A friend at work has dubbed "Holiday" a fifth season. Running from Halloween to Epiphany, squeezed in between Autumn and Winter, Holiday is my favorite season of the year.
I've been wanting to figure out a way to increase my blogging output lately, and I had a great time celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Doctor Who by doing a thirty-day "challenge" on facebook (you basically just posted some favorite about Who every day for thirty days). I decided that celebrating my favorite season with a Christmas countdown was just just the ticket. Consider this my virtual advent calendar.
Here are the categories:
So, let's get started, shall we?
Day 1: Favorite TV Christmas Special
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|Who hasn't done the Snoopy dance?|
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"Abed's Uncontrollable Christmas" isn't a special, but an episode of the show Community. Even so, I've watched it dozens of times, just like a favorite Christmas special. Involving the classic Rankin Bass-style stop-motion animation, musical numbers, and a quest storyline (along with that good ol' existential questioning!) it holds its own against other, more famous, holiday tales.
It's wordless, and it's beautiful. 'Nuff said.
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A Wish For Wings That Work was a Bloom County Christmas special. I don't know if it aired more than once, but my family videotaped it (my mom loved Opus the penguin) and we kept the VHS for many years, watching it every year. It's completely bizarre, but has a good heart below all the weird (like most weird stuff).
What's your favorite Christmas special?
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