Tuesday, December 25, 2012

25 Days of Christmas: Day 25 (part 2)

here's two pictures that I've had on my desktop forever just for 25 Days and almost forgot about them. They were just too cute/creative to pass up



25 Days of Christmas- Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas everybody! Hope you guys enjoy some animals singing Christmas carols.






25 Days of Christmas: Day 24- neighborhood luminaries

our street did the annual luminaries up the street on Christmas Eve and Christmas night. It always looks really cool. Unfortunately smart phones can only do so much when it's dark so I only got one picture.


Sunday, December 23, 2012

25 Days of Christmas; Day 23- real life Calvin and Hobbes

stumbled upon this amazing piece of internet wonderfulness. It's the best Christmas decoration ever. Real life Calvin and Hobbes. I'm strongly considering doing this next year in my own yard.


25 Days of Christmas: Day 22- The Christmas colors

Lets explore the symbolism of why certain colors are associated with Christmas. Again I got this information straight from this great website


Green
Christmas Holly
Evergreen plants, like Holly, Ivy and Mistletoe have been used for thousands of years to decorate and brighten up buildings during the long dark winter. They also reminded people that spring would come and that winter wouldn't last forever!
The Romans would exchange evergreen branches during January as a sign of good luck. The ancient Egyptians used to bring palm branches into their houses during the mid winter festivals.
In many parts of Europe during the middle ages, Paradise plays were performed, often on Christmas Eve. They told Bible stories to people who couldn't read. The 'Paradise Tree' in the garden of eden in the play was normally a pine tree with red apples tied to it.
Now the most common use of green at Christmas are Christmas Trees.

Red

As mentioned above, an early use of red at Christmas were the apples on the paradise tree. They represented the fall of Adam in the plays.
Red is also the color of Holly berries, which is said to represent the blood of Jesus when he died on the cross.
Red is also the color of Bishops robes. These would have been worn by St. Nicholas and then also became Santa's uniform!

Gold

Gold is the color of the Sun and light - both very important in the dark winter. And both red and gold are the colors of fire that you need to keep you warm.
Gold was also one of the presents brought to the baby Jesus by one of the wise men and traditionally it's the color used to show the star that the wise men followed.
Silver is sometimes used instead of (or with) gold. But gold is a 'warmer' color.

White

White is often associated with purity and peace in western cultures. The snow of winter is also very white!
White paper wafers were also sometimes used to decorate paradise trees. The wafers represented the bread eaten during Christian Communion or Mass, when Christians remember that Jesus died for them.
White is used by most churches as the color of Christmas, when the altar is covered with a white cloth (in the Russian Orthodox Church Gold is used for Christmas).

Blue

The color blue is often associated with Mary, the mother of Jesus. In medieval times blue dye and paint was more expensive than gold! So it would only be worn by Royal families and very rich people. Mary was often painted wearing blue to show she was very important.
Blue can also represent the color of the sky and heaven.
During Advent, purple and sometimes blue is used in most churches fort he colour of the altar cloth (in the Russian Orthodox Church red is used for advent).

25 Days of Christmas: Day 21- Christmas bells



Bells are a big association with Christmas, whether it be sleigh bells or jingle bells. I was able to get info straight from whychristmas.com



Bells, especially Church Bells, have traditionally been associated with Christmas for a long time. In the Anglican and Catholic churches, the church day starts at sunset, so any service after that is the first service of the day. So a service on Christmas Eve after sunset is traditionally the first service of Christmas day! In churches that have a Bell or Bells, They are often rung to signal the start of this service.
In some churches in the UK, it is traditional that the largest bell in the church is rung four times in the hour before midnight and then at midnight all the bells are rung in celebration.
In the Catholic Church, Christmas is the only time that Mass is allowed to be held at Midnight. This is because in the early church, it was believed that Jesus was born at midnight, although there has never been any proof of this! A lot of Churches have midnight services on Christmas Eve, although not every church will have a mass or communion as part of the service.
In many Catholic countries such as France, Spain and Italy, the midnight mass service is very important and everyone tries to go to a service.
In Victorian times, it was very fashionable to go carol singing with small handbells to play the tune of the carol. Sometimes there would only be the bells and no singing! Handbell ringing is still popular today


25 Days of Christmas: Day 20-Disney Christmas

would there be any better place to be during the Christmas season than Disney?


