A Charlie Brown Christmas is my favorite show this time of year (I watched it twice over the long weekend).  While I believe the Peanuts Halloween show is funnier, the Christmas message is much more profound.  It first debuted when I was 3-years-old.  This isn’t to say I don’t like Rudolph, Jimmy Stewart or George C. Scott as Scrooge.  These are all among my favorites and some years I suspect I might rate them even higher.

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer is the leader when it comes to America’s favorite Christmas special.

A recent poll shows Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer is the leader when it comes to America’s favorite Christmas special.  I hesitate to say most popular.  These ratings don’t usually have a first place contender with more than 50% of the votes.  Often the first place vote-getter gets a plurality of votes.  A better system would be to have viewers rank their top 5 favorites.  While a large share possibly vote Rudolph as number one, if Charlie Brown gets twice as many number two votes as any other show, then maybe Charlie really is the most popular.

That would be a rare win for Charlie Brown.

Over the weekend a friend shared she was looking forward to seeing It’s a Wonderful Life.  When I mentioned it was on, I believe Netflix, she was quite happy with the news.  When VHS tape first came along it meant I didn’t have to schedule time for my favorites.  Streaming services carry on the tradition.  You can watch on your own schedule.  Which I did when it came to Scrooge on Sunday (there were few decent football games after Saturday).

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