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“Jammin’ with Jamie” Theme: “Super Sizzling Summer Songs (2024)”!

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It took its time getting here, but it’s here now!

Let’s warm up to the idea with a set of…

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“Jammin’ with Jamie” Theme: “Father’s Day Follies (2024)”!

Hi, everyone!

Next week is Father’s Day!

Whether you’re excited or now panicking because you totally forgot, jam with us to a flock of…

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Christmas/Holiday Movies: “It’s a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie”

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I had a pretty hectic Halloween season this year, so I wasn’t able to continue my series about Halloween movies. However, I know that my subsequent series on holiday/Christmas/winter movies (and specials) only had half the amount of entries… that is, only two. Yikes.

So, I’m going to rectify that this year, starting…

now!

For those of you who are new (or just don’t remember), this is how this series works…

This month, I’m going to watch (and, in some cases, re-watch) some movies that are perfect for the holiday/Christmas/winter season. These are not reviews, because I’ll only be writing about films I love and recommend. There’s no plan, method, or scientific algorithm to what movies I’m going to watch or how I’m going to structure these entries. I’m just going to have fun with it, and I hope you will, too!

First up, a TV movie that I believe is ridiculously underrated…

It’s a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie (2002)!

I do not own any of the following images or videos!

Here’s the trailer:

It’s ALWAYS a merry Christmas with The Muppets!

It’s ALWAYS a merry Christmas with The Muppets!

It’s a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie (2002)
Plot: The Muppets are putting on a big Christmas show to save their theater, but when everything goes wrong and Kermit the Frog’s spirit seems broken, an angel comes to show him what the world––– and his friends––– would be like if he’d never been born.

I also have a very personal connection to this movie, which you’ll have to read on to find out about!

Spoilers lurk beyond this point!

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Halloween Movies: “The Monster Squad”

This month, I’m going to watch (and, in some cases, re-watch) some movies that are perfect for the Halloween season. These are not reviews, because I’ll only be writing about films I love and recommend. There’s no plan, method, or scientific algorithm to what movies I’m going to watch or how I’m going to structure these entries. I’m just going to have fun with it, and I hope you will, too!

The one promise I’ll make is that I’ll only include spoilers after the jump.

For this inaugural entry, I’m going to write about a movie I just saw for the first time––– well, all the way through, anyway…

The Monster Squad (1987)!

I do not own any of the following images or videos!

Here’s the trailer…

I’ve known about The Monster Squad for a while, though I don’t know exactly how long. When you love the Universal Monsters as much as I do (and I’m sure many of you do), you read a lot about them and other films that reference or utilize them. I was bound to come across The Monster Squad at some point. And I did. I read about the plot, found out some trivia, and watched some clips. All signs pointed to this being a film I’d love.

So recently, I finally ordered the twentieth anniversary DVD online. I watched it with my family, who had never even heard of it until I told them about it. Luckily for all of us, my gut instinct turned out to be a bullseye: we loved every minute of it––– and if you love monster movies, you will, too!

Here’s the basic, spoiler-free rundown…

The Monster Squad (1987)
Plot: Some young friends obsessed with monsters suddenly find themselves face-to-face with the Universal Monsters and must stop Dracula’s plan before it’s too late.
Monsters: Count Dracula, Frankenstein’s monster, the Wolfman, the Gillman, and the Mummy
Scare Factor: It may be scary to kids about five years old or younger, but it all depends on the kid. If this kid has already seen some monster movies, especially ones with the Universal Monsters, he or she will probably be fine. For everyone else, watch it and have fun!
Gore Factor: The gore’s pretty minimal.
Family-Friendly Factor: There’s some scattered swearing and some suggestive comments. Some people may find a couple of words offensive.

Look out! Behind you!

Look out! Behind you!

ENTER AT YOUR OWN RISK! Spoilers lurk beyond this point!

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“Jammin’ with Jamie” Theme: “Diploma Ditties (2024)”!

Hi, everyone!

We’re getting close to summer vacation, which means school is ending, final exams and projects are happening, and graduation caps are flying everywhere! Watch out!

So study up and get ready to walk across the stage to get your…

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“Jammin’ with Jamie” Theme: “Me Melodies (2024)”!

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People talk a lot about self-care, self-reflection, self-love…

… themselves, basically.

While all of that is important, there are also people who get so wrapped up in themselves that they can’t cut their way out of it.

So before we break out and change the world, let’s reflect, reinvent, and wrap ourselves in a mix of…

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“Jammin’ with Jamie” Theme: “Plant Pieces (2024)”!

Hi, everyone!

If you garden or grow any kind of plants, it’s important to plant those seeds right around this time of year!

So as you till the soil and plant the seeds, jam with us to a pack of…

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“Jammin’ with Jamie” Theme: “Marvelous Mother’s Day Melodies (2024)”!

Hi, everyone!

It’s Mother’s Day!

… Whether you’re excited… or currently panicking because you completely forgot, get some last-minute ideas on Jammin’ with Jamie!

Or, of course, you can use our jam session as a way to learn some tunes to perform for your mom as a gift, as we jam to a mix of…

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“Jammin’ with Jamie” Theme: “Haunting Halfway to Halloween Harmonies (2024)”!

Hi, everyone!

We’re six months from Halloween! (Give or take a few days…)

So, it’s time to creep into the crypt a little early and jam to a host (a ghost host) of…

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“Jammin’ with Jamie” Theme: “Tax Tunes (2024)”!

Hi, everyone!

Have you filed your taxes yet?

Whether you got them done long ago or are suddenly panicking as you rush to finish because you got an extension, jam with us to a ton of…

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“Jammin’ with Jamie” Theme: “Super Sizzling Solar Songs (2024)”!

Hi, everyone!

We just had a… “to-tal e-clipse of the sun!”

So, let’s shed some light on it with a set of…

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“Jammin’ with Jamie” Theme: “Egg-cellent Easter Tunes (2024)”!

Hi, everyone!

Not to worry: we’ll jam to our animal anthems jam session soon!

For now… we have another holiday! Whether you celebrate this holiday or not, jam with us to a basket full of…

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