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French Christmas Songs

This week since it’s right before Xmas I’ll be sharing 3 Christmas French Songs to practice our listening skills and to enjoy the holidays as well. I have a little bit of everything from a traditional song and even a translated song. All 3 songs include the lyrics in both French and English to be able to compare them. Prendre plaisir et joyeux Noël!

Anúna : Noel Nouvelet (arr. Michael McGlynn)

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Musical Ninja Turtles: We Wish You A Turtle Christmas & Turtle Tunes (TMNT)

In 1994 the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles were slowly losing traction but were still in a pretty good position when it came to market share, it was optimal to milk it for all it was worth before it kept slipping and so we got two direct to video Musical releases from the TMNT. This was not the same as Coming Out Of Their Shells since they were going for a much lower budget release and so we got two specials that change songs with TMNT inspired lyrics.

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Looking back on.. Casper’s Haunted Christmas

Movies like The Nightmare Before Christmas and its sequel force you to ask yourself if it’s a Halloween or a Christmas movie, but besides seeing some Jack O’Lanterns with Santa hats because X-Mas arrives to stores during mid October there aren’t many other movies that mix both holidays but I found one and well I just had to watch it so have a review of Casper’s Haunted Christmas

Casper's Haunted Christmas cover
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The Sequel Trilogy We Were Promised for The Force Awakens

I am not a fan of Disney Star Wars and all the movies they’ve made. This is not the direction I wanted for the franchise. I wanted the George Lucas vision made with another director controlling his crazy ideas.

But even then, even with Disney, even when the sale went through and we started getting information. You know, even what I wanted? I wanted the Star Wars we were promised in the trailers in The Force Awakens, the Episode VII. Warning, fanboy level dialog kept for historical accuracy.

We watch the Teaser trailer:

Holy crap, who is this guy in the storm trooper costume and why is he in Tatooine, he looks like he went through something.

There’s been an awakening? Who is that voice? What does he refer to?

Holy crap, who are these new storm troopers?

What is that girl escaping from?

X-Wings? going on some type of mission?

Holy crap a new Sith!

The Falcon is back!

I can’t wait to see a new Star Wars film.

Granted this first teaser wasn’t as great as it was pandering a little too much to the OT but whatever, never ran through my mind since they’re clearly going to tell new stories.

We watch the first trailer:

“Who are you?” “I’m no one” OMG who is she, this is exciting she must be someone important and she’s in Tatooine. She mirrors Luke’s origin but at the same time you know there’s something special about her. Can’t wait to find out more about her.

Holy crap, that’s a lot of remnants of the Empire, what are they planning, how are they back?

“I was raised to do one thing, now I’ve got nothing to fight for”
Wow, clearly something happened to this guy that had him make such a sharp turn in his life, this music is beautiful, it sets him up as this hero, I can’t wait to see his journey in the movie and see him become a hero.

“Nothing will stand in our way. I will finish, what you started.”
That’s a beautiful shot, who is this guy, I can’t wait to find out more about him, they wouldn’t be stupid enough to have Darth Vader 2.0 so I’m excited, the mask and all should tell us they’ll do something totally different with him. What’s his obsession with Darth Vader, what connections did he have?

The Love theme with Han Solo? Crap, he’s going to teach these new heroes to go on their adventure. Awesome.

There’s more sith along side this new Kylo Ren guy? Holy crap, this is epic.

The Empire vs Rebels, I wonder what that really is I wonder how they’re still fighting 30 years into the future, can’t wait to find out how things got the way they are now, clearly it has to be something epic.

Wow, that new character Finn has a lightsaber, he’s going to become a Jedi. I don’t understand why people are complaining, it’s clear that Rey girl will also become a Jedi. Cool, we have two Jedi in training and a bunch of Sith to go against.

We watch the third trailer:

This will be the last trailer/commercial I watch, I don’t want to spoil too much.

Holy crap, something big happened in Tatooine, a big battle. Wow Luke is talking, it’s his dialog from Return of the Jedi but it’s newly recorded dialog! He is talking about Darth Vader!, himself, his siter and not only Leia this time but someone else, who is getting this lightsaber? I bet it’s Rey, it has to be her. His family has this power, she or whoever Luke is referring to in the trailer is a Skywalker continuing the legacy of the first two trilogies, the new generation, even if not Rey it has to be a Skywalker.

All these action scenes look great and wow who is this Captain Phasma character,s he looks like a total Boss, clearly they haven’t shown a lot about her because she’s going to be something special.

That last Han Solo part was a bit gratuitous, I hope they don’t use him in a bad way. That BB-8 robot looks like a cheap R2D2 replacement for the sake of “new” lame.

We watch Episode VII the Force Awakens:

Well, I just finished watching this but I don’t know how to feel, it was cool but I don’t know why I’m not excited. Wait, it wasn’t that good, it was just Episode IV ANH re-done. We didn’t get any of the answers promised in the trailers, none of them. We don’t know who Rey is or why things are back to the status quo of the OT. Phasma was just thrown down a garbage shoot? We have a new Emperor? What? Maybe Episode VIII will finally answer these issues?

*Complains Online* Well I’m swamped with messages that I’m wrong because everyone except me loved the movie..

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Music Match Christmas – 3 X-Mas Music Videos

I’m a big fan of X-Mas songs but since most of my favorites are the usual suspects that you’ll hear a thousand times in stores by the time the season is over I thought I’d do something a little different. Today we feature three X-Mas songs that were featured in different Christmas specials so at least these are different interpretations from the usual classics and they have cool music videos to along with them as well. So, let’s listen and watch 3 of MiscRave’s X-Mas playlist.

Grace Jones – The Little Drummer Boy – Pee-Wee’s Playhouse Christmas Special

The oddest song in this odd X-Mas special by Pee-Wee Herman, the performance by Grace Jones is absolutely fantastic. You can tell just how much artistic fortitude just oozes out of her every movement even when she’s in Pee-Wee Herman’s flippin’ Playhouse. I especially love it when Pee-Wee starts dancing like an idiot and Grace Jones just goes along with it. Her outfit is not very Christmassy in fact she takes her winter jacker and gloves and dances in this weird plastic body suit that makes you question if it’s even appropriate for the children watching and yet mesmerizing at the same time, a must watch performance every X-Mas at MiscRave. Continue reading Music Match Christmas – 3 X-Mas Music Videos