By: Edwin L Crammer CPA- Each year, around this time, the networks roll out their Christmas programming aimed at young children. Every year it is the same shows some of which are over 30 years old. As a father and Grandfather, I do not think I can count how many times I have watched Frosty the Snowman followed by Frosty the Snowman returns, as well as Charlie Browns Christmas. I have seen those shows so many times I can practically recite the dialogue word for word.
Rehashing the same shows each year is cheap. The networks logic probably is that each year new children become old enough to watch, understand and enjoy these shows, so to those new kids these shows are new. But what about us old folks who must endure watching those same shows year in and year out.
Most of the actors who did voiceovers for those shows are now dead so the networks do not have to pay them any royalties. Therefore, these shows are very inexpensive to play.
While we are on the subject, how many of you are tired of watching “Miracle on 34th Street” at this time of the year. The movie is so old that it should not be shown on NBC, but instead, it should be shown on the History channel. If the movie is so good how come the studios have not updated it all of those years. Many good motion pictures have been updated. In fact I, would like to see maybe George Clooney in a modern day version of the movie playing the Jimmy Stewart role. What do you think?
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