ar119721134727536well, the season has officially begun … the season of Christmas programming.

we actually kicked it off over thanksgiving when special host jojo-pumpkin helped the lady sparkler and i toss out the ceremonial first “charlie brown christmas.”

we go into each year with a list of 60+ movies, cartoons and holiday specials to watch, and we are usually pretty happy if we make it through a third of them. this year sorta snuck up on us, so i’m thinking i’ll be happy if we get through even a quarter.

anyone up for a little, healthy christmas special-watching competition?

tv specials

A Charlie Brown Christmas
A Chipmunk Christmas
A Special Sesame Street Christmas
Emmett Otter’s Jug Band Christmas
Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends (“Christmas Special”)
Frosty Returns
Frosty the Snowman
Frosty’s Winter Wonderland
A Garfield Christmas Special
Grandma Got Runover By a Reindeer
Holidaze: The Christmas That Almost Didn’t Happen
How the Grinch Stole Christmas
It’s Christmas Time Again, Charlie Brown
John Denver and the Muppets: A Christmas Together
Little Drummer Boy
M*A*S*H (“Death Takes a Holiday”)
Mickey’s Christmas Carol
Nestor, the Long-Eared Christmas Donkey
Olive, the Other Reindeer
Pee-wee’s Playhouse (“Christmas Special”)
Pinocchio’s Christmas
Robbie the Reindeer
Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer
Rudolph’s Shiny New Year
Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town
The Story of the First Christmas Snow
Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip (“The Christmas Show”)
‘Twas the Night Before Christmas
The Life And Adventures Of Santa Claus
The West Wing (“In Excelsis Deo”)
The West Wing (“Noël”)
The West Wing (“Holy Night”)
Winnie the Pooh, and Christmas Too!
The Year Without a Santa Claus


About a Boy
Bad Santa
A Christmas Carol
A Christmas Story
Christmas in Connecticut
Christmas Vacation (National Lampoon’s)
Christmas with the Kranks
Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
Die Hard
Die Hard 2: Die Harder
Ernest Saves Christmas
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer Stone
Holiday Inn
Home Alone
It’s a Wonderful Life
Love Actually
Miracle on 34th Street (1947)
Miracle on 34th Street (1994)
The Muppet Christmas Carol
The Nightmare Before Christmas
The Polar Express
The Ref
Santa Claus Conquers the Martians
The Santa Clause
The Santa Clause 2
Santa vs. Snowman
Saturday Night Live Christmas
Trapped in Paradise
White Christmas