After what feels like a million years, it’s finally Christmas. Time off, cool gifts, and precious moments with your loved ones. Oh, it’s not real Christmas? It’s Christmas in July, a Hallmark cash grab? Fine. I guess we’re going to … Continue reading Hallmark Christmas in July: A Royal Christmas Crush Recap/Review
I love The Avocado, please enjoy this musical! Continue reading A Very Top Gun Christmas Is Now FREE To Stream!
Star Trek: The Next Generation – Season 4, Episode 2 “The holidays” are largely synonymous with “awkward family encounters.” Familial relationships can be fraught with difficulty for any number of reasons, ranging from simple social discomfort to deep pain stretching … Continue reading You Jingle Trek to Me? – “Family”
Let’s discuss any and all music here. Got a new artist who’s rocking your boat that you want to talk about? Post a video! Found out about that unearthed Coltrane album that has the jazz freak in you losing your … Continue reading A Weekly Music Thread for the Holidays
Time marches on and so does Hallmark, never letting up on telling us that Christmas is the most wonderful time to fall in love with some dude from your hometown. Next up on our Christmas Cavalcade of Horrors is A … Continue reading Hallmark Countdown to Christmas: A Tale of Two Christmases Recap/Review
If you were wondering what “Nine Inch Nails” mixed with “Christmas” and a pinch of “Tim and Eric” gets you, this excerpt from A Very Top Gun Christmas answers your question! Tickets for the live stream are available here. “The North Pole is under attack, and it’s up to Maverick and his elite squad of Top Guns to save the day in this musical parody of 2022’s highest grossing film. … Continue reading “The War On Christmas” Has Begun!
I’m back and ready to see Christmas decorations splattered across every banister and landing. However, in this round, we’re gonna get real classy and go to merry old England. So maybe a mince pie on every banister. We’re watching A … Continue reading Hallmark Countdown to Christmas: The Royal Nanny Recap/Review
The ambitious holiday crossover that no one knew they needed In this comedy musical, created in the spirit of Tim & Eric and early South Park, The North Pole is under attack, and it’s up to Maverick and his elite … Continue reading The Sky’s The Limit: “A Very Top Gun Christmas” Takes Flight On December 14th!
While not a Hallmark, I’ve made an exception for this Christmas film. Hallmark pioneered the throwaway Christmas movie lineup over 20 years ago (yep, the first original Hallmark Christmas movie aired in 2000 and starred Beau Bridges) and now every … Continue reading Christmas Crap: Netflix’s Falling for Christmas Recap/Review
It’s finally the most wonderful time of the year! With October comes visions of gingerbread houses, overdecorated fir trees, and Hallmark’s Countdown to Christmas. And as is tradition, I will watch some of them and tell you what horrors can … Continue reading Hallmark Countdown to Christmas: Noel Next Door Recap/Review
It’s July and the world is experiencing a particularly brutal heatwave. You know what that means? Christmas sweaters and Balsam Hill Christmas trees! That’s right. Hallmark took their industrial fake snow machine out of storage, flew in their most available … Continue reading Hallmark Christmas in July: Campfire Christmas Recap and Review
Yep, it’s been five years since I threw together a half-assed Christmas music thread because I was listening to Tom Waits’ “Christmas Card from a Hooker In Minneapolis” on December 24th. This past year I’ve been getting into Jethro Tull. … Continue reading The Fifth Annual Christmas Songs That Don’t Suck Thread
Merry Christmas, Avocado. The votes are in, and here we are with the final results! Finishing in third place, with a 19-13 victory over Bing Crosby’s White Christmas, was Duke Ellington’s surprisingly resilient Nutcracker Suite! The 1960 jazz arrangement of … Continue reading Favorite Holiday Album Tournament–Results
Let’s discuss any and all music here. Got a new artist who’s rocking your boat that you want to talk about? Post a video! Found out about that unearthed Coltrane album that has the jazz freak in you losing your … Continue reading The Weekly Music Thread Gets Into the Holiday Spirit!
It all comes down to this. The epic match-up you’ve all known was going to happen since the beginning. It’s PEANUTS vs MUPPETS! The Vince Guaraldi Trio’s A Charlie Brown Christmas was our #1 seed and completely dominated every opponent, … Continue reading Favorite Holiday Album Tournament–Championship Round
We’ve reached the Final Four, and there’s at least one very surprising contender still in the mix! But first, click below for the full list of eliminated albums eliminated in the previous round. [spoiler title=”Bells Will Be Ringing the Sad, … Continue reading Favorite Holiday Album Tournament–Final Four
“In the Cards”Star Trek: Deep Space Nine – Season 5, Episode 25 Christmas – it’s the giving season! The annual avalanche of Christmas-focused pop culture entertainment seems to rarely focus on the central aspect of the holiday – giving gifts. … Continue reading You Jingle Trek to Me? – “In the Cards”
Here’s the fourth round of voting–we’re down to only 8 albums! Click below for the full list of eliminated albums. [spoiler title=”We’ll Have to Muddle Through Somehow Without…”] Christmas With the Chipmunks (Alvin and the Chipmunks); Once Upon a Christmas … Continue reading Favorite Holiday Album Tournament–Elite Eight
You are now entering Ad Space, a realm of commercials, brought before us so we might examine how they work, and discuss why we both love and hate them so. So it is written … The Product:Folgers Coffee The Promotion: The … Continue reading Ad Space – That Folgers Holiday Siblings Commercial
Round 2 is in the books, and we’re already down to just 16 competitors for the title of the Avocado’s Favorite Holiday Album. Click below for the full list of eliminated albums. [spoiler title=”We’ll Have a Blue Christmas Without…”] The … Continue reading Favorite Holiday Album Tournament–Sweet 16
We’re moving on to the second round of voting, but many enjoyable holiday records have been eliminated. Click below for the full list of eliminated albums. [spoiler title=”Pour One Out For…”] Wintersong (Sarah McLachlan); Have Yourself a Jazzy Little Christmas … Continue reading Favorite Holiday Album Tournament–Round of 32