Holiday programming

If you're anything like me, you look forward to seeing your favourite Christmas specials on TV at this time of year. Sure, they may be cheesy, old fashioned, and I may have seen them a dozen times each, but it just doesn't seem like Christmas unless I've seen a few of them.

My personal favourites are How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Mickey's Christmas Carol, A Charlie Brown Christmas, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, and The Santa Clause. I also love The Little Drummer Boy, and The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus, although I don't watch them as often. Hubby's favourites are A Christmas Story and National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation.

If you're wondering when your favourite specials will be on TV, check out the holiday programming guides linked below.


  1. Ditto on the National Lampoon and a Christmas Story. I would add A Christmas Carol with Alistair Sim, It's a Wonderful Life, and The Polar Express, the latter being a good children's movie.

  2. Mine are "Miracle on 34th Street" (the new one), "Love, Actually", all the cartoons like The Grinch, Garfield's Christmas, Mickey's Christmas Carol, Charlie Brown... the list goes on and on! Ohhh, I love Christmas :)

  3. I like the original Miracle on 34th St. and my all time favorite is A Chirstmas Story (you'll shoot your eye out). But I hate It's a Wonderful Life.

  4. I like It's a Wonderful Life because it really shows the way a man can have so many dreams and wait and wait and wait and never get them. The main character is eminently sympathetic that way...

  5. It's a sad state of affairs when "Doctor Who Christmas" is on CBC and "One Magic Christmas" which was filmed in Canada (Owen Sound to be particular) isn't. It's my favorite and I always get choked up when the daughter brings the mother back her letter from Santa Claus (from when she was a little girl), and the mother BELIEVES!

  6. When I read the title "One Magic Christmas", I didn't recognize it, but I remember that scene!! I agree - gets me misty-eyed.