Merry Podcast #48 — The Pumpkin Spice Episode

Merry Podcast #48 — The Pumpkin Spice Episode

It is a jam-packed episode of the Merry Podcast, this time dedicated to all things Pumpkin Spice — a merry exploration a variety of Christmas topics! Lots of music, a little humor and timely topics to help prepare you for the season, including: — Another in-depth look at Miracle on 34th Street on the occasion of the passing of Maureen O’Hara — Santa’s beard: A Great Christmas Debate — The Christmas Music of Frank Sinatra — Christmas Food! Wassail, Eggnog and Butter Rum Lifesavers Plus more — in fact, we drag this out way beyond an hour of Christmas goodness.Read more

Ten Things You Didn’t Know about Miracle on 34th Street

Ten Things You Didn’t Know about Miracle on 34th Street

Three films made in quick succession post World War II have endured in the minds of Christmas fans as among the best of films ever made: It’s a Wonderful Life, The Bishop’s Wife and Miracle on 34th Street. But of those three films only Miracle on 34th Street was hailed as a classic from the start. The movie business in those first post-war years was risky at best. When films like It’s a Wonderful Life failed to capture the public’s imagination they lost money. 20th Century Fox was confident that the story would be a hit but didn’t feel theRead more

Merry Podcast #45 — Classic Christmas Movie Trivia

Merry Podcast #45 — Classic Christmas Movie Trivia

We’re pleased to release Episode #45 of the Merry Podcast Titled Classic Christmas Movie Trivia. In the absence of any new Christmas movies on the horizon that have any hope of becoming another treasured classic we felt this episode looking back at the Christmas movies we love was appropriate and timely. Three great movies were made without about 18 months of each other in 1946-47 that we still enjoy every year: It’s a Wonderful Life, Miracle on 34th Street, and The Bishop’s Wife. We explore these three movies in detail and they take us on some unexpected journeys: — Macy’sRead more