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How Christmas Changed Film: Cutting The First Christmas Classic
December 18, 2018 · Be The First To Comment

The holiday season in the 21st century. Your boarding pass has been booked, the casserole is wrapped, and that amazon prime shipping saved you last minute. We can work on procrastination after the new year. For now it’s time for festivities, eating hearty, sharing hearth, and most importantly, the inevitable escape to the silver screen. […]

What The Pilgrims Really Ate On The First Thanksgiving
November 21, 2018 · Be The First To Comment

  When you gather with your family around the Thanksgiving table this year, you can expect to see a few iconic holiday dishes. Most likely there will be a turkey; maybe mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, corn and dressing. And don’t forget the sweets, there’s cranberry sauce to liven up your savory dishes and also pumpkin […]

The Surprising Origins Of Popular Halloween Traditions
October 29, 2018 · 2 Comments

  The ghosts of all things past parade, Emerging from the mist and shade That hid them from our gaze, And, full of song and ringing mirth, In one glad moment of rebirth, And again they walk the ways of earth As in the ancient days. – Hallowe’en John Kendrick Bangs   I remember the […]

Barbecue, Disney and Bored Scotsmen: Why Pirates Say Arrrrrrrrrrrrrr
September 19, 2018 · Be The First To Comment

In honor of National Talk Like a Pirate day, I thought I’d explore just where the famous pirate accent came from and whether any real pirates spoke in the style we all associate with them today. After days of researching I have discovered that, in short, the answer is Hollywood and no. However, the story […]



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