Monday, December 16, 2019

Your Turn

Your favorite holiday television special. My vote is for Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town which automatically makes the top 15 tomorrow. What are your favorites? If you list five or six, the first one you list is the one I use as your vote.

68 comments:

MyDogSmiles said...

A Charlie Brown Christmas

Alf Landon said...

A Charlie Brown Christmas

gadfly said...

Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer. Hands down.

sandybrook said...

A Charlie Brown Christmas

elexa68 said...

Rudolf the Red Nose Reindeer

Guesser said...

Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer,Charlie Brown Christmas second.

Super Comic Fun Time! said...

Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer
Charlie Brown Christmas
Santa Clause is Coming To Town
The Year Without a Santa Clause

Zebra Seasoning said...

Charlie Brown Christmas

Simon said...

I’ll probably be the only vote for I love Lucy Christmas special

Super Comic Fun Time! said...

Oh, I forgot How the Grinch Stole Christmas

SDaly said...

A Charlie Brown Christmas

J said...

Hardrock, Coco, and Joe

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=VKGonDIq8gw

passthesalts said...

A Charlie Brown Christmas.

It's a very wholesome movie. A true all-time classic. I have the soundtrack at home too.

Kim said...

Mickey Once Upon a Christmas, The Christmas Story and Charlie Brown. The Christmas Story is so special to me and we just watched it as we decorated the tree.

Alf Landon said...

Hardrock, Coco and Joe was not a apecial. It was a video played by WGN

BMDS said...

A Charlie Brown Christmas.

Shaddup Mimsey said...

The Year Without a Santa Claus. Love Heat Miser and Cold Miser.

Ann said...

A Wish for Wings. It's not Christmas without a showing of this classic. Who can enjoy the holidays without a crossdressing cockroach and a pig who wants to be a hippopotamus.

MountainMama said...

Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer
Grinch the original cartoon

I Know Nothing said...

A Charlie Brown Christmas

AJ said...

A Charlie Brown Christmas

Anonymous said...

I love Charlie Brown Christmas. All the Peanuts gang jigging about 5to that wonderful theme song.
The tree with almost no branches."It just needs a little love."...

Dane said...

A Charlie Brown Christmas

Sd Auntie said...

CB And anything with Burl Ives voice!! So comforting

momo said...

I HATE to do anything to promote Star Wars, but the CHRISTMAS SPECIAL about the WOOKIES is awesome. https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2&v=6hH8rxarVG8&feature=emb_logo

Though Lucas is uncredited, it was his idea to build the narrative around Chewbacca's family.[4] CBS hired experienced variety show writers and producers,[4] including writer Bruce Vilanch, who was concerned about the decision to center the special on a species who grunt in a fictional language without subtitles. Regardless, Lucas would not budge on his vision.[13] The special went through two directors. The first, David Acomba, was brought in through an attempt to "make us different in variety shows", according to Lippincott. Acomba, a classmate of George Lucas at USC film school, was unfamiliar with a multiple-camera setup, which caused some problems. Acomba also felt that there was a divide between himself and the producers, and chose to leave the project after finishing only a few scenes, including the cantina and Jefferson Starship. He was replaced by Steve Binder, whose only contact with Lucasfilm was a "Wookiee bible" detailing how the species should look and behave.[13] Stan Winston was hired to design the Wookiee family.[15]

The special was broadcast in its entirety in the United States only once, on Friday, November 17, 1978 (the week before Thanksgiving), on the television network CBS from 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm, Eastern Standard Time (EST), pre-empting Wonder Woman and The Incredible Hulk. It was also broadcast on the Canadian television network CTV from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm, Eastern Standard Time,[2] in New Zealand on TVNZ, and in Australia on the Seven Network.[citation needed]

Vita said...

Charlie Brown Christmas


Though I remember loving the anticipation for my annual musical fix of "You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch" and "Heat Miser/Cold Miser"...long before Christmas radio and these shows available to play on VCR or cable channel marathons, it really was a once a year treat!

Nathan said...

A Wish for Wings that Work

Miss_proper said...

original animated The grinch who stole Christmas

Turpentine said...

It's a Wonderful Life

kelli grrrl said...

