The following article was written by Ultimate Rabbit correspondent, Tony Farinella.
If you are like me and love classic movies, there is one channel and company which stands out: Turner Classic Movies. In our house, this channel is on a lot! There is always an older film that has slipped under my radar and deserves my time and attention.
With the holidays fast approaching, now is the time to take advantage of some of the great products that are provided by Turner Classic Movies for the movie lover in your life. They will thank you time and time again for these thoughtful and exciting gifts.
The first place you need to start is by visiting shop.tcm.com/gift. While there, you will find a variety of gifts which are suited for just about anyone in your family that loves all things classic movies. Choose from a variety of movies under $10 or pick up one of the many great books filled with tons of trivia. If you are looking for the perfect holiday movie, TCM has them in stock as well. There are also TCM exclusives such as shirts, hats and even a mug. With so many amazing options, I wanted to highlight a few of them TCM sent me to share with you all.
TCM Coffee Mugs
Do you love coffee, or are you more of a tea or hot chocolate fan? If so, this TCM Coffee Mug is perfect for you! This is the same mug you see your favorite hosts use in the TCM Studio. This 11oz. drinkware comes in either a black or white design and features the Turner Classic Movies logo on it. Drinking from this ceramic mug will remind you of all the great classic movies you can get lost in after a long day of work.
Black Mug ($25.95): https://shop.tcm.com/tcm-studio-mug-black/762184841106
White Mug ($18.95): https://shop.tcm.com/tcm-studio-mug-white/762184841205
“Dark City: The Lost World of Film Noir” (Revised and Expanded Edition) by Eddie Muller
One of my favorite genres of film is film noir, especially in beautiful black and white. There are so many great film noirs out there to look through and read about in this fantastic book. One of the films you can learn more about is “Rear Window,” the classic Hitchcock film. Other films discussed by this talented author include “Naked Alibi,” “Laura” and “Sudden Fear” to name a few. This is a 264-page book filled with phenomenal images and tremendous writing. I couldn’t put it down once I started reading it. This is just one of many great books they have to offer on their website. Also included is a great book on the cinematic classic, “West Side Story.”
Grab your copy of Dark City here: https://shop.tcm.com/dark-city/9780762498970 ($22.95)
Sip and Watch with TCM’s Wine Club
Now, even though I’m straight edge and don’t drink, I’ve heard wonderful things about the wines produced by TCM. They pair nicely with a classic film! You can also drink your TCM Wine while enjoying one of their many amazing books. The TCM Wine Club ships out limited-production wines from around the world. You will receive your shipment quarterly. The bottles feature artwork and images from some of your favorite films and actors. As a special introductory offer, you can save up to $160 on your very first collection. Choose between red or white wines or even a combination of both. As a special welcome, you will also receive 3 bonus classic movie wines. This is a wine lover’s dream!
TCM provided me with the Elvis wine, which my dad is absolutely going to love, as he’s a huge fan of the King!
If you’re interested in joining the TCM Wine Club or want to purchase this for a friend, check out the wine club here: http://tcmwineclub.com/holiday ($79.99 plus $19.99 shipping & tax)
I hope this TCM Holiday Gift Guide has made your holiday shopping a little bit easier! Act fast as the holidays are quickly approaching, and you want to make sure to get your order shipped and delivered in time. This is a great way to show the movie fan in your life how much you care about them in a variety of ways. Happy Holidays and keep watching a lot of classic movies on TCM!