If I sit back and think of my parenting style, the words “unapologetically old-school” come to mind. You see, I’m a firm believer that if it ain’t broke don’t fix it, and both my husband and I somehow survived 30+ years with simple little things like good values, respect for elders, and a fear of God.
So, I’ve adopted that parenting style when it comes to my own kids, and hence, they receive a small glass of pop at parties, copious amounts of outdoor play, and a swat on the behind if they do something with malice or wrongful intent. And during the holiday season, it means they’re allowed unrestricted time in front of the tube to indulge in holiday specials.
Thinking back to my own upbringing, I fondly remember my mom creating Christmas goodies while my brother and I camped in front of the TV. Back in the day, in addition to the classics like Frosty the Snowman, Santa Claus is Coming to Town! and The Year Without a Santa Claus, it was also the cartoon specials such as A Garfield Christmas Special, The Smurfs Christmas Special and Care Bears Nutcracker Suite that filled us with good cheer. Today, my boys wait in anticipation for Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas, Tickety Toc Christmas Special and A Very McStuffins Christmas.
And as a #DisneyJuniorMom, I’m pleased to share with you their holiday programming schedule!
Disney Junior will be filled with the excitement of the holidays, with many new holiday-themed episodes, movies and specials! Highlights include:
– Every weeknight at 6pm ET from December 2nd to 24th, families can enjoy holiday episodes and specials.
– Sunday,December 8th at 10:30am ET, be sure not to miss Mickey’sMagical Christmas: Snowed In at the House of Mouse. In this special, extended episode of Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Mickey and the gang throw a party to help Donald get into the holiday spirit, after a snowstorm leaves them stranded in The House of Mouse. The magical episode features extra-special guest appearances by favourite Disney characters including Snow White, Aladdin, Winnie the Pooh and many more!
– All day on Christmas Day from 6am ET until 11pm ET, enjoy holiday movies,episodes and specials.
During the holidays, my husband and I *conveniently* forget about “Disney Junior On Demand” and “PVR”. You see, we want the boys to experience the same sense of anticipation and contentment as we did, years ago: scrolling through the guide, finding the holiday specials, writing down the show times and keeping an eye on the clock. It’s a small tradition, but one we’re happy to carry out – although we sorely miss the printed TV guide! There’s nothing to circle when all the guides are on-screen!
What were some of your favourite television holiday specials growing up?
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