Isn't that special?

Staff Writer
Columbus Alive

I don't know about you, but I could really go for some Rankin/Bass right about now. As producers of vintage stop-motion specials such as Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and The Year Without a Santa Claus, the animation company has been the source of many a fond Christmas memory. To make spirits bright, we've collected the dates when favorite holiday programs such as these will first air in '08.

"A Charlie Brown Christmas"

8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 25, ABC

"Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas"

8 p.m. Monday, Dec. 1, ABC

"Santa Claus is Comin' to Town"

8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 2, ABC

"Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer"

8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4, CBS

"A Garfield Christmas"

7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 9, ABC Family

"The Year Without a Santa Claus"

8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 11, ABC Family

"Frosty the Snowman"

8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 19, CBS

"A Christmas Story" marathon

Starting 8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 24, TBS