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Tuesday, December 21, 2004
TV Tuesday

Christmas Specials

Only four more days until Christmas! And then means only one thing--only four more days of Christmas specials! Every year, there are classics that are shown and a couple of new specials try to gain the title of classic. This week, we'll look at those Christmas specials.

1. What is your favorite Christmas special?
I like both a Charlie Brown Christmas and How the Grinch Stole Christmas.

2. Do you have a Christmas special that you don't care for as much?
I'm not sure really. Probably because I tend to avoid those that I don't like. I'll be honest--the one I didn't find all that great was the television version of the Best Little Christmas Pagent Ever. But that hasn't aired in years....

3. One recent trend is making sequels to popular or successful Christmas specials. Do you like or dislike this trend? Why?
I just don't understand why there have to be sequels to some things. I think that A Charlie Brown Christmas and Frosty the Snowman are just fine the way they end and I wasn't left thinking, "Boy, it'd sure be great if there was more to that story." Of course, I'm strange that way....

4. Is there a book, story or song just waiting to be turned into a great Christmas special?
I'm still in shock they turned Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer into a festive, holiday show. Don't get me wrong--I love the song, but how do you get half an hour out of it? (As you can tell I haven't seen it.)

~ BONUS ~ Share some of your favorite memories of Christmas specials growing up. Also, if you have kids, what is the one Christmas special that you look forward to sharing with them either when they're old enough or each year?
I remember watching Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer as a little kid--my mom made me take a nap so I could stay up "late" and watch it. I loved it. Also, I remember I had a soundtrack record of The Night Before Christmas--I think it featured mice--that I listened to a lot. Not sure if I've ever seen it or not. As for Christmas specials, I look forward to Gracelyn and Davis being old enough to have the attention span for Rudolph.


posted by Michael Hickerson at 12/21/2004 01:55:00 PM | |
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