Tag Archives: Xmas

Exquisitely mellow holiday tunes.

Jackie Gleason: ‘Tis The Season/Merry Christmas Quite simply, there is not a better set of music to play while dreamily sipping cocktails in front of your Christmas tree. If you play it softly there’s no doubt that Jackie’s caressing sounds … Continue reading

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A new tale for Xmas from Barry Gifford.

In 2009 Chicagoist posted “The Starving Dogs of Little Croatia,” a newly written Christmas story by Barry. Seven years later and the annual tradition continues with “Role Models.” (It just might be included in my documentary!) Enjoy.

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3 things about W.S. Van Dyke’s THE THIN MAN

The Thin Man [1934] 1. She pours him a drink. He picks up the bottle instead. 2. “Send up a whole flock of sandwiches.” 3. He ditches the cigarette, pulls his sport coat around himself tighter to ward off the … Continue reading

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