Thursday, December 26, 2013

The Christmas Day Nostalgia Marathon (#WatchlistScreenCaps)


Today, December 25, I celebrated Christmas with a viewing marathon. There was a definite theme to the lineup: not only were the first eight movies (well, six movies and a TV episode) holiday-themed, most of them I knew well from childhood (the two exceptions were based on stories or characters I was very familiar with). In many cases, this was my first re-viewing as an adult.

In keeping with the tradition of previous viewing marathons, all films viewed digitally appear full-size while TV episodes, VHS viewings, and broadcasts (i.e. things I usually wouldn't screen-cap if I wasn't being so comprehensive) appear in smaller images. Visit my #WatchlistScreenCaps archive for a full line-up of everything I've watched this year.

Links lead to pieces I've written on the given film. Merry Christmas (or what's left of it), Happy Boxer's Day, and a Happy New Year.

No trailer ever filled me with as much excitement/anticipation as this when I was 9
The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993), prod. Tim Burton, Denise Di Novi, dir. Henry Selick

Wallaby looking for Christmas cheer
Rocko's Modern Christmas (1994), dir. Mr. Lawrence, Joe Murray

At this moment, the Grinch had a change of heart (quite literally)
How the Grinch Stole Christmas (1966), dir. Chuck Jones

#ViewedOnVHS
I was fascinated by the schematics of this as a kid
Home Alone (1990), dir. Chris Columbus
"The most fabulous character in English literature..."
The Wind in the Willows (half of The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad, 1949), prod. Walt Disney

#TunedInOnTV
Christmas yet to come, in all its misery
Scrooge (1935), dir. Henry Edwards
Condemned on Christmas Eve
The Case of the Christmas Pudding (episode of "Sherlock Holmes", 1955), dir. Steve Previn

#ViewedOnVHS
It was 20(13) years ago today...
Biography: Jesus Christ (1995), prod. FilmRoos

The weak ruler relies on the noose
Robin Hood (1973), prod. Wolfgang Reitherman

Making a pit stop to take a leak
The Flight of the Navigator (1986), dir. Randal Kleiser

The Lower East Side turns into a dream, under the watchful eye of electronic elves
*batteries not included (1987), dir. Matthew Robbins


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