Saturday, December 22, 2012

25 Days of Christmas: Day 19- The Christmas Cardinal

Did you know that the Cardinal is associated with Christmas? It makes sense, the males are a bright shade of red that really stick out against the snow. (thanks to this website for the info)

The folklore about Cardinals being associated with Christmas is because of the red color of the males. Hanging a cardinal on your Christmas tree is suppose to bring good luck throughout the year. It is suppose to be a symbol of hope and the red symbolizes Christ's blood.

Friday, December 21, 2012

25 Days of Christmas: Day 18-Gingerbread houses

Why do we make gingerbread houses?

Well it took me a bit to find, but the best explanation I could find is related to German history. According to some histories, families in some German villages would make gingerbread versions of their homes and put them out in public to make a mock little replica town. Sorry, it's not the most thorough explanation.

I made one of my own this afternoon. My disclaimer is that it's a far cry from those really fancy ones you see in pictures.

ta-da!


I really liked how these turned out, minus the blue icing that you see there

I went for the "yellowbrick road" -esque pathway because I did something similar last year and my two little cousins really liked it.


Thursday, December 20, 2012

25 Days of Christmas: Day 17- The PianoGuys

I know I've already done plenty of music themed '25 days,' but the ThePianoGuys are just so amazing. Here's their rendition of "Where are you Christmas?"


Wednesday, December 19, 2012

25 Days of Christmas: Day 16- parent's Christmas letter to their child

These are some cool parents


25 Days of Christmas: Day 15- Christmas in Mexico


I've always been interested in traditional Mexican culture, so why not travel south of state side and see how they celebrate Christmas: (as an fyi I'm getting all this information straight from Santa's Net). There's a whole lot of other cool holiday traditions, so feel free to peruse the website link for the rest.


~Their main Christmas celebration is called La Posada, which is a religious procession that reenacts the search for shelter by Joseph and Mary before the birth of Jesus. During the procession, the celebrants go from house to house carrying the images of Mary and Joseph looking for shelter.

~Instead of Santa Claus being a big deal, their representation of Santa's red suit is represented by the poinsettia plant. The story is that a boy was walking to church to see a nativity scene and realized that he had nothing to offer the Christ child. On the way he gathered plain green branches. Despite being laughed at, he put the branches near the manger and they bloomed into a beautiful, red poinsettia

~The Mexican children receive gifts. On Christmas day they are blindfolded and taken to try and break a decorated clay piñata that dangles and swings at the end of a rope. Once the piñata has been broken, the children clamber to recover the candy that was inside the piñata. Those children who have been good also on January 6th receive a gift from the Three Wise Men.

~In the northern states of Mexico Santa Clause "Santo Clos" brings children big presents,while the "Reyes Magos" bring the small presents in Janurary. In the southern states the gift giving is inverted and "El niño Dios" (Jesus) brings a few presents, while "Los Reyes Magos" (the 3 wise men) bring the equivalent of Santa Clause's presents.


25 Days of Christmas: Day 14-a sciency Christmas

A great combination of a few of my favorite things: Science and Christmas

The Chemistree


Sunday, December 16, 2012

25 Days of Christmas: Day 13- my own Christmas lights

Thought I'd show you guys my Christmas setup this year. Even though they're not spectacular in any way, I'm especially proud of the outdoor lights this year

The house from the street

The blinking lights on the walkway

my favorite part of the display. This year I decided to wrap the posts with 4-5 strands each, it looks infinitely better this way


also a new addition, they're cascading-light icicles.  

