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Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Christmas TV Party 2015: Lauralynn Elliott

Christmas TV Party 2015: Lauralynn Elliott at Lauralynnelliott.com

1) What Christmas program/movie have you seen more times than any other?
The Christmas Card (A little side note. It's always been my favorite Christmas movie, and I mentioned it to a Facebook friend, and it turns out she WROTE it. Her name is Joany Kane.)

2) What is your favorite musical Christmas TV special, variety performance, or holiday song in a movie? 
I think I'll pick a song. Silver and Gold from Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer.

3) What's your favorite TV or movie adaptation of Dickens' A Christmas Carol? 
It's a toss up between The George C Scott version and the Patrick Stewart version. If I had to pick one of the variations (rather than the ones that were like the original story), it would probably by Ebbie with Susan Lucci.

Ebbie (1995)

4) What do you think is the worst Christmas program/movie--or your least favorite, the most disappointing or most overrated? 
Probably A Christmas Story. (I'll probably get rotten tomatoes thrown at me for that.)

5) If you were asked to give advice to a TV network executive in charge of holiday programming, what would you suggest? 
Don't just show it on "premium" channels. Last year, a lot of my Hallmark favorites got switched to the Hallmark Movie Channel, which isn't part of my basic plan. I ended up buying a DVD.


  1. Thanks for having me here! This was fun.

  2. No tomatoes! To each their own, if we all liked the same things, what a boring world that would be. I love "Silver and Gold," too!

    1. I agree with Joe. We all don't have to like the same things. There's something in Christmas entertainment for everyone. Thanks for being honest.

  3. Wow! How wonderful that you know the woman who wrote The Christmas Card. It is such a well known and well loved Hallmark movie... one of my favorites, too!

    Also, love your suggestion that Hallmark not move all the great movies to their sister channel, Hallmark Movies & Mysteries. I wish they could, at least, make the station more available and affordable for all viewers.

    Btw... don't tell anyone, but ditto on The Christmas Story.

  4. Ditto again on 'The Christmas Story.' But I think it's fun that they do a 24 hour marathon in December for those that like it.

  5. Can't agree with about A Christmas Story, which I love and have since I was a kid and happened to catch it just as it was starting on on PBS one random (summer) day, but finally saw A Christmas Card for the first time last year and really enjoyed it. A classic made-for-TV Christmas movie, it seemed to kind of invent the Hallmark Christmas movie formula, which I admit I adore.