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PopWatch Planner: 'Hocus Pocus,' the World Series, and Charlie Brown

What’s worthy of PopWatching this week? In an ode to all things spook-tacular, we interrupt your daily programming with a few DVR Halloween treats: family-friendly flicks like Hocus Pocus and It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown! and to cut the sweetness, a Stephen King killer clown and an American entrepreneur with some serious bite. Happy Halloween!

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'Rudolph,' 'Charlie Brown,' and 'The Grinch: Will the great American trilogy of Christmas specials work on a newcomer? (PART 2)

Christmas Time is here, which can mean only one thing: A hearty rendition of “Christmas Time is Here,” from A Charlie Brown Christmas. Or perhaps a group singalong to “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” or “You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch.” Yesterday, holiday special superfan Darren Franich prepared Yuletide TV newbie Hillary Busis for the holy trilogy of Xmas TV. Now Hillary’s seen all three… and she has some opinions. Read on!

Darren Franich: Well, Hillary, after that triple-shot of pure Christmas spirit, I’m in the mood to buy a misfit toy, decorate a misfit tree, and put reindeer antlers on an emotionally-abused misfit dog. Let’s take these specials one at a time: What did you think of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer?

Hillary Busis: Ho ho ho, Darren! I’ve got to say, I was very pleasantly surprised by all three of these shorts — especially Charlie Brown. That said, Rudolph was my least favorite, mostly because it had the most filler. The Grinch is 26 minutes long. Charlie Brown is 25 minutes. Rudolph is 47. I wish capital numbers existed, just so I could emphasize that even more. READ FULL STORY

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