I admit it freely — I am a Christmas Special Junkie! I love this time of year when I can turn on the TV and watch Frosty the Snowman for the umpteenth time, sing along with Burl Ives in Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer and get mad at the Grinch for being so darn Grinchy! Much to the horror of my family, I can now record these shows on my DVR and play them over and over and over – much to the delight of my grandchildren.
I can’t help myself — these shows make me smile, they make me sing and they just generally leave me with a wonderful feeling after I watch them — even with my hubby making fun of me through the whole thing.
I start watching the specials () while I make my pumpkin pies for Thanksgiving Day. I follow this up with the ‘s specialMacy Thanksgiving Day Parade while I stuff the bird and get it in the oven – and when Santa rides across the TV screen I know that I can start watching every special I can find while making my Christmas cookies.
I’m not ashamed I’m a Christmas Special Junkie — I know there are more of us out there than anyone would like to admit – including my own children (although they won’t lay claim to that label). They wouldn’t know if they were in the right house if one of these specials wasn’t playing loudly on the TV — and I’m pretty sure the Christmas cookies wouldn’t taste as good if they weren’t baked during these shows.
I am in the process of infecting my grandchildren with this wonderful affliction. We have already watched the Grinch two times and we have a new one with the Cat In The Hat which I’m sure we will watch a couple of times also. There are worse things I could be teaching them – like eating raw sugar cookie dough and licking the knife being used to frost the cookies – but we already conquered those skills, so onward to better things like learning all of the songs in “White Christmas”! Next year, we’re going to learn the dance steps!