Holiday Special Spectacular

Friday, December 23, 2011

Watching Christmas television is probably one of my favorite parts of the holiday seasons. I can't wait for my favorite Christmas programs to start. 25 Days of Christmas on ABC Family is definitely a guilty pleasure for me.  I love introducing Zaiah to all the classic Christmas shows.  Family Christmas movie time is definitely a favorite pastime for us.

Here is a lineup of some of our holiday favorites...

"I'm Mr White Christmas, Im Mr Snow. Im Mr Icicle, Im Mr 10 below..."  This is the ultimate! One of my absolute favorites of all time. I love all the songs and the really bad animation of all of these special Christmas classics.  Who doesnt love Snow and Heat Miser? ...and how catchy are those songs? Super fav!

My sister and I were unnaturally excited when this DVD came in the mail the other day. We LOVE the camels singing We Three Kings. As a matter of fact, it's the only version I usually sing of the song. The bells hitting themselves in the head with the one daffy one that can't get it right still cracks us up and of course, who doesn't love the California Raisins? Zee was in love with their rendition of Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer. I mean, it's The Temptations!

"You hope and I'll hurry. You pray and I'll plan. We'll do what's necessary 'cause, even a miracle needs a hand." Such a great song!!  This cartoon is a classic redone classically!  We do not go a Christmas season without watching this one.
This is not a well known movie but it is without doubt a classic. My sister and I watched this all the time as kids.  Good songs, good story. It is never played on tv, or at least we havent seen it, but we own it and break it out every year at this time. If you havent seen this one, definitely put it on your Christmas list ;)
Aww... :(  "Ears Nestor". This story always makes me sad but I love the way it tells the story of Christmas and the birth of Jesus.  It is one of the only Christmas classics that comes on each year for the kids and relates to the true meaning of Christmas without involving some sort of Santa story. Definitely a much watch each year.
First of all, I love A Christmas Carol. A must read!  I've seen so many versions of this story and I never get tired of it. This is one of my favorite versions. It tells the classic story while still appealing to people of all ages.  The Muppets have a way of making this story fun for kids and Michael Caine is one of my all time favorites. This movies gets a huge, YES PLEASE!

Everyone has their #1 Christmas movie that they HAVE TO watch every year, and this is mine. How thrilled am I that my daughter loves it just as much (if not more) than I do!  She makes me watch it all year long and since it's my quintessential holiday movie, I only let her watch Santa Clause 2 and 3 throughout the year. That way she gets her fill and I dont get tired of one of my favorite holiday pleasures.

There are also these two are Mummy and Daddy's favorites.  Miss Zee is too young to have discovered these but you can't miss these each year.

...and finally, there is no way on Earth that I could leave out The Grinch!! Absolute holiday classic. I think I know every single line. I love both versions!! The cartoon and the movie. Whichever. Perfectly happy either way. One of the best told stories and Dr. Seuss is the ultimate! I love this to no end. 

Here is a little printable I want to share with all of you with my absolute favorite line from the movie. It really captures the plot of the movie as well as the Christmas spirit and all it embodies.

Hope you enjoy :)

What are some of your family's favorite holiday specials?


  1. Just came along your blog. Now following you along. My favorite is the Grinch. I hope you had a Merry Christmas.

  2. I don't think I have a favorite right now, but let's just say that I enjoyed watching a marathon of Christmas movies on Lifetime Movie Network this season. I don't watch too much tv these days. :-)

    * BTW, I tagged you in a blog post:

  3. Hi, thanks for the crafty inspiration and blog hops. I did a year in review at NZ Ecochick and would love it if you would link up some of your favourite posts of 2011. Have a wonderful new year. M xx