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Sunday, July 19, 2015

Christmas TV Party 2015: Net

Christmas TV Party 2015: Net at It's a Wonderful Movie

1) What Christmas program/movie have you seen more times than any other? 
Most definitely, I have seen Home Alone more times than any other Christmas movie, because it is played so often on TV, and yet, I still love it and all the Hallmark Channel Christmas Movies I’ve seen endless times… especially A Boyfriend for Christmas and A Season for Miracles! I never ever miss those two! I cherish them and practically know all their lines!
A Boyfriend for Christmas, is actually one of the first Hallmark Channel Christmas Movies, so it will always hold a special place in my heart, and A Season for Miracles, is a Hallmark Hall of Fame film that always pulls at the heartstrings. 

2004's A Boyfriend for Christmas.
2) What is your favorite musical Christmas TV special, variety performance, or holiday song in a movie?
My absolute favorite Christmas song in a Movie is Doris Day, singing ‘Merry Christmas All’ in the movie On Moonlight Bay!… I get goose bumps just thinking about it! It is such a precious, heartwarming moment in this classic family film.

3) What's your favorite TV or movie adaptation of Dickens' A Christmas Carol?

The 1951 version of ‘A Christmas Carol’ with Alastair Sim has always been my favorite. The way he laughs so joyfully and his face lights up, in the end, is truly beautiful. I love when Mr. Scrooge finally becomes nice and surprises everyone with his dramatic change of heart. 

4) What do you think is the worst Christmas program/movie--or your least favorite, the most disappointing or most overrated?

Oh, I can’t say a particular movie… but I don’t like any R-rated movies, in general, but especially at Christmastime, which should be honored as a sacred holy time of year.

5) If you were asked to give advice to a TV network executive in charge of holiday programming, what would you suggest?

I would suggest variety… Networks shouldn’t play the same movies so close together. Sometimes, it’s just a few hours later and the same movie is being played again. I think they should try to mix it up!
Also, I hope networks understand… we love the new movies and specials, but we also still treasure the classics… so please keep playing them!
Lastly, I would suggest more family-friendly films at Christmastime… that make you feel uplifted, and give you that warm, fuzzy feeling in your heart… and more programming that actually tells the true meaning of Christmas, the birth of Jesus!


  1. We watch Home Alone every year without fail! It just wouldn't feel like Christmas without it! Great choice for Merry Christmas All from On Moonlight Bay. Doris Day is lovely! Great answers all around.

    1. Thank you so much, Jakki! It's so fun to share these annual Christmas traditions... it's like we are one big family! :)

    2. I loved your answers too Net!! And we are one big family!!!

  2. I love "On Moonlight Bay"! Also agree that certain networks replay things too much. There are so many years of movies and specials that repeating the same one over an over is just ridiculous.

    1. Oh, I'm glad to hear you love "On Moonlight Bay", too Dana. The Christmas and Wintry scenes are so beautiful, I'm just hoping TCM will play it more at Christmastime!

  3. We watch Home Alone every year. Love it. The Doris Day song (and movie) is one I have never heard of. Have to look for it. My wife loves Doris Day and this sounds great.

    1. So good to hear you still love to watch Home Alone, too, Caffeinated Joe... I can't help but watch it whenever I find it on TV, whether it's April, May, June, July, and most certainly, December!!! Something about it always draws me in.

      As for "On Moonlight Bay", any one who like Christmas & Doris Day... it's a must see! Like the movie 'Meet Me in St. Louis', it isn't all Christmas, but the Christmas part is so touching, you and especially, your wife, will surely love it! By the way, there is a sequel film to it, titled 'By the Light of the Silvery Moon'. Hope you are able to see both of them!

  4. Thank you Joanna for giving me this opportunity to share my Christmas Favorites! It has been so fun every day to read everyone’s responses as we reflect on the joy and memories of Christmas!

    God Bless Us, Everyone! Net

  5. What a fun month this has been. Thanks for reading along all month long. Such fascinating answers from everyone. So much more good stuff to come too! Merry Christmas in July :)