It doesn’t feel like Christmas without a walk down memory lane and enjoying the Christmas Classics that I grew up with! I remember as a kid anticipating and watching out for when Frosty the Snowman, Santa Claus is Coming to Town, and Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer and so on would air on TV. I must have seen every episode for what seems like a hundred times but none of them ever get old. I purchased the whole boxed set when my kids were little, I felt it was important that they experience, to love and take away the sweet timeless messages captured forever within them.
Who doesn’t love Frosty with his child like voice and his corncob pipe and his frosty nose? What about jolly old Santa Claus (aka Kris Kringle) and his mission to deliver toys to boys and girls despite the mean Burgermeister Meisterburger? My favourite has got to be Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer! Isn’t he just the cutest with his big shiny red nose that he was so ashamed of; nothing to be ashamed of here, he saved Christmas! As a matter of fact Rudolph turned 51 this year (Dec 6, 1964).
These wonderful and charismatic characters are near and dear to me and a part of my history instilling a great love for them all! What makes them even greater is the fact that legendary actors who are no longer with us played key roles each of these; how wonderful were Fred Astaire, Mickey Rooney, and Burl Ives to name a few?
This year we’re planning a quiet night in Christmas Eve; we’ll be dusting off our old VCR, popping some corn (maybe roasting a chestnut or two) and enjoying a very special and nostalgic Christmas Eve!
Merry Christmas to all from Creative Lifestyle!