Olive, The Other Reindeer. It really doesn’t get the recognition it deserves!

AuntBee said...

A Charlie Brown Christmas

squirrelmistress said...

if you sit on my lap today, a kiss a toy is the price you'll pay...

Doll said...

Bad Santa

momo said...

If star wars special didn't exist I would vote GRINCH
ah boo doray ah boo doray...

Todd said...

The Year Without a Santa Claus - Heat Miser and Snow Miser!

J said...

Alf, as a pedant, you're horseshit.

I guess that's consistency.

slits said...

How the Grinch Stole Christmas (the 1966 original)

Lo Key says stop with the censorship already! said...

How the Grinch Stole Christmas

Dlewny said...

Santa ClausIs Coming To Town
Charlie Brown Christmas
Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer
The Little Drummer Boy

AlleyKat said...

This was my pick also...it's definitely a must see that's for sure!

Unknown said...

Scrooge..The Albert Finney version

Don't Telle said...

A Charlie Brown Christmas

Count Jerkula said...

Grinch. Cant get any better than Christmas Karloff.

Jacqualine said...

THe Grinch

Fiendish Man said...

Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer

I still tear up when the misfit toys hear the sleigh bells and see Rudolph's light.

DrunkWivesMatter said...

C'mon. We all know it's Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas. Do not argue this with me. I'm 100% right.

HeffalumpsAndWoozles said...

Star Wars Holiday Special or the Claymation Christmas

Humor Me said...

Charlie Brown Christmas
my son's comment when I put up a small primitive feather tree in a corner - "look, it's a Charlie Brown tree!"

Moose said...

A Charlie Brown Christmas.

But props for Ann for bring up the delightful Bloom County Christmas special.

Studio54 said...

"but do you recall, the most famous reindeer of all"

1) Rudolph the red nosed Reindeer
2) The Grinch who stole Christmas
3) Frosty the Snowman

Unknown said...

The year without a santa claus (heat miser/snow miser)

gauloise said...

I cant believe there arent more vote Heat Miser! You without a Santa Clause FTW!

gauloise said...

Also Mr Magoo CHristmas Carol

Do Tell said...

Mr. Magoo's Christmas Carol and The Easter Bunny is Coming To Town. (If that is the one where the EB takes a trip through history in a hot air balloon time machine.)

Freebird said...

Every single one of the ones I watched growing up in the 60’s. They all bring the magic of Christmas home for me. ❤️ Charlie Brown, Grinch, Frosty, Rudolph, etc. Sitting around the TV, all of us as a family, and watching them was such a treat. I miss those days of innocence. Now Christmas is so commercialized. ☹️

sh!t4bra!nz said...

Frosty the Snowman.
Happy Birthday! Lol

OKay said...

How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Christmas is NOT Christmas without a little Boris Karloff!

pegd said...

Charlie Brown
Grinch
Rudolph

zerooptions said...

the little drummer boy

HabsburgHaunting said...

I don't watch any of that commercial shit.

GentleBreeze said...

Charlie Brown
Grinch
Rudolph

I keep seeing Magoo's Christmas, but don't remember it at all! and believe me, I was a TV watcher.

Town Pump said...

How the Grinch Stole Christmas. The animated one, of course.

That disgrace with Jim Carrey makes me sick!

Town Pump said...

🎵 Trim up your uncles and your aunts, and join the Ku Klux Klan 🎶
😂 I know that can’t be right, but that’s what I heard as a kid, and that’s what I still sing now.

Anonymous said...

@gauloise
I'm Mr. Cold Miser
I'm Mr. Snow
I'm Mr. Icicle
I'm Mr. Ten Below
They call me Cold Miser...
Whatever I touch...
Turns to snow in my clutch!
I'm too much.

Unknown said...

Original How the Grinch Stole Christmas

rednoir said...

Santa Claus vs. the Martians w/Pia Zadora.

So there.

Jenn B. said...

The Year Without a Santa with Heat Miser and Snow Miser

Minnie The Moocher said...

Pee Wee Herman's Christmas special ... it's become a little ghoulish as all the guest stars die off.
RIP Annette Funicello, Princess Zsa Zsa, all three Del Rubio Triplets, Dinah Shore, The King of Cartoons.

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