My New Emergency Radio

I thought I’d share information on this great new emergency radio I purchased. Its small, inexpensive, and easy to use.

Horizons Tec HT-747 Emergency NOAA Weather Radio. Solar & Hand Crank

Shortened Amazon link:

I like the digital tuning on this radio, its replacing an older radio with analog tuning, which is just a pain in today’s world.
The sound quality is very good and clear. You aren’t going to win a competition with the stereo system in someone’s car with this radio, but that is not what it is designed for.
The quality of the radio feels good. The radio feels firm, not something you’d worry about cracking the plastic if you pressed too hard on the side. The buttons feel like they are good quality and nicely placed. There is a handle on the top where you will find a retractable antenna. On the other end is a flashlight and a solar panel on one side of the radio.

I am very impressed with this emergency radio and am very pleased with my purchase. Below is a description of the button layout and what they do.

Rotate the radio so the side with the buttons are facing you & the handle is at the top.

At the bottom is a single button, that is the flashlight button.

Moving up the side there are 4 buttons in a plus symbol pattern.
The top and bottom buttons are for tuning.
The button on the right switches between weather radio, FM, and AM.
The button on the left is the power button.

The smooth area between the two sets of buttons is the display panel.

Moving up the side there are three buttons.
The top and bottom are for volume.
The button on the left is for the back light on the display.

On the top of the radio is a handle and the retractable antenna.
Between the handle and the antenna is the port for charging a phone or other device. Its protected by a rubber like cover.
The hand crank is on the back of the radio.
The large smooth panel on the other side from the hand crank is the solar panel for charging your radio.

I received an email from the seller letting me know there is a protective film over the display and solar cell to protect them during shipping and I can remove them if I choose.
They also said to not let the battery run totally down and its best to charge it every couple of months.
I think its a good habit just to check your emergency supplies every few months anyway, just so you don’t have a surprise when the time comes you need to use them, so checking this radio and any other devices is good to do at the same time.

Preparing For The Storm

We are dealing with some Winter weather this weekend in Kansas City and have been paying attention to the weather updates and possible conditions. At this point in time it doesn’t seem to be as bad as it could have been with freezing rain, ice on trees, downed power lines, and the loss of electricity for an unknown amount of time from a few hours to a few days.

If it turns out that nothing really happens, there are still good things that came as a result of being aware.

A few weeks ago my Wife and I started to put together a kit of food and water, just in case we had a several day power outage. Its one of those things we had been wanting to do for a long time. I recently read a great techno thriller, CyberStorm by Matthew Mather.

After reading what the people in the book go through without power for a few weeks I thought, its past time to do something. Here are the things we have in our food kit.

canned chicken
Canned tuna
Canned fruit
Beef Jerky
Packaged nuts
Premade sugar free pudding
Bottled water
Individual Crystal Light packets
Manual can opener
Plastic forks & spoons

We keep everything except the water in a plastic container with a lid. The bottled water is on top and all of that is in a closet. We chose the canned meats and fruit for their shelf life. Those will be replaced on a regular basis before they expire. We also considered food we can share with our cats just in case their food was running low and we couldn’t get more right away due to an ice or snow storm, things like the tuna and of course water.

We purchased an emergency radio that can be powered by a solar panel, hand crank, or its internal battery. The radio can charge a USB device and has a light.
We put together a list of several nearby places where we can purchase dry ice to keep food in our deep freezer or refrigerator from going bad.

The time leading up to this ice storm has allowed us to review the plans we have for storing food, keeping warm, and also ways to stay informed and entertained should we lose power for a few days. We have made sure all of our battery packs for charging phones and tablets are working and fully charged. Its also good to make sure those devices such as phones or tablets are all up to date, no need to have to worry about a bunch of app updates because you haven’t turned on that tablet in three months and your power is about to go out.

Make sure you have numbers to call to report power outages as well as emergency numbers for any other utilities you have at home. Some utilities have a web site as another way of reporting an outage, so keep that info in the contacts on your phone too.

Practice using some of the features on your phone that might be helpful in a weather or other situation. If your phone offers WiFi calling, turn it on from time to time and place a call. Enable some of the emergency power saving features, just so you aren’t as confused when the time comes that you need to use them.
Use apps such as Google Allo or others that can quickly find nearby hospitals for you or your pets.
These apps can usually give you quick access to contact info for places and directions too.

