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Christmas In Memoriam

By Chuck Sudo on Dec 25, 2007 8:52PM

For those of you who are checking in today, we thought we'd also take some time to pay our respects to two giants who passed away on Christmas Day. It was one year ago that James Brown passed away. If you don't have a copy of "James Brown's Funky Christmas", buy it or download it now. It is a necessity of Christmas listening. We managed to find a clip of "Soulful Christmas" dubbed into some footage of the Godfather's legendary 1968 Boston concert for your listening and viewing pleasure.

Today also marks the thirtieth anniversary of the death of Sir Charles Spencer Chaplin, Jr. The "Little Tramp", who truly began to push the limits of his imagination and ambition at Chicago's Essanay Studios, was the first major film icon and remains one of the most recognizable characters in cinema. As we take this holiday bullet train straight into the New Year, here's one of his most recognizable clips, the "dinner roll dance" from The Gold Rush, which has been sincerely imitated by both Johnny Depp and The Simpsons.