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"Have Yourself a Morlock Little X-Mas" is the Christmas episode of the 1990s X-Men animated series, originally aired during the show's fourth season, and notably the first animated Christmas production based on Marvel Comics. The episode title is a reference to the Christmas song, "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas". It's Christmas time and the X-Men are decorating the house. Rogue, Jubilee, and Scott are dressing up the tree and signing "Deck the Halls", which Scott doing a terrible job. Jubilee tries to get Logan to sing "Jingle Bells" with them, since Scott isn't doing too good of a job, but he refuses and leaves. Rogue then picks Jubilee up so they can put on the Christmas Tree Star. In the kitchen, Gambit and Jean Grey are trying to cook some Christmas dinner, while trying to put up with each other. Gambit wants to add some Cajun spices while Jean wants him to stay away. In his lab, Beast is also preparing a yule tide beverage. Down below, Charles Xavier and Storm watch the others on video monitors commenting on how happy everyone seems. Suddenly a blast occurs and they fear they are being attacked. The X-Men all rush to the site of the disturbance only to find that Beast's Cranberry Glaze exploded everywhere. Logan finally arrives and also finds it was a false alarm. Distressed by all the good cheer, he decides to leave the mansion, but Jubilee convinces him to go Christmas shopping with her and Storm. (more)
- Joey Lawrence, star of Hallmark's Hitched for the Holidays, is now filming another new Christmas movie - A Wish for Christmas, set to premiere on Lifetime next Christmas season.
- Universal Pictures has scheduled A Meyers Christmas, directed and written by David E. Talbert, for a November 11th release date.
- Walt Disney Animation Studios has announced a new holiday TV special spun off from Frozen, directed by Prep & Landing directors Kevin Deters and Stevie Wermers-Skelton. It will be premiering on ABC in the 2017 holiday season.
- Illumination Entertainment is working on an animated movie adaptation of How the Grinch Stole Christmas! that will be directed by Pete Candeland and will star Benedict Cumberbatch as the voice of the Grinch. It is scheduled for release on November 27, 2017.
- Abe Vigoda passed away at the age of 94 on January 26th. He was best known for playing Salvatore Tessio in The Godfather movies and Detective Sgt. Phil Fish in Barney Miller and its spin-off Fish (including their respective Christmas episodes, "Christmas Story" and "A Fish Christmas"), and he also played Orel Benton in Prancer and Harry in the Wings episode "All About Christmas Eve".
- Voice actor Joe Alaskey tragically passed away at the age of 63 on February 3rd. His various voice credits included Plucky Duck from Tiny Toon Adventures and Lou Pickles in the later years of Rugrats, as well as voicing Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Sylvester, Tweety, and Marvin the Martian in various Looney Tunes projects in the 1990s and 2000s.
- David L. Smyrl, who played Mr. Handford on Sesame Street (including one of its Christmas specials) and starred in The Preacher's Wife, Long Gone, and Little Senegal, died on March 22nd.
- Writer Tom Whedon, Joss Whedon's father, died on March 23rd at the age of 83. His writing credits included The Mike Douglas Christmas Special, the Alice episode "A Semi-Merry Christmas", and The Golden Girls episode "Have Yourself a Very Little Christmas".
- Patty Duke, star of The Patty Duke Show (including its Christmas episode), and who also played Lori in Once Upon a Christmas Time and Sook in A Christmas Memory, died on March 29th at the age of 69.
- Doris Roberts tragically passed away on April 17th at the age of 90. Best known as Marie Barone from Everybody Loves Raymond, her Christmas movie credits also included Francis Smith from National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation, Ma Bailey in It Happened One Christmas, Philomena in A Mom for Christmas, and Mrs. Miracle from the Hallmark Channel movie of the same name and its sequel.
- Comcast, the parent company of NBC Universal, has purchased DreamWorks Animation fpr $3.8 billion, thus bringing such franchises as Shrek, Madagascar, Kung Fu Panda, How to Train Your Dragon, and the Classic Media library (which includes the works of Jay Ward, UPA, and pre-1973 Rankin/Bass) under NBC Universal's ownership.
Upcoming Video Releases
- April 26th
- Paramount Home Media Distribution has released The Beverly Hillbillies: The Official 1st Season DVD set, which includes "Home for Christmas".
- All I Want is Christmas is now available on manufacture-on-demand Blu-ray.
- May 10th
- The first season of Brooklyn Nine-Nine (including the series' first Christmas episode) is scheduled for a DVD release.
- May 24th
- Time-Life has scheduled an individual DVD release for the fifth season of The Wonder Years (which includes the "Christmas Party" episode).
- June 7th
- "Hearthbreakers" will be made available on the My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic: Friends and Family DVD.
- June 14th
- The Maude episode "Walter's Christmas Gift" will be made available on Shout! Factory's Maude: The Complete Fifth Season DVD set.
- Universal is putting out an individual DVD release of Back to the Future: The Animated Series' first season (which includes "Dickens of a Christmas").
- June 28th
- Shout! Factory is releasing a Complete Series DVD set for Two Guys and a Girl (which will include "Two Guys, a Girl and a Christmas Story").
- July 12th
- Amazon.com is already taking preorders for the My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic: Season Five DVD set, which includes "Heathbreakers".
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