Replace batteries in devices such as weather radios, flashlights, sirens on a regular basis. The new emergency radio we got has the suggestion of using it a little and charging the battery about every other month to extend its battery life.

So if a big storm is forecasted for your area and even if nothing happens, let it be a time to review what you might have needed or wanted to do if the conditions had been worse. Review your plans and discuss them. See what ideas those around you have for doing things in a different way. Maybe its something you’ll need to do some online research or ask questions in your community. Maybe it will make that next time better.

Long Term Storage #WLS Friendly Foods

My Wife and I are finally putting together a container of food and things in case of a several day power outage from ice or snow as it has happened before here in Kansas City.

I’m looking for ideas of foods that are post weight loss surgery friendly and can be stored for at least a year without growing anything inside.
We will replace things as they get close to an expiration date, but it’d be nice to not have to do that very often.

So far we’ve got canned chicken, canned tuna, bottled water, beef jerky, a manual can opener just to keep in the container, nuts and stuff like that.

Is there anything else you can think of to add to the box?
If so would you please contact me either on twitter ‘@blindbites‘ or email ‘’

Once we finish adding any other items, I’ll post the contents of our survival box. We aren’t preppers or anything like that. We just thought it would be a good idea to put some stuff together just in case the power goes out for several days and if conditions were bad from an ice storm, we wouldn’t have to worry about needing help for a week or so.

We’ve got plenty of blankets to keep us warm, several battery packs for phones etc… What would you put in your box?

Two Great Sources Of Support

I was recently reading the book a friend received as she is going through the process of having Weight Loss Surgery. I and my Wife are supporting her and I needed to read what she was given so I can make sure the things we do to support her are within the guidelines of the program she is participating in.

This book has greatly improved since the one I received about seven years ago. I was looking through the info about online support. There were two sources missing. They are both important to me and I thought I’d share the info with you.

Weight Loss Surgery Podcast

This great resource is by Reeger Cortell, a very caring and supportive person who is also a Nurse Practitioner at a weight loss surgery center.
She talks with Patients, Doctors, and others involved in the battle with Obesity. You will feel the care and dedication in her voice.
This is a listener supported podcast. You can help by donating $1 or more a month to help offset the costs involved in producing a podcast. You can learn more about doing this at the above link. I strongly suggest you support the podcast with at least $1 a month. I do that, and wouldn’t ask you to do the same otherwise.

The World According To Eggface

I am so very thankful to have learned of this excellent resource before I had surgery back in January of 2011. It helped me find so many yummy things I could eat, even in those first few weeks after surgery. The amazing person behind all of the helpful info and yummy recipes is Michelle Vicari.
She knows about this stuff because she has had surgery too. I often have yummy things that I’ve found on her blog like Pumpkin Pancake Bites, amazing protein shake recipes, and tortilla pizzas.
These are things you won’t learn about in the education process at your weight loss surgery center, because most of those people haven’t had surgery and just don’t know.
Her recipes are so healthy and yummy, you can make one and share with someone outside of the weight loss surgery community and they’d never know this great item is healthy.

You can follow both of these amazing, wonderful, caring, and giving people on twitter.

Reeger Cortell @preegerc
Michelle Vicari @Eggface

Please share these two resources with your friends who have had weight loss surgery, those who are interested in surgery, and the place where you had surgery so they can include this info for their patients.

2017 Stop Clicking On Links In Email

In 2017 lets all change how we interact with links in email.

Looking back there are many articles about a hospital, police department, political party, etc.. getting infected or taken control of remotely all because someone clicked on a link in email.

Most of the time the victims of such attacks were targeted with messages appearing to be legitimate, at least convincing enough that people didn’t question what they were about to do.

My way to help prevent this might only work for me but its free and worth trying.

I use Thunderbird to access my gmail account. I have stopped trying to figure out why so many people are fixed on using Outlook, so those people are on their own.

I posted directions back in November of 2013 on how to disable the ability to click on a link inside a message in Thunderbird. I thought maybe its time to repost this information as the original post has been very popular over the past three years.

What this simple adjustment in Thunderbird will do is when you press enter on a link, nothing happens. It’ll show as a visited link, but your browser doesn’t open, your computer just sits there.

If you want to go to that link you’ll need to copy it to the clipboard and then go open your browser and paste it. This gives me time to think if this is a link I really want to go to, or should I find a safer way of getting there.

If its an important sounding message from my bank or one of the many places I pay a bill, I can go to those places the way I usually do and learn of the urgent message that way. I can also call that company with a number I have stored on my phone and learn about the action needed.

