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Miracle On 34th Street: Richard Attenborough Still Insisting Jurassic Park Also Metaphor For Gay Rights

Miracle On 34th Street: Richard Attenborough Still Insisting Jurassic Park Also Metaphor For Gay Rights

I might never have my own wedding, because I cannot dance the Electric Slide. With my cerebral palsy, arthritic hip and lack of physical rhythm, it looks like people should be hosting a telethon around me whenever I dance.

A Boulder Of Tinsel On A Hill Made Of Mistletoe: A Review Of “Santa Claus: The Movie”
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A Boulder Of Tinsel On A Hill Made Of Mistletoe: A Review Of “Santa Claus: The Movie”

A woodcutter named Claus goes out in a blizzard and nearly gets himself killed trying to deliver a bag full of toys to the village children. He and his wife eventually get lost and succumb to the cold, clutching a sack full of carved wooden horses and dolls with yarn hair. Looks like the Dolly Parton Country Christmas Special is going to need a new set dresser.

On Centrifugal Christmas Trees, Artificial Turf, and Shaping the Post-War World
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On Centrifugal Christmas Trees, Artificial Turf, and Shaping the Post-War World

It used to throw off sparks. Not big ones, but like the sparks from an empty cigarette lighter. Presumably, this was by design and not some overlooked safety issue. In retrospect, it’s probably a good thing that there used to be a solid month between Halloween and the beginning of the Christmas season, given the flammability of the store-bought plastic Halloween costumes that I would continue to wear for weeks after the holiday.