The holiday season means something different to every person who observes it. For some, the most important aspect of this time of year is the precious time spent with friends and family. Others enjoy giving… by dedicating their time to special organizations, by baking sweet treats for those nearest and dearest to them, and by wrapping purchased gifts with red and green papers and ribbons.
For me, it’s all about tradition—baking my mom’s special recipe walnut muffins, enjoying a glass (or two or three) of “adult” eggnog while wrapping presents, listening to Harry Connick, Jr. and Andrea Bocelli belt out traditional holiday music as I drive around town looking for last-minute gifts, and carefully placing the Baby Jesus in the manger of our nativity set at midnight on Christmas Eve.
My list wouldn’t be complete without adding another of my holiday traditions… finding a few of my childhood favorites on television to enjoy one more time. I’ve watched these programs for as long as I can remember. I may not catch the airing every single year, but that doesn’t mean I don’t try.
So, what do I look for on the TV guide every December?
A Charlie Brown Christmas
A Chipmunk Christmas
Frosty’s Winter Wonderland
Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer
It doesn’t matter how old I am, or how old these programs are, they will always be considered classics and must-sees in my house!
Do you have any special holiday television programs that you watch every year? If you had to choose just one, which is your favorite and why? I’d love to hear from you!