Welcome to our Online Advent Calendar series, where we’re doing 25 days of Christmas challenges to get everyone into the spirit! (Today’s clip is Penny and Sheldon’s Christmas gift exchange from “The Big Bang Theory.”) 

Celebrate Humbug Day!

Since Christmas only comes once a year, most of us try to power through the stress. But now, thanks to Ruth and Thomas Roy, we don’t have to. We have Humbug Day, a day for venting our frustrations.

Their rule is that everyone gets 12 humbugs each. So, call a friend to trade grievances, and make ‘em all count.

I’m using one humbug for the crazy scheduling and my other 11 to complain about “The Christmas Shoes.”

Today’s Link: “Scared of Santa” (Chicago Tribune) 

Selected Christmas TV:

  • “Help for the Holidays” (6pm/5c, Hallmark)
  • “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” (7pm/6c, ABC Family)
  • “Come Dance with Me” (8pm/7c, Hallmark)
  • “The Happy Elf” (8pm/7c, CW)
  • “Blake Shelton’s Not-So-Family Christmas” (8pm/7c, NBC)
  • “Michael Bublé: Home for the Holidays” (9pm/8c, NBC)
  • “Miracle on 34th Street” (1994) (8pm/7c, AMC)
  • “Baby’s First Christmas” (10pm/9c, Hallmark)
  • “Miracle on 34th Street” (1994) (10:30pm/9:30c, AMC)