Christmas TV Classics (some more famous than others)
It’s Christmas time folks, and if you are anything like me, this time of year makes for Christmas viewings of our favorite holiday movies and specials.
Besides the usual favs like Rudolph, Grinch and Scrooged, there are some lesser known classics that not everyone might be aware of or may have forgotten about. For me, many of these stem from old TV shows I used to watch which had a special Christmas episode during a season. Some have multiple episodes, so I picked 1 for you.
Today I will give you 5 I think you should check out. I won’t spoil them or give too much on the plots, but do yourself a favor and peek at them, then tell me what you think. Also, send me some of your own favs I may have missed.
5. ANY Dr. Who special, but “A Christmas Carol” is the best one of the lot. Though “Last Christmas” fought bravely for the top Dr. Who choice, I think Carol tops it.
4. Warehouse 13’s “The Greatest Gift”. A take on another Christmas classic, this along with “Secret Santa” are two very good specials for this now retired great SyFy show, Gift is just too good to pass up.
3. As a Syfy fan, yes Eureka has to be in here too. Though it is tough to pick between their two offerings, “O Little Town” & ‘Do you see what I See”, I will recommend Do you see as the one you should check out this season. It will tickle your animation feathers.
2. “A Garfield Christmas”. I think this one is one of the lesser known classics that many of today’s kids are missing out on. Garfield may not be as popular today as other cartoons, but this is a classic heart warming episode that kids and their parents who probably grew up with Garfield should see.
1. Space above And Beyond’s “A River of Stars”. Space Above and Beyond was probably the best sci-fi TV show ever. Its short run left us with many amazing episodes, but River is a a Christmas classic that should be required viewing by not only fans of the genre, but the whole family.
Well that is it for now. And these aren’t really in any particular order, they just happened to land in the order I remembered them. But if you can see some of them this Christmas season, I think you and your family will more than enjoy.
Merry Christmas!!! (and Festiivus…oh yeah, don’t forget Seinfeld’s “The Strike” for those looking for an alternative holiday!)