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Dec 29, 2016

We explore the world of frightening Santa’s helpers! Santa Claus        Krampus Grýla “Some Icelandic Folklore Part I – Grýla“, from Iceland Chronicles Jólasveinarnir Jólakōtturinn “The Christmas Cat” by Haukur Magnusson, from The Reykjavik Grapevine Knecht Ruprecht “Krampus, Knecht Ruprecht,...


Dec 23, 2016

We’re looking back at the magically weird Christmas of 1964 with Santa Claus Conquers the Martians and The Magic Christmas Tree! Santa Claus Conquers the Martians (1964) “Bad Movie Night: The Holiday Season Joylessness of Santa Claus Conquers the Martians” by Jason Bailey, from Flavorwire “10 Remarkable Things:...


Dec 15, 2016

We’re spending the latest Tales From the 90s episode in Christmas Town with The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993). The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993) “The Original ‘Nightmare Before Christmas’ Poem” from Mental Floss (video) “Nightmare Before Christmas Turns 20: From Shameful Spawn to Disney’s Pride”...


Dec 8, 2016

We start with the dark history of fairy tales and then reach back into our childhood to explore the cautionary tales from our own childhoods. The Dark History of Fairy Tales “The REAL Stories Behind These Disney Movies Will Ruin Your Childhood” by Zoe Triska, from The Huffington Post Struwwelpeter (Slovenly...


Nov 29, 2016

We explore the wild world of Cannon films and one of Jacob’s favorite movies from the studio – Masters of the Universe! Masters of the Universe (1987) “Mastering the Universe: He-Man and the Rise and Fall of a Billion-Dollar Idea” by Benjamin Levisohn from PopMatters “In Defence of … Masters of the Universe,...