Stuff I’ve Read, Watched, Done #18 – December 30, 2020

A lot has happened since last time and The Importance of Being Earnest, but that’s not surprising since we had a little thing called Christmas during that time. 

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Doctor Who: The Most Christmassy Christmas Specials

Christmas Day! That’s what it is today…the big day, which represents the incarnation, peace on earth and good will, family, generosity, hope and joy, and so many thing…

(Daily Doctor Who #32)

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Weekly Geeky Question #52: Christmas Television Specials

Here we are, on the last Weekly Geeky Question of 2018, and the last one for the foreseeable future. And for this final week, my friend Rod (who has been asking me geeky questions as blog prompts all year long), has gone Christmas-themed. And it actually comes in two parts this time. The first part is this:

What is my favorite Christmas television special?

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Merry Awkward Christmas!

So, it’s Christmas!  As always, there’s so much to celebrate and do, involving lots of work and lots of fun.  Right now, my daughter is playing with a lazer tag set that her friend got.  They are about to shoot at each other in our back yard.

I don’t have a lot to say this Christmas in relation to the day itself, but I like to post something here, so I thought I’d share one of quirkier Christmas-related stories that I have experienced, just to highlight a situation where Christmas, well, didn’t exactly go wrong, but just got a bit weird.

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47 Great Movie Moments #6 – Arthur Christmas

Arthur Christmas (2011)

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Reflecting on Doctor Who: Twice Upon a Time

A month or more ago, I wrote a wishlist for the Doctor Who Christmas special.  Twice Upon a Time aired just a few days ago, and featured the last Doctor Who story for Peter Capaldi as the lead character and Steven Moffat as lead writer and showrunner.  It was a real mixed bag of a project, with some elements that worked beautifully, and others that left me a bit disappointed. Continue reading Reflecting on Doctor Who: Twice Upon a Time

The Death of the Martian King

In the past, I’ve shared how amongst my family’s personal holiday traditions, one of my favorite is the Martian Kings–little toys from the Netherlands that my wife’s sister and her husband (who used to live there) sent to us over the years.  Originally, they were just decorations for Sinterklaas (a Dutch celebration in December that bears some similarities to Christmas), but the Martian Kings (as my daughter described them) stayed for Christmas. Continue reading The Death of the Martian King

Christmas Gift Highlights, and What Really Matters

Warning:  This post starts off pretty geeky, but ends up kind of religious.  If that appeals to you, then by all means, read on.

I love Christmas and I get excited about giving and receiving gifts.  At the same time, I often feel let down after the whole experience. Continue reading Christmas Gift Highlights, and What Really Matters