Sunday, November 22, 2009
One thing I like to do during the Holiday season is watch the TV specials. I love the ones I watched as a kid and I try to catch a few new ones each year - at least new for me. I recently did a little bit of research to see when some of my favorites would be airing. Below is the result of that research. It doesn't cover all the ones I would like to see but it lists my currently published options. I know I won't be able to watch them all of them but at least I will have choices.
Nov 26 Thu 9am NBC Macy’s Thanksgiving Day ParadeChristmas
Nov 26 Thu 8pm ABC Charlie Brown Thanksgiving
Nov 28 Sat 8pm NBC Merry Madagascar
Nov 30 Mon 8pm ABC Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Nov 30 Mon 8:30pm ABC Shrek the Halls
Dec 1 Tue 8pm ABC A Charlie Brown Christmas
Dec 2 Wed 7pm NBC Christmas In Rockefeller Center
Dec 2 Wed 8pm CBS Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer
Dec 2 Wed 8pm TCM A Christmas Carol (1938)
Dec 3 Thu 8:30pm ABCFAM The Polar Express
Dec 4 Fri 7pm ABCFAM Frosty’s Winter Wonderland
Dec 7 Mon 8pm ABC Santa Clause is Comin’ to Town
Dec 8 Tue 7pm ABCFAM Mickey’s Christmas Carol
Dec 8 Tue 8pm ABCFAM The Year without a Santa Claus
Dec 8 Tue 9pm ABCFAM A Miser Brothers’ Christmas
Dec 9 Wed 7pm ABCFAM Rudolph’s Shiny New Year
Dec 9 Wed 8pm ABCFAM Santa Claus in Comin’ to Town
Dec 9 Wed 9pm ABCFAM Rudolph and the Island of Misfit Toys
Dec 10 Thu 10pm ABCFAM A Flintstone Christmas
Dec 11 Fri 8pm NBC A Muppets Christmas: Letters to Santa
Dec 12 Sat 8pm CBS Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer
Dec 14 Mon 8pm ABC Shrek the Halls
Dec 15 Tue 7pm ABCFAM Rudolph and the Island of Misfit Toys
Dec 16 Wed 7pm ABCFAM Mickey’s Christmas Carol
Dec 17 Thu 6pm ABCFAM The Story of the First Christmas Snow
Dec 17 Thu 6:30pm ABCFAM Nestor, The Long-Eared Christmas Donkey
Dec 18 Fri 8pm CBS Frosty the Snowman
Dec 18 Fri 8:30pm CBS Frosty Returns
Dec 19 Sat 8pm NBC A Muppets Christmas: Letters To Santa
Dec 23 Wed 7:30pm ABCFAM Miracle on 34th Street
Dec 24 Thu 11am ABCFAM Mickey’s Christmas Carol
Dec 24 Thu 1pm ABCFAM Twas the Night Before Christmas
Dec 24 Thu 1:30pm ABCFAM Rudolph & Frosty’s Christmas in July
Dec 24 Thu 3:30pm ABCFAM Rudolph and the Island of Misfit Toys
Dec 24 Thu 6pm ABCFAM Frosty’s Winter Wonderland
Dec 24 Thu 6:30pm ABCFAM Twas the Night Before Christmas
Dec 24 Thu 7pm ABCFAM Rudolph’s Shiny New Year
Dec 24 Thu 8pm ABCFAM Santa Clause is Comin’ to Town
Dec 24 Thu 8pm TBS A Christmas Story Marathon
Dec 24 Thu 9pm ABCFAM The Year Without a Stanta Claus
Dec 24 Thu 10pm ABCFAM A Miser Brothers’ Christmas
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
I had the opportunity to help the GA 501st last night doing meet and greets with some of the costume characters before the Star Wars in Concert event at Gwinnett Arena.
We arrived before 5p and were directed to a large, secure area on the backside of the area with a large window running the entire length of the area. This was our changing area.
Once everyone was dressed, we headed out to meet the crowd, little did we know. The characters were split into several smaller groups and each group was assigned a handler. I was handling Emperor Palpatine and his two Royal Guards. I knew they were popular characters but it was a constant mob scene. Here is a picture I tried to take of the crowd...
Everyone loves the Emperor....
Many showed the proper respect...
But, as always, the children were the cutest in their Star Wars costumes...
All the characters left the meet and greets around 7:10pm to much disappoint to the crowds but they had to get changed for the concert. It was twenty minutes of mass chaos but we managed to make it to our FREE seats before it all got started.
All I can say was it was an amazing experience. The music was perfect. While you were watching the crystal clear movie clips overhead, you would forget that the music was being played live.
Here is a video clip I was able to get (in black & white)...
Once the concert was over, several of the characters suited up and went out to mingle with the crowds one last time. At the end of the night, everyone was exhausted but all agreed it was something none of them would have wanted to miss.
I hoping to post a slideshow of the displays that I hurriedly photographed tommorrow. Wish me luck.
In the mean time, here is a link to the photo's Jimmy Burns (XO and photographer extrordinaire) took last night.