The Holidays are quickly coming upon us, what will be on your TV?
1. Any holiday favorites you can't live without?
A Charlie Brown Christmas, How the Grinch Stole Christmas. On the movie front, National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation and A Christmas Story.
2. Holiday viewing: Parades or Football?
3. What's your favorite holiday TV memory?
That Three's Company where we had a Christmas mis-understanding, that was classic....Seriously, though, I like the holiday themed episodes of shows that don't go over the top with the syrup and holiday cheer. Also, when I was young, we lived in Hawaii--this was in the days when satellite TV wasn't used as readily as it is today. So, we'd be a week behind on all the shows because they'd ship them over to us, so we sometimes saw all the Christmas specials AFTER the holidays.
~Bonus~ Holiday remakes, are you a faithful fan of the old classics or do you prefer the newer versions?
It depends. I really liked seeing Patrick Stewart take on the role of Scrooge, but I honestly am a bit tired of everyone and his uncle having a chance at the role. It just feels as if ever year we have a new version that "will warm your heart." I love the story, but there are umpteen million versions of it. Also, I far prefer the Chuck Jones cartoon of the Grinch to the Jim Carey movie.
posted by Michael Hickerson at 11/16/2004 08:07:00 AM