Archive for the ‘Cool Yule Cinema’ Category

Cool Yule Cinema: Jack Benny Goes Christmas Shopping

December 17, 2014

I’ve listened to Jack Benny radio programs for years, but I never knew he had a TV show! It’s very similar in format to the radio program. A fascinating glimpse into the past.



Cool Yule Cinema: A Christmas Carol

December 10, 2014

There are so many versions of A Christmas Carol but Alastair Sim comes across as an ultimately credible, pitiless miser.

Cool Yule Cinema: Holiday in Handcuffs

December 3, 2014

You know what the true spirit of the holidays is? Awkward family gatherings.

I love this whack-a-doodle 2007 flick. Enjoy!

Come back next Wednesday for another Cool Yule Cinema classic.

Cool Yule Cinema: Ernest Saves Christmas

December 3, 2014

Home Alone. I’ve never seen it, and I never will watch it. No. Not ever. But Ernest Saves Christmas is another matter.  Enjoy!

Cool Yule Cinema: 2nd Day of Christmas

November 26, 2014

I started watching this and thought: whaaat? Larceny is not very Christmas-y!

And then I got hooked. Mark Ruffalo is really funny in this.

I think you will enjoy this rather untypical Christmas movie.

Come back next Wednesday for another great Cool Yule classic!

Cool Yule Cinema: Holiday Affair

November 19, 2014

Here’s one maybe you haven’t seen before — Robert Mitchum and Janet Leigh star in “Holiday Affair,” a 1949 romance that features an adorable child actor and lots of great lines.

I think you’ll enjoy this RKO film. Visit Cool Yule each Wednesday for another Christmas-themed movie.

A Christmas Carol: Scrooge, 1935 (Video, full-length)

December 18, 2010

You can watch the entire movie here, thanks to YouTube.  The Twickenham Studios production is particularly faithful to the Charles Dickens story, at least in the beginning (the scene with Belle has been creatively tampered with) and the acting is excellent.  Please forgive the video quality — it’s still quite worth watching.  He’s a very convincing Ebeneezer Scrooge!

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