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Festive TV trash !

Posted by Big John on December 3, 2013

Once again it is time for my .. Bah, Humbug ! .. Christmas rant, and this year it concerns the deluge of seasonal sh.. offerings on the telly.

I’ve no objection to the children’s channels showing films about Santa and Rudolph, and I’ll even accept the occasional snowy ‘rom-com’ or Christmas ‘classic’, but this year it seems that almost every other channel is showing non-stop Christmas crap, and has been for the past month or so.

I scrolled down just one menu page of my TV planner which showed eight movie channels, six of which were showing films with a Christmas theme 24/7 !

One movie title caught my eye … “Annie Claus is Coming to Town” … A story about Santa’s daughter leaving the North Pole to visit California. Can you guess which channel is showing this film ? … Yes, that’s right …

… ‘True Movies’ !

5 Responses to “Festive TV trash !”

  1. Grannymar said

    One of the reasons why I do not have a television.

  2. For me, the last straw was last Tuesday when CBS showed a 50 year old Christmas “Classic” instead of a new episode of NCIS. The nerve!

  3. vagabonde said

    I agree with you. When I was a child growing up in Paris we waited for Papa Noël. My mother would take me to the large department stores like the Galeries Lafayette to look at the windows, and that was about it. I would usually get one or two gifts. When I found out that the little baby Jesus was born on the 25th I thought it was a happy coincidence for him to have been born on Noël (my family was not religious like most French people.) Several years ago I read a book about the story of how Christmas started – very interesting. I did not know it was not such an old tradition and mostly started by PR in New York City. So, it explains it to me. The book is called The Battle for Christmas by Stephen Nissenbaum and he does go all the way back to the Puritans who gave fines to people who celebrate the holiday. So I enjoy Christmas but I understand that it is mostly a commercial event.

  4. rummuser said

    I do have a TV set at home and see the news when something important is happening like the recent elections, or a breaking scandal. Other than that, I use it primarily to watch DVD movies that I buy online which I find to be much cheaper than going to cinema theaters!

  5. Ginnie said

    I didn’t realize that trash could be festive. I always learn something from your posts, John !

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