Thursday, December 15, 2011

Christmas Specials

You know them.  You love them!  They've been on TV (and now DVD and Blu Ray) since before you were born.  Unless, like me, you're old.

Here are my favorites:

  • Mikey's Christmas Carol: It's one of my favorite Christmas Carol adaptations.  And that's saying something, Mr. Magoo's Christmas Carol was pretty good!
  • A Muppet Family Christmas: They don't play it anymore.  I suspect it has something to do with the sale of the Muppets to Disney.  But between this and the Muppets tribute to Jim Henson.. It satisfies all my Muppet needs!
  • Emmet Otter's Jug Band Christmas: This is the first special I remember.  HBO played it every year in the 80's.  When I got older we got rid of HBO, and I didn't see the special again until I got the DVD.  
  • A Garfield Christmas: Another one of my favorites.  It's not Christmas unless I've seen it.  I found the DVD in Wal Mart last year and screamed for joy.  There were a lot of strange looks.
  • How the Grinch Stole Christmas: What else do I need to say?
  • 'Twas the Night Before Christmas: This was released the year I was born.  It's kitchy.  iI's Rakin/Bass, and hence has crappy animation.  But it's wonderful!
  • A Charlie Brown Christmas: The original.  It's one of my favorites.
What are your favorite Holiday Specials?

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