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What to Watch: December 20 - 27

by Stephanie Earp, posted Dec 21st 2009 3:00AM


National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation - Sunday, December 20, 8 pm, CBC

The moving story of one man who overcomes his disappointing Christmas bonus and finds the true meaning of Christmas - namely exploding septic tanks, flying rodents, extremely dry turkey and the talents of the young Julia Louis-Dreyfus. Who among us hasn't also experienced these bittersweet holiday delights?

National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation - Sunday, December 20, 8 pm, CBC

The moving story of one man who overcomes his disappointing Christmas bonus and finds the true meaning of Christmas - namely exploding septic tanks, flying rodents, extremely dry turkey and the talents of the young Julia Louis-Dreyfus. Who among us hasn't also experienced these bittersweet holiday delights?

Also This Week:

A Christmas Story - Tuesday, December 22, 8 pm, CBC

The moving story of one boy who overcomes a disappointing Christmas gift and finds the true meaning of Christmas - namely leggy lamps, snowsuit sounds, the tendency of wet tongues to stick to cold metal poles and the infuriating uselessness of breakfast food-related swag. Who among us hasn't also experienced these bittersweet holiday delights?





Scrooge
- Wednesday, December 23, 8 pm, CBC

The moving story of an old man who overcomes a disappointing Christmas Eve and finds the true meaning of Christmas - namely not letting the people around you starve and die, a preview of your own epitaph, the chance to be your own ghost whisperer and the unique joy of traipsing around in your pajamas in mid-winter. Who among us hasn't also experienced these bittersweet holiday delights?

Midnight Mass - Thursday, December 24, midnight, VisionTV

The moving story of a demi-god who overcomes a disappointing human race and finds the true meaning of Christmas - namely dying for our sins, turning water into wine, turning the other cheek and of course, celebrating his birthday. Who among us...? Oh wait.

Queen's Message
- Friday, December 25, noon, CBC

The moving story of an elderly monarch who overcomes the disappointing marriages of her children and finds the true meaning of Christmas - namely a dignified wave, chilly accent, good health and the satisfaction of remaining a figurehead for the entire commonwealth. Who among us hasn't experienced these bittersweet holiday delights?

Merry Christmas, my loyal subjects.

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