Film News: Movies for 2022 Season with ‘Pat & Ken At the Holidays’

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CHICAGO – It’s Christmas countdown week and the first day of Chanukah, so what better time to serve up “Pat & Ken At the Holidays” for 2022, featuring Patrick McDonald of HollywoodChicago.com and his faithful companion Ken Candela, whose off-kilter commentary has blessed him with the nickname, The Movie Wag.

Since 2009 on McDonald’s YouTube channel (Pat Über TV), the holiday duo has been assessing the myriad numbers of Christmas/Holiday-themed films … old, new and weird. Embedded below is an example from 2022, “The Addams Family’ Christmas episode. From the legendary sitcom in 1965, THE ADDAMS FAMILY (click click) celebrate the Yule as only they can …


For the rest of the 2022 line up, click the appropriate link …

Loretta Swit (MASH) is a harried church play director in THE BEST CHRISTMAS PAGEANT EVER (1983).

A British Christmas, post WW2, is explored in THE HOLLY AND THE IVY (1952).

One of Bob Ho-Ho Hope’s Christmas shows is looked at in THE BOB HOPE CHRISTMAS SPECIAL (1977).

For some of the best of Pat & Ken, click THE STAR WARS HOLIDAY SPECIAL, SANTA & THE ICE CREAM BUNNY, A CHILD’S CHRISTMAS IN WALES, PRANCER, SANTA CLAUS and a little ring-a-ding-ding DEAN MARTIN & FRANK SINATRA CHRISTMAS SPECIAL.

”Pat & Ken At the Holidays” is available on Patrick McDonald’s review and interview YouTube channel, click PAT ÜBER TV to access.

HollywoodChicago.com senior staff writer Patrick McDonald

By PATRICK McDONALD
Editor and Film Critic/Writer
HollywoodChicago.com
pat@hollywoodchicago.com

© 2022 Patrick McDonald, HollywoodChicago.com

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