Christmas specials were huge news when I was a kid. Around the third grade they became “kid stuff,” which basically meant that we all still watched them but we just didn’t admit it. Who’s going to pass up Frosty? Nobody.
My favorites were the Rankin-Bass specials, those weird, stop motion shows like Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and The Year Without A Santa Claus. Long after my era, they made a really twisted one entitled The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus. Recreational pharmaceuticals are highly recommended before viewing that one.
Not all holiday specials were animated, of course. There were the celebrity specials and the once-per-year movies, too.
So, no either/or choices this week, just lay it on me: What is (or was) your favorite holiday special? Answers must fit in a stocking, and come on people, Let’s make Laura B. proud.
Categories: choose and defend