Wednesday, December 24, 2014


What’s better than one soap-opera fan? A quorum of soap-opera fans!

The end of the year always brings a flood of television experts and their Best Of/Worst Of lists. They’re fun to read, but in the end, the only opinions that really matter are those of the fans. (Just ask any TV show with a wheelbarrow of Emmys and low ratings; critical love will only save you from cancellation for so long.)

When I wrote my book, Soap Opera 451: A Time Capsule of Daytime Drama’s Greatest Moments, I turned to the fans, using Facebook, Twitter, blog posts, and email to crowd-source what viewers through were examples of daytime drama at the top of its game.

I’m doing the same thing this week. Instead of me listing what I think are some of soaps’ most memorable Christmases—and invoking familiar traditions like Days of Our Lives’ ceremonial hanging of ornaments with character names on them, or General Hospital’s children’s parade (often starring the actors’ real life children) and reading of the Christmas story—I’m going to let the fans speak up … in their own words.

To read memories of GH, DOOL, GL, OLTL, AMC and many, many more go to:

Happy Holidays

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