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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Christmas in July 2017: David Hannah

Christmas in July 2017: David Hannah

1) Who's your favorite Santa Claus?

-I think it's Sir Richard Attenborough, Miracle on 34th Street (1994)

2) What's your favorite Christmas episode from a TV series?

-I think it's the Glee Christmas special from season three: "Extraordinary Merry Christmas."

3) Do you enjoy watching Christmas entertainment year round or do you only like watching it during the holidays? And, why?

-I love watching it throughout the year; I watch something festive each Rudolph Day and kick off Christmas on November 15th each year with regular viewings of holiday classics. I like the anticipation that off-season viewing brings.

4) This is the 21st century--how do you watch TV and/or Christmas entertainment?

I watch through a combination of these media: classics on DVD (purchased), annual cable broadcasts on TV (and PVR), purchases through AppleTV, and Netflix

5) If you were to be stranded on an island (maybe Christmas Island in the Indian Ocean!), what three Christmas movies, specials, or episodes would you like to have with you?

3.) It's a Wonderful Life
2.) A Charlie Brown Christmas
1.) White Christmas

(And I'd sure miss/think a lot about A Christmas Story and Yogi's First Christmas)


  1. Even though I didn't enjoy the 1994 version of Miracle on 34th Street as well as the original, it did have some positive attributes and certainly Sir Richard Attenborough was a fantastic Santa!

  2. I think we all wish we could bring more than three to the island. Joanna is strict! LOL

  3. I'm not strict--the power supply on the deserted island is limited. More than three and you'll blow a fuse.

    That's may favorite Christmas episode of Glee too--so much happening in that story, it's fun to watch over and over. And, I LOVE the tributes to Christmas TV history as well (Judy Garland's 1964 Christmas Show and the Star Wars Holiday Special). There's so much to love about it. Thanks for the reminder :)