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This holiday season we've seen a couple of amazing pieces of artwork commemorating Home Alone (one from Mondo and another from artist Matt Ryan) and also a beautiful print paying tribute to the classic It's a Wonderful Life. Now we've just stumbled upon another wonderful original piece of artwork that honors another holiday movie that millions watch each and every year. National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation chronicles one of the most insane and hilarious family holiday gatherings the big screen has ever seen, and now the Griswold family is immortalized on this amazing poster by Rich Davies. See it below! Here's Rich Davies' amazing print for National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (via Poster Posse): Unfortunately, this piece was privately commissioned, so you won't be able to get your hands on this one to frame on your wall. But we’re gonna press on, and we’re gonna have the hap, hap, »
- Ethan Anderton
No entertainer is more associated with Christmas than Bing Crosby, who introduced Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas” in the 1942 movie Holiday Inn. His recording of the song remains the best-selling single of all time which, along with constant showings of the 1954 movie White Christmas, keeps the star in the public eye (and ear). His rendition of “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas” has even made its way onto Billboard’s Top 100 chart this month, currently resting at #71. A recent installment of PBS’ American Masters has reinforced interest in all things Bing. There is no shortage of new Crosby product, including a new DVD collection from Universal called Bing Crosby:...
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- Leonard Maltin
The holiday season just doesn't feel right until you've watched some of the classic Christmas movies. Turns out, the stars agree!
Watch: Flashback: Mariah Carey's 'All I Want for Christmas Is You' Turns 20!
We rounded up a few of our favorite stars, who shared their favorite holiday films with Et.
“I wanna wash my hands, my face, my hair with snow!”
The spirit of Christmas is alive and well at The Hi-pointe Theater here in St. Louis. It”S A Wonderful Life played last weekend to a nearly-sold out crowd – and that’s a big theater!
This Saturday, December 20th at 10:30am, head over to the Hi-Pointe for a White Christmas
White Christmas was made in 1954 (exactly 20 years before Black Christmas!) and was directed by Michael Curtiz. Bing Crosby teamed up with madcap funny man Danny Kaye and partnering with those two show biz pros as sisters were Rosemary Clooney and Vera-Ellen. One of the most popular films of 1954, White Christmas opens and closes with the title song, while in between it’s filled with one great musical number after another. Crosby and Kaye play entertainers who went through W.W.II together and decide to host a fundraising »
- Tom Stockman
Given that Jessa Seewald has spent six years of her life with the rest of the Duggar family on television, there's not much we don't know about her. Her husband, Ben Seewald, however … The newest addition to the Duggar's extended family showed off a pretty incredible set of pipes on a trip to Hot Springs, Arkansas, over the weekend. Not only can he sing, but he's an impressionist, too! His covers were imitations, as he put it, of the classics - and his Bing Crosby, in particular, is stellar. Bing Crosby's "White Christmas" A video posted by Jessa Seewald »
- Amanda Michelle Steiner, @amandamichl
Whoever said long car rides were boring clearly hasn't experienced one with Jessa Duggar and Ben Seewald. The happily married couple decided to make a trip all the way to Hot Springs, Ark., this weekend where the rest of the Seewald family resides. In between family time and dinner dates, the 19 Kids and Counting stars revealed a special talent fans may not have known until now: Ben can seriously sing! "This is what I get to listen to in the car!" Jessa shared in a serious of Instagram videos. "Love you, Baby! @Ben_Seewald" What comes next are a few a Capella performances including Bing Crosby's "White Christmas," Gene Autry's "Rudolph the Red Nosed »
The annual rollout of Christmas songs is often a rushed, haphazard affair: You can only take so many versions of "Sleigh Ride" crammed into your Black Friday commute before you crack. So to help you cope, we've created this Christmas Song Advent Calendar. Play one of these songs each day as we approach Christmas to help you get in the spirit. Dec. 1: "Jingle Bells" Obviously we started with this song because it is so cliché. That's why we're publishing this the day after we picked it. Beyond one listen this holiday season, there's no reason to play "Jingle Bells »
- Alex Heigl, @alex_heigl
“Each man’s life touches so many other lives. When he isn’t around he leaves an awful hole, doesn’t he?”
It’S A Wonderful Life screens Saturday morning December 13th at St. Louis’ fabulous Hi-Pointe Theater (1005 McCausland Ave., St. Louis, Mo). The movie starts at 10:30am and admission is only $5.
