about animation and the issues/challenges of making this movie. This is not completely unexpected, but I wish there would have been some more talk about the story/background/etc...

Sunday, November 25th, 2007 -
Wednesday, December 5th, 2007 -
Thursday, December 6th, 2007 -
46. My Name is Earl - "Early Release"
I guess this technically counts. There were a few holiday references.

Friday, December 7th, 2007 -
47. Futurama - "Xmas Story"
Wow. I haven't watched my Futurama DVDs for a couple of years. Watching this episode again makes me want to watch the whole series again. This was a great episode. First off, the episode starts off with Conan O'Brien. I can not even describe how huge of a fan I am of Conan. I had the fortune to actually go to a show and go backstage, etc... That's a different story, however. The "Tinny Tim" character was hilarious.
Other Great moments:
1. Bender: "Lick my frozen metal ass"
2. A parody on one of the Charlie Brown specials with the kids skating on an ice rink ala Charlie Brown (with music) and Bender falling into the rink and putting all of the kids in the water. I can't stand the Charlie Brown stuff, so that was extra hilarious for me.
3. Bender trying to cheer Fry up: "Look at me look! Look at me look!"
4. Matt Groening "Life in Hell" character appearance at the pet shop.
5. Fry being able to catch on the LCD segments of the clock.
6. John Goodman as Santa Claus.

48. Futurama - "Xmas Story" + Commentary
It starts off with David Cohen letting us know that he wrote this episode. For anyone familiar with Futurama, David Cohen is one of the developers of Futurama, and does GREAT commentaries. Granted, he is a complete nerd, but he always watches the episodes before he does commentaries and provides awesome tidbits and generally wants to let the audience know of the little things that go on in the episode. He started off on the Simpsons. One tidbit that I didn't pick up on my first listen of the commentary was that David Cohen was literally the writer who took over for Conan O'Brien on The Simpsons when Conan left. He even sat in his desk and Conan left a note "to whom it may concern" to the next guy in his desk.
This commentary just proves the fact that the actors, in general, do NOT belong in a commentary with the rest of the writers/developers/etc... They rarely contribute anything to the commentary (see Simpsons commentaries and the rest of the Futurama commentaries). I will say, though, that there are exceptions, but rare. Now, if actors do commentaries together or by themselves, they CAN be entertaining (see Babylon 5).
And of course, Frank Welker does the parrot voice. For of those who don't know, Frank Welker does 90% of any animal voice on any cartoon made in the past 20-30 years.

49. Scrooged
I was hoping the SE/HD version of this would have come out by now, but it hasn't. Surprisingly, the picture wasn't as bad as I thought on the DVD. Anyways, this is absolutely one of my favorite Christmas movies of all time (probably 3rd being Christmas Vacation and A Christmas Story). Bill Murray is absolutely brilliant. Plus, there a couple moments that tug at the heartstrings. The ending is one of the more unique endings I have ever seen, with everyone singing to viewers.

Saturday, December 8th, 2007 -
50. Scrooge (1970)*
This was on HDNet Movies this morning. I had never seen this movie. It was good! The song "Thank You Very Much" at the end was very entertaining. I was absolutely amazed at transformation of Albert Finney to be the old Scrooge. It didn't even look like they put any make-up on him to make him old. Until they showed him as the young Scrooge did I even realize that since this movie was made in 1970 and Albert Finney wasn't actually that old. The only thing that I found weak about the movie was (gasp!) Alec Guiness as Jacob Marley's Ghost. His "floating walk" when he first comes to see Scrooge was laugh out loud ridiculous. It looked like something you would see someone do on a sketch comedy show as "The Ghost who wasn't scary".

51. Futurama - "A Tale of Two Santas"
The second Santa Claus episode. Not nearly as good as the first one. A funny parody of Star Trek TOS where they try to give Santa Claus a logical paradox to destroy him.

52. Futurama - "A Tale of Two Santas" + Commentary
As many know, Fox really screwed the pooch with broadcasting Futurama. This was one example where they refused to air this episode for Christmas because it was too violent (lol). It ended up airing the next year. Other tidbits: John Goodman was not available to do Santa Claus again, so John DiMaggio (Bender) did the voice. Frank Welker did a spot-on Walter Cronkite (normally he does the animal voices as mentioned from my previous notes).

53. The Simpsons - "Marge Be Not Proud"
The first Simpsons Christmas episode since the pilot. Pretty good. The video game that Bart stole is very Simpsons-esque over the top. The funny thing is, there are much crazier video games out now. Lawrence Tierney was (as usual) amazing with his voice. The Lee Trevino parody golf game at the end was the highlight of the episode.

