These shows no longer have the magic for kids today that they once held for my sisters and I. With the advent of DVD sets, cable repeats during the 25 Days, 30 Days, No I mean 40 Days of Christmas, TIVO, DVRs, You Tube, etc. etc. etc. Kids today can watch these shows anytime they want, 24/7/365. But, sadly most of them do not. Most of the students today, may have seen them once or twice, if at all. Sure the animation is odd and unrefined. The stop-action techniques make the movements awkward. And the songs and jokes are corny. But these Holiday classics will always bring fond memories of the anticipation of Christmas. The feeling of putting differences aside to sit with my sisters and lose ourselves in the simplicity of the Holiday Message brought through these holiday gems.
I must admit that my wife and I still enjoy watching each of these very special shows throughout the holiday season.
So, in honor of the feelings of Christmas brought to life by these still special T.V. Classics, I further test my students in the Holiday Season with Christmas Quiz Part II. The majority of these questions come from these shows with some general holiday knowledge at the end. I am sure that many of you could come up with hundreds of more questions involving "Christmas in Connecticut", "Holiday Inn", "White Christmas" or "The Bishop's Wife". A few years back, I did succumb to the pressure of my students and included a few questions from "A Christmas Story". I still question this, but it is on the quiz, and my students seem to appreciate it.
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