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Watch Danny Kaye in Hans Christian Andersen

November 13, 2008

Okay, this has nothing to do with Christmas…but I was so excited about this discovery I made today that I just had to share it with my readers.

You can watch the incomparable Danny Kaye in his classic movie Hans Christian Andersen in full length for free right here on your computer.

The movie is 95 minutes and 57 seconds long, so make yourself comfortable (unfortunately, they’ve thrown in a brief commercial every now and then).  If you or your kids haven’t seen this movie, you’re all in for a real treat.  It’s a fictitious biography of Hans Christian Andersen, the famous Danish writer of fairy-tales, featuring several of his stories set to song and a ballet performance of The Little Mermaid (as a kid, I always liked the Ugly Duckling song the best).

Consider this my early Christmas present to you 😉

As I did last year, I’ll be begin in earnest the day after Thanksgiving…and continue all the way to Christmas Eve.

To play the video, you need to have Flash 8+ installed on your computer.  Versions of Flash are available for Mac, Windows, and Linux, and can be downloaded free of charge here: http://www.adobe.com/products/flashplayer/

If you have Flash 8+ installed on your computer and you still cannot see a video player, you may have installed Flash blocking or ad blocking software which prevents you from seeing this Flash video.  To see the video, you will need to disable your blocking software on IMDb.com.

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Richard Williams’ A Christmas Carol

December 14, 2007

Gather the kids to watch this 25-minute animated version of A Christmas Carol, while you go wrap some presents, or have some egg nog or something…

Don’t Waste Money on Tarnished "Golden Compass"

November 24, 2007

“Let’s see,” I can just imagine some big Hollywood producer saying to himself, “…what would make a great movie for Christmas this year?” 

After pondering for 2 or 3 seconds: “I know!  A movie based on a book written by an avowed atheist who thinks C.S. Lewis’ classic Chronicles of Narnia series is ‘morally loathsome!!  Why, I can make millions off those stupid Christians who will drop their little tykes off at the theater while they do their ‘holiday’ shopping – I’m a genius!!”

Sound ridiculous?  Well, check out this article in The Washington Times and this excerpt from Hanna Rosin’s article in the Atlantic.  The movie is an adaptation of the first volume of Philip Pullman’s “His Dark Materials” trilogy.  Pullman has boldly stated that his books are about killing God (see this Snopes.com article).

Hollywood diminishes itself with this sort of attack on America and Christianity.  Rather than go to the movies this year, why not buy a good classic Christmas film instead?  I’ve hand-picked many good Christmas movies in the Where’s Christmas? Online Store.

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