Christmas — I just love it! As a child, I remember sitting in the back seat of the car, marveling at the lights on houses as we drove around town, just looking at Christmas lights. It was magical. I’ve always loved Christmas music, and it surprises me when I hear people complain about it playing in stores. I could listen to it year-round. On the day after Christmas when I was 5, Mom noted me saying, “Christmas is over — but there’ll be another one!”
In this photo, 6-year-old me sits in my “car” with my beloved Santa. I’m at the drive-in, in case you can’t tell, and most likely I’m watching one of my favorite Christmas specials on TV: Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.
Did you know that the Rudolph program is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year? Yep, and so am I! So perhaps it’s no wonder I’ve always loved that show, with its loveable misfits and catchy songs (“Have a Holly Jolly Christmas”). Even the villains turn out nice in the end (I’m looking at you, Abominable Snowman/Bumble!).
Do you have any growing up memories of watching Rudolph on TV? Share in the comments!