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Ahh Christmas. The tree, the stockings, the mistletoe and - of course - the holiday Fernsehen programming.
Some of my fondest Weihnachten memories were spent in front a of Fernsehen watching such classics as the animated Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer oder one of the myriad versions of Dickens' 'A Weihnachten Carol'.
So without further ado, I am presenting Du with my big, big Liste of holiday specials. I've tried to categorize the Liste into subsections to make it a little Mehr bearable and consumable. The Liste is in no particular order, though the first section, 'essentials', are (in my humble opinion) the cream of the crop. I should also note that I've only included programs for which I was able to find online Videos so you'll notice some glaring omissions (like 'A Weihnachten Story' and 'Miracle on 34th Street).
In any event, here's wishing Du a great Christmas. Now sit back and dig into some of the best Weihnachten content on the web... The Essentials
If Du can only watch a couple of holiday specials, these are the ones to watch. This is the proverbial 'hall of fame' of Weihnachten programming.
5. link Cartoons
The cartoon seems to be perfectly suited to Christmas. How better to present that perfect blanket of Weihnachten snow oder a whimsically decorated Weihnachten tree?
30. link Stop-Motion Animation (Claymation)
There aren't too many specials in this category, but the legendary Rudolph the Red Nosed Reinder (listed as entry #3 in the "Essentials" section) make it necessary to call out other specials in this genre. There's something about claymation and Weihnachten that seem to go hand-in-hand.
35. link Versions of 'A Weihnachten Carol'
There have been so many versions of this Charles Dickens classic that it warrants its own section in this article. Here are just a few of the adaptations (all animated, I might add):
38. link Sitcoms
The sitcom is another mainstay of Christmas. Jahr after Jahr Fernsehen sitcoms revel in the same, recyled holiday plots. Of course there are some original bright spots (like 'The Office' and Seinfeld's classic 'Festivus' episode).
52. link Music Videos
Weihnachten Musik is an integral part of Christmas. Sure some of it is cheesy and way too corny, but I generally enjoy Weihnachten Musik in reasonable doses. Here are some of my favorites. My all-time Favorit clip is probalby the improbable duet between David Bowie and Bing Crosby from a 1977 Weihnachten Special.
75. link Miscellaneous Specials & Documentaries
This is a mish-mash of some different Weihnachten programming that I didn't know how to categorize otherwise. Still, you'll find some interesting (non-animated) stuff.
80. link The Commercials
Of course, with all that Weihnachten Fernsehen programming there's bound to be an equal amount of holiday-themed advertising. Here are some of my favorites. I'm partial to the Hershey's Kisses commercial.
88. link The Parodies, Sketches & Spoofs
Because poking fun at Weihnachten may be irreverant, but it can also be pretty damned funny. Here are some short clips and sketches that have some fun with Christmas.
99. link The Abominations
Of course, not all holiday specials are created equal. Folks have create a lot of horrible Weihnachten programming over the years. I'm not about to subject myself to watching oder cataloging all of them, but here are a few to get Du started. But note that Du have been warned - these will have Du crying out: "oh the humanity" before too long.
Well, that's it. 101 Videos as promised. If I missed anything good be sure to message me oder add a Kommentar below. Merry Christmas!
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