By Lauren H.
It’s the holidays people! That means… holiday shows and movies! On all our favorite television channels, there are all our favorite programming. Maybe even the best of them all… the Charlie Brown Christmas special! Nearly fifty years after it was released, it is still going strong on ABC. It used to be on CBS, until 2001. Everyone knows it was all created by Charles M. Schulz, the cartoonist. With all those cute little round children and the mysterious adults whose faces are never shown/words are always muffled, it makes an interesting watch to the viewers at home. Nothing trumps the music.
Who could forget about How the Grinch Stole Christmas? Based off of the book by Dr.Seuss, the show AND movie display it nicely. The original, 1966 cartoon show that plays currently on ABC, and the movie that is usually shown on ABC Family are both available to watch. The cartoon offers a wide variety of haunting music and the movie, a wide variety of scenery and people. (Jim Carrey plays the Grinch)
What about Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer? Airing in 2000, it was an animated direct-to-video tv special. It is now showing on cartoon network/Toon tv, and it is an hour long show about a boy’s grandma who got run over by a reindeer through a ploy made up by mean cousin .
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer…what a classic! The amazing part is it was shot in stop-motion animation, which takes a long time to film and a lot of work. With the amazing singer Burl Ives featured in song, and talented actors like Billie Mae Richards and Larry D. Mann, it is a must-see. It is shown on ABC Family.
Finally, there is Frosty the Snowman!With three movies, including the original, Frosty the Snowman Returns, and Frosty’s Winter Wonderland, it really is a treat to watch. You can see Frosty on all his adventures, with the kids and his newfound wife, Mrs. Frosty!
Did you miss viewing these holiday shows on regular television? They are all available on DVD at your favorite retail store. Happy Viewing!