A Holiday Wish for ‘Dallas’ Fans — and Everyone Else

Dallas, Kristina Hagman, Larry Hagman, LMaj Hagman

Naughty or nice?

What a year this has been, “Dallas” fans.

It feels like we’re all living in the show’s infamous dream season. Not the good part of that year — the first batch of episodes, which featured some of “Dallas’s” best-ever writing and direction and Linda Gray’s stellar performance as a down-in-the-gutter Sue Ellen. No, real life has become the latter half of the “Dallas” dream, when the series zoomed off the rails. The whole world has gone stupid.

That’s why I hope to write more about “Dallas” next year. This show has always been a form of therapy for me, and I need that more than ever these days. I miss critiquing the episodes, interviewing people involved with the series and generally sharing my love for All Things Ewing. I’m not sure when I’ll be able to resume writing regularly again — or what form that writing might take — but it’s time to get back to Southfork. I hope I can make that happen in 2017.

Until then, I want to thank everyone for sticking with me through this year of light posting. I also want to salute all my fellow fans for everything you do to honor “Dallas” on social media and elsewhere. Your dedication to the show amazes and inspires me.

So please enjoy this fun photo I found of Santa Claus casting a suspicious glance at ol’ J.R. (Larry Hagman’s wife Maj, who we sadly died this year, and his daughter Kristina are pictured, too), and please accept my wishes for happy holidays. Here’s hoping the new year will bring less dream-season-like absurdity and much more peace, joy and “Dallas” goodness.

Comments

  1. Merry Christmas and happy new year, Chris. I enjoy reading your comments about Dallas very much.

  2. Chris,
    I know what it is like for life to get in the way of things you’d truly like to do. For me it is a new job and its learning curve.
    Just know that while I may not always comment I enjoy and treasure each and every one of your critiques and eagerly await their return. Through the magic of DVD’s Dallas is the only show I’ve watched on a weekly basis for the past 10 plus years and that Friday night tradition will continue (in honor of its broadcast day from back in the day) for as long as a draw breath. Your website has always added to my enjoyment of the franchise.

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