National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (1989)

Movie Released: December 1, 1989 | DVD Released: September 30, 2008

 

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Clark Griswold has a dream of surprising his family with a backyard pool. The only impediment to making the dream a reality is that his bonus has yet to arrive. While they wait, Clark and crew enjoy the most wonderful time of the year with cherished family and surprise visitors.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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How the Grinch Stole Christmas (1966) – A Love Letter

Movie Released: December 18, 1966 | DVD Released: October 20, 2015

 

DVD_How_The_Grinch_Stole_ChristmasThe 1966 version of Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas (Deluxe Edition), voice-acted by Boris Karloff,  is a holiday necessity in our household. We own the DVD but always make a point of watching when it airs on television. The green character with a heart three sizes too small and his dog Max, represent the true start to the Dewhirst holiday season.

 

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The Uninvited (1944)

Movie Released: 1944 in b/w | DVD Release Date: October 22, 2013

 

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Composer Rick Fitzgerald (Ray Milland) and his sister, Pamela (Ruth Hussey) fall in love with Windward Mansion while on a seaside vacation. They soon discover that they are not the only occupants of the stately mansion as they hear a woman sobbing in the night and feel inexplicable chills in empty rooms. Will they discover the identity of the uninvited guest before it’s too late?

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Shaun of the Dead (2004)

Release Date: September 24, 2004 | DVD Release Date: December 21, 2004

 

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Shaun is a slacker who lives a routine life. With his relationship on the rocks and a contentious relationship with his stepfather, Shaun takes some time to notice that his neighbors are turning into zombies. While gathering his friends and getting to the bar on his mind, will Shaun and his friends survive brains intact?

 

 

 

 

 

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Screaming Skull

Movie Released: 1958 in b/w | DVD Release Date: January 21,2003

 

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Newlyweds Jenni (Peggy Webber) and Eric (John Hudson) move to Eric’s country home where Jenni learns of the tragic demise of her new husband’s first wife. Jenni starts hearing screaming and sees a skull around her home and property. She comes to the conclusion that her husband’s late wife is keeping an eye on the estate and wishes his new wife harm. Is Jenni going crazy or is there more going on than she could have ever imagined?

 

 

Screaming Skull released in 1958, was directed by Alex Nichol. The movie starred John Hudson, Peggy Webber, Russ Conway and Alex Nichol.

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Going Postal by Terry Pratchett

Release Date: September 20, 2011

 

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Moist Von Lipwig (Richard Coyle) is a con man gleefully fleecing the people of Ankh- Morpork. From painting horses to make them look like stallions to causing a banking crash, Moist is looking out for #1 and never looking back at the consequences. When he’s finally caught and sentenced to death, the ruler of Ankh-Morpork, Lord Vetinari (Charles Dance) decides to give Moist another chance. Moist will reopen the defunct post office or die, there are no other choices. Faced with thousands of undelivered letters, a haunted post-office and employees who are quite willing if not very able, Moist must battle ruthless competitor, Reacher Gilt (David Suchet) and potential lady love Adora Loveheart (Claire Foy) to bring the post office back to its former glory.

 

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Rabid Reader’s Reviews Holiday Musings 2014

We put together something for your entertainment and musings for the last days of 2014. We’d like to thank the authors Clive S. Johnson and D.L. Morrese for their contribution and we hope all readers will enjoy the reviews and poems that we selected.

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