Category Archives: Yule Laugh!

Toon Tuesday! Rocky and Bullwinkle – The Fright Before Christmas

How did I get to be this old and not know that my favorite moose (well, next to Mr. Moose, of course) had saved the world and Santa Claus? But he sure did and lucky for us, it happens to be Toon Tuesday. Enjoy!

Toon Tuesday: Garfield’s Thanksgiving

Garfield’s creators have given us an early Thanksgiving treat — here is the full episode of the holiday special. Would you rather have Thanksgiving turkey or lasagna? I think Garfield, would answer: “Yes!”

Enjoy!

Our Miss Brooks 1950 show “Christmas Tree”

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Here is a 1950 radio episode of the program, “Our Miss Brooks,” starring Eve Arden as the perpetually single and broke school teacher.

I love this show and its gentle comedy. Enjoy!

The year there were TWO Thanksgivings

Here’s a Thanksgiving episode of the Jack Benny Show from 1939. The running gag is that there were two Thanksgivings that year…and there really was!

A Newsweek Magazine 1939 cartoon that depicted which states were celebrating which Thanksgiving date. Note that the Pilgrim looks like FDR! (Wikimedia)

Thanksgiving had not yet been set as a fixed holiday, as it was set each year by Presidential Proclamation. Presidents had traditionally set Thanksgiving for the last Thursday in November as President Lincoln had first done.

But in 1939, President Roosevelt acquiesed to the request of retailers who wanted to have an additional week of Christmas gift sales. At that time, shoppers tended not to shop for Christmas presents until after Thanksgiving.

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Freshpets Holiday Dinner (video)

Merry Christmas to you and to all our four-footed, furry friends!

Cool Yule Video: Jack Benny Goes Christmas Shopping (1960)

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 funny and fascinating glimpse into the past.

Enjoy!

Merry Christmas, Mr. Bean (full episode)

While Christmas shopping, Mr Bean purchases a bulky string of tree lights before making a shambles of a department store toy section. He later manages to acquire a free turkey and Christmas tree, and attempts to conduct a Salvation Army band. Finally, during Christmas dinner, Bean has quite a surprise in store for his long-suffering girlfriend.

The first episode of the original Mr Bean series starring Rowan Atkinson was first broadcast on 1st January 1990. Since then Mr Bean has become known all over the world. Created by Rowan Atkinson, Richard Curtis and Robin Driscoll, there were only 14 episode of the live action series ever made

A bunch of really cute pets singing Jingle Bells (video, must watch!)

It’s the first day of December!  Just 25 days until Christmas!

To get us in the holiday spirit, let’s get started with some animals singing “Jingle Bells” because how much fun is that?

How to wrap a cat for Christmas

Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer Clip: The Bumble

True story: my sister and I cried when we watched this scene. Every year, when Rudolph aired on TV. We still loved Rudolph but The Bumble terrified us.

My son thinks that is really funny.

Were you afraid of The Bumble?