The lights cascade alternately, hence why only one is lit up right now. It's not my favorite effect, but the lights themselves are really cool

The first at several attempts to be creative...don't judge me for my lack of camera skills

didn't quite work out all that well

The lights over the peak stink to put up because the roof is fairly steep 


Above the fireplace. It looks pretty cool this year with the red/white lights, fake candles, and ever so classy Walmart bought poinsettia 

The whole fireplace setup. The "C" has two stockings because my brother got married this year, and the white one is for his wife. Then we've got all the pets on the poker set.

25 Days of Christmas: Day 12- Jesus in different languages

Thought I'd post something about 'the reason of the season' so to speak. Here's how different languages spell/say Jesus

LanguageName/variant
AfrikaansJesus
AlbanianJezusi
Arabic`Isà عيسى (Islamic) / Yasū`(a) يسوع (Christian)
AragoneseChesús
Azerbaijaniİsa
BosnianIsus
BretonJezuz
CatalanJesús
Chinese耶稣 (Simplified), 耶穌 (Traditional) – Yesu (Mandarin), Yasu (Cantonese)
CornishYesu
CroatianIsus
CzechJežíš
DutchJezus
EstonianJeesus
FilipinoHesus
FinnishJeesus
FrenchJésus
GalicianXesús
GreekΙησούς (Iisoús modern Greek pronunciation)
Haitian CreoleJezi
HawaiianJesu
HebrewYeshu ישו (Jewish, secular) / Yeshua יֵשׁוּעַ (Christian)
Hmong DawYexus
HungarianJézus
IndonesiaYesus (Christian) / Isa (Islamic)
IrishÍosa
ItalianGesù
Japaneseイエス (Iesu)
KazakhИса (Isa)
Korean예수 (Yesu)
KurdishÎsa
LatvianJēzus
LigurianGesû
LimburgishZjezus
LithuanianJėzus
LombardGesü
Malayalamഈശോ - Eesho,യേശു -Yeshu
MirandeseJasus
MalteseĠesù
NeapolitanGèsù
NormanJésus
OccitanJèsus
PiedmonteseGesù
PolishJezus
PortugueseJesus
RomanianIsus
RussianИисус (Iisus)
SardinianGesùs
SerbianИсус (Isus)
SicilianGesù
Scottish GaelicÌosa
SlovakJežiš
SlovenianJezus
SpanishJesús
TajikИсо (Iso)
Tamilஇயேசு - Yesu
Turkishİsa
TurkmenIsa
UkrainianІсус (Isus)
UzbekIso
VenetianJesu
VietnameseChúa Giêsu
WelshIesu
ZuluuJesu
Sinhalaජේසුස් වහන්සේ- ‍jeesus wahanse

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25 Days of Christmas: Day 11- 'Twas the night before Christmas



The famous poem 'Twas the Night Before Christmas' is arguable the most famous Christmas poem of all time. It is believed that Clement Clarke Moore wrote the poem in 1823, and is responsible for several of the ideas about Santa that we have today.



'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house
Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse;
The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,
In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there;


The children were nestled all snug in their beds,
While visions of sugar-plums danced in their heads;
And mamma in her 'kerchief, and I in my cap,
Had just settled down for a long winter's nap,



When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter,
I sprang from the bed to see what was the matter.
Away to the window I flew like a flash,
Tore open the shutters and threw up the sash.



The moon on the breast of the new-fallen snow
Gave the lustre of mid-day to objects below,
When, what to my wondering eyes should appear,
But a miniature sleigh, and eight tiny reindeer,



With a little old driver, so lively and quick,
I knew in a moment it must be St. Nick.
More rapid than eagles his coursers they came,
And he whistled, and shouted, and called them by name;



"Now, DASHER! now, DANCER! now, PRANCER and VIXEN!
On, COMET! on CUPID! on, DONDER and BLITZEN!
To the top of the porch! to the top of the wall!
Now dash away! dash away! dash away all!"



As dry leaves that before the wild hurricane fly,
When they meet with an obstacle, mount to the sky,
So up to the house-top the coursers they flew,
With the sleigh full of toys, and St. Nicholas too.



And then, in a twinkling, I heard on the roof
The prancing and pawing of each little hoof.
As I drew in my hand, and was turning around,
Down the chimney St. Nicholas came with a bound.