54. The Simpsons - "Marge Be Not Proud" + Commentary
The highlight of this commentary is the behind the scenes information about Lawrence Tierney. I have already listened to two other commentaries that reference Lawrence Tierney (Seinfeld and Reservoir Dogs), and the stories are way way way out there. This was no different. The guys went on and on about his erratic behavior and the challenges that he presented. But, as always, it always boils down to he was a great actor in the role he played. Another great nugget was that the whole story was pretty much taken from the writers childhood. Hearing the real story was great.

55. The Simpsons - "Miracle on Evergreen Terrace"
An *ok* Simpsons Christmas episode. There are some good one liners - Ralph "Hi Liar!" An unusual ending to the show. Everything turns out, but in a weird way.

56. The Simpsons - "Miracle on Evergreen Terrace" + Commentary*
Alright. I am currently on Season 8 of The Simpsons, so I step-skipped to this episode. I guess Bill Oakley and Josh Weinstein have moved on by now. They had really great commentaries. This one was odd because it is the first appearance (that I can remember) of Nancy Cartwright on the commentary. It was a little disturbing to hear her in her real voice. A little more dead air than I would like on the commentary. The show runners need to keep the commentary going. I hope the other Season 9+ commentaries pick up.

57. Aqua Teen Hunger Force - "Cybernetic Ghost of Christmas Past from the Future"
I think the first time I saw this one, I thought it was hilarious, but on subsequent viewings, it has gotten increasing annoying. This character really hurt the movie. Glenn Danzig plays himself in this episode, pretty interesting.

Sunday, December 9th, 2007 -
58. Aqua Teen Hunger Force - "Cybernetic Ghost of Christmas Past from the Future" + Commentary
All the people who do the voices are here. The smoke was live action smoke from a smoke machine they bought at Sam's Club.

59. Aqua Teen Hunger Force - "Mail Order Bride"
Carl in the neck brace and his wedding garb was pretty funny. I think to really enjoy ATHF, you need to watch multiple episodes at a time...and being drunk always helps.

60. Curb Your Enthusiasm Episode - "Mary, Joseph and Larry"
It's really hard to go wrong with any episode of Curb. The old "pubic hair caught in the throat, nativity scene brawl" cliche. C'mon, couldn't you guys thing of something more original?

61. Lethal Weapon -
A Richard Donner 80's classic!!! I haven't seen this movie in a long time (10+ years) Richard Donner is one my favorite directors. Superman I and the Donner cut of Superman II are two of my favorite movies of all time. I couldn't quite figure out if they were trying to hide Mel Gibsons accent or not. I think they were, but they didn't succeed very well. Just a perfect 80's action movie, complete with the cheesy 80's jazz overtones. This is (obviously) the first time I have watched this DVD. It is the "director's cut," I'll have to check out what they changed.

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(1) Chuck (Black Friday episode)*

12/20

(2) Extras Christmas Special*

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(3) National Lampoons Christmas Vacation*



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The 3rd Annual Holiday Movie Challenge

Got to get back to watching Holiday movies. I have been watching too many other movies.

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Goal : 65
Total watched : 24

NOVEMBER 19
NONE Bad start
NOVEMBER 20
01) The Simpsons - Miracle On Evergreen Terrace S09E10
02) The Simpsons - Simpsons Roasting On An Open Fire S01E01
03) Mickey's Good Deed 1932
04) Toy Tinkers 1949
NOVEMBER 21
05) * Santa Clause 3 : Escape Clause 2006
NOVEMBER 22
06) Jerky Turkey 1945
NOVEMBER 24
07) South Park - Hellen Keller! The Musical S04E14
NOVEMBER 25
08) Mickey's Twice Upon A Christmas 2004
09) South Park - Starvin' Marvin S01E08
NOVEMBER 26
10) The Simpsons - Grift Of The Magi S11E09
11) The Simpsons - She Of Little Faith S13E06
12) The Simpsons - Homer vs. Dignity S12E05
13) The Simpsons - Skinner's Sense of Snow S12E08
14) The Simpsons - 'Tis the Fifteenth Season S15E07
15) The Year Without a Santa Claus 1974
16) National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation 1989
DECEMBER 1
17) Mickey Saves Santa 2006
DECEMBER 5
18) Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town 1970
DECEMBER 10
19) * Rugrats - Chanuka S04E01 1996
DECEMBER 11
20) Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer 1964
21) South Park - Mr. Hankey, the Christmas Poo S01E09
DECEMBER 13
22) * Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer 1948
DECEMBER 16
23) * A Sesame Street Christmas Carol 2006
DECEMBER 17
24) Dr. Suess' How the Grinch Stole Christmas 1966

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this list will be my first year of actually watching christmas movies and well most of them will be all new cept maybe christmas story.

