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With the slew of holidays coming up at the end of the year, do you
have watch list of shows/movies you like to watch to celebrate? What are they?
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Boy, do I! You may know that I’m the mother of one toddler. It took a lot to finally have her. Therefore, I am all in on the holiday celebrating. This year is going to be even more epic than the last, because her consciousness is becoming full-fledged. She remembers and understands so much more. The magical groundwork has been laid. Now to build from a blue-print 46 years in the making!
All of the shows that I enjoyed as a child are pretty much available on disc or via some online connection. I’ve done my due diligence in collecting them too! As much as I love cursing out Amazon for their practices, they have been an amazing resource for me in multiple areas (whether that is collecting movies/television copies, art supplies, cosplay gear, affordable clothing/footwear for my kid, and food from outside the USA just to name a few–have you ever had Saki kit-kats? They’re sublime. Sesame candy? Barry’s Irish Tea?). I shake my fist in the air frustrated that by their convenience wrapped in evil.
Regardless, I have been able to collect the holiday specials I enjoyed as a child, way before my daughter was here. I loved them so much, that I enjoyed watching them every year. It became a bit of a tradition with my mother. Each of us have our favorites. My little one, of course, will watch them all repeatedly. That suits me just fine!
So what’s on my list?
After we’ve perused the Halloween fare, we start on harvest/turkey day stuff. There’s not much. I’m not big on this holiday, just the food, and it’s going to be a educational moment for my daughter in the near future, as I teach her about the truth–something school will likely gloss over and repaint so no one is made uncomfortable–even if they should be! I’m thankful for American Indigenous friends who speak exhaustively on the topic. I’m so much more ready to have this talk with my child. In fact, I’m ready for so many talks regarding American history and the problematic truth. Indoctrination into the rewrite isn’t helpful for advancing any nation to better days.
So what’s on that list?
Right now we have Peanuts Thanksgiving and Garfield.
After this holiday closes, then I allow the rampage of Christmas specials.
We have the usual Rankin Bass and other movies, such as:
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
Santa Claus is Coming to Town
The Little Drummer Boy
Nestor The Long-Eared Donkey
Frosty The Snowman
Frosty’s Winter Wonderland
The Night Before Christmas
A Year Without A Santa Claus
Rudolph’s Shiny New Year
I Want a Dog For Christmas, Charlie Brown
Scrooge (Albert Finney)
It’s A Wonderful Life
Miracle on 34th Street (Natalie Wood)
Santa and the 3 Bears
The Nightmare Before Christmas
Winnie The Pooh’s Christmas
The Bishop’s Wife (Cary Grant)
Mr. Magoo’s Christmas
Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas
Mickey’s Twice Upon a Christmas
Mickey’s Christmas Carol
Mickey’s Magical Christmas, Snowed-in At the House of Mouse
Muppet’s Christmas Carol
Muppet Family Christmas
Prep and Landing
A Christmas Story
The Santa Clause (only 1 and 2 – 3 has Martin Short and I don’t like him).
How The Grinch Stole Christmas
Frank and Bing’s Happy Holidays (Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby)
Emmet Otter’s Jug Band Christmas
March of the Wooden Soldiers
Hopefully, I didn’t miss any! There are so many to list. I’d make links, but that would be exhausting! If you want to find it, let me know and I’ll try to get you the link needed. I’m serious! Leave a comment!
So you can bet that after Thanksgiving Day, I’ll be somewhere watching from this list in the evenings. Hop through the other author links below to find out what movies or shows they like to watch during the holiday season. I’m looking forward to reading what of our non-US members partake in!
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P.J. MacLayne says
Emmet Otter! Yes! I love that one!
Stevie Turner says
Frank and Bing’s Happy Holidays? My mother was a great Sinatra fan, but she never mentioned this one.
Captain Maiel says
I was lucky enough to work at a record store here in Upstate NY, and they got a couple copies of it in. So I bought it. Two of my favorite singers!