The lights are up, the tree is trimmed and the smell of cinnamon and spice is in the air...
At least in the shopping malls.
It's holiday time again and whether you're still procrastinating on putting up the tree or your house looks like a Better Homes and Gardens holiday shoot the sights and sounds of the holidays are inescapable.
For me nothing says Christmas like the sound of my favorite carols playing in the background while taking a break with a cherished holiday classic.
To that end, TV Guide offers up its compendium of Holiday specials neatly organized by airdate, time and network. Of course the list is dominated by ABC Family and the Hallmark channel who continue the tradition of nonstop holiday themed content.
Of course there's always on demand and Netflix has its own holiday offerings like "A very Murray Christmas" starring Bull Murray and "Santa's Apprentice."
This year marks the 50th anniversary of "a Charlie Brown Christmas" and to celebrate the event ABC has rolled out a special including popular musical acts and interviews with the creators of the animated feature. If you're a devout "Peanuts" fan it's a must see event. If not you can safely tune in an hour later to catch the animated special presented in its original length which including commercials runs about 40 minutes.
You've already missed the first showing on Monday (11/30) but ABC is showing it again on Christmas Eve at 9PM.
Of course all that assumes you're not already watching It's a Wonderful life on NBC at 8PM or A Christmas Story on TBS at the same time...
So settle in, enjoy the season and take a little time out from mini-malls and Amazon.com.
I wish you the Happiest of whatever holidays you celebrate.