It’s Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas on TV

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Yeah, I love White Christmas, It’s a Wonderful Life, and Rudolph. But I also love these obscure Christmas movies. Enjoy this rerun from 2007!

1. Christmas Every Day

Erik Von Detten (The Princess Diaries) made this movie when he was 14 in 1996…which happens to be the same age I was in 1996! It was a made-for-TV movie made in Richmond, VA, where I grew up. Erik’s character’s little brother wishes for it to be Christmas every day…and so in Groundhog Day-fashion, they repeat the holiday over and over until they get it right! 🙂 Mostly I think I liked it cause it was in Richmond and because Erik was sooooo cute.

2. The Christmas Toy

My sister and I watched this movie every single year off a taped cassette. It’s about a room of toys that come alive when the humans are away. It’s Christmas Eve, and Rugby the Tiger is trying to figure out how he will be Jaime’s present again this year. Sadly, our VHS died this year and my sister had a mental breakdown. Apparently it now sells for like $85 on eBay. A VHS!! We were also fond of the 1986 “Celebrate the season with Kraft” commercials on our tape. [2009 update: They now have it on DVD. But without the 80s commercials.]

3. A Muppet Family Christmas

All of the Muppets and the entire cast of Sesame Street have Christmas together at Fozzie’s mom’s house. The Swedish chef tries to cook Big Bird. Miss Piggy can’t get home from shopping because it’s snowing. Classic. Oh, and they go to Fraggle Rock.

Merry Christmas!

Originally posted December 25, 2007

5 thoughts on “It’s Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas on TV

  1. I'm sorry, Jessie, but I can't let this post pass by without recommending Love Actually, the next-to-best Christmas movie ever made. I know it's not "actually" a part of your post's theme today, but with your wide readership, I must encourage everyone to embrace Love Actually. It's not for the under 14 crowd, however, due to its mature themes. I watch it at least once a month all year (and a lot more often during December), marveling at the craft of the screenwriter and director and the amazing performances by the allstar ensemble cast. Happy Christmas, as they say in the UK.

  2. I JUST ordered Muppet Family Christmas on DVD the other day. I am so freaking excited for it to come in the mail, because, sadly, I believe it was on the tape with the Christmas Toy. I <3 my Christmas Toy DVD. I have already watched it this year. Many times to come.

    love, your little sister.

  3. Ohmigosh! I didn't know ANYONE remembered the Christmas Toy! My sister and I watched it on VHS until it go so warped we couldn't watch it anymore….I love that movie….

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