So my partner “C” has never seen the original 1966 How the Grinch Stole Christmas. First, how one goes 35 years without ever having experienced this animated Holiday masterpiece is beyond me. Secondly, how old AM I? I’ve literally watched it every single year of my TV watching life. When I was young, it got marked on the calendar when it would air so I wouldn’t miss it. It just completes Christmas for me annually. I still love cartoons, I make no apologies. I think if I had kids no one would even question it but I can’t play the it’s for my kid card.
For your viewing pleasure:
Infact, earlier today while I was catching up on my favorite bloggers, I came across a post by one of favorites A Fractured Faith. It’s a husband and wife team. They’re great and a must follow. Their 11 year old daughter, an aspiring blogger herself, shared her report on C.S Lewis and I was suddenly reminded me of how much I enjoyed the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe as a kid. Whenever the 1979 animated version aired, I HAD to watch it. I did a quick search on YouTube and there it was. I watched it while doing laundry.
Other old Christmas cartoon favorites for me include A Garfield Christmas Special (which we plan on watching next); A Charlie Brown Christmas, Mickey’s Christmas Carol, Frosty the Snowman and the 1964 stop motion animated Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.
Even though I’m all B’ah Humbug this year, I still enjoy watching my old Christmas favorites, not just limited to cartoons. My all time favorite Christmas movie is A Christmas Story, followed closely by National Lampoons Christmas Vacation. I watch these every year.
Be honest, you still like cartoons don’t you?
What are some of your favorite Christmas movies?
Live Humbly, Be Charitable, Live Graciously,