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Friday, July 18, 2014

Christmas TV Party 2014: Helen Holmes at Radio Once More

The Snowman

Christmas TV Party 2014: Helen Holmes at Radio Once More

1) What is the first Christmas special you remember watching?
Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer

2) Name one Christmas program/movie you enjoy watching all year round.
The Snowman by Raymond Briggs

3) Name one overlooked, or under-appreciated Christmas program.

'Twas the Night Before Christmas - 1974 Rankin-Bass

Twas the Night Before Christmas

4) Send us to 3 places on the internet.

5) What are your 3 favorite Christmas episodes of a TV sitcom or drama? How the Flintstones Saved Christmas (1964)
"The Night of the Meek" - December 23, 1960 Twilight Zone


  1. Love Twas the Night Before Christmas! And yes, it's is often overlooked.

  2. Oh, that music in The Snowman is so lovely! It's one of those cartoons that really captures your imagination! I love it! It's truly beautiful!

    And I also adore 'Twas the Night before Christmas! Just seeing the image of the mice above makes me feel like a little girl, again! Precious!

  3. I am a "Twas The Night Before Christmas" fan as well -- I love the little "Even A Miracle Needs A Hand" song. :-)

  4. Oh The Snowman--LOVE it! I watch it over and over again. It really captures a mood. Thanks for the reminder.

  5. The Snowman and Twas The Night Before Christmas are both quite sweet. I love all the Flintstones Christmas specials too. Thank you for sharing!

  6. Haven't seen The Snowman for many years, but it was very touching without being mawkish. Good choice!

  7. We love "Twas the Night Before Christmas" too. I sometimes have the songs stuck in my head for weeks!

  8. 'Twas the Night Before Christmas, The Snowman, the Flintstones Christmas ep--all great choices, Helen!