Holiday Television Specials

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

And probably my favorite… 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?  I’d love to hear from you!


Tiffany A. White is the author of the YA mystery Football Sweetheart series available on Kindle and Nook.  She is available for contact via Twitter, Facebook, Google+, or via email at tiffany {at} tiffanyawhite {dot} com.

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23 Responses to Holiday Television Specials

  1. I have to see The Christmas Card, A Christmas Carol, and Rudolph.

  2. Emma says:

    I can’t remember any Christmas themed TV shows from childhood, but I do have to watch The Goonies every year.

  3. tomwisk says:

    I’m a Jean Shepard fan from way back and A Christmas Story is a must for me because Shep does the voice over. I still loathe The Sound of Music.

  4. I’ve always loved White Christmas. I’ll always try to catch Miracle On 34th Street and It’s A Wonderful Life, too. I remember the tv movie that got to me most as a young person, though, was a show called “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever”. It was all about the spirit of Christmas.

    • Julie Glover says:

      The book “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” had me rolling with laughter, Kitt! My whole book club loved it. I’ve never seen the show, though.

      • It was a made for TV movie back in 1983, Julie. Loretta Switch (yes, Hot Lips Houlihan) played Mrs. Bradley, the lady who took over the pageant. It was sweet. I cried when the Herdman kids brought their ‘gifts’ for baby Jesus. Now I want to read the book!

  5. Julie Glover says:

    My absolute favorites are A Charlie Brown Christmas, The Grinch Who Stole Christmas, and The Year Without a Santa Claus…because I just simply must sing the Heat Miser and Snow Miser songs every Christmas! LOL.

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