It’s a true classic, touching on the over-commercialization and secularism of Christmas while reminding viewers of the true meaning of Christmas.
I can only hope that in 1966, it wasn’t billed as the “Second Annual” showing of “A Charlie Brown Christmas.”An event cannot be described as annual until it has been held in at least two successive years.
So, here’s how to handle your description of events:
First – “Inaugural”
Second – “Second”
Third – “Third Annual”
And remember, we spell out first through ninth when they indicate a sequence in time or location. Starting with 10th, use figures. However, if the sequence is part of a name, such as the 1st Ward, 7th Fleet or 1st Sgt., then use the figures.