Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Last Night...

I sat at home and did something I NEVER do - I watched two full, uninterrupted hours of the CBC.

CBC you ask? WTF? Why?

I'll tell you why - in less than 15 words no less: How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Frosty the Snowman and Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.

Is there something wrong with the fact that a grown man, in his mid-twenties, opted out of plans in order to sit on his couch, drink a beer and watch children's Christmas programming? I think not.

With so much "entertainment" in production today, these three Christmas favorites may be three of the only shows ever produced that are watched religiously by the masses. I got no less than six email reminders yesterday that CBC had this lineup tonight, coming from people who have words like Senior Vice President, Director, etc. in their business titles.

No one is fooled into thinking the animation is spectacular. I mean, all three were made in the fifties and sixties. But they all resonate with so many people, who regardless of their station in life can remember sitting in their PJ's, eating milk and cookies and watching the Grinch's heart grow three sizes, Frosty sacrificing himself for the safety of his young friend, or good old Yukon Cornelius tumbling over a ledge to defeat the Abominable Monster of the North. Talk about sustainable entertainment.

Now, if only as many people would have been introduced to Arrested Development as were to these three, there'd be some REALLY good programming on television these days.

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