December 1:
1.Jingle all the way - thought this was actually pretty fun movie to watch. sinbad of course saved it with his...well him being himself. the lil kid annoyed me tho

December 2:
2. Elf - I remember hearing such great things about this so i watched it when it first hit dvds but got half way thru it and got bored. again re watched it all and while i guess i can see how people find it good i guess im just not into comedies enough.

December 3:
3. The Closer 2 hour premiere - ill have to look up the actual title later bc i didnt catch it...but first time watching this show and enjoyed it. telling someone theyre brother was killed bc of you screams christmas

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Monday, November 19th:
01. Friends: "The One Where Underdog Gets Away"
02. Friends: "The One with the List"
03. Friends: "The One with the Football"
04. Friends: "The One with Chandler in a Box"
05. Friends: "The One with the Thanksgiving Flashbacks"
06. Friends: "The One Where Ross Got High"
07. Friends: "The One Where Chandler Doesn't Like Dogs"
08. Friends: "The One with the Rumor"
09. Friends: "The One with Rachel's Other Sister"
10. Friends: "The One with the Late Thanksgiving"
11. Picket Fences: "Thanksgiving"
12. Ugly Betty: "Four Thanksgivings and a Funeral"
13. The Cosby Show: "Cliff's Wet Adventure"
14. Dharma & Greg: "The First Thanksgiving"
15. Ellen: "Kiss My Bum"
16. Family Ties: "No Nukes Is Good Nukes"
17. Felicity: "Thanksgiving"
18. Felicity: "Family Affairs"
19. Buffy the Vampire Slayer: "Pangs"
20. Cheers: "Thanksgiving Orphans"
21. Cybill: "They Shoot Turkeys, Don't They?"

Tuesday, November 20th:
22. The Simpsons: "Bart vs. Thanksgiving"
23. Sports Night: "Thespis"
24. What's Happening: "Mama, the School Girl"
25. It's All Relative: "Thanks, But No Thanks" (VHS)
26. Frasier: "A Lilith Thanksgiving"
27. Frasier: "The Apparent Trap"
28. Living Single: "Love Takes a Holiday"
29. How I Met Your Mother: "Belly Full of Turkey"
30. How I Met Your Mother: "Slapsgiving" (DVR)
31. Mad About You: "Riding Backwards"
32. Mad About You: "Giblets for Murray"
33. Ned and Stacey: "Thanksgiving Day Massacre"
34. Will & Grace: "Homo for the Holidays"
35. Will & Grace: "Lows in the Mid-Eighties"
36. Will & Grace: "Moveable Feast"

Wednesday, November 21st:
37. Tadpole
38. The House of Yes
39. Home for the Holidays
40. Hannah and Her Sisters

Thursday, November 22nd:
41. Tadpole (rewatched, with commentary)
42. The Simpsons: "Bart vs. Thanksgiving" (rewatched, with commentary)

Friday, November 23rd:
43. Home for the Holidays (rewatched, with commentary)
44. Friends: "The One with the List" (ditto)
45. Friends: "The One with the Football" (ditto)
46. Friends: "The One with Chandler in a Box" (ditto)
47. Friends: "The One with the Thanskgiving Flashbacks" (ditto)
48. Friends: "The One Where Ross Got High" (ditto)
49. Friends: "The One with Rachel's Other Sister" (ditto)
50. Friends: "The One with the Late Thanksgiving" (ditto)
51. The Mary Tyler Moore Show: "Christmas and the Hard Luck Kid II"
52. The Golden Girls: "Twas the Nightmare Before Christmas"
53. The Golden Girls: "Have Yourself a Very Little Christmas"
54. Ugly Betty: "Giving Up the Ghost" (DVR)
55. The X-Files: "Christmas Carol"
56. The X-Files: "Emily"

Saturday, November 24th:
57. The Long Kiss Goodnight
58. The Ellen Show: "Ellen's First Christmas"
59. Spin City: "Miracle Near 34th Street"
60. Scrooged
61. Dharma and Greg: "Haus Arrest"
62. Ellen: "The Christmas Show"
63. Ellen: "Do You Fear What I Fear?"
64. Ellen: "Fleas Navidad"
65. Ellen: "Alone Again... Naturally"
66. Tru Calling: "Twas the Night Before Christmas... Again"

Sunday, November 25th:
67. Family Ties: "A Christmas Story"
68. Family Ties: "A Keaton Christmas Carol"
69. Felicity: "Finally"
70. Felicity: "Portraits"
71. Edward Scissorhands
72. Batman Returns

Monday, November 26th:
73. Are You Being Served: "Christmas Crackers"
74. Are You Being Served: "The Father Christmas Affair"
75. Arrested Development: "In God We Trust"
76. Arrested Development: "Afternoon Delight"
77. Six Feet Under: "Pilot"
78. Six Feet Under: "It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year"
79. Sports Night: "The Six Southern Gentlemen of Tennessee Tech"
80. Sports Night: "The Reunion"
81. Taxi: "A Full House for Christmas"