He was dressed all in fur, from his head to his foot,
And his clothes were all tarnished with ashes and soot;
A bundle of toys he had flung on his back,
And he looked like a peddler just opening his pack.



His eyes -- how they twinkled! his dimples how merry!
His cheeks were like roses, his nose like a cherry!
His droll little mouth was drawn up like a bow,
And the beard of his chin was as white as the snow;



The stump of a pipe he held tight in his teeth,
And the smoke it encircled his head like a wreath;
He had a broad face and a little round belly,
That shook, when he laughed like a bowlful of jelly.



He was chubby and plump, a right jolly old elf,
And I laughed when I saw him, in spite of myself;
A wink of his eye and a twist of his head,
Soon gave me to know I had nothing to dread;



He spoke not a word, but went straight to his work,
And filled all the stockings; then turned with a jerk,
And laying his finger aside of his nose,
And giving a nod, up the chimney he rose;



He sprang to his sleigh, to his team gave a whistle,
And away they all flew like the down of a thistle.
But I heard him exclaim, ere he drove out of sight,
HAPPY CHRISTMAS TO ALL, AND TO ALL A GOOD-NIGHT!


Friday, December 14, 2012

25 Days of Christmas: Day 10- Lindsey Stirling "What Child is This"

with finals week finally over, I'm trying to catch up on the days I missed. One of my favorite YouTubers, violinist Lindsey Stirling just put out "What Child is This." She's a really great musician and I hope you guys will like her videos as much as I do. I'll also put some of her previous Christmas videos from past years.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

25 Days of Christmas: Day 9- Mistletoe Prank

this is a funny/cute (depending on your sense of humor) video

Sunday, December 9, 2012

25 Days of Christmas: Day 8- Weird Holiday Traditions

here's a good bit by Jim Gaffigan making fun of holiday traditions. I've gotta say, he makes some good points

Saturday, December 8, 2012

25 Days of Christmas: Day 7- Iconic Christmas Movie Quotes

My disclaimer before posting this is: 1) I by no means think this is a good/all encompassing list at all. 2) it's about iconic/old school movies (so no, Elf does not count as iconic). 3) There's too many Christmas movies out there to try and get everything.

Well now that that's over with here's a list of my favorite iconic Christmas movie moments funny, serious, and all points in between

"It started in low and it started to grow...it came without ribbons, it came without tags, it came without packages, boxes and bags."


"Every time a bell rings, an angel gets his wings"

"You'll shoot your eye out!"


These next two go together: "Is your house on fire Clarke? Don't throw me down Clarke." "Grace, she passed away 30 years ago." "Shewrapped up her damn cat!"....basically everything about Aunt Bethany

Of course had to end with: "Sure Charlie Brown, I can tell you what Christmas is all about..."

25 Days of Christmas: Day 6-Snowflakes

A topic which isn't necessarily Christmas, but definitely associated with it: Snowflakes. Even if you don't particularly like snow for various reasons (shoveling, cold, in particular trying to drive in it) you have to admit individual flakes are amazing things. Here's some fun facts you hopefully will enjoy. Much of this info comes from weather facts.com. And if you're really interested and fascinated, here's an awesome website that I just found all about snowflakes (and it's also where I got these pictures). I would suggest taking a few minutes and perusing

~Snowflakes always have 6 sides
~There's six main categories: plate (flat), column, stars, dendrite (lacy), needle, and capped column
~When temperatures are extremely cold the snow will be very fine and powdery. The flakes are very simple, typically needle or rod shaped.
~ When the temperatures are closer to freezing point, the flakes are larger and much more complex.
~ The world's tallest snowman measured 113.6 feet (34.63 meters).


Column flake

dendrite flake. Possibly the most iconic and beautiful shape

Needle flake

plate flake. Easily in a tie with the dendrite for prettiest, for me at least

Star flake

capped column flake. Award for most bizarre/type that I didn't know existed

25 Days of Christmas: Day 5-Santa's Reindeer




Have you ever wondered how Santa's reindeer got their names and how they came to be a part Christmas?

