Welcome to our Online Advent Calendar series, where we’re doing 25 days of Christmas challenges to get everyone into the spirit! (Today’s video clip is Burl Ives singing “A Holly Jolly Christmas” from the 1964 animated special “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.”)

Have a Cup of Cheer!

What’s in that cup is totally up to you – hot chocolate, a gingerbread latte with whipped cream, cranberry ginger ale, mulled wine, eggnog spiked with a significant amount of Southern Comfort. Just steal a few minutes to sit and sip. (Bonus points if you can find some twinkly lights to watch while you get your wassail on.)

Today’s Link: “Worst Christmas Gifts for Kids Ever” (an epic Huffington Post photo gallery)

Selected Christmas TV:

  • Ernest Saves Christmas (3pm/2c and 10:30pm/9:30c, Discovery Family)
  • Love at the Christmas Table (3pm/2c, Lifetime)
  • Scrooge, (4:30pm/3:30c, TCM)
  • I Love Lucy Christmas Special (8pm/7c, CBS)
  • Toy Story That Time Forgot (8pm/7c, ABC Family)
  • Blake Shelton’s Not So Family Christmas (8pm/7c, AMC)
  • Christmas with the Kranks (8pm/7c, FXX)
  • Elf (8:30pm/7:30c, ABC Family)