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Ahh Christmas. The tree, the stockings, the mistletoe and - of course - the holiday Телевидение programming.
Some of my fondest Рождество memories were spent in front a of Телевидение watching such classics as the animated Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer или one of the myriad versions of Dickens' 'A Рождество Carol'.
So without further ado, I am presenting Ты with my big, big Список of holiday specials. I've tried to categorize the Список into subsections to make it a little еще bearable and consumable. The Список is in no particular order, though the first section, 'essentials', are (in my humble opinion) the cream of the crop. I should also note that I've only included programs for which I was able to find online Видео so you'll notice some glaring omissions (like 'A Рождество Story' and 'Miracle on 34th Street).
In any event, here's wishing Ты a great Christmas. Now sit back and dig into some of the best Рождество content on the web... The Essentials
If Ты can only watch a couple of holiday specials, these are the ones to watch. This is the proverbial 'hall of fame' of Рождество programming.
5. link Cartoons
The cartoon seems to be perfectly suited to Christmas. How better to present that perfect blanket of Рождество snow или a whimsically decorated Рождество tree?
30. link Stop-Motion Анимация (Claymation)
There aren't too many specials in this category, but the legendary Rudolph the Red Nosed Reinder (listed as entry #3 in the "Essentials" section) make it necessary to call out other specials in this genre. There's something about claymation and Рождество that seem to go hand-in-hand.
35. link Versions of 'A Рождество Carol'
There have been so many versions of this Charles Dickens classic that it warrants its own section in this article. Here are just a few of the adaptations (all animated, I might add):
38. link Sitcoms
The sitcom is another mainstay of Christmas. год after год Телевидение sitcoms revel in the same, recyled holiday plots. Of course there are some original bright spots (like 'The Office' and Seinfeld's classic 'Festivus' episode).
52. link Music Videos
Рождество Музыка is an integral part of Christmas. Sure some of it is cheesy and way too corny, but I generally enjoy Рождество Музыка in reasonable doses. Here are some of my favorites. My all-time Избранное clip is probalby the improbable duet between David Bowie and Bing Crosby from a 1977 Рождество Special.
75. link Miscellaneous Specials & Documentaries
This is a mish-mash of some different Рождество programming that I didn't know how to categorize otherwise. Still, you'll find some interesting (non-animated) stuff.
80. link The Commercials
Of course, with all that Рождество Телевидение programming there's bound to be an equal amount of holiday-themed advertising. Here are some of my favorites. I'm partial to the Hershey's Kisses commercial.
88. link The Parodies, Sketches & Spoofs
Because poking fun at Рождество may be irreverant, but it can also be pretty damned funny. Here are some short clips and sketches that have some fun with Christmas.
99. link The Abominations
Of course, not all holiday specials are created equal. Folks have create a lot of horrible Рождество programming over the years. I'm not about to subject myself to watching или cataloging all of them, but here are a few to get Ты started. But note that Ты have been warned - these will have Ты crying out: "oh the humanity" before too long.
Well, that's it. 101 Видео as promised. If I missed anything good be sure to message me или add a Комментарий below. Merry Christmas!
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