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Happiest Season

Distributed By: Hulu Reviewed By: Melissa Minners                Every year, I go in search of a new holiday book or movie to review for the site and this year, I found a real winner.  I had heard much about Happiest Season, a semi-autographical film by Clea DuVall, but never got to see it when itContinue reading “Happiest Season”

Coming Clean About Christmas

By Melissa Minners                I love Christmas.  It’s all about peace and love and…well, there are some things that have happened over the years at Christmas that bear discussion.  Some things are just happy memories, but others, well…one never knows what one might see or hear at Christmas time.  I think it’s time I finallyContinue reading “Coming Clean About Christmas”

Chloe’s Litter Box: One Cat’s View of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

By Chloe Minners                You know Grumpy and Max and Lil Bub, too….but do you recall, the most underrated kitty of all!  Chloe the opinionated kitty…had a bunch of views to share.  I’ll share if you wanna listen and if you don’t, I really don’t care.  Hey, there!  I’m Chloe Minners and it’s that timeContinue reading “Chloe’s Litter Box: One Cat’s View of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer”

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 aContinue 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”

The Thanksgiving Treasure

Written by: Gail Rock Published By: Bantam Books Reviewed by Dorothy Doremus             One of my favorite things about any holiday is the memories and the traditions.  Everyone can reminisce about a favorite food, music or a story.  One of my favorite stories is called The Thanksgiving Treasure.  It was my fourth grade teacher, Mr. Fitzgerald,Continue reading “The Thanksgiving Treasure”

Hallmark Christmas Movies

By Melissa Minners Okay, admit it: how many of you have already started watching Christmas movies on the Hallmark Channel? Alright, I’ll go first – yes, I’m addicted to Hallmark Christmas movies, even though they all have a similar format. Boy and girl meet and have no real interest in each other…or had an interestContinue reading “Hallmark Christmas Movies”

Confessions of a Pumpkin Addict

By Melissa Minners             Okay, I’ll admit it.  My name is Melissa Minners and I am addicted to pumpkin.  This is one of my favorite times of the year for only one reason – I can get my pumpkin fix sated, for everywhere you turn there is a new and inventive way to infuse pumpkinContinue reading “Confessions of a Pumpkin Addict”

Wishing You A Very Happy New Year!

Here at G-POP, we’re not fond of New Year’s resolutions. After all, resolutions seem to be made to be broken. Who has ever really followed through with one of those anyway? But in the spirit of the holiday, here are some things that we will definitely try to follow through on: We will get usedContinue reading “Wishing You A Very Happy New Year!”

Rudolph’s Shiny New Year

Distributed by: Rankin/Bass Reviewed by Melissa Minners             In 1975, Rankin/Bass came up with a sequel to the stop motion animated television special Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.  It was called Rudolph’s Shiny New Year.  Watching this hour special just before New Year’s Eve soon became a family tradition in our house.              Rudolph’s Shiny NewContinue reading “Rudolph’s Shiny New Year”