So we're dating ourselves here but how many of you remember that in the "old days"--on Thanksgiving--or the night before--the original Wizard of Oz was played on television for holiday viewing--usually on "WPIX CHANNEL 11" or "WOR CHANNEL 9"--and yes, you could always count on seeing 1934's BABES IN TOYLAND--also known as THE MARCH OF THE WOODEN SOLDIERS--starring Laurel and Hardy too....(click on the photo to see a promo ad for the film courtesy of Jinn's collection).
This year, however, at least in our neck of the woods, neither could be found.
Which is why so many of us own copies of great holiday films--if they are available--to keep such "traditions" alive.
And with all that in mind: GO HERE http://familychristmasonline.com/movies/movies.htm
And by the way BABES IN TOYLAND/THE MARCH OF THE WOODEN SOLDIERS is available here http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0024852/
Utterly charming vintage tin building that just begs for attention from our putz crafting artisans--it can be so many things--and was recently discovered by DCrowe--http://www.cardboardchristmas.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=733&p=4554#p4554
And now to make your holidays a bit easier: HO-HO-HO CHRISTMAS RECIPES WITH A RETRO VINTAGE TWIST IN SOME CASES for Italian cheesecake, cocktails, egg nog, and cookies http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2012/12/ho-ho-ho-christmas-recipes.html
THERE WILL BE MORE!
p.s. HANUKKAH RECIPES FROM MARTHA STEWART http://www.marthastewart.com/359265/hanukkah-recipes
and BTW IF YOU'RE IN OUR NECK OF THE WOODS, CROTON'S OWN CHRISTINE TURTURRO IS APPEARING IN THE STEPINAC PRODUCTION OF "IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE" http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/11/crotons-christine-turturro-in-stepinac.html