C is for Christmas...and Christmas Specials

When I was a kid Christmas wasn't about presents or even Jesus (don't tell my mom). Christmas was all about the awesome Christmas specials.
Over the years, my parents and siblings recorded a plethora of Christmas specials.  I used to sit in front of the television with my little brother, watching the old feedback speckled shows. Here's my top five Christmas specials/shows.

1. Claymation Christmas Celebration:  There is nothing better than the magical California Raisins singing while an orange a blue dinosaur direct the special.

2. Garfield Christmas Special:  I used to love this heavy sarcastic feline from my childhood. The image of Garfield and Grandma rocking next to a fire reminds me of my family and Christmas before it got so complicated.

3. The story of Santa Claus:  Love the music and animation. The little singing elf is still captivating. I'm very sad the clips I've found are such a sad quality.

4.The Bears Who Saved Christmas: This movie wasn't my favorite, but for a few years it was the only one I could find...and the bears are so cute!

5. The Twelve Days of Christmas:  It's so tender and puts the song into a next context. I love it. And I'm sure not many people remember it.

6. Rudolph the Rednosed Reindeer:  How could any child born since 1964 forget this magical stop motion Christmas special. "I want to be a dentist".

7. A Charlie Brown Christmas: This Christmas movie gets a bad reputation sometimes but I still love it.  Poor Charlie Brown; it's a good thing Linus saves the day by reminding everyone about the real magic behind Christmas.

8.  How the Grinch Stole Christmas:  Nothing is better or more classic than the cartoon version of this wonderful story.  The animation and colors are pure genius. I love the Grinch. :)

9. Frosty the Snowman:  I love that cuddly snowman.


Today's Funny List

Today has been a great day so far.  Dave looked at two great houses and we put some offers out there. I had a work Christmas party where everyone fawned over our cute baby girl.
The best part of today was yet to come.
While driving into Salt Lake on the 201 freeway, I noticed something was amiss on the electric signs (the ones that indicate how long travel time is via I-15 or 2-15).  It read like this:
I-15                              $15
2-15                              $&15
I didn't realize traveling by freeway would be so expensive!  15 dollars! Guess I'll be taking side roads from now on.  Obviously, the system was being a little funny.
Just moments ago I sat down to check my email...or more like filter out all of the garbage and the very first email I see is for SeniorPeopleMeet titled "Meet Like-Minded Singles Over 50"...I'm pretty sure I'm not that old. In fact, I'm not even half that old yet.