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We will all gather as a family before Christmas and put on a classic movie, one that epitomizes the season for us. What movie is that for you? A Christmas Carol? Christmas Vacation? Or, maybe Home Alone? Recently Preply set out to find the most popular Christmas movie in each state, they used Google Data to get their answers. The Nutmeg State has spoken, CT's favorite Christmas movie is Last Christmas?


I'd never seen the movie so I did some research before setting out to judge and criticize this choice. Last Christmas is a romantic comedy that came out in 2019 and this is the plot description from IMDB:

"Kate is a young woman subscribed to bad decisions. Working as an elf in a year round Christmas store is not good for the wannabe singer. However, she meets Tom there. Her life takes a new turn. For Kate, it seems too good to be true."

Kate played by Emilia Clarke and the movie takes place in the U.K.

This would be the moment, I typically set out on a few different rants as to why this is an awful choice but I like the selection (we'll come back to that).

Normally, I'd complain because it's a newer movie, and ask how could this film stack up to classics like It's a Wonderful Life? Then, I'd make some speech about how Americans are far too fascinated with British pop culture and we have made an anti-patriotic choice...blah, blah, blah.

I like the selection because I'm an unabashed lover of romantic comedies. Even bad romantic comedies have the ability to make you feel good in a world full of bad. Film is about escapism, a departure from the ugly realities of life, and life has been seriously ugly lately.

While I am a fan of genres like horror, suspense and true crime, they don't allow for an escape from the warts real life displays. However, romantic comedies do take you away to a special, happy place where life is filled with awkward laughs and pretty people falling in love.

I've never seen Last Christmas but I'm putting on my list right now (stops writing to add movie to movie list). This movie will never be on my all-time favorite Christmas movie list, and it won't be a Christmas tradition in my house, but I can understand why CT residents Googled it again and again.

P.S. New York chose Home Alone and New Jersey had the same selection we did.

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We all know that selecting a movie for a group of people is not easy and that is how you found yourself here, asking advice from an angry radio personality. On paper, I’m not fit to make decisions for myself, let alone an entire group of strangers. But, you are in the right place because to quote Dwight Schrute “I know everything about film, I’ve seen over 240 of them.”

You’ve found yourself at a common roadblock, one or more of your family members have decided they want to watch a movie they’ve never seen before. You suggested “Elf” and someone said, “not again”, you said we can watch “Home Alone” and someone groaned “nooooo.”

What Christmas movie can you watch that you’ve never seen before? These are 5 Underrated Christmas Movies Your Family Has Probably Never Seen. 

Drone Footage Captures Magical Essence of New Milford in Fall

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Recently I asked our I-95 Readers and listeners to share their fall sunset photos and the response was amazing. Tons of photos came streaming in, one more beautiful than the one before. I published many of those photos in an article called “Danbury Area Residents Share Stunning Fall Sunset Photos for 2021” and days after the article was released, we were still getting submissions that needed to be seen by as many people as possible. These are those photos that didn’t make it into the first article, these are brilliant fall sunsets from the Greater-Danbury area from 2021. 

Brookfield Building Homes for Heroes Event at Down the Hatch Raises Over $60K for Our Veterans

Yesterday (8/29/21) was the 7th Annual Building Homes for Heroes Fundraiser at Down the Hatch in Brookfield, CT and I-95 was on to take an inside look and be part of this wonderful event. 

13 Dead Giveaways That You're Not From the Danbury Area

There is no great way to do this without laying out the boundaries. For the purposes of getting eyeballs on it, I said "Danbury Area" but we all know that this extends beyond. This is an odd place, and we all have a lot in common that we don't talk about because it's pointless to.

So, this list is for Danbury, Brookfield, Bethel, Ridgefield, Newtown, New Milford, New Fairfield, Brewster, Mahopac, Carmel, Somers and I guess we will include North Salem but only if you promise not to get cute with me. 

Being from the Greater Danbury Area means a lot of things and we can all identify them without having to ask too many questions or probe too deep. We can spot an outsider from a mile away. If you are attempting to blend, good luck and beware of the following.

These are 13 Dead Giveaways That You're Not From the Greater-Danbury Area.

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