TV tonight: 'The Sound of Music,' 'It's a Wonderful Life,' 'Auntie Mame'

Singing and the 'Sound of Music' is very frequently the one thing that binds us all together. The 'sound of music' and singing often inspires us emotionally and can having a lasting effect which lasts long in the memory.

By Robert Bianco, USA TODAY •If you want something the whole family — or at least those parts of your family that are musically inclined — can watch together Christmas eve, consider ABC's The Sound of Music (Saturday, 7 ET/PT).

There's been a lot of analysis how and why music is perceived this way. Basically, in the past with MIDI sounds and even earlier with chiptunes, game music was much more abstract. Some artists worked hard to make their music sound as close to real

The Sound of Music? “Because it was so awful and sentimental and gooey. You had to work terribly hard to try and infuse some miniscule bit of humor into it. [] It's a very good picture [for] what it is.” Now you know. [THR]

By Robert Bianco, USA TODAY •If you want something the whole family — or at least those parts of your family that are musically inclined — can watch together Christmas eve, consider ABC's The Sound of Music (Saturday, 7 ET/PT).