The other thing that manually having to copy and paste the link does is gives you a chance to look at where this link is actually taking you. Links in email can be made to hide the true address of a site. PayPal didn’t suddenly rename their service to a misspelling, the representative didn’t spell the name of their company wrong, that link that just doesn’t look right should be alerting you to maybe I don’t want to do this.

Don’t be one of those people who think, I’m just one person, no hacker wants my information, I’m not wealthy. By clicking on a link without knowing where you are about to go, you could be installing software that allows someone to have control of your computer and use it in an larger attack.

Think about it, if you are one person wanting to attack a web site, there is only so much one person with one computer can do. If you can get 25,000 people to click on a link and let you control what their computers do, you now have an army of 25,000 computers to attack someone or a web site. If those 25,000 computers spread a link and get 25,000 more people to join the club, you’ve got an even larger army of computers owned by numbers of just one person who doesn’t think a hacker would be interested in them, after all, they aren’t wealthy, just people who want to play their online game.

Here is the info I posted three years ago. It still applies and works in current versions of Thunderbird. I can only suggest a change in how you react to links, I can’t make you do it.

November 8, 2013
If you are like me and aware of all of the bad things that can come from a link in email, you might want to disable the ability to be able to click on a link. The link will still be there, you’ll just have to manually copy and paste it into your browser.
This will keep you from accidentally clicking on a link and after realizing it went somewhere you didn’t want to be, finding out you got malware or a virus. I use Thunderbird, so if you use something else, sorry, I can’t help. The first thing you’ll want to do is copy this text to your clipboard. network.protocol-handler.external-default
That is going to make finding the setting in Thunderbird much easier.
Next, with Thunderbird open, press alt t to open the Tools menu and press o for Options.
You’ll want to be on the Advanced tab and in the first section of the advanced tab which is General.
Once there either tab until you are on Config Editor and press enter, or for those using a mouse, click on Config Editor. Note: Its near the bottom of this section just before the ok button. Press enter or click on the button that says, I’ll be careful, I promise.
This is where having that text above copied to your clipboard will make things easier.
In the search box press control v to paste the text from your clipboard, don’t press enter after pasting the text.
Press tab once to get into the tree view. You’ll be on the item we want to modify. You’ll know you are at the right place if you hear or see this item: network.protocol-handler.external-default
Press your context key or shift F10 on this item.
In the menu press enter or click on toggle.
This will change the default setting from True to False.
There is nothing else to modify, so press alt F4 to get out of this window and you should be back in the Advanced tab in Thunderbird. Tab to ok and press enter.
Now when you click on a link in an email, your computer will just sit there and do nothing. You will need to copy a link you want to open and paste it in your browser.
One way of doing this is to be on a link in a message, press your context key or shift F10 or right click on the link. In the menu select Copy Link Location. That will copy the link to your clipboard.
Go to your browser of choice, press control l and then control v to paste the link.
If you want to undo this change, just follow the same directions and once you press enter on the toggle option, it will change that setting from False to True.

Accessible Android App List December 2016

This is a list of Accessible apps that I am using on my Galaxy Note 5 which is running Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow.
I consider these apps to be accessible because they work for me. I use touch, a bluetooth keyboard or sometimes a combination of both to do what I need or want to do. I’m using a Logitech K380 Bluetooth keyboard.
You may notice in my list I frequently have the pro or paid version of an app. If its an app that I find useful, I’ll pay for the pro or paid version just to say thanks and to support the developer, even if I don’t use or need the benefits of upgrading. The upgrade cost usually isn’t more than a few dollars and doing surveys in Google Play Rewards makes doing that even easier as I’ve earned about $41 over the past few years.

Acapela TTS Voices


Amazon Kindle


AquaMail Pro Unlocker


Arcus Pro Key


Audio Game Hub

Battery Indicator Pro

chomp SMS

Clipper Sync Plugin



File Commander

Freemotion change

Google Opinion Rewards

Google Play Newsstand

IDEAL Currency Identifier




KNFB Reader



Music Folder Player Full

My App List

Nearby Explorer Online

NFC Labeler

Nova Launcher

Nova Launcher Prime

Pocket Casts

Pro Weather Alert

Scan & Go

Scanner Radio Pro

Screen off ultra quick timeout

Sex Offenders Search







Trusted Contacts

TuneIn Radio Pro




Vocalizer Voices

TheListenFactor weekend channel guide

You can listen to the eight channels by going to:
or by downloading my personal collection of .m3u files to listen in a streaming audio player of your choice.