Fun reindeer facts: There's about 3 million wild reindeer alive today and 2 million domesticated ones. They can be found in north Russia, Greenland, and Iceland

Reindeer and Christmas:

~The poem by Clement C. Moore in 1823 'Twas the Night Before Christmas' started the whole thing.

~He names eight reindeer that pull Santa's sled: Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, and Blitzen. All of which mean variations of speed or flight.

~Dasher= something quick or speedy
~Dancer/Prancer= graceful and elegance
~Vixen= female fox which symbolizes speed and swiftness
~Comet= ball of fire that flies through space at very high speeds
~Cupid= mythological character that could fly
~Donner/Blitzen= Dunder and Blixem were their original names which meant "Thunder" and "Lightning" in Dutch, which symbolize power and force. The names were changed for unknown reasons. 

25 Days of Christmas: Day 4-Christmas Grumpy Cat

I've gotta say that my new favorite "internet sensation" is Grumpy Cat. So people took it upon themselves to make Christmas themed pictures of Grumpy Cat

The original Grumpy Cat so you can get a point of reference



Monday, December 3, 2012

25 Days of Christmas: Day 3-Pacman Christmas

This next week or so are going to be somewhat devoid of good Christmas content because unfortunately it's the week before finals and pretty much everything in my academic life is due sometime this week. But for now I hope you enjoy this Pacman/ Christmas carol mashup as much as I did.


Sunday, December 2, 2012

25 Days of Christmas: Day 2- History of Santa

the great YouTuber C.G.PGrey made a video illustrating the history of Santa. Enjoy


 

Saturday, December 1, 2012

25 Days of Christmas: Day 1- The actual 25 days of Christmas

Well happy December everyone! My favorite time of the year for this blog has finally arrived. And here is day 1 of our 25 days of Christmas. I decided to give you the TV listing for the actual ABC Family: 25 days of christmas. This comes to you courtesy of the ABC Family website


Schedule:
Saturday, December 1 
  Mickey's Once Upon a Christmas at 7a/6c
Richie Rich's Christmas Wish at 8:30a/7:30c 
A Dennis the Menace Christmas at 10:30a/9:30c 
Miracle on 34th Street (1994) at 12:30p/11:30c 
The Family Man at 3/2c 
Jack Frost (1998) at 6/5c 
Elf at 8/7c & 10/9c 
Snowglobe at 12a/11c 

Sunday, December 2 
Mickey's Twice Upon a Christmas at 7a/6c
Miracle on 34th Street (1994) at 8:30a/7:30c
I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus at 11a/10c
The Search for Santa Paws at 1/12c
Jack Frost (1998) at 3/2c
Elf at 5/4c
Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas at 7/6c & 9:30/8:30c 

Monday, December 3 
'Twas the Night Before Christmas at 5/4c
Rudolph's Shiny New Year at 5:30/4:30c
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and the Island of Misfit Toys at 6:30/5:30c
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation at 8/7c & 10/9c 
Chasing Christmas at 12a/11c

Tuesday, December 4 
Rudolph's Shiny New Year at 4:30/3:30c
Mickey's Christmas Carol at 5:30/4:30c
Winnie the Pooh & Christmas Too at 6/5c
Jack Frost (1979) at 6:30/5:30c
Frosty's Winter Wonderland at 7:30/6:30c
Elf at 8/7c
Fred Claus ABC FAMILY PREMIERE at 10/9c
Frosty's Winter Wonderland at 12:30a/11:30c
Jack Frost (1979) at 1a/12c 

Wednesday, December 5 
Fred Claus at 2:30/1:30c
Elf at 5/4c
Home Alone at 7/6c
The Polar Express at 9/8c
Home Alone at 12a/11c 

Thursday, December 6 
Rudolph & Frosty's Christmas in July at 4/3c
The Polar Express at 6/5c
Disney's A Christmas Carol NETWORK TELEVISION PREMIERE at 8/7c
Elf at 10/9c & 12a/11c 

