By K.M. Humphreys
‘Tis the season for holiday specials on tv. I look forward to watching these specials every year. Everything starts off with “It’s a Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown” for Halloween followed by Charlie Brown’s Thanksgiving special. The Christmas season is filled with shows like “Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer”, “Frosty the Snowman”, “Frosty Returns”, “Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas” and “A Charlie Brown Christmas”. I loved watching these classics as I was growing up and I make my husband sit and watch them with me now if he doesn’t have homework to do.
As for the holiday movies, my favorite is “Miracle on 34th Street”. I like both the original and the re-make that was done in the 1990’s. Other re-makes were done, but they weren’t as good. “A Christmas Carol” is another great movie. Other movie classics are “White Christmas”, “It’s A Wonderful Life” and “A Christmas Story”. I personally never understood the fascination with “A Christmas Story”, but the other movies are great movies. I’m not so fond of some of the newer Christmas movies like “Elf” and “The Santa Clause”.
Obviously I’m a fan of the classic movies and shows for the holidays. My husband feels the same way. Although, I find some of the newer shows, like “Prep and Landing” are kind of cute.
The Holiday Season allows us to enjoy these shows and movies, old and new, with friends and family We enjoy the happy memories these shows bring to us year after year as we remember past holidays, good and bad.
What are your favorite holiday shows and movies? Why?
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