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It's Easter and no Peter Cottontail?????


Every year I watch the Ten Commanments as a Easter tradition, but alas there is no Peter Cottontail. Why cant there be Peter Cottontail!!! I want Peter Cottontail to be a Easter tradition as well. Who is with me???

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Alas, the day of the holiday movie tradition has been fading away for years. It is a shame. Many can only continue the tradition by either owning/renting or watching on Youtube. But it isn't quite the same as the annual TV tradition! Only the Christmas animated specials continue to be re-shown and as you mentioned, a few Easter specials. Not only are favorite holiday specials not shown annually, most holidays aren't represented by any movies on TV! There is a Canadian radio station in Hamilton that just replayed an old radio drama for April Fools Day. I applaude them. Hopefully at least, The Ten Commandments will continue to be shown. There's a Spanish station that's been re-showing an Easter movie every year in prime time, but last year they re-scheduled it to an afternoon showing. Thankfully other traditions continue like the annual holiday parades. You can really depend on them. Some holiday plays continue to be shown every year like, Amahl and the Night Visitors. As fans, though, we'll continue to watch Here Comes Peter Cottontail every year!

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agreed! I have here comes Peter Cottontail and The Easter Bunny is Coming to town on Dvd but it isn't the same was watching it on tv.....I keep searching for them but they aren't showing up anywhere. I thought that at the very least the charlie brown easter special would air (they ahve a special for everything) but I haven't seen that on yet either? :(

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It is SUCH a shame. =( I'm 23, so I've always watched Peter Cottontail on VHS every Easter, but I would love to see it on TV. It's a wonderful classic worthy of attention! I remember seeing 'The Easter Bunny Is Comin' to Town' on TV once when I was very little, and then a few years ago I bought that on DVD. Now, my Easter viewing traditions include those two Rankin-Bass ones at the heart of it, along with 'The Berenstain Bears' Easter Surprise,' 'It's the Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown,' and 'The Ten Commandments' (hooray for Vincent Price!)

This year two new ones have been added: 'Hop,' which was quite cute and a bit better than I anticipated based upon the ads but had to see at any rate, and 'Here Comes Peter Cottontail: The Movie.' It was made in 2005 as a sequel to the 1971 original, but I had never been able to find it anywhere until this year, when I picked it up for $5 at ShopRite. I expected it to be fairly horrendous, and did come away with many complaints, but it actually...wasn't all that bad. The movie had its good points; there were things I really liked about it; and I found myself wanting to re-watch it and listen to the songs repeatedly, because the entire thing seemed to get better after the initial reactions of shock, dismay, and/or disbelief wore off. xD

Anyway, I LOVE Rankin-Bass; I watch all of their Christmas shows every year on TV and/or home video, and put on my 'Mad Monster Party' DVD around Halloween. I have a huge soft spot for holidays specials.

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