Friday, December 7 
Elf at 3/2c
Disney's A Christmas Carol at 5/4c
The Santa Clause at 7/6c 
The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause at 9/8c 
12 Dates of Christmas at 12a/11c 

Saturday, December 8 
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix at 7a/6c 
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince at 10a/9c
Fred Claus at 1:30/12:30c
The Santa Clause at 4/3c
The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause at 6/5c
Despicable Me NETWORK TELEVISION PREMIERE at 8/7c & 10/9c
Santa Baby at 12a/11c 

Sunday, December 9 
Rudolph's Shiny New Year at 7a/6c
Snow at 8a/7c
Snowglobe at 10a/9c
12 Dates of Christmas at 12p/11c
Santa Baby at 2/1c
Santa Baby 2 Christmas Maybe at 4/3c
Holiday in Handcuffs at 6/5c
A NEW ABC Family Original Musical The Mistle-Tones (starring Beverly Hills, 90210's Tori Spelling) at 8/7c & 10/9c 

Monday, December 10 
A Miser Brothers’ Christmas at 5/4c 
Jack Frost (1979) at 6/5c 
Frosty’s Winter Wonderland at 7/6c 
Mickey’s Christmas Carol at 7:30/6:30c 
The Year Without a Santa Claus at 8/7c 
Home Alone at 9/8c 
Home Alone: The Holiday Heist at 12a/11c 

Tuesday, December 11
Home Alone at 5/4c
The Santa Clause at 7/6c
The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause at 9/8c
Holiday in Handcuffs at 12a/11c

Wednesday, December 12 
The Santa Clause at 5/4c 
The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause at 7/6c
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation at 9/8c
Christmas Do-Over at 12a/11c

Thursday, December 13 
A NEW ABC Family Original Musical The Mistle-Tones (starring Beverly Hills, 90210's Tori Spelling) at 5/4c
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation at 7/6c
The Polar Express at 9/8c
Christmas Every Day at 12a/11c

Friday, December 14 
The Polar Express at 5/4c
The Year Without a Santa Claus at 7/6c 
Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town at 8/7c 
Disney•Pixar’s Toy Story at 9/8c 
The Christmas List at 12a/11c 

Saturday, December 15 
Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat at 7a/6c 
Dr. Seuss' The Grinch Grinches The Cat in the Hat at 7:30a/6:30c
The Little Drummer Boy at 8a/7c
The Little Drummer Boy Book II at 8:30a/7:30c
Nestor, the Long-Eared Christmas Donkey at 9a/8c
Pinocchio's Christmas at 9:30a/8:30c
A Miser Brothers' Christmas at 10:30a/9:30c
The Story of the First Christmas Snow at 11:30a/10:30c
'Twas the Night Before Christmas at 12p/11c
Frosty's Winter Wonderland at 12:30p/11:30c
Jack Frost (1979) at 1/12c
Rudolph & Frosty's Christmas in July at 2/1c
Disney's A Christmas Carol at 4/3c
Disney•Pixar's Toy Story at 6/5c
Disney•Pixar's Toy Story 2 at 8/7c
Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town at 10/9c
The Year Without a Santa Claus at 11/10c
Jack Frost (1998) at 12a/1c 

Sunday, December 16 
Richie Rich's Christmas Wish at 7a/6c 
Home Alone: The Holiday Heist at 9a/8c 
Home Alone 4 at 11a/10c 
The Year Without a Santa Claus at 1/12c 
Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town at 2/1c 
Disney's A Christmas Carol at 3/2c 
Disney•Pixar's Toy Story 2 at 5/4c 
Disney•Pixar's Toy Story 3 ABC FAMILY PREMIERE at 7/6c & 9:30/8:30c 

Monday, December 17 
Sons of Mistletoe at 11a/10c 
Christmas Every Day at 1/12c 
Christmas Do-Over at 3/2c 
Dr. Seuss on the Loose at 5/4c 
Dr. Seuss' The Lorax at 5:30/4:30c 
Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat at 6/5c
Dr. Seuss' The Grinch Grinches The Cat in the Hat at 6:30/5:30c 
Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas at 7/6c & 9:30/8:30c 
A NEW ABC Family Original Musical The Mistle-Tones (starring Beverly Hills, 90210's Tori Spelling) at 12a/11c 

