Category Archives: 1970-1979

Nestor, the Long-Eared Christmas Donkey (1977) Rated TV-G

An outcast donkey in Roman Judea finds his destiny on the way to Bethlehem. Starring Roger Miller, Brenda Vaccaro, and Paul Frees. This is one of the lesser-known Rankin/Bass productions. Although, it is one of my favorites during the holiday … Continue reading

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The Year Without a Santa Claus (1974) Rated TV-G

When a weary and tired Santa Claus thinks about canceling Christmas, Mrs. Claus and the elves set out to change his mind. Starring Shirley Booth, Mickey Rooney, and Dick Shawn. This is one of the Rankin/Bass productions that is just … Continue reading

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Robin and Marian (1976) Rated PG

Robin Hood returns from The Crusades and tries to woo Marian back. Starring Sean Connery, Audrey Hepburn, and Robert Shaw. Robin Hood and Maid Marian are hitting middle age, and the weight of the years are upon them. The script … Continue reading

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M*A*S*H (CBS) Rated TV-PG

The staff members at an Army hospital during the Korean War find laughter wherever they can. Starring Alan Alda, Loretta Swit, and Jamie Farr. This series is what it is; it’s a comedy in wartime. The jokes are there, and it’s funny, but … Continue reading

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Frosty’s Winter Wonderland (1976) Rated TV-G

Frosty comes back to visit the children, but he’s lonely, so the children make him a wife. Starring Andy Griffith, Shelley Winters, and Dennis Day. This is a wonderful sequel to Frosty the Snowman. However, it’s not the best script … Continue reading

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Scrooge (1970) Rated G

A musical retelling of Charles Dickens’ classic, A Christmas Carol. Starring Albert Finney, Edith Evans, and Kenneth More. This is the quintessential film of the classic Dickens’ tale. Finney is a joy to watch as Scrooge, who then has a change of … Continue reading

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The Little Drummer Boy Book II (1976) Rated TV-G

The drummer boy tries to protect the bellmaker’s silver bells from the Roman soldiers. Starring Greer Garson, Zero Mostel, and David Jay. I was a little disappointed in this film. Unlike The Little Drummer Boy, which focuses on the birth … Continue reading

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Maybe I’ll Come Home in the Spring (1971) Rated NR

After finding out the hippie lifestyle isn’t all that it’s made out to seem, Dennie comes home to more judgement. Starring Sally Field, Eleanor Parker, and Lane Bradbury. I thought that this was a realistic look at what the true … Continue reading

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The First Christmas: The Story of the First Christmas Snow (1975) Rated NR

A young shepherd is blinded by lightning and is taken in by some nuns in a local abbey. Starring Angela Lansbury, Cyril Ritchard, and David Kelley. This film has a wonderful story about a young boy who doesn’t have a … Continue reading

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