Make sure Santa Clause doesn’t fall off the roof!

It’s time for the Christmas post of the year. Last year I chose to recap Christmas holiday specials of 90s Tv Shows. Today, I decided to talk about the movie ‘The Santa Clause’ staring Tim Allen. Yes, you should know that movie by now. I’ve been putting this post off for a few weeks, but now it’s time to put my mind back into my childhood and discuss what it is that Kids love about this film.

Charlie must stay with his dad for Christmas. Scott Calvin and Laura Calvin Miller are seperated. The first thing they do is argue about when is the right time to tell Charlie that Santa Claus isn’t real. Neil, Laura’s current husband told him that there’s no such thing as Santa. It seems that Charlie likes Neil way more than his own dad.

Scott (Tim Allen) really wants Charlie to believe that there is a Santa Claus. “What about people that don’t have fireplaces, how does he get into their house?” I wondered about this question myself.

In the middle of the night, Charlie hears noises on the rooftops. When they check it out Scott finds a man dressed in a Santa Claus costume trying to get into the chimney. At the sight of Scott, the ‘burglar’ falls of the roof. They hear jingles on the roof and find a line of reindeers!

Holy cow! That WAS Santa and his reindeers. I was astounded. Scott puts on the Santa suit and helps Santa deliver the presents. When he approaches a house without a fireplace, he gets sucked down a pipe and a fireplace magically appears. Answer solved!

The reindeers take Scott and Charlie to their new home; The North Pole. The elves and Santa live in a big beautiful mansion. Nothing like what I expected. I thought the workshop would be more taditional; like the one in The Nightmare Before Christmas.

They both wake up in Calvin’s house. Laura and Neil pick up Charlie and are worried that Charlie actually believes that a dream where his Father is Santa, actually happened. The scene where Neil tries to get Charlie to find Santa nonesence is gold.

Neil: Have you ever seen a reindeer fly?
Charlie: Yes.
Neil: Well I haven’t.

Scott begins to put on weight and grow white facial hair at an immense rate. Laura and Neil do the most horrible thing. They take Charlie away from Scott and suspend his visitation rights. Scott takes Charlie along with him to deliver the presents and the police are out to get him.

Scott finally returns Charlie home. When Laura comes to realize that he is Santa, I just wanted to cry, Neil’s reaction is just hysterical.

Santa?

I knew there was no Santa when I used to watch this every year as a child, but this movie made me wish there was a Santa. My parents laughed at me that I actually believed in Santa Clause at age 5. I was crushed. Thanks Mom and Dad!

I’m an adult now, but this movie still impacts me. It gives me the Christmas spirit. It is the only movie that has ever given me this type of spirit as a child. Checking the IMDB rating, I don’t think this movie is for the critics. They have no idea how this movie affects children. As Charlie said, “It’s okay Neil. You were just denying your inner child.”

Merry Christmas, Everyone!

P. S. May I just say the soundtack/score of this film is perfect!

The Best Christmas Ever

That 70s Show is my other favourite sitcom of all time. It came out in 1998 but is set in the 70s, duh!

Eric Foreman is throwing a Christmas party and he needs cash. Red Foreman hands him forty dollars to buy a Christmas tree; whatever he doesn’t spend he can keep for himself. Eric hates haggling. Kitty wants to make punch for his party. “You can’t have a party without punch! That’s just insanity!”

Red is working for Bob at his electrical appliance store. Bob wants him to work on Christmas Eve but apparently nobody works on Christmas Eve. I know A LOT of people working on Christmas Eve now.

Eric, Kelso, and Hyde steal a Christmas tree off the side of the road so they can spend the forty dollars on beer. I love the scene when Kitty runs out saying “oh it’s so fresh!” and a bird flies out!

Hyde has a thing for Donna, even though everybody knows Donna and Eric have a thing for each other. Hyde wants to buy a gift for her . . . with six dollars.

Laurie spikes Mrs. Foreman’s punch. Jackie and her blonde girlfriends drinks it and fall all over Fez.

Kelso thought that they were NOT exchanging gifts this year. Hello, it’s Christmas! What’s Christmas without gifts? So Kelso runs out on Christmas Eve looking for a gift. Bob’s store is the only one open and Red is the only one working. The place is dead! All I know about shopping on Christmas Eve is that it’s a huge rush and it’s so hard to find parking.

Two state trooper officers come to confiscate the tree as it is public property. Here’s who got one this Christmas.

Jackie: Hot Rollers with steam from Kelso.
Donna: An framed old photograph of her and Hyde in the fifth grade from Hyde. Hot Shoulders perfume from Eric.
Eric: I.D. bracelet with his name on it from Donna.
Hyde: Tube socks from Donna.
Fez: Drunk blondes.

If he says he’s Santa then he is!

Oops. Forgot to update yesterday. I was out all day. So this is technically the 6th day of Christmas post.

