Category Archives: Holiday-ness

Candyman’s director/co-writer Nia DaCosta’s Juneteenth message

As of today, Juneteenth is a Federal holiday! Nia DaCosta takes a moment to talk about the holiday, and how “the duality of the Black experience in America” and how her film looks at that duality, and “the truth of … Continue reading

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Ho or No? – “A Bride for Christmas”

“I’m awful!” Genre: “I’ve Given Up On Love…Who Dis?” Holiday Romance New Holiday Spirit or Ghost of Christmas Past?: Runaway Bride meets She’s All That during Hallmark Christmastime in this comedy of errors romance. Synopsis: Jessie bolted from three engagements, … Continue reading

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Ho or No? – “Christmas Catch”

“And look, no matter how much you want it, you’re not going to meet Mister Right the same way they do movies.” (Clunky line, but a microcosm of the movie as a whole.) Where I Watched: Netflix Genre: Holiday Heist … Continue reading

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“Half Brothers” shares tips for surviving the holiday season!

Okay, so the film Half Brothers had me at that adorable goat. I don’t know why he’s being carried, but I want to know. Synopsis! Renato, a successful Mexican aviation executive, is shocked to discover he has an American half-brother … Continue reading

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Ho or No? – “A Twist of Christmas”

“Why are you holding a rainbow unicorn?” Where I Watched: Vudu’s 99 cent holiday sale Genre: Single Parents Find Love Through Mixups Holiday Romance New Holiday Spirit or Ghost of Christmas Past?: We’ve seen enemies to love stories before, though … Continue reading

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Ho or No? – “Merry Liddle Christmas”

“I don’t know what’s worse – a bunch of loud, messy, noisy people, or a quiet house all to yourself.”‘Oh, I’d take the latter any day.’ (Girl PREACH #LoveYouFam) Where I Watched: Vudu’s 99 cent holiday sale  Genre: Family – … Continue reading

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Ho or No? – “A New York Christmas Wedding”

“Listen honey, you have to trust me on this. A Christmas wedding will be perfect, something no one would expect.”– a line said unironically by the future mom-in-law Where I Watched: Netflix Genre: Crappy Holiday “Get Happy Dammit” Stories New … Continue reading

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Ho or No? – “Peppermint”

“You didn’t serve justice, your honor. I will.” Where I Watched: Netflix Genre: Throwback Payback Action New Holiday Spirit or Ghost of Christmas Past?: Harks back to the uber-violent 70s and 80s action flicks, especially stuff like the Death Wish … Continue reading

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Ho or No? – “Operation Christmas Drop”

“You’re gonna fit in great around here. Clearly, you like giving orders.” Genre: Armed Forces Holiday Luuuuurve New Holiday Spirit or Ghost of Christmas Past?: Based on the real life Operation Christmas Drop by the US Air Force, a tradition … Continue reading

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My yearly “here have some tunes for Thanksgiving” post

Because what’s turkey day without Alice’s Restaurant, Mashed Potato Popcorn, and Rubber Biscuit? Have a great day – and Thanks everso!

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