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Wesley Clark
01-25-2014, 05:52 PM
My mom was telling me about a TV episode (she implied it may have been alfred hitchcock presents, or twilight zone) where a child wishes it were christmas everyday but after going through it for a few days the kid gets really unhappy with how things are going.

What episode would this be? I know there is a movie called 'Christmas every day' but that was from 1996. I'm thinking this episode was earlier than that. There was a 1987 TV show with the same title though. I'm not sure if that was what she was referring to.

Are there any others, because I'm not sure if the 2 I listed above are the ones she was referring to.

ZipperJJ
01-25-2014, 06:03 PM
Elmo Saves Christmas follows this plot, but he's a Muppet not a kid :)

Jeep's Phoenix
01-25-2014, 06:13 PM
I've read this as a short story, but I can't remember much else about it.

Ethilrist
01-25-2014, 07:33 PM
Christmas Every Day? (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0115891/)

Dendarii Dame
01-26-2014, 02:59 PM
William Dean Howells wrote a short story (or maybe it was published as a children's book, it's aimed at children) with this plot called "Christmas Every Day."

Mahaloth
01-26-2014, 03:11 PM
Christmas Every Day? (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0115891/)

Uh, he mentioned that in the OP. :dubious:

thelurkinghorror
01-26-2014, 05:23 PM
Not exactly what you're looking for, but memories can be conflated and this added, so: "It's a Good Life (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/It%27s_a_Good_Life_%28The_Twilight_Zone%29)" is one of the more classic Twilight Zone episodes. He wishes for snow, not specifically Christmas, and he doesn't fix it at the end. It was remade for the movie, got a later sequel, and was used in the THoH episode in Simpsons S2.

Or Rick Ross' "Hustlin'," although I think he means a different type of snow...

TruCelt
01-26-2014, 06:49 PM
I think there was a segment like this in the "Twilight Zone" Movie, as well. Although I think it was the adults who were slowly disintegrating under the pressure.

kaylasdad99
01-27-2014, 01:49 AM
Timmy Turner made that wish once on The Fairly Oddparents, but I doubt that's the one your Mom spoke of.

tracer
02-15-2014, 02:12 AM
Having it be Christmas every day would truly be terrifying.

No one would be working, except for emergency workers and movie theater operators. The economy would grind to a halt. You'd have to find some way, somehow, to do Christmas shopping even though no stores are open, because you need to find Christmas presents for tomorrow.

After a few weeks, the whole nation -- nay, the entire world -- would become a post-apocalyptic hellscape. And when "Have yourself a Merry Little Christmas" came on the radio, you'd choose the moment where he sings "Don't you wish that ev'ry day were Christmas day?" to end your life.

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