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A Very Florida Christmas

Ho, ho, ho and a bottle of rum.  Santa’s run off to the Caribbean. (From the song by Jimmy Buffett) The high where I live in Florida today was 82° F.  The beaches were packed.  Folks were out in bathing suits and shorts running up and down the ocean and...

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Is “You’ve Got Mail” a Christmas Movie?

As I’ve mentioned before, I’m a sucker for iTunes movie sales.  So when I see something on sale for below the $9.99 mark, I usually buy a film – pending I have good reason to add it to a collection. One of the primary “good reasons” dates back to the...

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The Night Before The Night Before Christmas

Christmas this year (my 42nd on this planet) has been engineered to be different from so many previous Christmas holidays.  No large tree.  No gathering of family.  Just us: Shannon, Karma the Dog, and I. Don’t get me wrong, I *love* big holidays.  My in-laws are amazing and have opened...

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New Blog? Yup. New Blog.

Yesterday some of you may have noticed that the ol’ blog looks a bit different.  In setting up for 2014, I decided to take some time to upgrade my personal website to look a little more – I dunno – modern?  Advanced?  Bloggy? In any case, I wanted it to...

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The Holiday in the House of Croom

Yesterday was Christmas and, for those of you keeping track, it was my first Christmas without my father.  It’s not like I saw him every Christmas, but hearing from him on the holidays was something I always looked forward to.  Talking to my dad on Christmas usually resulted in sharing...

Review: When Elves Attack: A Joyous Christmas Greeting from the Criminal Nutbars of the Sunshine State 0

Review: When Elves Attack: A Joyous Christmas Greeting from the Criminal Nutbars of the Sunshine State

When Elves Attack: A Joyous Christmas Greeting from the Criminal Nutbars of the Sunshine State by Tim Dorsey My rating: 4 of 5 stars I got this book right around the Christmas holiday in 2011, but I never really felt up to reading it after that season ended. Enter: December...

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A Very Peter Cullen Kind of Christmas!

Merry Christmas and stuff! This year was spent with the in-laws who drove down from the mythical land of Georgia to partake in a true South Florida Christmas.  What, you ask, is a “true” South Florida Christmas?  Well, I moved to Florida in 1988, and this year has been the warmest...

TEH TEN GREATEST CHRISTMAS MOVIES EVAH! (Number 2) 1

TEH TEN GREATEST CHRISTMAS MOVIES EVAH! (Number 2)

2. Lethal Weapon – Nothing says Merry Christmas like buying your tree from a psychotic pre-complete meltdown Mel Gibson. Oh… and pre-crazy Gary Busey too! So what is the greatest Christmas movie EVAH?! Find out on Joey Snackpants’ blog!!!

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TEH TEN GREATEST CHRISTMAS MOVIES EVAH! (Number 4)

4. A Muppet Family Christmas – Crisis on Multiple Earths: The Muppet Saga!  Proving that Sesame Street, The Muppets and Fraggle Rock all exist in the same universe. Number three is on the Blog ‘o Snackpants.

Flickr Friday: Clever Christmas Gifts. 0

Flickr Friday: Clever Christmas Gifts.

For those of you that HAVEN’T heard the story: I asked my wife to marry me in New York City. On top of the Empire State Building. On Christmas day. (My guy friends we less than thrilled with the whole “setting the bar” thing.) I occasionally update new photos (and...

TEH TEN GREATEST CHRISTMAS MOVIES EVAH! (Number 6) 1

TEH TEN GREATEST CHRISTMAS MOVIES EVAH! (Number 6)

6. Mickey’s Christmas Carol – The first animated appearance of Scrooge McDuck… without whom we would not have had DuckTales nor the greatness that is Darkwing Duck! Number five is alive… and on Joey’s blog!

TEH TEN GREATEST CHRISTMAS MOVIES EVAH! (Number 8) 2

TEH TEN GREATEST CHRISTMAS MOVIES EVAH! (Number 8)

8. National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation – The film that turned the name Griswold into a holiday adjective to describe that guy who lives on your street. (You know who he is.) You can find number seven on Joey’s blog!

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TEH TEN GREATEST CHRISTMAS MOVIES EVAH! (Number 10)

Joey Snackpants and Tom Croom have decided to bring you some holiday cheer by counting down their favorite holiday movies… Merry Christmas, and we apologize in advance for the imminent mental anguish. 10. Gremlins – Best “there is no Santa Claus” story in a movie of ALL TIME. Watch the...