My Top 12 Favorite Christmas Specials

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1.
Die Hard (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
John McClane, officer of the NYPD, tries to save his wife Holly Gennaro and several others that were taken hostage by German terrorist Hans Gruber during a Christmas party at the Nakatomi Plaza in Los Angeles. (131 mins.)
Director: John McTiernan
 
2.
Futurama (1999 TV Series)
Episode: A Tale of Two Santas (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
When Fry, Leela and Bender make a delivery to Neptune, they run afoul of the robot Santa Claus. Bender takes his place, but the previous Santa's fearsome reputation makes his job difficult. (22 mins.)
 
3.
A Christmas Story (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
In the 1940s, a young boy named Ralphie attempts to convince his parents, his teacher, and Santa that a Red Ryder B.B. gun really is the perfect Christmas gift. (94 mins.)
Director: Bob Clark
 
4.
Batman Returns (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
When a corrupt businessman and the grotesque Penguin plot to take control of Gotham City, only Batman can stop them, while the Catwoman has her own agenda. (126 mins.)
Director: Tim Burton
 
5.
Supernatural (2005 TV Series)
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Sam and Dean follow the trail of an Anti-Claus when victims are apparently pulled up the chimney never to be seen again... (44 mins.)
 
6.
Elf (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
After inadvertently wreaking havoc on the elf community due to his ungainly size, a man raised as an elf at the North Pole is sent to the U.S. in search of his true identity. (97 mins.)
Director: Jon Favreau
 
7.
Pinky and the Brain (1995 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
The Brain designs a mesmerizing doll, Noodle Noggin, and plans to have Santa Claus deliver one to every house so he can make people do his every command through mind control. (30 mins.)
 
8.
3rd Rock from the Sun (1996 TV Series)
Episode: Jolly Old St. Dick (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
The Solomons experience their first Christmas. (60 mins.)
 
9.
The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
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Jack Skellington, king of Halloween Town, discovers Christmas Town, but his attempts to bring Christmas to his home cause confusion. (76 mins.)
Director: Henry Selick
 
10.
Family Guy (1998 TV Series)
Episode: Road to the North Pole (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
Disappointed with the Mall Santa, Stewie and Brian decide to go up to the North Pole to teach Santa a lesson, only to face a shocking revelation. (22 mins.)
 
11.
Scrooged (1988)
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A selfish, cynical T.V. executive is haunted by three spirits bearing lessons on Christmas Eve. (101 mins.)
Director: Richard Donner
 
12.
South Park (1997 TV Series)
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Stan helps a group of woodland critters by killing a mountain lion, only to discover that he's helping them give birth to the Antichrist. (22 mins.)