Good morning all

here’s your weekend channel guide.

our tv show marathon this weekend on channel4 is Christmas shows. it’s a mixed bag as far as DVS versus NDVS. this week it’s the hour christmas show episodes airing. the waltons, little house Dr quinn, daniel boon, gun smoke NCIS, etc. so enjoy!

mike has put together a mix of movies this weekend based on requests and what’s “hot!” better check them out.

i’d like to pass on best wishes to all of you from the TLF team. this january is our second anniversary. getting started was a little shakey and at one point we thought we’d pull the plug because listeners were way down. we gave TLF until october2015 before we’d make a final decision on what to do. but then a simple ad in the blind bargains daily email news letter really help turn things around. then we started getting some reviews from other blind friendly tech lists and listeners started finding their way to TLF. we’ve built a solid great core of listeners. we’re greatful for each of you and wish you peace, love and wholeness for the christmas season and in the upcoming new yeear.

all of you mean so much to us. we really appreciate your being part of the TLF community.

thanks for listening everyone. you’re the best!

Denise and the TLF team

Remember, this is not a chat list. for assistance, questions, concerns or suggestions, send an email to


Weekend Schedule

all times eastern. use the letter H to move through the headings to the channel you’re looking for. then arrow down to here show times. Use jaws find, insert/control plus F and type in DVS to find described shows.

Channel1 Situation Comedies, saturday, Oldies but Goodies

Petticoat Junction- 8:00AMPM

Family Affair- 9:00AMPM

The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis- 10:00AMPM

The Flying Nun- 10:30AM and PM

The Real McCoys- 11:00AMPM

My Favorite Martian- 11:30AMPM

The Donna Reed Show- 12:00PMAM

The Brady Bunch- 1:00PMAM

Andy Griffith- 2:00PMAM

Mr Ed- 3:00PMAM

full House- 4:00PMAM

Dick Van Dyke- 5:00PMAM

My Three Sons- 6:00PMAM

The Courtship of Eddies Father- 7:00PMAM

Channel1 Situation Comedies, Sunday

Gilligan’s Island- 8:00AM, 4:00PM, 12:00AM

That Girl- 9:00AM, 5:00PM, 1:00AM

Green Acres- 10:00AM, 6:00PM, 2:00AM

Hazel- 11:00AM, 7:00PM, 3:00AM

Leave it to Beaver- 12:00PM, 8:00PM, 4:00AM

Happy Days- 1:00PM, 9:00PM, 5:00AM

Mr Belvedere- 2:00PM, 10:00PM, 6:00AM

Charles in Charge- 3:00PM, 11:00PM, 7:00AM

Channel2 Variety Programming, Saturday

Game shows Galore!

Whammy/Press Your Luck, Pyramid games – 8:00AM, 4:00PM, 12:00AM

Catch 21, Card Sharks – 8:45AM, 4:45PM, 12:45AM

Match Game, Hollywood Squares- 9:30AM, 5:30PM, 1:30AM

Password- 10:30AM, 6:30PM, 2:30AM

Legend of the Hidden Temple- 11:00AM, 7:00PM, 3:00AM

Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego- 11:30AM, 7:30PM, 3:30AM

The Price is right current – 12:00PM, 8:00PM, 4:00AM

let’s make a deal current- 12:45PM, 8:45PM, 4:45AM

newly wed game and baggage- 1:30PM, 9:30PM, 5:30AM

500 questions- 2:15PM, 10:15PM, 6:15AM

To Tell the Truth original – 3:00PM, 11:00PM, 7:00AM

The Unbelieveable Truth- 3:30PM, 11:30PM, 7:30AM

this is a british comedy game show with british humor. possible strong language.

