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Re: Holiday Thread

Posted: Sun Dec 18, 2016 2:28 am
by Garrett Gilchrist
A Christmas Story (1983) has become a perennial classic, but there have been seven attempts in total to film Jean Shepherd's stories about Ralphie Parker, like this TV movie:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AELIemLOIy4

Re: Holiday Thread

Posted: Sun Nov 19, 2017 6:24 pm
by Garrett Gilchrist
It's about the time of year to plug this little novel of mine.

http://tygerbug.deviantart.com/art/Crat ... -284664395

Tiny Tim is dead. Scrooge remains a miserable old miser.

Bob Cratchit, a poor, underpaid clerk at the counting-house of Scrooge and Marley, has lost his youngest son. He is alone and freezing to death on a cold Christmas Eve, when he is visited by three spirits ....

"A wonderful new take on the characters from A Christmas Carol." - Carabosse's Library

"Thought-provoking … Like being given a new dose of Dickens." - Lara Burnett

"Beautifully written, intelligent, bold and a real surprise." - Steven Drachman (Author, The Ghosts of Watt O'Hugh)

99 cents at Kindle, or contact me if you need a free copy.

Re: Holiday Thread

Posted: Sat Dec 16, 2017 2:58 am
by Garrett Gilchrist
Peculiar supercut of A Christmas Carol versions, and we're the source for some of this -- the Richard Williams version for sure.

https://youtu.be/UF_rKE3nIoI

Re: Holiday Thread

Posted: Thu Dec 27, 2018 7:21 pm
by Garrett Gilchrist
As Jenny Nicholson noted, Netflix's A Christmas Prince cheaped out and featured a song that both clearly is and isn't "Rockin Around the Christmas Tree." It's changed just enough. There's also another track which seems to be their take on "Santa Baby?"

https://www.amazon.com/A-Happy-Holiday/dp/B07BS1X1FT

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07BS2S9WV/re ... _tlw_trk13


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BsHT1fYouYU

Re: Holiday Thread

Posted: Wed Jan 02, 2019 3:41 pm
by LouisTin
Why would they do this? That seems odd as heck.

Re: Holiday Thread

Posted: Wed Jan 02, 2019 4:23 pm
by Garrett Gilchrist
They wanted something cheaper than the real song.