Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Oh Those Wonderful Christmas Specials

When I was a kid, one of the best things about the lead up to Christmas were the ubiquitous Christmas specials. Some of my favorites were "Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer", "Rudolph's Shiny New Year" and "The Year Without a Santa Claus". The latter was great because of the two main antagonists:



Cold Miser and Heat Miser of course.











My favorite of all time however had to be "Santa Claus is Comin to Town":


"NO MORE TOYS!"








Last night I watched it again after not seeing it for many years. I took the X Man and put him on the couch next to me and to my astonishment, he sat still and watched the entire thing with me. It was a special moment for me to have my little boy enjoying the same program that I grew up on.

Next up: "Emmit Otter's Jugband Christmas"...

3 comments:

guinnessgirl said...

"You are obviously a non-conformist and a rebel!"

Ed Abbey said...

A Christmas Story is my favorite. "Ralphie, you'll shoot your eye out!"

Cynthia Rae said...

Nothing says "childhood memories" like these goofy Chirstmas shows. I grew up watching them and loved them! Too bad I won't get to see them here in Italy!

I also LOVE the Christmas Story! My favorite line is when the father opens the leg lamp he won and says "Fragile! It must be Italian"!

Happy holidays!
Cyn
PS. I laughed so hard when I saw your "about me". My brother and I are always saying "I'm Rick James Bitch"!