Channel2 Variety Programming, Sunday

Diagnosis Murder- 8:00AM, 4:00PM, 12:00AM

Moonlighting- 9:00AM, 5:00PM, 1:00AM

Cagney and Lacy- 10:00AM, 6:00PM, 2:00AM

Cannon- 11:PM, 7:00PM, 3:00AM

Six Million Dollar Man- 12:00PM, 8:00PM, 4:00AM

Wonder Woman- 1:00PM, 9:00PM, 5:00AM

The Incredible Hulk- 2:00PM, 10:00PM, 6:00PM

Batman- 3:00PM, 11:00PM, 7:00AM

The Adventures of Superman- 3:30PM, 11:30PM, 7:30AM

Channel3 Education, Games and Reality Programming, Saturday

The Simpsons, DVS- Sat. 8:00AM, 4:00PM, Sun. 12:00AM, Mon. 12:00AM

King of the hill- Sat.8:45AM, 4:45PM, Sun.12:45AM, Mon.12:45AM

Knight Rider- Sat.9:30AM, 5:30PM, Sun.1:30AM, Mon.1:30AM

Dual Survival- Sat. 10:30AM, 6:30PM, Sun. 2:30AM, Mon. 2:30AM

The show features a pair of survival experts in predetermined scenarios while in challenging environments without specialized equipment.

Two and a Half Men, sitcom- Sat. 11:15AM, 7:15PM Sun. 3:15AM, Mon. 3:15AM

The Dukes of Hazzard- Sat. 12:pm, 8:00PM, Sun. 4:00AM, 8:00PM, Mon. 4:00AM

The A Team- Sat. 1:00PM, 9:00PM Sun. 5:00AM, 9:00PM, Mon. 5:00AM

American action-adventure series, about a fictional group of ex–U.S. Army Special Forces personnel who, after being imprisoned as war criminals “for a crime they didn’t commit”, escape and, work as soldiers of fortune.

Bob’s Burgers, DVS – Sat. 2:00PM, 10:00PM, Sun. 6:00AM, 10:00PM, Mon. 6:00AM

Bob and his family own and operate their own restaurant. needless to say, they are not exactly the most polished and professional or conventional managers. this is an adult animated show.

Married with Children, sitcom- Sat. 3:00PM, 11:00PM, Sun. 7:00AM, 11:00PM, Mon. 7:00AM

Channel3 Education, Games and Reality Programming, Sunday

Your Story Hour- 8:00AM, 4:00PM

childrens’ stories with a christian theme. suitable for adults too.

Davey and Goliath- 8:30AM, 4:30PM

listen along to a fine adventure of davey and his best pal goliath his faithful dog and often his conscience.

Adventures in Odissy- 8:45AM, 4:45PM

Young people grapple with life’s road bumps and must make good decisions.

Down Gilead Lane- 9:15AM, 5:15PM

Follows a number of families as they grapple withhow to best live their lives in a faith filled manner.

Left behind series, adults – 10:15AM, 6:15PM

What would you do if suddenly a friend or family simply disappeared leaving you behind? radio dramatization of the popular novels.

Left behind series, kids – 11:05AM, 7:05PM

a radio dramatization of the popular novels oriented toward young people. suited for adults as well.

Sunday Afternoon, Cartoon Central

alf and alf tales- 12:00PM

Inspector Gadget, DVS- 12:30

Dragons Race to the Edge, DVS- 1:00PM

Glitter Force, DVS- 1:30PM

Puss and Boots, DVS- 2:00PM

Kim Possible- 2:30PM

The Flintstones- 3:00PM

The Jetsons- 3:30PM

Channel4 Variety programming, Show Marathon

christmas show episodes is our TV marathon for this weekend – saturday 8:00AM through 8:00AM monday morning when regular programming begins.

episodes begin at the top of each hour.

Channel5 Variety Programming, Saturday, Kids Front and Center

The Patty Duke Show- 8:00AM, 4:00PM, 12:00AM

A Different World- 9:00AM, 5:00PM, 1:00AM

California Dreams- 9:45AM, 5:45PM, 1:45AM

Dennis the Menace- 10:30AM, 6:30PM, 2:30AM

The Wonder years- 11:15AM, 7:15PM, 3:15AM

The Facts of Life- 12:00PM, 8:00PM, 4:00AM

Boy Meets World- 1:00PM, 9:00PM, 5:00AM

Silver Spoons- 2:pm, 10:00PM, 6:00AM

The Partridge Family- 3:00PM, 11:00PM, 7:00AM

Channel5 Variety Programming, Sunday

Some not forgotten favorites

Different Strokes- 8:00AM, 4:00PM, 12:00AM

The Bernie Mack Show, DVS and NonDVS – 9:00AM, 5:00PM, 1:00AM

Seinfeld- 9:45AM, 5:45PM, 1:45AM

Grace Under Fire- 10:30AM, 6:30PM, 2:30AM

Frasier- 11:15AM, 7:15PM, 3:15AM

Sandford and Sons- 12:PM, 8:00PM, 4:00AM

Fresh Prince of Bel Aire- 1:00PM, 9:00PM, 5:00AM

The Jeffersons- 2:00PM, 10:00PM, 6:00AM

Amen- 3:00PM, 11:00PM, 7:00AM

Channel6 Old Time Radio, OTR

8:00AM- Variety of crime detective stories

9:00AM- Variety of suspense, horror, macobre stories

These will alternate all weekend with new episodes playing so drop in several times if you like.

