With Thanksgiving weekend behind us now come the decorations, Christmas music, and yes all those classic Christmas movies and specials on TV. We had Santa Claus Is Coming To Town on, the legendary stop-motion Rankin/Bass production from 1970. Atticus being only 14 months old wouldn't be very interested, or so I thought. He was at the other end of the room in he ExerSaucer (It's this play thing they sit up in and are surrounded by different toys and the legs have springs). I wish I had caught this part on video where he suddenly starts bouncing his way across the living room floor over to the television completely captured by what he was seeing. He sat and laughed out loud at the antics of Fred Astaire and Mickey Rooney. Go figure.

Every year without fail I can never remember if it's Santa Claus Is Coming To Town or Year Without A Santa Claus that has the Heat Miser and Snow Miser. Right now because of just having watched one of them I know it's Year Without A Santa Claus, but by next Christmas I will forget again. As far as my all time favorite Christmas special, it still has to be another Rankin/Bass production, Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer. It just never feels like Christmas without it. Confession: even before I had children watched it alone. But other strong contenders are A Charlie Brown Christmas, A Christmas Story, and It's A Wonderful Life. Share you own favorite with our poll.

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