What's your favorite holiday TV special or movie, and why?
I have several. Of course there's The Muppet Christmas Carol
, featuring among other things a superb and oddly underrated performance by Michael Cain. There are also Muppet Family Christmas
, Emmet Otter's Jug Band Christmas
, Christmas Eve on Sesame Street
, and the Festival of the Bells
episode of Fraggle Rock. Muppets are kind of a big deal with me.
Another one I really like is the Twilight Zone episode Night of the Meek.
I don't care how melodramatic it is, it gets me every time. I like Nightmare Before Christmas
too, but I've always regarded it as more of a Halloween movie than a Christmas one.
Oh! Oh! Another one is the Claymation Christmas special, which I just recently found on DVD. Huzzah! I also like A Wish for Wings that Work
, but I haven't figured out where I put it. I wonder if it might be on DVD too? The Grinch Who Stole Christmas
is another good one.
Finally, possibly my favourite Christmas moving is The Homecoming
, the Waltons' Christmas movie. I've never actually seen The Waltons outside of the Christmas film, but I think it's excellent.