Archive for the ‘Christmas’ Category
by Ed Bark on December 9th 2011 at 11:06 pm
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Still looking for that reasonably perfect gift for your favorite TV watcher(s)? Now more than ever, various networks have on-line stores at your disposal. Let's look at some of their more intriguing or offbeat offerings, with an emphasis on bargains. A shapely pink True Blood "Fangtasia" t-shirt (pictured on the rght) is one of the current bestsellers at your friendly HBO Store. The asking price is $24.99, and Anna Paquin unfortunately is not included. A companion Fangtasia martini shaker is available at the same price. HBO has some sale items, too. And $9.99 seems like a pretty great price for a… read more »
With Christmas just round the corner, are you feeling Christmassy yet!?!? If not, LocateTV has put together a mash up of our favourite TV and movie Christmas moments to help you get into the Christmas spirit! The Christmas montage features some top Christmas film and TV clips such as Santa Claus The Movie, Will Ferrell's Christmas comedy Elf and the classic The Muppet's Christmas Carol plus many more. Have a watch and see how many films you can name, then use LocateTV to see if they are on TV this Christmas. Merry Christmas!
It's beginning to look a lot like . . . well, it's still only Halloween as of this writing. But department store Christmas decorations already are elbowing out the skeletal remains of any and all trick or treating. Which brings us to Hallmark Channel, whose annual "Countdown to Christmas" has become its equivalent of Discovery Channel's "Shark Week." Except that Hallmark goes positively nuts with "more than 1,300 hours of holiday-themed programs over seven weeks, more than any other network." This includes a big stack of certifiably gooey original movies with titles ranging from Cancel Christmas to Mistletoe Over Manhattan. Hallmark… read more »
Unfortunately Christmas is now over and tomorrow a new year shall start. But before that, let's take a look at the adverts that make us feel christmassy and get excited for December 25 2011. This is without a doubt my favourite Christmas advert of all time. You know it's Christmas when this comes on the TV. The 2010 Coca Cola advert just didn't meet my expectations. Why spend so much money on a new advert when the the old one is so amazing? What a let down. Yellow Pages proved how functional their directory can be when they released this advert in… read more »
Have you had enough? Is it all just a bit much? Is there actually any point? Like me, are you beginning to resent Christmas? Does the appearance of a shop assistant in a novelty, garishly coloured, impractical hat fill you with a sense of loathing and the temptation to engage in a selection of activities involving an angle-grinder and hammer commonly referred to as vandalism? For those of us who felt that the character Ebenezer Scrooge became less likable through the progression of A Christmas Carol, this is unquestionably the worst time of year. If you're beginning to resent the… read more »