When I was growing up, my parents would never put the tree up until a week or so before Christmas. On the night we decorated, my mom would make lots of different appetizers and my brothers and I would hang ornaments while my parents watched. After (because this was back in the olden days before DVD players and even VCRs…we weren’t rich enough to afford one of those!), we’d gather around the TV and watch whatever holiday special was airing that night. My very favorite holiday show was the Grinch Who Stole Christmas. And I was always happy when we put the tree up on the night it was aired. The Grinch reminds me of tree trimming, laughter, and spending time with my family. I especially love watching it with my own kids now that I’m older.
What’s your favorite holiday special or movie from when you were a kid?