Christmas Time for the Jews

Paying Attention (Special Holiday Edition):Another in our special series of Saturday Night Live Holiday videos. This one is another classic, “Christmas Time for the Jews”,  a stop-motion video that details all the things that Jews can do while the Christians are home celebrating Christmas. It’s a very funny way of looking at the biggest holiday in …

Why Work? It's Christmas.

Paying Attention: We all know that things wind down at the end of the year(an investment banking friend once said that if “your deal isn’t signed and scheduled for closing before Thanksgiving, you’re going to have start all over in January, because it’s not getting done before the end of the year”) and in the week …

Schweddy Balls

Paying Attention (Special Holiday Edition) Number two in great SNL Christmas videos is one of the most famous (perhaps THE most famous) SNL holiday sketches,  the NPR parody featuring Alec Baldwin, Anna Gasteyer and Molly Shannon as hosts and guest on a mid-west Christmas time cooking show. First broadcast in 1998, it was classic the instant …

The Christmas Channel: How Hallmark Owns a Holiday

Paying Attention Maybe you noticed it on the way to another channel–the Hallmark Channel. Not necessarily a destination on your cable TV or satellite TV lineup, but a fixture, always there and always programming a type of show or made-for-tv movie that is quintessentially American. At no time during the year is the presence (and …

The (Secret)History of Christmas Music

This holiday season, in addition to new posts, material, and videos, we are revisiting some of the greats of Christmas past. When the Media Bunker staff started sorting the Christmas posts, they discovered tons of holiday themed articles and posts…dat’s alot. So, no need to keep it all tucked away in a digital cloud….might as …

The Holiday Movie Playlist: Where to see the Christmas Classics

Paying Attention: Christmas movies and specials are one of the great traditions of the Holidays,  but finding the film or show you want to see can be a bit of an adventure. To make things a whole lot simpler,  here are some very well curated lists of the best shows and movies on the air …