It wasn’t until the 1980s when It’S A Wonderful Life became the perennial holiday favorite it’s known as today. The ultimate feel-good classic from director Frank Capra was a box-office disappointment when it was initially released in 1946. Due to a clerical error in 1974, the film went into public domain and was then shown on every low-rent local access channel in varying degrees of quality for years and was released on VHS by a variety of fly-by-night home video companies – including the infamous colorized version. In 1993 Republic Pictures enforced its claim to the film’s copyright. »
- Tom Stockman
Mariah Carey's "All I Want For Christmas Is You" turns 20 this year – but the song continues to surprise us.
In a new cover by Ten Second Songs mastermind Anthony Vincent, the track is re-imagined as if it were performed by Billy Joel, Blink-182, Usher, Bing Crosby, Eric Church, Il Divo, Alvin and the Chipmunks, and more, totaling 20 impressions in just four minutes. Yes, you have to see it to believe it.
News: 9 Reasons Mariah's 'All I Want for Christmas' Is the Best Holiday Song of All Time
Now this is hardly the first "All I Want for Christmas Is You" cover to go viral. Justin Bieber famously teamed up with the Elusive Chanteuse in 2011.
Watch: Flashback! Mariah Talks 'Christmas' in 1994
Mariah joined Jimmy Fallon and The »
It's that time of year again for family, friends and new holiday tunes.
No matter your musical preference, there are new Christmas offerings to suit any taste. From Idina Menzel to Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane (yes, really) to Darius Rucker, Et is breaking down nine of the latest offerings to add to your holiday playlist.
Watch: Mariah Carey's 'All I Want for Christmas Is You' Turns 20!
What to know: The country star's first-ever Christmas album features the original tracks "What God Wants for Christmas" and "Candy Cane Christmas." Rucker also lends his unmistakable vocals to classics including "Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow," and "You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch."
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Despite the fact that ‘tis the season to be jolly, getting the most out of the festive period is no joke. And when it comes to Christmas films, you can’t mess about.
There’s a great many films that are essential viewing over the Christmas period, and it’s important to stick with a tight schedule if you want to get them all done. It takes years of practice to perfect the Christmas movie routine, and this guide should help to guide you in the right direction. This is serious business.
First and foremost, it’s important to get the festive films done in the right order. You can’t just charge in there with Gremlins straight off. Oh no. You need to earn it, to work at it. After all, if you blow your load with National Lampoon’S Christmas Vacation early on, what’s left come Christmas Eve? »
- Tom Fordy
[Brightcove "3919830808001" "" "" "auto"] Most fans of Bing Crosby remember his family from the iconic Christmas specials in which his wife Kathryn and their three grown children sang carols and palled around with celebrities like Robert Goulet and Bernadette Peters. But a new documentary called Bing Crosby Rediscovered - airing Tuesday night at 8 p.m. Et on PBS as part of the American Masters series - sheds fresh light on Crosby's first family with Dixie Lee, a shy actress who drank herself to oblivion before succumbing to ovarian cancer in 1952 at the age of 41. She and Crosby had four sons, two of whom were twins named Dennis and Phillip, »
- Lynette Rice, @lynetterice
[Brightcove "3919830808001" "" "" "auto"] Most fans of Bing Crosby remember his family from the iconic Christmas specials in which his wife Kathryn and their three grown children sang carols and palled around with celebrities like Robert Goulet and Bernadette Peters. But a new documentary called Bing Crosby Rediscovered - airing Tuesday night at 8 p.m. Et on PBS - sheds fresh light on Crosby's first family with Dixie Lee, a shy actress who drank herself to oblivion before succumbing to ovarian cancer in 1952 at the age of 41. She and Crosby had four sons, two of whom were twins named Dennis and Phillip, who experts »
- Lynette Rice, @lynetterice
Happy holidays! Here are some of the notable new and returning holiday music specials airing on TV in 2014. All times are Eastern. Related: Channel Guide’S 2014 Holiday Programming Guide Music Choice: Sounds of the Seasons – Through Jan. 6, 2015. Featured on the channel are old time favorites including Nat King Cole, Bing Crosby, Burl Ives, Frank Sinatra, Andy Williams, Mitch Miller, Gene Autry and many more. Music Choice: Soft Rock – Through Dec. 31. Holiday hits from artists including Rod Stewart, Carrie Underwood, James Taylor, Kelly Clarkson, Michael Bublé and many more along with Mc exclusive acoustic versions. … Continue reading →
