MY TOP TEN Favorite TV Holiday Moments And What They Can Teach Us About The Meaning Of the Season.
This year I could not help but stay up late watching the Nick at Nite’s "Friends"—Thanksgiving Episodes Marathon! Come on admit it, there is nothing more funny in this world then Joey with a turkey on his head! Which oddly enough got me thinking about my all time favorite TV holidays moments and what they can teach us today about good holiday cheer! So here they are… In order, for you to enjoy.
Afterwards keep reading below to find out what they mean to me and how they can teach us the true meaning of the Holidays.
1 ) Missing the bus to Warsaw!
2) Turkey heads and love
3) Like sacks of wet cement
4) The heart that grew 3 sizes
5) A Triple dog dare!
6) No man is a failure
7) I am not the man I was!
8) Where did you get that tree?
9) You can’t out give a hug
10) It’s a dogs’s world
Ok here is my reasonings for my favorite picks of TV Holiday memories and why they are important to us now more then ever:
Clip one: Fonzie reminds us that even the most “Coolamundo” can be lonely during the holidays. In fact several reports over the years have shown us that the holiday’s can be the most depressing time of year and even have an elevated rate of suicides. We all talk about the holidays being about family, but what about those who have no family? Christmas is not about family…. not only about family perhaps I should say rather it is about looking for people to bring into your family and make them apart of your joy. This year look for those around you, who have need to be with you and even if they claim to be ok being alone go the extra mile to include them. Leave no one out of the cheer this year.
(And Oh, I almost forgot—this clip has a rare appearances of “Chuck” Richie and Joanie’s old bother who suddenly disappears mid way throughout the second season.)
Clip two: Yes, Joey is funnier in the turkey head but Monica and Chandler remind us even Turkey’s fall in love. The holidays is about telling and showing each other how much you love them. Make it is your practice to tell people what they mean to you this year.
Clip three: This has got to be the funniest clip in the world. This clip is a classic example as to why classic TV is the best TV! It is soo funny, but not only that, it also tells us good intentions are not enough. Good intentions can end in disaster so keep your head up and don’t make holiday assumptions!
Clip four: Being a Grinch can be fun for you but it robs the joy from others. Open your heart, and let it grow (even three sizes) and you not only will bring joy to others but to yourself as well. Get out of your bitter stoic typecast self and bring jingles and cheers and your heart will ring louder this year!
Clip five: Oh how i love this clip! The moral lesson is simple here. Never to fooled into a sticky dare. Not even a triple dog dare!
Clip six: The Holiday’s are not about riches, not about wealth, and not about gifts. In this era of commercialism with Black Fridays infringing on our Thankful Thursday’s let us remember it is all about friendships not wealth. And no one is a failure with friends because they are the greatest gift of all.
Clip Seven: Bah Humbug you say? I say anyone can change and that is the over all message of Charles Dickens Christmas Carrol; No one is beyond hope! If your not in the mood for Christmas cheer i say to you pick up this book or anyone of the host of movie and TV show adaptations. Last year I think i ready this book over three times during the season!
Clip eight: I love Dr. Who too much not to include a clip from him, plus this clip so cracks me up. Never trust a Christmas tree! The cleverly hidden satirical message here seems to be that we can be taken in by the glittering gold of the holiday’s. The holiday’s are more then decorations, making merry, and even the tree! Sometimes they crowd out the real sentiment and need to be put to rest to keep the season true in your heart.
Clip nine: Hey we all have the friend who just can’t take a gift without making it even! They always need to out do you, or match your gift, it is so annoying and even insulting. It is awkward indeed when giving gets to be about not showing love but rather about measuring your intake versus you outtake when it comes to gifts. This funny and meaningful clip teaches us that you can’t out give a hug. And the most special gifts are not gifts of value but rather thoughtful love. If you are still buying gifts this year remember it is not about how much you spend, but rather how much thought about the person in question you put into the gift.
Clip Ten: It may be last but it is not least. I love this clip because it seems to me so many people are let down and depressed that something went wrong and that they did not get their "perfect" Christmas. This clip is here for a reason; it reminds us that no one’s Christmas is perfect and that things will always go wrong, even when you think you have it all under control. This year enjoy your time with your family and friends and roll with the punches, imperfections, and even disasters that ensue and just be glad we have this time of year to reminds us to love one another no matter what crazy event goes down.