Finally! A Real Stars Hollow Christmas!


Now that we officially know Melissa McCarthy will be putting in an appearance during the Gilmore Girls revival on Netflix we can get down to the important things. The major one that I’ve been wondering about (of course) is whether or not we’d be gifted with a new Rory and Lorelai Christmas. Disappointingly, Gilmore Girls only ever had one Christmas themed episode. It’s a great episode, but it’s also a bit of a downer. Lorelai and Rory are in a fight, Richard collapses which puts an end to Emily’s amazing party, and everyone spends the entire time at the hospital. You certainly get all of the “feels” but not of the sugar cookies and gently falling snow variety. Plus, I absolutely believe that if anyone would put on a killer Christmas it would the wacky people of Stars Hollow.

Thankfully though it appears that we’re going to get our wish! In the above Instagram pic, shared by one of the show’s producers, my little eye spies candy canes, a decked out tree, bright red bows, reindeer, a sleigh, and oodles of garland and fake snow. Do you think Kirk will dress up like an elf? Maybe Taylor will be the town’s Santa? Might Luke possibly serve eggnog at the diner? Could the winter episode’s plot be a Gilmore Girls meets A Christmas Carol crossover? We’ll just have to wait and see.

Festive Flicks for the Week of March 2, 2015

christmas_tivoHindsight: All I Want For Christmas Is You (Note: I’m SO excited for this one. I LOVE this show).
Season 1, Episode 9
Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at 10:00 PM [VH1]
Synopsis: Lolly wants to get over Kevin by throwing a party; Thermal’s release is a success; Kevin does something that may force history to repeat itself.

The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air: Twas the Night Before Christening
Season 4, Episode 13
Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at 4:00 PM [BET]
Synopsis: Five years into the future Uncle Phil tells Nicky about his Christmas christening. Guest stars Boyz II Men.

Downton Abbey: A Mooreland Holiday
Season 5: Episode 9
Currently Streaming on PBS.Org
Synopsis: After a shooting party at a castle in Northumberland, the Crawleys return to Downton for the Christmas holiday.

The Big Bang Theory: The Clean Room Infiltration
Season 8, Episode 11
Thursday, March 5, 2015 at 9:00 PM [CBS]
Synopsis: Leonard and Wolowitz clash over a work emergency; Amy throws a Victorian Christmas party which Sheldon resents.

Bridget Jones’s Diary
Movie: 1 hour, 38 minutes [2001]
Currently Streaming on Netflix
Synopsis: This clever tale of Bridget Jones’s odyssey from Mr. Right-here-right-now to Mr. Right delivers a glimpse into the inner workings of the female mind.
Note: While not a “traditional Christmas” film, I watch this movie every Christmas and there’s plenty of holiday scenes bookending the storyline. Plus, who doesn’t love Mr. Darcy’s reindeer jumper.

Festive Flicks for the Week of February 23, 2015

christmas_tivoDr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Movie: 1 hour, 50 minutes [2000]
Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at 8:00 PM [STZK]
Synopsis: A curmudgeon living atop Mount Crumpit sets out to quash the yuletide preparations of the Christmas-loving Whos of Whoville.

Frasier: Perspectives on Christmas
Season 5, Episode 9
Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 10:00 AM [Lifetime]
Synopsis: On a massage table, everyone gets a chance to work out tensions caused by Christmas just past by telling their version of events.

Will & Grace: All About Christmas Eve
Season 5, Episode 11
Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 3:30 PM [WE]
Synopsis: Christmas Eve merriment turns sour for Will, riled by Grace’s capricious requests that keep him from partying with Jack and Karen.

Married…With Children: Christmas
Season 7, Episode 12
Friday, February 27, 2015 at 6:30 AM [TBS]
Synopsis: Mall Santa Al recalls Christmases past, when he avoided giving gifts to the family, who’ve united to get what they want.

The Simpsons: White Christmas Blues
Season 25, Episode 8
Friday, February 27, 2015 at 11:30 PM [FXX]
Synopsis: Springfield turns into a winter wonderland filled with yuletide revelers when snow blankets the town as a result of the nuclear-power plant springing a leak, so Marge turns their abode into boardinghouse.

Harry Bosch: Christmas Detective

OK. I’m stretching it a bit here, but this show is really excellent and extremely binge watchable which is exactly what I did over the President’s Day long weekend. Fair warning, it’s pretty dark and there’s a serial killer but the series also takes place at Christmastime and Harry’s ex-wife has a very pretty tree. The first episode is even called “Tis the Season.” Ha ha… Anyway, just watch it and see if you can spot Santa in the trailer above.