Monday, December 22, 2008

The best Christmas specials of all time

I remember when I was a little girl, I couldn't WAIT for the Christmas specials to be broadcast. Back in the 70's you only got ONE CHANCE each year to see them. When they would come on, Mom would whip up some Jiffy Pop Popcorn on the stove, (there were no microwaves) and I'd cozy up in a blanket with much anticipation, and sit with my eyes transfixed on the television, without moving, the entire time the show was on.

Nowadays, kids have it made! They re-run all the good shows several times for an entire month! And if that's not enough for you, you can just pick up the DVD and watch it everyday if you want to. Kid's these days don't know what it's like to wait all year for ONE SHOT at seeing their favorite Christmas show.

Here is my list of the best classic Christmas Specials.

Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer - Without a doubt, this was the one I would look forward to the most. I remember one year, I got in trouble for something and wasn't allowed to watch it. I cried myself to sleep that night.

Frosty The Snowman - Speaking of crying....... when I was a little girl, this one would always get me. When Frosty melts in the greenhouse, I would LOSE IT! Every single time.

How The Grinch Stole Christmas - I love every rhyming word in this
movie! It surprises me when kids these days don't realize it was a cartoon
before it was a movie.

A Charlie Brown Christmas - What's not to love about A Charlie Brown
Christmas? The music is great, the dancing....superb! And the moral of the
story touches the heart.

Miracle On 34th Street - The black & white version was the one I grew up on. Natalie Cole played the little girl, Susan, and I could never understand how she couldn't believe in Santa.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

December Freebies

Freebies have been slim pickins' here lately. Maybe all the big companies can't afford to give them out like they used to? Who knows. But, here are a few that I was able to find. Hope you can use them!

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