Tuesday, November 27th:
82. Joey: "Joey and the Plot Twist"
83. Just Shoot Me: "Jesus, It's Christmas"
84. Living Single: "Living Kringle"
85. Mad About You: "Met Someone"
86. The Cosby Show: "Getting To Know You"
87. Desperate Housewives: "The Miracle Song"
88. The X-Files: "How the Ghosts Stole Christmas"

Wednesday, November 28th:
89. The Jeffersons: "The Christmas Wedding"
90. The Jeffersons: "984 W. 124th Street, Apt. 5C"
91. The Jeffersons: "George Finds a Father"
92. Wings: "A Terminal Christmas"

Thursday, November 29th:
93. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
94. Cricket on the Hearth
95. Frosty the Snowman
96. Frosty Returns
97. Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town
98. The Little Drummer Boy
99. Mr. Magoo's Christmas Carol

Friday, November 30th:
100. Rent
101. I Love Lucy: "The I Love Lucy Christmas Show"
102. It's All Relative: "The Santa Who Came to Dinner" (VHS)
103. Moonlighting: "Twas the Episode Before Christmas"
104. Moonlighting: "It's A Wonderful Job"
105. 227: "Mary's Christmas"

Tuesday, December 4th:
106. Boston Legal: "Loose Lips"
107. Boston Legal: "A Greater Good"
108. Boston Legal: "Hired Guns"
109. Boston Legal: "On the Ledge"
110. Boston Legal: "The Nutcrackers"

Wednesday, December 5th:
111. Frasier: "Miracle on Third or Fourth Street"
112. Frasier: "Frasier Grinch"
113. Frasier: "Perspectives on Christmas"
114. Frasier: "Merry Christmas, Mrs. Moskowitz"
115. Frasier: "The Fight Before Christmas"
116. Frasier: "Mary Christmas"
117. Frasier: "High Holidays"

Thursday, December 6th:
118. The Simpsons: "Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire"
119. The Simpsons: "Marge Be Not Proud"
120. The Simpsons: "Miracle on Evergreen Terrace"

Friday, December 7th:
121. How the Grinch Stole Christmas
122. The Year Without a Santa Claus
123. Rudolph's Shiny New Year
124. Nestor the Long-Eared Christmas Donkey
125. Frosty's Winter Wonderland
126. 'Twas the Night Before Christmas
127. Rudolph and Frosty's Christmas in July
128. How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)

Saturday, December 8th:
129. The Shop Around the Corner
130. Futurama: "Xmas Story"
131. Futurama: "A Tale of Two Santas"
132. How I Met Your Mother: "How Lily Stole Christmas"
133. Murphy Brown: "Murphy's Pony"
134. The Nanny: "The Christmas Show"

Sunday, December 9th:
135. The Ref
136. Arthur 2: On the Rocks
137. Picket Fences: "Pageantry"
138. Picket Fences: "High Tidings"

Monday, December 10th:
139. Will & Grace: "Jingle Balls"
140. Will & Grace: "All About Christmas Eve"
141. Will & Grace: "Fanilow"
142. Will & Grace: "Queens for a Day"
143. Will & Grace: "Christmas Break"

Tuesday, December 11th:
144. Cheers: "The Spy Who Came in for a Cold One"
145. Cheers: "Christmas Cheers"
146. What's Happening: "Christmas"
147. What's Happening: "Positive Identification"
148. The Twilight Zone: "Night of the Meek"
149. The Twilight Zone: "The Changing of the Guard"
150. Buffy the Vampire Slayer: "Amends"

Wednesday, December 12th:
151. Friends: "The One with the Monkey"
152. Friends: "The One with Phoebe's Dad"
153. Friends: "The One Where Rachel Quits"
154. Friends: "The One with the Girl from Poughkeepsie"
155. Friends: "The One with the Inappropriate Sister"
156. Friends: "The One with All the Resolutions"
157. Friends: "The One with the Routine"
158. Friends: "The One with the Holiday Armadillo"
159. Friends: "The One with the Creepy Holiday Card"
160. Friends: "The One with Christmas in Tulsa"

Thursday, December 13th:
161. Ugly Betty: "Lose the Boss?"
162. Ugly Betty: "Fake Plastic Snow"
163. Voyagers!: "Merry Christmas, Bogg"
164. Elf
165. Silent Night, Deadly Night
166. Silent Night, Deadly Night: Part 2

Friday, December 14th:
167. How I Met Your Mother: "The Limo"
168. Ned and Stacey: "New Year's Eve"

Tuesday, December 25th:
169. Frasier: "We Two Kings"
170. A Diva's Christmas Carol
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