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Ahh Christmas. The tree, the stockings, the mistletoe and - of course - the holiday ti vi programming.
Some of my fondest giáng sinh memories were spent in front a of ti vi watching such classics as the animated Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer hoặc one of the myriad versions of Dickens' 'A giáng sinh Carol'.
So without further ado, I am presenting bạn with my big, big danh sách of holiday specials. I've tried to categorize the danh sách into subsections to make it a little thêm bearable and consumable. The danh sách 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 video so you'll notice some glaring omissions (like 'A giáng sinh Story' and 'Miracle on 34th Street).
In any event, here's wishing bạn a great Christmas. Now sit back and dig into some of the best giáng sinh content on the web... The Essentials
If bạn can only watch a couple of holiday specials, these are the ones to watch. This is the proverbial 'hall of fame' of giáng sinh programming.
5. link Cartoons
The cartoon seems to be perfectly suited to Christmas. How better to present that perfect blanket of giáng sinh snow hoặc a whimsically decorated giáng sinh tree?
30. link Stop-Motion phim hoạt hình (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 giáng sinh that seem to go hand-in-hand.
35. link Versions of 'A giáng sinh 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. năm after năm ti vi 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
giáng sinh âm nhạc is an integral part of Christmas. Sure some of it is cheesy and way too corny, but I generally enjoy giáng sinh âm nhạc in reasonable doses. Here are some of my favorites. My all-time yêu thích clip is probalby the improbable duet between David Bowie and Bing Crosby from a 1977 giáng sinh Special.
75. link Miscellaneous Specials & Documentaries
This is a mish-mash of some different giáng sinh 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 giáng sinh ti vi 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 giáng sinh 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 giáng sinh programming over the years. I'm not about to subject myself to watching hoặc cataloging all of them, but here are a few to get bạn started. But note that bạn have been warned - these will have bạn crying out: "oh the humanity" before too long.
Well, that's it. 101 video as promised. If I missed anything good be sure to message me hoặc add a bình luận below. Merry Christmas!
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