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Re: UK Christmas songs
« Reply #30 on: November 13, 2016, 10:46:10 PM »
I miss the classics

All classics gotta start somewhere. Personally I like my Christmas music a little… alternative.


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Re: UK Christmas songs
« Reply #31 on: November 14, 2016, 09:25:24 AM »
Sharp eye, Connie j!

The first time through I completely missed 2009 Nobel Prize in Chemistry winner Thomas A. Steitz  dancing by the eggnog bowl.
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Re: UK Christmas songs
« Reply #32 on: November 14, 2016, 09:34:55 AM »
Doubtless spiking it with polypeptides

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Re: UK Christmas songs
« Reply #33 on: November 14, 2016, 09:42:04 AM »
You prompted me to rewatch it to check for doppelgängers at the very least. Was that Heisenberg breaking bad @1.43?


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Re: UK Christmas songs
« Reply #34 on: November 14, 2016, 04:56:53 PM »
Was that Heisenberg breaking bad @1.43?

It does look like him, but when I pause it to check, the image is too blurry. 
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Re: UK Christmas songs
« Reply #35 on: November 14, 2016, 07:11:25 PM »
Each year though, I play "I want a hippopotamus for Christmas" just to drive my husband nuts. Gayla Peevey, a child star from the 1950s, sings it. Sounds like she inhaled helium.

I do this, as well.  Such a classic!  Who doesn't want a hippopotamus for Christmas?

I should the in-laws A Christmas Story and they did not appreciate it as much as they should have.  I was most disappointed, especially as the school exteriors were filmed at the school down the the street from my dad's childhood school.
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Re: UK Christmas songs
« Reply #36 on: November 14, 2016, 08:59:28 PM »

I should the in-laws A Christmas Story and they did not appreciate it as much as they should have.  I was most disappointed, especially as the school exteriors were filmed at the school down the the street from my dad's childhood school.

Aw, that's too bad. We showed my father in law and he liked it. It's a great movie. The house where it was filmed is only 45 minutes from my hometown. Can't believe I've never been there for a visit. They do tours year round.
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Re: UK Christmas songs
« Reply #37 on: November 15, 2016, 08:15:41 AM »
Surprisingly, I have never taken to A Christmas Story. Have no idea why! So it is not one I have missed here.

I miss Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer and those other stop-motion classics from the 60's. I also love love love National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation but I'm lucky they show that one here!!!
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Re: UK Christmas songs
« Reply #38 on: November 15, 2016, 11:49:20 AM »
Surprisingly, I have never taken to A Christmas Story. Have no idea why! So it is not one I have missed here.

I miss Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer and those other stop-motion classics from the 60's. I also love love love National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation but I'm lucky they show that one here!!!

Rudolph and the grinch who stole Christmas are both available on Bit torrent.  Both are as good as you remember.

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Re: UK Christmas songs
« Reply #39 on: November 16, 2016, 10:19:01 PM »
Aw, that's too bad. We showed my father in law and he liked it. It's a great movie. The house where it was filmed is only 45 minutes from my hometown. Can't believe I've never been there for a visit. They do tours year round.

We must be from the same-ish area because it's only about 45 mins- 1 hr from my parents, as well.  You should definitely do the tour someday, I triple dog dare you!

Surprisingly, I have never taken to A Christmas Story. Have no idea why! So it is not one I have missed here.

It seems to be a cult classic in the Midwest *cough* Ohio *cough* while the rest of the nation can take it or leave it, at least in my experience.  Until you go to Target...
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Re: UK Christmas songs
« Reply #40 on: November 17, 2016, 11:37:36 AM »
We must be from the same-ish area because it's only about 45 mins- 1 hr from my parents, as well.  You should definitely do the tour someday, I triple dog dare you!


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Re: UK Christmas songs
« Reply #41 on: November 17, 2016, 11:48:04 AM »
It seems to be a cult classic in the Midwest *cough* Ohio *cough*

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Re: UK Christmas songs
« Reply #42 on: November 17, 2016, 01:08:32 PM »
Because it's delicious, that's why! (As long as you add the requisite mountain of shredded cheese, of course.)

True story: As a child, my cousin and I planned and performed an elaborate dance to "I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas" for our family. We still get asked to do it every year.

I was at Fenwick's the other day and actually heard traditional Christmas carols instead of the crappy pop songs that seem to be the only thing Brits listen to. I was in heaven!

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Re: UK Christmas songs
« Reply #43 on: November 17, 2016, 06:26:51 PM »
As a northern Ohioan I had never even heard of Cincinnati chili until I saw it on Diners, Drive Ins and Dives, or some program like that. Not really a chili fan so I'll pass!


I was at Fenwick's the other day and actually heard traditional Christmas carols instead of the crappy pop songs that seem to be the only thing Brits listen to. I was in heaven!

 :) Feliz Navidad is another one I play at Christmastime. My husband hates how catchy it is!
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Re: UK Christmas songs
« Reply #44 on: November 17, 2016, 06:36:54 PM »
Yeah, I eat my chili and spaghetti as two separate dishes.

I am from a small town about an hour west of Cleveland!

Lorain area?  That's where my dad grew up.  I am from the Canton area myself.
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