Friday, December 31, 2010

I Need New Sneakers, But I Can't Stand Shopping!

Wednesday, December 29, 2010


Friday, December 24, 2010

French Canadian Xmas Eve at Le Soleil in Westwood - No Poutine

1386 Westwood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90024
Phone: (310) 441-5384
Fax: (310) 441-5395

House Pate

Canard à La Jeff
Duck in a Grand Marnier and orange sauce

Beef Bourguignon
Beef stewed in wine sauce with mushrooms, carrots and peas

Sancerre Les Monts Damnes '07 (France)
Hints of quince and green apples; great balance

Christmas Tree 1952

Christmas Tree - circa 1952
I believe this is my older cousin Maureen. I wasn't born yet.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Alvin & the Chipmunks Sing "Christmas Don't Be Late"

Alvin and the Chipmunks sing "Christmas Don't Be Late."

All right you Chipmunks! Ready to sing your song?
-I'll say we are!
-Let's sing it now!
Okay, Simon?
Okay, Theodore?
Okay, Alvin? Alvin? ALVIN!

Christmas, Christmas time is near
Time for toys and time for cheer
We've been good, but we can't last
Hurry Christmas, hurry fast
Want a plane that loops the loop
Me, I want a hula hoop
We can hardly stand the wait
Please Christmas, don't be late.

Okay fellas get ready
That was very good, Simon.
Very good Theodore.
Ah, Alvin, you were a little flat, watch it.
Ah, Alvin. Alvin. ALVIN!

Want a plane that loops the loop
I still want a hula hoop
We can hardly stand the wait
Please Christmas, don't be late.
We can hardly stand the wait
Please Christmas, don't be late.

Very good, boys
-Lets sing it again! Yeah, lets sing it again!
No, That's enough, lets not overdo it
-What do you mean overdo it?
-We want to sing it again!
Now wait a minute, boys
-Why can't we sing it again?
-[chipmunk chatter]
Alvin, cut that out..Theodore, just a minute.
Simon will you cut that out? Boys...

Friday, December 10, 2010

A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965)

A Charlie Brown Christmas is the first prime-time animated TV special based upon the comic strip Peanuts, by Charles M. Schulz. It was produced and directed by former Warner Bros. and UPA animator Bill Meléndez, who also supplied the voice for the character of Snoopy.

Initially sponsored by Coca-Cola, the special aired on CBS from its debut in 1965 through 2000, and has aired on ABC since 2001. For many years it aired only annually, but is now telecast at least twice during the Christmas season. The special has been honored with both an Emmy and Peabody award.

A Charlie Brown Christmas is also one of CBS's most successful specials, airing annually more times on that network than even MGM's classic motion picture The Wizard of Oz.

Created by: Charles M. Schulz

Directed by: Bill Meléndez

Peter Robbins: Charlie Brown
Chris Shea: Linus van Pelt
Tracy Stratford: Lucille "Lucy" van Pelt
Kathy Steinberg: Sally Brown
Chris Doran: Schroeder and Shermy
Geoffrey Ornstein: Pig-Pen
Karen Mendelson: Patty (not the same as Peppermint Patty)
Sally Dryer: Violet Gray
Ann Altieri: Frieda
Bill Meléndez: Snoopy

Theme music composer: Vince Guaraldi

Composer: Vince Guaraldi

Country of origin: USA

Original airing December 9, 1965