Monday, November 28, 2011
Grinch return signals Santa month is here
Tonight at 8 p.m. ET, ABC airs a timeless classic from 45 years ago: Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas. The 1966 offering is still the gold standard for animated Christmas specials, with two 20th century masters making it all happen, Theodor "Dr. Seuss" Geisel and Chuck Jones.
Tomorrow night (Tuesday), another old chestnut from the '60s, Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer, returns at 8 p.m. on CBS. I can't watch this anymore without thinking about the great Mad TV parody "Raging Rudolph."
I've created a "Christmas TV List 2011" page listing several more favourites as well as dates and times for some new holiday offerings airing over the next month or so. The link to it is above this post, on the top right, just below the masthead. Check back often as the list will grow as more information becomes available.