Christmas with Holly

Produced By:  Hallmark Hall of Fame Productions Reviewed By Melissa Minners             Hallmark Hall of Fame movies have been few and far between of late, but I had hopes that they would come out with a new one in time for Christmas.  Happily, a new Christmas Hallmark Hall of Fame movie entitled Christmas With HollyContinue reading “Christmas with Holly”

A Birds of Prey Christmas Carol

By Melissa Minners Disclaimer and Other Information:  It should be noted that all of the characters and many of the locales in this fan fiction are not mine.  They are owned by The WB.  This fan fiction is somewhat of an homage to the series, though I have used a little liberty here with events. Continue reading “A Birds of Prey Christmas Carol”

A Birds of Prey Christmas Carol

By Melissa Minners Disclaimer and Other Information:  It should be noted that all of the characters and many of the locales in this fan fiction are not mine.  They are owned by The WB.  This fan fiction is somewhat of an homage to the series, though I have used a little liberty here with events. Continue reading “A Birds of Prey Christmas Carol”

Christmas Recommendations

By Melissa Minners Below is a list of some of my favorite movies, books, and music for the holiday season.  Click on the titles to purchase any of these items (except I’ll Be Home For Christmas as the version I talk about is currently unavailable on DVD or VHS).  Enjoy!  Animated Shows The Year WithoutContinue reading “Christmas Recommendations”

The Bells of Christmas II:

Eight Stories of Christmas Hope Written By: Bradley Harper, Erol Engin, Lilla Glass, Derek McFadden and Maria O’Rourke Published By: Papillon du Pere Publishing Reviewed By: Melissa Minners                If you’ve been following G-POP, you know that this time of year, I like to look for movies, books, music and any other media I canContinue reading “The Bells of Christmas II:”

A Firefighter’s Christmas Carol

And Other Stories Written By: Douglas R. Brown Published By: Epertase Publishing Reviewed By: Melissa Minners                When the holiday season comes along, I like to find a new book, movie or soundtrack to add to the various favorites I watch and read around this time of year.  One of my favorite tales is AContinue reading “A Firefighter’s Christmas Carol”

A Christmas Carol, The Chimes and The Cricket on the Hearth

Author: Charles Dickens Published By: Barnes & Noble Classics Reviewed by Melissa Minners             Having seen several renditions of A Christmas Carol , but never having read the original by Charles Dickens, and having been inspired to do so by the recent Christmas article I wrote, I hurried to Barnes & Noble to purchase theContinue reading “A Christmas Carol, The Chimes and The Cricket on the Hearth”

Reflecting on Thanksgiving Day

By Melissa Minners Thanksgiving Day means many different things to many different people.  As we grow older, we learn that the tale of the very first Thanksgiving Day we were told as children was a fabrication of sorts.  Pilgrims that arrived in Massachusetts did have a harvest festival with a Wampanoag tribe, but it wasn’tContinue reading “Reflecting on Thanksgiving Day”

Mayflower

Written by: Nathaniel Philbrick Published By: Penguin Books  Reviewed by Dorothy Doremus             Ah, the tale of the first Thanksgiving.  The Pilgrims, after the long journey from England, set foot on Plymouth Rock where they meet Squanto who befriended them.  After which, they all sit and have a feast of turkey with all of theContinue reading “Mayflower”

Thanksgiving Tales

True Stories of the Holiday in America Editor: Brian D. Jaffe  Published By: Sestin LLC  Reviewed by Melissa Minners                 I wanted to read something special to celebrate the coming of one of my favorite holidays, so I did some searching and found a compilation of true Thanksgiving stories published by Sestin LLC and editedContinue reading “Thanksgiving Tales”

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