So I thought I'd start the season, for me at least, with one of my favourite Christmas "specials" back from the days when a "special" really was "special". The guest stars are fabulous if in some cases faded, the bonhomie is as fake as the snow and the host is as venal in his search for gifts as we all really would like to be.
Here's the opening number from PeeWee's Playhouse Christmas Special.
Now you explain to me why this hasn't become a annual event on television? Oh well alright there was that episode with PeeWee in the "playhouse".... okay lets not talk about it! After all its Christmas in the Playhouse.
December 10 - 1902: Women are given the right to vote in Tasmania.