It's as much a holiday tradition as ugly sweaters and faking urgent cellphone calls to avoid charity bell-ringers.
Starting tonight, ABC Family's "25 Days of Christmas" is so relentlessly festive, it's like the North Pole exploded, sending holly, jolly shrapnel across the airwaves.
Heat Miser. Macaulay Culkin. Mickey Mouse as Bob Cratchit. And, for the first time, Griswolds.
Sure, it's missing the classic Rudolph, Frosty and Grinch specials.
But you can watch Frankenstein mashups like "Rudolph & Frosty's Christmas in July" and something called "Dr. Seuss' The Grinch Grinches the Cat in the Hat."
God bless us, every one.
-- CHRISTOPHER LAWRENCE