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10 More Crime Movies You Forgot Take Place During Christmas | CrimeReads

Folks, there are so, so many crime movies that take place at Christmas. Some are “about” crime during Christmas, like Home Alone or Bad Santa or The Ref, while some others’ interaction with “Christmas movie” themes are somewhat debatable, as in the notable cases of Die Hard and Lethal Weapon.

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DrWeb’s Top Ten Christmas Movies…

Editor’s Note: Re-sharing my favorite Christmas movies list.. Happy Holidays to all!!
And Merry Christmas!

[originally published 12/24 in 2004, from my old blog]

Here’s my favorite Christmas movies, with links to see more about them at the Internet Movie Database.. enjoy the holidays…

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467a Holiday Roadfood; Best Chocolate in Europe; Holiday Travels; Prague Christmas

Editor’s note: For those who travel, I recommend you subscribe to Rick Steves’ always informative podcasts.

Food writers Jane and Michael Stern discuss wintertime comfort grub served in America’s roadside restaurants, then culinary-culture expert Fred Plotkin explores the various kinds of chocolate available across Europe. And listeners share the experiences that made their Christmas vacations in Europe really special — plus a tour guide from Prague describes the traditions that at the heart of a cozy Czech Christmas. For more information on Travel with Rick Steves – including episode descriptions, p

* duration: 51:39, Played: 55s

* Published: 12/14/18 4:00:00 PM

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The Endurance of ‘A Christmas Carol’

ILLUSTRATION BY JOHN LEECH. PUBLIC DOMAIN.

“Four years later, Dickens had written something that possessed still more “astonishing capabilities.” A Christmas Carol in Prose: Being a Ghost Story of Christmas was first published just before Christmas in 1843, and since then it has never been out of print. Originally written as a tract for the times, this cautionary tale about the ongoing tussle between greed and goodness has been thought of as timely whenever it has been read. Enjoyed by its first readers as a modern expression of the spirit of Christmas—as modern as Christmas cards, which were sent for the first time in the same year as the Carol’s publication—it has since become popular for quite different reasons: the sense of tradition it is thought to embody, a reminder of the simple pleasures that seem to have been lost sight of in the seasonal scrum of shoppers, an annual invitation to the pleasures of nostalgia.”

Source: The Endurance of ‘A Christmas Carol’

Five Things You Might Not Know About the Capitol Christmas Tree – National Forest Foundation

Beginning in 1970, the U.S. Forest Service has provided a tree to the U.S. Capitol to celebrate the holiday season. Learn more about this unique and festive tradition.

Source: Five Things You Might Not Know About the Capitol Christmas Tree – National Forest Foundation