Post by Susan "Poison" Candy on Dec 11, 2017 11:46:32 GMT -5
Frosty The Snowman Frosty Returns Legend of Frosty The Snowman The Town Santa Forgot The 12 Days of Christmas The Snowman Charlie Brown Christmas It's Christmas Time Again Charlie Brown Garfield Christmas Winnie The Pooh's Christmas Santa Bear's Great Adventure Tiny Toons Christmas Special Animaniacs Christmas Episodes Hey Arnold Christmas Special Ed Edd N Eddy: Jingle Jingle Jangle David Copperfield
Not to get dramatic, but The Grinch has a very special place to me. The last Christmas before my grandfather went we had a big to do, and my mom was so worn out she wanted to just crash. But I made her sit down with us and watch it. And during the sleigh down the mountain part, we got to see the old man as he really was for the last time; he was rocking back and forth in his chair, slapping his knees and roaring with laughter, more animated than we had seen him in years. And then literally New Year’s night he was gone. To this day my mom thanks me for making her watch The Grinch.
Post by James Fabiano on Dec 12, 2017 22:49:18 GMT -5
Cut and paste from the all-purpose thread:
We're on the same wavelength with a lot of those picks! I can agree on the Britcom picks, right down to the "correct" VOD episode. Everyone in my family loved imitating Alice's mother: "You did, did you?"
Mr. Bean Christmas was pretty good too. And can we count the Ab Fab New Year's episode?
Can't disagree about Charlie Brown, even some of the newer Xmas Peanuts shows are pretty good, as they adapt comic strip storylines.
Muppet Family Xmas is a CLASSIC, albeit, sadly, at best a YouTube classic as that's the only place where you get the real deal. Been watching the Lady Gaga/Muppets special, it's not too bad actually. But not a patch on MFC. As for that other Muppet special...like I said in the Misfit Specials thread, the only noteworthy things about that were: 1) they got Triumph the Insult Comic Dog to be on it (?!?), 2) Beaker on steroids, and 3) My friend thought Piggy became a prostitute in the Kermitless Universe.
And yes, both MST3K episodes. Think we've alternated over years which one we'll watch. (One year the Joel episode, next the Mike one, and back and forth). And on the side, we also have the DVD of Rifftrax's Christmas show. I think we did get Rifftrax Santa Conquers the Martians, so I must finally watch that.
Justice League: Comfort and Joy and the Fun Haus episode of Batman: Brave and the Bold are right up there as well for yearly watching, as are Christmas with the Joker and Holiday Knights from B:TAS.
Mickey's Christmas Carol, and luckily I have an old VHS transfer as "remastering" on the DVD is apparently not that great, and FoxABCFreeformWowThisChannelHasAsManyNamesAsTNAGFWIMPACT edits the crap out of its airings.
Locally, we have the WPIX Yule Log and Magic Garden Christmas.
And of course there's the guilty pleasure here and there....He-Man Christmas, Star Wars, some bad horror movies....
Post by Blindkarevik on Dec 13, 2017 9:13:16 GMT -5
Back when I cared about Christmas, I always had a special fondness for the Pac-Man Christmas episode... for no other reason than it seemed to be on when I first turned on the TV for the day for a few years in a row.
Post by James Fabiano on Dec 13, 2017 16:11:05 GMT -5
How did I forget to mention Beavis and Butt-head? The Christmas Carol parody is great, but I will always prefer the one where they do nothing but watch music videos. I assume it's a nightmare to get up on YouTube, so....
Besides the Snow Fight, I also have been (as you can see from the sig picture) looking up old Chip 'n' Dale shorts. Other essentials for me Disney-wise are Pluto's Christmas Tree and Toy Tinkers...the latter, moreso, with the intro created for From All Of Us To All Of You.
I hate it, because of how they treat the intellectual mouse.
Well yeah, I think the father mouse (played by George Gobel) had a line to the effect of "You ruined Christmas thanks to your opinion!" So one of the morals is...you're not allowed to have an opinion???
The humans look like the mice too, I think they just decided on the same model and palette swapped the fur for flesh. Still, I have a soft spot for the Rankin-Bass "Twas the Night..." because I used to imitate the intellectual mouse/the son when I was younger.
Now how about The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus? Or am I the only one who wants to wake up to a big surprise...?