A CBS Special Presentation
This appears multiple times in assorted VHS recordings I grew up with, including the one I’m watching now, which is all Christmas shows. It’s since been transferred to DVD, but the sweet comfort of VHS crappiness is still there.
The video says this is from 1983, but I know it went on well into the '90s, because my family did not get HBO until the '90s. The best part is when you fly into the “O.”
Walt Disney Classics, Assorted
I’d always wondered how, exactly, a kid raised in Rural County, Tennessee, like myself ended up with an Anglophile bent. It only occurred to me in adulthood that steady viewing of Bedknobs and Broomsticks, Mary Poppins, Alice in Wonderland, Sword in the Stone, 101 Dalmatians and Robin Hood may have had something to do with it.
Nick at Nite, Assorted
I was the weird kid who watched way more Nick at Nite than Nickelodeon. Again, what a surprise. Everyone at school wanted to talk about Hey, Dude, but that show sucked and I knew way more about Dragnet. Fun kid!
Are you too old to care about the above examples, or too young? What is your favorite thing Don Draper ever said? Which TV shows, music or films make you feel unbearably sad about the passage of time and our unceasing march toward a cruel, inevitable death? Where are you spending the holidays? Do you legit love Christmas, because I actually do!