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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”

I Still Believe in Santa Claus

A Christmas Season Reflection By Melissa Minners             The holiday season – a joyous time of year where peace and good will reign…unless you’re trying to get hold of a $399 laptop computer.  That’s when good passes out the window.  So what if I just knocked down some 70-year-old grandmother, causing her to be trampledContinue reading “I Still Believe in Santa Claus”

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:”