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Thanksgiving Countdown: Garfield Thanksgiving!

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I've come to the realization that doing a Thanksgiving week countdown and not touching on the amazing Garfield Thanksgiving Special would be an absolute crime. One that I would deserve a severe beatdown for excluding...


Released today in 1989 on CBS, this classic has gone forgotten by many people, mainly due to it's lack of reruns over the years. Now I'm gonna tell you something you may not like and owning it as MY opinion alone, but I actually believe this to be even better than A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving. Make no bones about it, I'm the biggest Peanuts fanatic in the world and I love watching Snoopy's insane junkfood dinner, but just in terms of fun and Thanksgiving-ness, Garfield takes the pumpkin pie here. But that's a very close call to make. Now why would I make such a bold claim and make up a term such as "Thanksgiving-ness"? Well, let's take a look at this beloved holiday special and hopefully we're on the same page by the end.

Thanksgiving Countdown: A Gingerbread Turkey!

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We've all enjoyed the tradition of making a gingerbread house for the Christmas season. There's not a lot of traditions that can make people smile and satisfy their holiday theme hunger quite like it. Personally, I find building a gingerbread house frustrating and time consuming. But it's usually worth and leads to happy faces and tummies and a nice photo for Instagram. Now...what if I told you that you could capture that same feeling but for Thanksgiving.
Yes folks, I'm talking about a GINGERBREAD TURKEY!!!!



This new tradition comes to the Thanksgiving table thanks to our friends at Trader Joe's. Always a popular spot for some good holiday treats and food no other store will have the balls to offer. I mean, where else can you find turkey and gravy potato chips that taste so close to the real thing, you're gonna need a nap after?



Ok, they're not the greatest. In fact, they taste downright bizarre but points for originality. Let's focus on something tha…

Thanksgiving Countdown: Talkin' Turkey With Corey Chapman

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The HorrorMovieBBQ Podcast is back once again with one of my favorite people in the world and Thanksgiving fantatic, Corey Chapman of the Chap Report (maybe returning soon?) to discuss one of my favorite days of the year THANKSGIVING!


It's a great time of year, it provides some fun moments with family and you get some relaxation, unless you're one of the people going insane and running around like a chicken without a head. Or is that turkey?


Topics discussed:

-Where has Corey been?
-Corey's favorite pregame ritual.
-Black Friday legacy.
-Naps
-Katie Holmes as an art school goddess.
 -The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.
 -That time I drove around around town all morning to buy a bunch of wrestling figures.


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Enjoy!


-Chad

The Joker At The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade!

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Well, Thanksgiving is almost here, but the Thanksgiving Countdown has begun on the blog. I'm a huge fan of this very special day. Why? There's a lot of reasons I'll explore throughout the next week or so, but quite frankly one of the big reasons I love the big day is none other than the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade.

The pageantry! The floats! The lip syncing! The dancing turkeys! How can I not love this parade? There is literally nothing to hate. And it bridges the gap between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Once you see Santa coming down that street, it's all over. You're ten years old again and you believe in everything great this world has to offer. It's a beautiful 2 hour time period where absolutely nothing can bother you or go wrong.

Welll...There's always an exception to the rule. Just like there's always a Joker in the deck...

1989 was the year. A pretty solid year for the Parade but a pretty huge year for Batman. Now, obviously, Batman was the bi…

What A Lovely Day For A Transforming Exorcism...

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A few weeks ago, I found myself down in the DC area for a fun afternoon of toy robots and legendary voices. I must be in town for TFCon, the annual Transformers convention! I also attended the Toronto edition in July with my longtime buddy, JD of General Geekery, where I met voice actors Michael Bell and Arthur Burghardt, but this show was a bit different. Toronto was a lot of fun and I hope to make it back next year, especially if the caliber of voice actors is what it was this year!




Whereas the Toronto edition overtook the entire hotel, this show was only given two ballrooms for the voice actors, panels, and vendor area. Obviously, there was a giant difference. Now this sounds like a bad thing on paper, but the show was packed on a Sunday, which is very hard to do for most shows. Of course not attending the show on the busy day, Saturday, didn't give me the opportunity to witness just how big it could be. For me, the main draw is always meeting the voice actors and getting a c…

The HorrorMovieBBQ Podcast: The Death of Superman!

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Well, ladies and gentlemen, it's back! The HorrorMovieBBQ Podcast is ready to hit the airwaves again and boy do I have a fun discussion for you! Today's episode is all about the comic book event that changed everything, the Death of Superman! Released this month in 1992, an event so big that it even garnered big mainstream media attention, which back then, just wasn't common. We discuss it's impact on the comic game, the media, the adaptions and...yes...my love of Batman Vs. Superman!

My guest today is none other than the host of the wildly popular NerdLunch podcast, Carlin "CT" Trammel. CT is known for his wit, amazing hair, vast knowledge of everything geek and...something I never knew...interning at Marvel? Huh. I feel like I would've heard that brought up on the podcast before. ;)


So pull up your chair, open up your brown paper bag, put that black Superman armband, call Martha and enjoy today's fun episode of The HorrorMovieBBQ Podcast!



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5 VHS To Get Out Of That Post Halloween Slump!

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It seems every has a case of the post Halloween blues and some are even  hesitating embracing Thanksgiving and and Christmas. Look, I get it, guys. Halloween rings in the season and everyone gets wildly excited for pumpkins and Roseanne Halloween specials. I don't blame them. Afterall, the rest of the year can be a bit of a bore unless you're a fan of locking yourself indoors during a snowstorm with french bread pizzas or sitting out by the pool with a fancy drink.

Thankfully, getting out of that slump is pretty easy and I have a few good VHS tapes to help you accept the change in holidays. Now there's no "Halloween Night" theme going on, so you'll have to pardon me if it's a bit of a reach, but they're all great choices for your "I'm in the mood for Halloween NOW" afternoon.

What I've Been Watching: Warner Brothers Edition

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Annabelle Creation:

Synopsis: Several years after the tragic death of their little girl, a dollmaker and his wife welcome a nun and several girls from a shuttered orphanage into their home, soon becoming the target of the dollmaker's possessed creation, Annabelle.

Since I never saw The Conjuring or Annabelle movies, I figured starting with the prequel would be a good idea. IAnnabelle had a lot of acclaim and I heard nothing but positives for this one so I was ready to check it out. This movie had some amazing contributions to horror's very successful year.. This movie offers a LOT of scary momentsin this movie which puts it head and shoulders above some of the other horror movies I've seen this year. That alone makes it worth your time. Also, good to see Anthony Laplaglia back in on the screen as the father of the title character

Annabelle Creation  hit a home run with both critics and audiences and I think this was a good way for me to head into Annabelle and the res…