1) What Christmas program/movie have you seen more times than any other?
I watched It's a Wonderful Life and A Charlie Brown Christmas every year since I was a kid. I also have seen Nation Lampoon's Christmas Vacation & The Christmas Card several times a year. Recently my favorites are Lifetime's Love Under the Christmas Table and Hallmark's Trading Christmas. Love all of them for different reasons.
|promotional photo from 2006 TV movie The Christmas Card.|
2) What is your favorite musical Christmas TV special, variety performance, or holiday song in a movie?
For my wife and I it would be "Snow" from White Christmas.
or Nat King Cole performing "The Christmas Song" on The Nat King Cole Show.
I enjoyed watching Bing Crosby and David Bowie doing "Little Drummer Boy"
3) What's your favorite TV or movie adaptation of Dickens' A Christmas Carol?
Animated: A Flintstones Christmas Carol
2009's A Christmas Carol with Jim Carrey
Mickey's Christmas Carol
When I worked grave yard shift I used to listen to a radio station that played old radio dramas or mysteries and every Christmas they would play the Jimmy Stewart Show the Six Shooter "Brett Ponset's Christmas Carol" .
Side note: Worst versions are Bah Hum Duck & Jetson's Christmas Carol
|Disney's Christmas Carol|
4) What do you think is the worst Christmas program/movie--or your least favorite, the most disappointing or most overrated?
A Star Wars Holiday (a VERY bad production)
Christmas Caper (Shannon Doherty)
Surviving Christmas (Ben Afleck)
Santa Claus: The Movie
5) If you were asked to give advice to a TV network executive in charge of holiday programming, what would you suggest?
Bring back some of you retro programs for a day of programming that has a Christmas theme. Have a night (not Christmas day- one of the weekends before) showing Jeffersons, Home Improvement, Brady Bunch, Love Boat, Cheers, etc. Include some of the current shows also. I understand the cable channels playing non-stop movies but what if they changed the pace on one of the days or nights play all the programs they currently have the rights to Christmas themed episodes.
I am adding a category: Most underrated Christmas special or movie?
Garfield's Christmas Special
Casper's First Christmas
Christmas Every Day (1996-ABC Family)
On the Second Day of Christmas (Mark Ruffalo)
A Boyfriend for Christmas (Hallmark)
Emmet Otter's Jug Band Christmas
The Most Wonderful Time of the Year (Hallmark)
A Chipmunk Christmas (Golden Harmonica)