Dear TV Programmers

Dear TV Programmers,

I know your job is very difficult. You have to decide what shows to air at what time. You have more competition than in the 1970’s. Your job, I’m sure, is very stressful. However I have one question:

Are you deliberately trying to make my life more difficult?

First some one who must not have children decided to air Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer and Santa Claus is Coming to Town on the same night. At the same time. On different channels.

Then some genius decided to start airing all the specials are starting at 8 pm. Eight freaking post meridian (yes, I looked up what PM means). When on a quick survey of my Facebook friends means that 90% of the children the programming is geared towards were in bed.

My child has not been able to watch one Christmas special this year. And I blame you.

Do you understand how much a child enjoys Christmas and all it entails? Do you comprehend the tears in my house when she had missed Polar Express, Santa Claus, Rudolph and Frosty?

Frosty the Snowman that you had on at 9 pm. NINE FREAKING POST MERIDIAN.

Before you reply: Well, Mrs. Ames just use your DVR. I have this to say: We do not own a DVR and there is no passing blame here. This is your fault, TV Programmer, that I sent my child to bed upset that she couldn’t watch the Grinch.

I understand. Well no, I don’t as I am not a TV Programmer. But I imagine that there are a lot of factors that go in to your decision to air a Christmas special aimed at 5-10 year-olds at 8 pm. But this mother is begging you to please, TV Programmers, consider the mom child.

The child needs to go to bed on time. The mom needs the child to go to bed on time. Bring back the after school specials for the month of December. Run them during Winter break when they are home all day with NOTHING to do and are bored. Do anything but what you did to us this December.

The mom who won’t let her kid stay up past 8 pm

PS–oh and if you ever and I mean ever put on Rudolph and Santa at the same time on different channels I will form a parent group that was bigger than Tipper Gore’s Parent Music group. We will set Clark Griswold’s cousin Eddie on you. Trust me on this one.

4 thoughts on “Dear TV Programmers

  1. BritishMumUSA

    It reallt is inconsiderate of them. They all assume thatvyou have a DVR or will let said child stay up late. I have oldernkids and have a DVR. but years ago that was not the case and same thing was happening in our house. Thats why one year they got them on dvd as stocking stuffers. I think they were about 2.00 a dvd. The claymation ones. Good luck.


  2. Autism Mom

    This is why we cut the cord and only stream netflix. I get to decide where, how much, for how long and how blissfully without commercials we watch tv. Fair warning programmers and cable companies – you did this to yourself.



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