December 8, 2008

Christmas Favorites: Music, Movies, Stories and T.V. Shows/Specials

I was talking with my sister recently and noticed how much I commented on something being one of ‘my favorite’ Christmas forms of entertainment. Which led me to sit down and compile some lists of some of my favorites – these are the things I must enjoy over the holiday season, to help me with the spirit.

My Favorite Christmas T.V. Shows or specials:

1.       A  Charlie Brown Christmas

2.       A Kenny and Dolly Christmas

3.       Thirty-something: the first Christmas episode

4.       How The Grinch Stole Christmas

5.       It Happened One Christmas

6.       The Year Without A Santa Claus

7.       Santa Claus Is Coming To Town

8.       Frosty the Snowman (and Frosty Returns)

9.       Rudolph, The Red-Nosed Reindeer

10.   The Little Drummer Boy


My Favorite Christmas Movies:

1.       A Christmas Story

2.       Scrooged

3.       Elf

4.       The Santa Clause (1, 2, and 3)

5.       A Christmas Carol (the musical one)

6.       The Muppet’s Christmas Carol

7.       It’s A Wonderful Life

8.       The Family Stone

9.       National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation

10.   The Polar Express

11.   The Homecoming: A Christmas Story

12.   Miracle on 34th St.

13.   The House Without a Christmas Tree

14.   The best Christmas Pageant Ever

15.   The Littlest Angel.


My Favorite Christmas Stories:

1.       Yes, Virginia There Is A Santa Claus

2.       The Bible story of Jesus’ Birth

3.       A Charlie Brown Christmas

4.       How The Grinch Stole Christmas

5.       A Wish For Wings That Work

6.       ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas

7.       The Littlest Angel

8.       The Gift of the Magi

9.       The Little Match Seller

10.   The Best Christmas Pageant Ever


My Favorite Christmas Albums/CDs:

1.       Celine Dion – These Are the Special Times

2.       Stephen Curtis Chapman – The Music of Christmas

3.       Cher and Gene Klosner – Ribbons and Pine

4.       Amy Grant Christmas (first one is my favorite – but I love the others as well)

5.       Reba – Merry Christmas to You (again first is favorite, but love her other two as well)

6.       Kenny And Dolly – Once Upon a Christmas

7.       Alabama Christmas

8.       Barbra Streisand – A Christmas Album

9.       A Very Special Christmas (all of them, but the first two are the best)

10.   Toby Keith – Christmas to Christmas

11.   Anne Murray – What a Wonderful Christmas

12.   Ally McBeal: A Very Ally Christmas

13.   A Carpenter’s Christmas Portrait

14.   Mariah Carey – Merry Christmas

15.   Now That’s What I Call Christmas (all of them)

16.   Garth Brooks (both of his)

17.   Judy Garland Christmas Album

18.   Clint Black – Looking for Christmas

19.   Melissa Etheridge – A New Thought For Christmas

20.   Dr. Demento’s Greatest Christmas Novelty CD

21.   Mannheim Steamroller’s Christmas Cds

22.   Josh Groban’s Noel

23.   The Oak Ridge Boys Christmas  cds

24.   George Winston’s

25.   Wynonna and The Judd’s Christmas CD’s



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