Beverly Hills 90210 – Walsh Family Christmas

Brenda Walsh is working in a boutique. It is a Walsh’s tradition that they wait two days before Christmas to buy their tree, that way they get the freshest tree. Due to Los Angeles heat, all the trees are dead or wilted. Brandon resorts to spray paint it green.

Steve is looking for his birth mother, but let’s not get too into that otherwise you’ll be here all day!

Nat serves free dinners at the Peach Pit on Christmas. What a great man. An old homeless man comes in early and leaves dressed as Santa Claus. He enters Brenda’s boutique but is quckly kicked out by her boss.

Kelly’s Christmas dinner is ruined because her mother and David Silver’s dad had an argument about him spending the day with his soon-to-be-ex-wife.

Santa is having a bit of trouble with the police so Brenda saves him and takes him home for dinner. Brenda’s exclamation to her parents? “My instincts tell me that he’s harmless.” Well with your history and everything with instincts, that makes us feel a whole lot better.

The weird thing about this is that the homeless guy is also seen as a Pilot back where Steve is. Is Beverly Hills going supernatural on us? Oh my god . . . maybe he is Santa!

Everyone turns up for the Walsh’s Christmas eve dinner. Even David and his father. Steve is still not there.

Santa delivers gifts to the girls and they’re from Tiffany’s. This freaks the parents out. Mrs. Walsh thinks he stole her engagement ring. She’s about to call the police on his ass but Mr. Walsh pulls it out of his pocket. It has been altered and is now worth a lot more. What a great gift idea.

Donna’s birthday is on Christmas Eve! That sucks.

The episode ends with everybody singing Christmas Carols to Mr. Walsh’s fantastic keyboard playing skills. Everything is all happy and jolly and what the hell, Ho Ho Ho!

No drama. No cliffhangers. Leaves you in a very good Christmas Spirit. I hope you enjoyed my recap of a one hour long episode.

Happy Holidays Everbody

Sabrina and Salem’s Christmas

It’s the 5th day and I have chosen a sitcom that is innocent, cute, and loved by many teenagers in the 90s. It’s Sabrina the Teenage Witch.

Sabrina starts Christmas Eve horribly by fighting with Salem her black cat.

Salem hides in her backpack which she takes to the Pizzareria to meet Harvey. Harvey got her a silver necklace and she got him a scarf. They are too cute. They are about to share a kiss under the mistletoe when Salem escapes to chase after a mouse. This causes Sabrina to get kicked out. Once again Salem and Sabrina start bickering each other. Salem refuses to return home with her. A little boy comes and takes him home.

Oh Harvey, it's bee-yoot-tiful.

I couldn't resist. They are just too cute!

Salem calls her to recue him from this horrible pink-gown wearing kidnap. The boy has the typical 90s hair cut for boys with brown hair; Elijah Wood, Eric Lloyd. “He’s my cat now, ” he says to Sabrina over the phone. All Sabrina knows is that it’s a white house with a reef hanging on the door.

Dad, why did you get me the same haircut as Eric Lloyd?

Her aunts help her find the right house and she recognizes the boy’s voice over the phone but he denies he owns a cat. Sabrina comes up with an idea by dressing up as Santa so she can get into his bedroom. That’s another clever plan that is to dress up as Santa. Hey, this is going to sound horrible but . . . if you ever want to break into somebody’s house, just dress up as Santa. That’s what these episodes are teaching me!

So Sabrina the Santa gives the boy a spatula and a Neil Diamond CD Boxset  as gifts and tricks the boy that Stinky’s (Salem) gift is in the sack. He hops in and they disappear through his closet. He becomes sad it’s so adorable. Get him another cat! Somebody stop the water works and give him a cat. Fortunately the boy enjoys his new gifts and cherishes the spatula and Neil Diamond. Perhaps he doesn’t need a new cat afterall.

Gift Ideas from this episode: Guys like scarves.

Happy Holidays Everbody

Holiday Island

Depth Takes A Holiday

Londale Mall is celebrating Christmas in August! Daria is stopped by cupid (Valentines Day) and leprecaun (St Patrick’s Day) who are on a secret mission. Christmas, Halloween and Guy Fawkes Day have left Holiday Island to Londale to start a band, of all places.

Daria returns home where her parents are already arguing. Cubid and leprecaun want the parents to shut it so Daria can help them. Cubid shoots them with a razer looking arrow shooters (I see Holiday Island is up to date with their technology) and the parents are blissfully horny for each other.

Leprecaun doesn’t want Quinn to know about them, mainly because there is no way he wants to talk to that “twit”. They haven’t met, and already they don’t get along. “God Daria, even your imaginary friends are embarassing”. Haha… lowl…

Christmas, Halloween and Guy Fawkes Day comes over to jam at Trent’s house. Christmas is a cute blonde teenager. Halloween is a gothic chick and Gyfox is a punk metal guy. Neither of them want to return to Holiday Island because who would want to be jolly twenty four hours a day?

