Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Christmas TV Party 2015: Donna Bock

 
Christmas TV Party 2015: Donna Bock

1) What Christmas program/movie have you seen more times than any other?
There are many, but I would have to Say Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer.  My favorite.  As I wrote last year, I remember watching it for the very first time. (Yes I'm old.)  I just can't get enough of it!  I always look for it every year to see when it's on, even after all these years. I own the VHS, DVD and I have it saved on my DVR!



 



2) What is your favorite musical Christmas TV special, variety performance, or holiday song in a movie?
My song is 'Keep Christmas With You' from Christmas Eve on Sesame Street.  Different, but so meaningful.



 
3) What's your favorite TV or movie adaptation of Dickens' A Christmas Carol?
Mr. Magoo's Christmas Carol...again saw it for the first time it aired...I was very young, but loved it.  I had no idea it was a classic work by a great writer.  When I got older and would see other adaptions of it, I would think..."Oh they copied Mr. Magoo!".....I think I was a young teen before I realized it was a classic.

4) What do you think is the worst Christmas program/movie--or your least favorite, the most disappointing or most overrated?
There are a few I can think of but the two I turn off all the time is Santa Claus 3-The Escape Claus and Home Alone 3...could it have something to do with the Three (3)?  They should have quit while they were ahead!

5) If you were asked to give advice to a TV network executive in charge of holiday programming, what would you suggest?
How about a Christmas Classic Channel...CCC!  All Christmas, All Day!  Hey don't steal my idea!!!  The channel could play everything from old sitcom Christmas episodes to Classic variety specials and everything in between...We all need a little Christmas at all times of the year!




 

10 comments:

  1. I'm surprised they don't have a Christmas channel already. Or at least that one of the more obscure cable channels -- something like POP, TV Land or Replay -- doesn't formally switch over to that kind of programing officially throughout November/December.

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  3. I agree about 'Keep Christmas With You'. I remember first hearing it and thinking what a great idea it was to "keep it near" when it was over. It made it easier for my younger self to put away the ornaments when it was time.

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  4. Love the idea of the 24 hour Christmas Channel!!! Hallmark gets it's best ratings in November & December, and I'm sure someone out there is taking notice. Hopefully, there's another network that might want to try something like this, too! At least the whole month of December!!!

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  5. I'd watch the Christmas channel! What a great idea :)

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    1. Joanna, How do you post my answers to your questions? is it email?

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    2. Hi tvh--have you sent in yr responses yet? Here's the link to the instructions. I'm still accepting responses: http://www.christmastvhistory.com/2015/06/christmas-in-july-christmas-tv-party.html

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  6. 'Keep Christmas With You' is a wonderful song - wish it would have been covered by some other singers as 'Bein' Green' was.

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  7. This Christmas Channel is the best idea regarding Christmas programming that I've heard yet! There are more than enough enthusiasts to keep this channel afloat. I am a 'cord cutter' - haven't had cable/satellite/antenna for 5 years (we stream everything) but this could interest me enough to consider getting the service needed to subscribe.

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  8. This Christmas Channel is the best idea regarding Christmas programming that I've heard yet! There are more than enough enthusiasts to keep this channel afloat. I am a 'cord cutter' - haven't had cable/satellite/antenna for 5 years (we stream everything) but this could interest me enough to consider getting the service needed to subscribe.

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