Blogmas Day 1: Favorite Christmas Specials

     It’s the beginning of December, so in the vein of experimenting with new blogging ideas, I decided to finally give Blogmas a try! I’ve always viewed the ‘Vlogmas’ specials on YouTube throughout the month of December, yet the idea of getting in front of a camera is pretty unnerving. Since I enjoy writing, doing Blogmas sounds more suitable for me. So here I am, ready for December! 

     For those who don’t know what Blogmas is all about, it means that bloggers create Christmas-related content from December 1-25. It can center on anything Christmasy: DIY ideas, crafting, favorite Christmas carols, fun Christmas stories/poems, or a favorite Christmas memory. I decided to jump right into it and talk about favorite Christmas specials that I enjoy watching. 

  • A Charlie Brown Christmas: I absolutely enjoy anything Peanuts related, and I make sure to watch this heartfelt special every year. The story follows Charlie Brown not being so thrilled about the upcoming Christmas season. His friend Lucy invites him to direct the school Christmas play, yet he feels discouraged by the group’s lack of interest in following the goals of the project. A valuable lesson in the special, and helpful advice from his good friend Linus, guides us all to learn about the true meaning of Christmas. 
  • It’s Christmastime Again, Charlie Brown: This Peanuts special began airing on 1992. The show featured several stories instead of one ongoing story that the original showed decades earlier. It’s still very endearing to watch. I enjoy watching Santa Snoopy the most!
  • How the Grinch Stole Christmas: This special has been remade into a movie (another reboot was released a few weeks ago), yet I still love watching the animated special on television. It follows the Grinch as he schemes a plot to steal Christmas from families. Along the way, he comes across Cindy Lou Who, who guides the Grinch towards a change of heart. 
  • Frosty the Snowman: This special features the lovable Frosty as a group of children build him on Christmas Eve, and he magically comes to life. When the children discover that Frosty needs to stay constantly cold and protected, they head to the North Pole to keep him whole. 

     There are a few other Christmas special that I enjoy watching, yet these are the four Christmas animated specials that I enjoy watching. Lately my schedule gets hectic, so I do my best to watch at least one of these beloved specials every year. At the very least, I have the Charlie Brown Christmas DVD, so I definitely catch that one.

     What is your favorite Christmas special? Feel free to share in the comments below!