Friday, December 7, 2007

Signs We are Watching Too Many Christmas Specials

When I was little, my sisters and I lived for the Christmas Specials that began right after Thanksgiving. I can still see that spinning ABC logo accompanied by the tribal-like drum track - this signalled the start of "A Charlie Brown Christmas" or "Frosty the Snowman" or "Rudolph the Rednosed Reindeer". My favorite was the Garfield Christmas cartoon, where Garfield eats lots of lasagna and spends the holidays with Jon's family.

I've been excited to share these with Finn this year so I was super-thrilled to see ABC's "25 Days of Christmas" on TV.

I think we overdid it.

Finn normally doesn't watch things with commercials (whenever possible) because he wants to play with all the toys the advertisers gratuitously plug in between Charlie Brown's nostalgic soundtrack and The Little Drummer Boy's quest for the perfect gift. We have Tifaux, so I can't edit out the ads. He wants it ALL. Not greed, just typical 3 year old mentality.

And last night, when I was tucking him into bed, he said, "Mamma?" all sweet and sleepy-like... "Mamma? Merry Chrissmass Mamma." That's where it would fade to black and the credits would roll.

My son, the drama king.


pb&j in a bowl said...

Oh man, I can't believe I forgot about Garfield's Christmas! I loved that when I was little.

Great Blog! I'll be visiting often.

Name: The Bryant Family said...

Love the Christmas specials. Sadly, we have been reduced to watching them on you tube since they don't show in Italy. I don't remember Garfield though. But I am something like 7 or 8 years older than you so maybe it came on when I was in middle school or hs and you were still in elementary.

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