Tuesday, December 18 
The Life & Adventures of Santa Claus at 11a/10c 
Frosty's Winter Wonderland at 12p/11c 
Santa Who? at 12:30p/11:30c 
The Christmas List at 2:30/1:30c 
Disney Prep & Landing at 4:30/3:30c 
Disney Prep & Landing: Naughty vs. Nice at 5/4c 
Miracle on 34th Street (1994) at 5:30/4:30c 
Home Alone at 8/7c 
The Polar Express at 10/9c 
Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory at 12a/11c

Wednesday, December 19 
Christmas in Boston at 8a/7c
Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory at 10a/9c 
Three Days at 12p/11c 
The Family Man at 2/1c 
Home Alone at 5/4c 
The Polar Express at 7/6c 
Disney's A Christmas Carol at 9/8c 
Three Days at 12a/11c 

Thursday, December 20 
Beverly Hills, 90210 HOLIDAY MARATHON at 7a/6c – 11a/10c 
Christmas Caper (starring Beverly Hills, 90210's Shannen Doherty) at 11a/10c 
Secret Santa (starring Beverly Hills, 90210's Jennie Garth) at 1/12c 
A NEW ABC Family Original Musical The Mistle-Tones (starring Beverly Hills, 90210's Tori Spelling) at 3/2c 
12 Dates of Christmas at 5/4c 
Disney's A Christmas Carol at 7/6c 
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation at 9/8c 
A Very Brady Christmas at 12a/11c

Friday, December 21 
A Very Brady Christmas at 7a/6c
Christmas Cupid at 9a/8c
Snowglobe at 11a/10c
Santa Baby at 1/12c
Santa Baby 2 Christmas Maybe at 3/2c
Holiday in Handcuffs at 5/4c
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation at 7/6c
The Santa Clause at 9/8c
Holiday in Handcuffs at 12a/11c

Saturday, December 22 
Mickey's Once Upon a Christmas at 7a/6c 
Mickey's Twice Upon a Christmas at 8:30a/7:30c 
Disney Prep & Landing at 10a/9c 
Disney Prep & Landing: Naughty vs. Nice at 10:30a/9:30c 
Mickey's Christmas Carol at 11a/10c 
Winnie the Pooh & Christmas Too at 11:30a/10:30c 
A Chipmunk Christmas at 12p/11c 
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and the Island of Misfit Toys at 12:30p/11:30c 
Rudolph's Shiny New Year at 2/1c 
A Miser Brothers' Christmas at 3/2c 
The Year Without a Santa Claus at 4/3c 
Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town at 5/4c 
The Santa Clause at 6/5c 
The Santa Clause 2 at 8/7c 
The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause at 10/9c 
The Santa Clause 2 at 12a/11c 

Sunday, December 23 
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and the Island of Misfit Toys at 7a/6c
A Dennis the Menace Christmas at 8:30a/7:30c 
Unaccompanied Minors at 10:30a/9:30c
Fred Claus at 12:30p/11:30c 
Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory at 3/2c 
The Polar Express at 5/4c 
Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas at 7/6c & 9:30/8:30c 

Monday, December 24 
Boy Meets World CHRISTMAS EPISODES at 7a/6c – 9a/8c
Full House “A Very Tanner Christmas” at 9a/8c
Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory at 11a/10c
The Polar Express at 1/12c
The Santa Clause at 3/2c
The Santa Clause 2 at 5/4c 
The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause at 7/6c
Home Alone at 9/8c 
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation at 12a/11c 

Tuesday, December 25 
Disney's A Christmas Carol at 7a/6c
A Chipmunk Christmas at 9a/8c 
The Santa Clause at 11a/10c 
The Santa Clause 2 at 1/12c
The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause at 3/2c 
Disney's A Christmas Carol at 5/4c 
Home Alone at 7/6c 
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation at 9/8c 
The Santa Clause 2 at 12a/11c