Checking Out the Christmastime “Happy-Haps!”

What Are The “Happy-Haps?!”

…as in the happy happenings that are going on in the movie blogosphere! This is the day of link-love for several movie bloggers and sites that have written articles/reviews that TheScarletSp1der has not been able to bring to your immediate attention!

Today is your day to catch up on many other stories and goings on that just might make you smile…hence the name “The Happy-Haps!” (Today’s is the Christmastime version!)

I want to take this opportunity to wish each and every one of you a very special and Merry Christmas! Enjoy your holiday with family and friends! Go to church, sing a Christmas song or three! Eat some great food, watch some football, then go watch a movie!

(Christmas Day new releases: The Darkest Hour, War Horse, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close)

Thank you for continuing to visit my page. I wish you all a MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!!!!!

(click the pic for origin from artist Deadlydelmundo)

And in the famous words of Tiny Tim: “May God Bless Us, Everyone!”

Now, on to today’s special Happy-Haps! (keep in mind that every word highlighted below in gold is a clickable link!)

Happy-Hap #1Matt at Matt and the Art of Motion Pictures posted a great look at his favorite movie of all time: It’s A Wonderful Life. Read his thoughts and join in the conversation began in the comment section of his article entitled “The True Meaning of a Classic! -It’s A Wonderful Life (1946)”

-Check it out here: Happy-Hap#1!

Happy-Hap #2Flixchatter shares her top 5 most anticipated films for 2012 and her thoughts on the forced eager wait to see them. She also asks you to share what your Top 5 for 2012 are at this moment? Does Marvel’s The Avengers take the cake? or does Twilight: Breaking Dawn 2 have you all up in goosebumps? Share your thoughts over at her Happy-Hap of the day entitled “Random Thoughts: The agony & ecstasy of [film release] anticipation”

-Check out her top 5 here: Happy-Hap#2

Happy-Hap #3– Head on over to  IEatFilms to read Brian’s comprehensive look at Cameron Crowe (Director for We Bought A Zoo). Brian’s regular segment of “The Collected Works” focuses on all the works of a director of a recent or upcoming new release! Had no idea that Crowe had directed some of the films he did! Be sure to check out his Happy-Hap entitled “The Collected Works: Cameron Crowe.”

-Check it out here: Happy-Hap#3

Happy-Hap #4– Dan did it again! Editor-In-Chief over at Fogs’ Movie Reviews, gives a review for The Adventures of Tintin that is, by far, more entertaining to me than the film itself was! My review has been delayed due to work during the holiday season and plenty of snowfall. Be sure to check out Dan’s review in his Happy-Hap of the day!

-Check out his review here: Happy-Hap#4

Happy-Hap #5– Enjoy a look at the film The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo with TajGreeneMoviesInReview as she reviews the film without the oftentime burdensome comparison to the original of a film! This remake of a swedish film that is based upon the bestselling trilogy is making waves! Be sure to read her Happy-Hap entitled “Movies in Review: The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo.”

-Check out her review here: Happy-Hap#5

Happy-Hap#6Claire Parker shares a list of the Top 10 Treasures from Middle-Earth! (If you don’t know that Middle-Earth is referencing The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, then SHAME ON YOU, I say!) Think you know what treasures made the list of the greatest Lord of the Rings fan I know? Be sure to check it out You may be surprised.

-Check out her list and make your own here: Happy-Hap#6

Happy-Hap#7– Being that this weekend is Christmas, Dan over Top10 Films drew up a fun list of the Top 10 Christmas films of one of the best eras to birth them: 1980-2010! Chime in and state your favorites as you join in taking a look at the Top 10 in his Happy-Hap!! I always enjoy Christmas flicks and he has a great list going on over there!

-Check out the Top 10 Christmas Films from 1980-2010 here: Happy-Hap#7

Happy-Hap #8– And, in case you missed it, Tom over at FrontRoomCinema shares his thoughts on the prologue for The Dark Knight Rises. I can’t wait for that film to release next year! If you have been avoiding anything related to the film in terms of spoiler tidbits then you may not want to visit, but for those that have been following the little tidbits here and there, it’s a great read! Check it out!

-Check out the special look here: Happy-Hap#8

Well, those are the “Happy-Haps” of the day! Which “Hap” made you Happiest?! Leave a note, discuss and debate! Don’t just read and leave! Share the love!

Thanks for reading! Happy Watching!


🙂 Merry Christmas 🙂


  1. Thanks for the Love Scarlet. I hope u had a wonderful Christmas! Did u get a chance to see “The Darkest Hour”. I heard it was as bad as I thought it would be. I told you I had no plans of seeing it after you were excited for it’s release. Interested to see what you thought of it. Was it as bad as “Skyline”…lol. Holiday season put me a bit behind on movies. I still need to see “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close” & “War Horse”. Were you able to catch either?


    • Always love spreading the linklove!!
      No chance at all to see any of the films except Tintin (which I did not enjoy actually…*GASP*!) haha.

      I have these 2 days off and plan on a lot of movie catching up! I may just start with The Darkest Hour! LOL 😉

      Ooh, I can’t wait to read your thoughts on Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close when you get a chance. That is STILL not showing in my city, just like TTSS, and The Descendants…


      • I still have to post my review for TinTin. I thought the story was decent. I wasnt a fan of the capture animation. Made the film look and feel blah.

        Yeah Im thinking of seeing it either tonight or fri. So my review should be posted at least by this wknd.

        Awe ur city sucks! I would move if they can’t give you the movies u want…lol


      • haha. I will look for your review on Tintin

        I am not a fan of my city lately when it comes to movies. ha. I am looking forward to catching a few good flicks when I visit NYC in a few weeks! that’s where a lot of good movies always play.


      • NYC is where ALL the movies are. I get to see everything from wide releases, indies, and often times can catch them before they are released. NYC is hard livin, but there is always something to keep you here. Make sure you map out your movie plan before you come! 🙂


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