Bah Humbug Programming

The snow, and a sick Noah had us cooped up today, and we wanted to watch a movie. Where can a girl watch a good Christmas flick? Apparently, not on cable this year. Now, if I was on top of things (which I rarely am), I would have tuned in for (and had my mom dvr) the Shrek The Halls debut, but it aired at the end of November! Along with The Grinch, Charlie Brown, and Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer. There went our only chance to see these movies, apart from renting, borrowing or buying them. A favorite part in Home Alone has me looking for a time it might be on, too, but so far I don’t see it listed. I have tried googling “holiday tv schedule 2008”, with no success. The best it gets is It’s A Wonderful Life twice, a marathon of A Christmas Story on Christmas Eve (that is sooo three years ago), and a premiere of The Note on Hallmark, aka The Women’s Channel. What is up with the lack of Christmas movies? Is it too expensive to show The Santa Clause nowadays? How hard is it to put White Christmas on the airwaves? I doubt very. I got my hopes up this afternoon, when I read that A Christmas Carol, the one with George C. Scott, was on. When I turned to that station, it was a strange mystery from the fifties, with Don Knotts in it. I ended up finding ACC in Carol’s collection of videotapes, and we watched it after dinner. Do cable station people assume we own all these classics? Maybe, as this year’s sorry tv lineup attests.
Scott Calvin, Kevin, Cindy Lou Who. I’ll miss you, every one.

4 Replies to “Bah Humbug Programming”

  1. I know there are still a few to come at least on ABC. Because I looked on the website looking for an Elmo Christmas show that I saw previews for. It airs on Sunday, Dec. 23rd,
    I’m not sure what time, but it looks like it will be good. There are several “stars” who will appear on the special. Just a suggestion!

  2. We own Rudolph, Frosty, Storykeepers Christmas, Donut Man’s Christmas, Little People’s Christmas, A Charlie Brown Christmas, Santa Clause is Coming to Town, and the Little House Christmas at Plum Creek, all on VHS of course. Just give us a ringy-dingy when you want to watch them & we’ll get them to you whatever the weather. 🙂

  3. I watched a soon to become favorite- Holiday in Handcuffs last week on ABC Family. If you get this channel they have a lot of holiday movies on- not the classics, but made for TV ones that I don’t mind watching sometimes. Even silly ones such as Holiday in Handcuffs!
    Shrek the Halls was on again last week, cause we missed the first one too. Maybe they will show it again due to popularity!

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