Monday, December 5, 2011

Tis the Season

Tis the season of Christmas specials.  I love them.  Of course I do.  I grew up with them.  I looked forward each season to seeing them.  And sure you can buy them on DVD and enjoy them any time you time you want, but really where is the fun in that???  It's more fun to anticipate and wait for it to be on. 

Tonight, the Peanuts gang is on to teach us the true meaning of Christmas.  I love this one, because it really does.  It's not about presents.  It's not about lights and Santa.  It's about the birth of our Savoir.  Ironically, it was the creator's least favorite special.  He said the animation was poor.  But everyone loves it most.   The message is simple and true. 

Of course I enjoy the lighter and more child-like specials as well:  Rudolph.  (It's already been on!)  Santa Claus is Comin' to Town.  It's been on but will be on again on ABC Family.  I like some of the newer ones too:  Prep and Landing and Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus.  But I think the biggest treat is watching them with the kids.

What is your favorite Holiday Special?



9 comments:

Grumpy Grateful Mom said...

I love Christmas specials too. My ultimate newish favorite is "A Merry Madagasgar." It cracks me up. :)

Emmy said...

We have most of those movies and have been seeing many of them daily since Thanksgiving. My kids love the cartoon Grinch and the Charlie Brown one too

Trooper Thorn said...

Big Fan of He-Man and She-Ra: A Christmas Special.

Colleen said...

This time of year does make me wish we had TV a little.

I LOVE the Garfeild Christmas Special. MacGvyer ordered it for me on DVD last year, so at least we don't have to miss out on that one!

As for newer ones, I love The Santa Clause with Tim Allen.

Nicole said...

I'm really not sure I've ever seen any of the Charlie Brown specials. We just never watched them when I was growing up and now I always miss them. Life is hectic sometimes :(

Jen said...

I love Christmas specials too! Frosty the Snowman is a favorite of mine, and National Lampoons Christmas Vacation too...love it!

mormonhermitmom said...

I love the Charlie Brown one. Unfortunately I saw a t-shirt today with Charlie Brown on it surrounded by gifts and the title was "It's all about the presents!"

WHAT?????? Either someone didn't actually watch the original special or someone evil is trying to twist it's meaning. Boo!

Amy said...

I love Christmas specials! It is something that really helps bring the Christmas feelings in, right? Or maybe it is the traditions that helps bring it in. :)

Shell said...

Oh, did I miss it???? I love this special!

I need to go check the schedule for the rest of the week and set the dvr!