As well as being a fan of old-school matte effects I also love this sort of thing: faux exteriors created on a sound stage. You can spot that they’re fake a mile off but they have a charm modern CGI effects will never have.
Day 128 of #100daysofpractice!
It’s been raining a lot here which actually gave me a pretty horrible headache for the past couple of days lol (not actually funny..) - if only it were colder it might snow instead! The forecast still says it’s going to be cold on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day and there is still more rain this week so I’m keeping my fingers crossed! White Christmas here we come!!
🎻Irving Berlin: I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas arr. by @chloetrevor_violin (at Plano, Texas)
the best catchiest and most beloved pop Christmas tunes are often written or composed by Jews:
1.) Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer - Johnny Marks, Jewish
2.) Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree -Johnny Marks, again
3.) A Holly Jolly Christmas - You Guessed it, Jewish Johnny Marks, he actually made a career out of Carols and wrote a gazillion others like “A Caroling we Go.”
4.) White Christmas - Irving Berlin, born Israel Isidore Beilin
5.) Happy Holiday - also by Irving (Israel) Isidore Beilin (also “I’ve got my Love to Keep me Warm.”
6.) Silver Bells - Jay Livingston, born Jacob Levinson, and Ray Evans, both Jewish
7.) Let it Snow! Let it Snow! Let it Snow! - Sammy Cahn, born Cohen, and Jule Styne.
8.) The Christmas Waltz - also Sammy Cohen and Jule Styne, both Jewish
9.) Winter Wonderland - music by Felix Bernard, born Felix William Bernhardt.
10.) (There’s no place like) Home for the Holidays - Bob Allen, born Bob Robert Allen Deitcher and Al Stillman, born Albert Silverman.
11.) Santa Baby - Joan Ellen Javits (Zeeman), Phil and Tony Springer, all Jewish
12.) Baby, It’s Cold Outside - Frank Loesser
13.) It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year - George Wyle, born Bernard Weissman
14.) The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire) - Robert Wells, born Robert Levinson, and Mel Tormé, both Jewish
15.) Sleigh Ride - Mitchell Parish, born Michael Hyman Pashelinsky
16.) I’ll be Home for Christmas - Walter Kent, born Walter Kauffman, and Buck Ram, born Samuel, both Jewish
17.) Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) - Ellie Greenwich and Jeff Barry (with Phil Spector)
18.) Peace on Earth - Ian Fraser, Larry Grossman, and Alan Kohan. Jewish.
19.) It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year, Eddie Pola and George Wyle, both Jewish.
Because like all the other entertainment industries, Jewish people got involved because they weren’t welcomed in other more “respected” fields and they wrote Christmas songs because they were asked for.
…anyways Gentiles have abused their pop Christmas music privileges by starting Christmas in friggin November so I suggest we take these ones and just give them back after like…thanksgiving at the earliest.