New and Old Christmas Specials

Yes, it’s that time of year again.  Christmas TV specials are filling the time slots.  Maybe your favourite show is doing up their “Christmas/Holiday” epsiode or your show is being replaced for a night with a classic or new Christmas special.

All of us have our favourites.  The ones that Christmas wouldn’t be complete with out.  What’s your’s?  I’m sure that Charlie Brown, The Grinch, and Frosty make that list.  But are there others that touch your hearts or make you cringe at the thought of?

I was once made to the watch The Star Wars Christmas Special. That’s a few hours that I will never get back in my life and thoroughly regret watching.  But, if you have a few hours and nothing to do but kill brain cells, definitely click on the link above and check it out.

Back to happier Christmas memories.

What Christmas is complete without Linus explaining to Charlie Brown what the true meaning of Christmas is?

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer was another special that I looked forward to in December.  It was so unique in it’s animation style.  And who didn’t love the snowman story teller.  That voice of Burl Ives will always make me think of the holidays.  And those misfits.

Thank goodness for Rudolph saving the day or what would have happened?

Frosty the Snowman just had so many catchy songs, a snowman who came alive (after watching this, we all wanted our snowman to come a live) and of course the bad guy whose nasty heart melts in the end.  Thanks Frosty.

This Christmas show summary wouldn’t be complete if I didn’t talk about the mean one, Mr. Grinch.  All the cute and loving Who’s (especially Cindy Lou Who), the Grinch’s ever loyal dog and of course Mr. Grinch and his growing heart.  Got to love it.

But, my Christmas show list cannot be complete without my new ultimate favourite.  Lanny and Wayne the Prep and Landing Elves.  This one just came out last year from Disney.  The animation is awesome and the story is great and kind of believable.  I always thought that Santa had some more help on the big night.  These Prep and Landing Elves make things run much smoother.

And for me, Christmas TV moments include the following two movies.

White Christmas is that movie that gets me truly in the holiday spirit.  Finally got it on DVD last year, but can only watch it in December.  Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye and Rosemary Clooney (yes, George’s Aunt) and so many more, make this a special movie for me.

And of course, a movie that has nothing to do with Christmas, but we have this need to watch during the holidays, The Sound of Music.  It’s the 45th Anniversary this year of this Academy Awarding winning film.

Enjoy all the great Christmas specials and new Christmas episodes of favourite shows.  Tell me which ones you can’t live without during this holiday season.

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