Last December, in the post Unconventional Holiday Entertainment, I shared that one of my favorite holiday programs was the short film Big Business featuring Laurel and Hardy. Since Thanksgiving passed here in the United States on November 28, some type of yearly Christmas special can be found each night of the week on TV. In addition, nearly every TV show in production will air a holiday themed episode. But for many people, watching the same holiday program from years past becomes a ritual that adds to the celebratory mood of the season.
So with that in mind, what holiday special do you look forward to watching every year? Is it an old TV special that only airs once a year, like Charlie Brown Christmas or a holiday episode of a TV show? Is it a movie? Or do you skip the small and big screens altogether and head out to the theater to see The Nutcracker?
Share your favorites in the comments below.
In the meantime, I’ll leave you with the Christmas episode from Season 2 of Keeping up Appearances. Sure, it will probably air soon on your local PBS station if you are in the U.S. but why wait to watch it?