Quinn thinks her parents are trying to have a baby because she catches them making out and making happy noises in their bedrooms. She must stop them, even if she doesn’t get any sleep.

Life has come to a halt without the most celebrated Holidays. Daria and Jane visit Holiday Island. All the Holidays are high school students! Daria and Jane decide to help get Christmas, Halloween and Guy Fawkes Day to return to Holiday Island once they find out Presidents’ Days are ruling the school. Patriotic? Pa-leez.

The holiday day band are offered a gig at H. I. High School prom. When they find out who the new leaders of the school are, they quickly take over.

Okay, this wasn’t such a Christmasy episode, but I don’t really care at this point. I’m too tired.

Leprecaun: You see Daria, you really had a wonderful life.

Daria: What the hell are you talking about?

Happy Holidays Everybody!

Happy Baboon Holidays

This Christmas special in less than ten minutes long and comes from one of the craziest cartoons I have ever seen in my life. I’m not sure many people have heard of ‘Cow and Chicken’ but I sure enjoyed the episodes that aired in my time.

This episode doesn’t have Cow or Chicken but is based on the secondary characters (like a completely different show) I.M. Weasel and Baboon.

It opens with Baboon cleaning the dishes and is rudely interupted by loud slams on the door. His family have come to visit him for Christmas which he totally forgets. How can anybody forget about Christmas? He leaves his family standing at the front door of his caravan to quickly grab a Christmas tree. His family just stand and wait at the door for hours that they turn into ice blocks in the cold weather. Somebody give these baboons a brain.

I. M. Weasel finds them and quickly takes them into his luxurious apartment to defrost. Soon the baboons and Weasel become like family as they decorate and sing Christmas carols together.

Baboon returns with the a Christmas tree that is way too big for his caravan but he jams the thing in anyway.

He turns angry at the sight of Weasel and his family having a fun time together. Weasel has stolen his family! He goes on a rampage and destroys everything Christmas related.

Of course after the anger goes away, you just become sad, as Weasel does as he cries alone. Weasel becomes Santa to save the Christmas spirit inside Baboon by revealing singing baboons. Wait a minute– that’s his family! Everybody is soo happy because they have finally been reunited! Baboon, if you didn’t forget Christmas in the first place, none of this would have happened. Everything is all well.

In a very strange and out there way, this episode shows the true meaning of Christmas; a joyful and loving occation to be spent with your family and friends! Awww…

Happy Holidays Everybody!

The Red Dot

I never noticed how little 90s tv shows are released on DVD. Maybe in America, but most aren’t popular enough to be released in Australia. Want to know what’s really popular? Seinfeld. Surprised?

Seinfeld is considered the best sit-com of all time. It’s not my personal favourite but I respect the concept and the creators so much, what I like is besides the point.

Jerry and George attend Elaine’s office party where she is talking to her co-worker/boyfriend. Elaine managers to grab George a job and Jerry places an alcholic drink next Elaine’s sober boyfriend which he chugs down. Now he’s going to “fall off the wagon”!

George should be so grateful to Elaine, and Jerry thinks so too as he wants George to get Elaine a thank you gift at ‘Nautica’. “Do I really have to buy her something?” says George. Why must you be so . . . so . . .

As usual the men argue over little things such as “who doesn’t like cashmere?” and does buying a friend a damaged cashmere (there’s a red dot somewhere) that is marked down from 600 to 80 dollars make you cheap? Would you? Yes I’m asking YOU reader.

Elaine is wondering whether her boyfriend is drinking again. Jerry suggest that if she can smell it then he’s drinking again. “You don’t always smell from a drink,” says Elaine. They ask loopy Kramer to drink and to test if he smells. He takes a sip of Hennigan’s and… nothing Here comes the multi-billion award winning commercial:

“Boy, that Hennigan goes down smooth and afterwards you don’t even smell. That’s right, folks. I just had three shots of Hennigan’s and I don’t even smell. Imagine, you can walk around all drunk all day. That’s Hennigan’s, no-smell, no-tell Scotch.”

Elaine is filled with joy at George’s early Christmas gift, but Kramer notices a red dot. Elaine asks Jerry does he see it and Jerry plays dumb in the worst way I have ever seen, that it even sends Kramer to sleep.

Elaine finds out from Jerry’s expression that George knew about the dot and bought it cause it was cheap but of course both accuse her of accusing them of such terrible things! More lies come out of George’s mouth. I love honesty. I don’t know what I’d do with a pal like George.

Elaine’s ex-boyfriend IS back on the wagon– I mean off! Damn you Jerry for confusing me. When you become an alcoholic after being sober for so long, it’s off the wagon, isn’t it?

George hands the gift to the cleaning woman he is having sex with, and she is delighted, until she notices the red dot. Cleaning woman comes clean to the boss. So long to George and his red dot cashmere sweater!

Happy Holidays Everybody!