In my family, this is almost a religious practice. My Dad goes on the Internet and plans out when all the "good" movies will be on and what station. UsuallyABC delivers the greats.
Our choices include these classics:
- 1946 It's a Wonderful Life
- (TV) 1964 Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer
- 1966 Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas
- 1969 Frosty the Snowman
- 1970 Santa Claus is Coming to Town
- 1974 The Year Without a Santa Claus
It's funny though... We do not own these on VHS or DVD. Sometimes I wouldn't mind watching them in the summer, but then I feel they would lose their Christmas luster.
With the popularity of DVD's growing more and more rapidly, it is not ridiculous to understand that these TV classics would soon dive into the majority mass media circuit, but I find it very refreshing to know that they still are played on television, obviously around the same time of year. Then again, I can only imagine what type of ratings these shows produce for their networks!