The Island of Misfit Toys

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Growing up, the most popular TV Special during the Christmas season was Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer. This production aired in 1964 and has been a rerun every December since. The one hour claymation production had so many memorable characters including Rudolph himself, the Abominable Snow Monster and Yukon Cornelius. As Rudolph and his friends … Read more

The Sibling Rivalry Between Heat Miser & Snow Miser

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The 1974 Christmas special, “The Year Without a Santa Claus,” introduced us to two characters that have entrenched themselves in Christmas pop culture ever since. The show title itself is usually lesser known than these two, Heat Miser and his brother Snow Miser. They each only had a few minutes of dialogue. Usually instantly recognizable … Read more

Santa Claus is Coming to Town

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The Origin Story Santa Claus While there are many Christmas TV specials that had been produced over the years, one of the most beloved is, “Santa Claus is Coming to Town.” Created in 1970, it is a lovely story that tells the origin story of one of the most liked figures in the World. It … Read more

The Charlie Brown Christmas Tree

A Symbol of Hope and Joy One of the most beloved symbols of the holiday season is the Christmas tree. But there is one Christmas tree that stands out above all the rest: the Charlie Brown Christmas tree. It first made its appearance in the 1965 animated television special, A Charlie Brown Christmas. In the … Read more

Xmas in July

Why celebrate twice? For those who just an’t get enough of the season, I present to you Christmas In July. Twelve months can be a long time to wait for the most wonderful time of the year. The idea just seems to be gaining popularity every year. Sorry to say, but not all families can … Read more

Griswold Jelly of the Month Club PDF

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One of the most iconic Christmas movie scenes. In National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, Clark believes he is receiving an annual bonus from his company as he had in years past but turns out he receives a gift certificate for a Jelly of the month club membership. From there, the movie takes a big turn. Print … Read more

Linus Christmas Meaning PDF

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After many frustrations, Charlie Brown calls out to anyone who can explain to him the true meaning of Christmas. His good friend Linus goes out onto stage to recite a short passage from Luke in the Bible and helps everyone to remember exactly why we are celebrating this holiday . Text from Linus in a … Read more