Regular programming begins on Monday at 8:00AM

Channel 7 Movies For You

This weekend, as we celebrate Christmas, we will be showing some more Christmas movie classics! Merry Christmas all! All times are eastern and the plot summaries heading will give you movie details!

National lampoons – Christmas vacation DVS: midnight, 8 AM and 4 PM

Home Alone DVS: 1:30 AM, 9:30 AM and 5:30 PM

The polar express DVS: 3:15 AM, 11:15 AM and 7:15 PM

The Christmas Shoes DVS: 4:45 AM, 12:45 PM and 8:45 PM

Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer DVS: 6:15 AM, 2:15 PM and 10:15 PM

A Charlie Brown Christmas DVS: 7:05 AM, 3:05 PM and 11:05 PM

Shrek the halls DVS: 7:35 AM, 3:35 PM and 11:35 PM

Plot Summaries

National lampoons – Christmas vacation DVS:

It’s Christmas time and the Griswolds are preparing for a family seasonal celebration, but things never run smoothly for Clark, his wife Ellen and their two kids. Clark’s continual bad luck is worsened by his obnoxious family guests, but he manages to keep going knowing that his Christmas bonus is due soon.

Home Alone DVS:

It is Christmas Time and the McAllister family is preparing for a vacation in Paris, France. But, the youngest in the family named Kevin got into a scuffle with his older brother Buzz and was sent to his room which is on the third floor of his house. Then, the next morning, while the rest of the family were in a rush to make it to the airport on time, they completely forgot about Kevin who now has the house all to himself. Being home alone was fun for Kevin, having a pizza all to himself, jumping on his parents’ bed and making a mess. Then, Kevin discovers about 2 burglars, Harry and Marv about to rob his house on Christmas eve. Kevin acts quickly by wiring his own house with makeshift booby traps to stop the burglars and to bring them to justice.

The polar express DVS:

This is the story of a young hero boy on Christmas Eve who boards on a powerful magical train that’s headed to the North Pole and Santa Claus’s home. What unfolds is an an adventure which follows a doubting boy, who takes an extraordinary train ride to the North Pole; during this ride, he embarks on a journey of self-discovery which shows him that the wonder of life never fades for those who believe.

The Christmas Shoes DVS:

Two separate stories mesh – in the first, a young music teacher, Maggie Andrews, begins dying of a heart condition and her son Nathan tries to get a pair of Christmas shoes for her before she dies. In the second, lawyer Robert Layton and his wife Kate are slowly drifting apart and the matter comes to a head during Christmas when Kate takes over for Maggie for the school choir and declines a job in Robert’s firm. When Robert’s mother passes away, he begins to reconsider things and his and Nathan’s paths cross on Christmas Eve as Nathan tries to raise the money for the shoes and Robert tries to get a present for his daughter.

Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer DVS:

Sam the snowman tells us the story of a young red-nosed reindeer who, after being ousted from the reindeer games because of his beaming honker, teams up with Hermey, an elf who wants to be a dentist, and Yukon Cornelius, the prospector. They run into the Abominable Snowman and find a whole island of misfit toys. Rudoph vows to see if he can get Santa to help the toys, and he goes back to the North Pole on Christmas Eve. But Santa’s sleigh is fogged in. But when Santa looks over Rudolph, he gets a very bright idea…

A Charlie Brown Christmas DVS:

When Charlie Brown complains about the overwhelming materialism that he sees amongst everyone during the Christmas season, Lucy suggests that he become director of the school Christmas paegent. Charlie Brown accepts, but it proves to be a frustrating struggle. When an attempt to restore the proper spirit with a forlorn little fir Christmas tree fails, he needs Linus’ help to learn what the real meaning of Christmas is.

Shrek the halls DVS:

This half-hour animated TV special features the Shrek characters putting their own spin on holiday traditions

Channel8 Musical Madness

christmas will greet you this december when you turn into channel8. regular programming begins after the first of the year.