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- Jeff Pfeiffer
It gets harder and harder each and every year to find that perfect gift for the one you love. Thanksgiving is over, so its time to get a jump start on your Christmas shopping today! We've collected all of the biggest and best Blu-ray and DVD releases available this year in one convenient place. Whether you're hunting for Dad, Mom, a cousin, your kids or that long distant Aunt whose been living in a commune for the past three years, you simply can't go wrong with the gift of movies, or a favorite TV show. From the biggest Hollywood blockbusters to a few cult favorites, and even a very obscure release for that one snobby cinefile on your list, we have everyone covered...Even you! Take a look, and discover that finding the perfect gift really isn't that hard. Not when everyone loves a good film! Here is the best »
Mary Crosby Remembers Her Dad BingAmerican Masters: Bing Crosby Rediscovered, Tuesday, December 2 at 8 p.m. on PBS (check local listings)Bing Crosby’s back! Thirty seven years after his death, Der Bingle’s place at the top of the pop ranks remains untouched. He is the most recorded performer in history scoring 400 hit singles, far more than Streisand, Sinatra, Presley or The Beatles. He dominated radio and recording for three decades, was a hugely popular film actor, winning the 1944 Oscar for Going My Way. Crosby’s honeyed voice was unique, the way he played with it and scatted over notes, flying […] »
- Anne Brodie
Among music, radio, movies and (eventually, and grudgingly) TV, Bing Crosby crammed two or three careers into a single lifetime, which makes him prime fodder for “American Masters” treatment — representing, as he’s noted here, the “first multimedia star” of the 20th century. Still, the crooner’s personal life poses a hurdle that “Bing Crosby Rediscovered,” a generally first-rate documentary from writer-producer-director Robert Trachtenberg, struggles to clear. Ultimately, the mix feels about right, spending most of its time on why Crosby is worth remembering without ignoring his troubled children and allegations that he was an abusive father.
Drawing from access to Crosby’s archives granted by his estate, Trachtenberg weaves in some remarkable audio — from the singer arguing with Decca Records founder Jack Capp, to dictated messages about what to do regarding his children. It was a 1983 book by Crosby’s son Gary, accusing his father of abusive behavior, which clouded his father’s legacy, »
- Brian Lowry
Whenever director Robert Trachtenberg tells people he's made a film about Bing Crosby, he says, "The overwhelming response is, 'He's the guy who hit his kids.'" The actor-crooner's Daddy Dearest image was shaped by the 1983 tell-all memoir from son Gary. But Trachtenberg believes Bing Crosby: Rediscovered, his latest project for American Masters (Tuesday at 8/7c on PBS), will remind viewers that despite his flaws, Crosby is one of the 20th century's most influential pop culture figures.
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- Stephen Battaglio
Holiday Affair screens Saturday morning December 6th at St. Louis’ fabulous Hi-Pointe Theater (1005 McCausland Ave., St. Louis, Mo). The movie starts at 10:30am and admission is only $5.
Holiday Affair isn’t one of the better-known Christmas films of the ‘40s, and it’s not the fanciest either, as it was made on a fairly small-scale, but it’s extremely pleasant, and doesn’t shove the good cheer down your throat, as so many larger films do. It lets its modest story, concerning a young widow, her son, and the two men who court her during the holiday season, happen naturally, and its unforced quality is one of the most winning things about it.
Janet Leigh sparkles in the lead, and plays her peppy role in a slightly affected yet knowing manner that’s very accomplished for so young an actress (she was just 21). Robert Mitchum, as the beatnick guy who romances her, »
- Tom Stockman
With both an Oscar and a Grammy on his mantle, Jamie Foxx is a one-man entertainment empire.
Foxx began his career as a stand-up comedian before landing his own sitcom just a few years later -- and then he awed the world. His portrayal of Ray Charles in "Ray" (2004) earned Foxx one accolade after another and even relaunched his music career. Fresh off his Oscar win, the multi-hyphenate teamed with Kanye West and took home a Grammy for the Ray Charles-inspired "Gold Digger." This fall, he's back on the big screen as Dean "Mf" Jones in the star-studded comedy "Horrible Bosses 2" (you can also catch him in "Annie" December 19).
From his real name to the dare that launched his career, here are 33 things you probably don't know about Jamie Foxx.
1. Jamie Foxx was born December 13, 1967 in Terrell, Texas to Louise Annette Talley and Darrell Bishop.
2. He was adopted »
- Jonny Black
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