The Ultimate Christmas Special Playlist!

by toddy-15 | created - 11 Dec 2012 | updated - 11 Dec 2012 | Public

Here's a list of as many TV Christmas specials that I could think of that aired from 1964 through 2012. Some are classics and others are more like "guilty pleasures", but all are worth checking out at least once!!

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1. Mister Magoo's Christmas Carol (1962 TV Movie)

Approved | 53 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

7.7
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An animated, magical, musical version of Dickens' timeless classic "A Christmas Carol." The nearsighted Mr. Magoo doesn't have a ghost of a chance as Ebenezer Scrooge, unless he learns the ... See full summary »

Director: Abe Levitow | Stars: Jim Backus, Morey Amsterdam, Jack Cassidy, Royal Dano

Votes: 2,048

2. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (1964 TV Movie)

TV-G | 47 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

8.1
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A misfit reindeer and his friends look for a place that will accept them.

Director: Larry Roemer | Stars: Billie Mae Richards, Burl Ives, Larry D. Mann, Paul Soles

Votes: 19,875

3. A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965 TV Short)

TV-G | 25 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

8.4
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Repelled by the commercialism he sees around him, Charlie Brown tries to find the true meaning of Christmas.

Director: Bill Melendez | Stars: Ann Altieri, Chris Doran, Sally Dryer, Bill Melendez

Votes: 24,691

4. How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (1966 TV Short)

Unrated | 26 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

8.4
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A grumpy hermit hatches a plan to steal Christmas from the Whos of Whoville.

Directors: Chuck Jones, Ben Washam | Stars: Boris Karloff, Thurl Ravenscroft, June Foray, Dal McKennon

Votes: 36,166

5. Cricket on the Hearth (1967 TV Movie)

60 min | Animation, Family

5.9
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A cricket seeks to rescue a poor toymaker and his blind daughter from an exploitative miser.

Directors: Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin Jr. | Stars: Danny Thomas, Marlo Thomas, Hans Conried, Paul Frees

Votes: 399

6. The Little Drummer Boy (1968 TV Short)

Not Rated | 25 min | Animation, Short, Drama

7.1
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An orphan drummer boy who hated humanity finds his life changed forever when he meets three wise men on route to Bethlehem.

Directors: Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin Jr., Takeya Nakamura | Stars: José Ferrer, Paul Frees, June Foray, Ted Eccles

Votes: 3,150

7. The Night Before Christmas (1968 TV Movie)

30 min | Animation

7.5
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Fictionalized account of how Clement C. Moore came to write "A Visit from St. Nicholas," in which his young daughter, stricken with pneumonia, asks for a Santa Claus story for Christmas. No... See full summary »

Director: Jim Pabian | Stars: The Norman Luboff Choir, Olan Soule, Barbara Eiler, Hal Smith

Votes: 66

8. Frosty the Snowman (1969 TV Short)

TV-G | 25 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.4
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A living snowman and a little girl struggle to elude a greedy magician who is after the snowman's magic hat.

Directors: Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin Jr. | Stars: Jackie Vernon, Billy De Wolfe, Jimmy Durante, Paul Frees

Votes: 11,215

9. Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town (1970 TV Movie)

TV-G | 48 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.8
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A mailman reveals the origin of Santa Claus.

Directors: Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin Jr. | Stars: Fred Astaire, Mickey Rooney, Keenan Wynn, Paul Frees

Votes: 8,778

10. Christmas Is (1970 TV Movie)

30 min | Animation, Family

7.4
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Stars: Hans Conried, Don Messick, Richard Sacino, Vic Perrin

Votes: 25

11. The Night the Animals Talked (1970 TV Short)

30 min | Animation, Short, Family

8.4
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Common farm animals in the stable of Christ's birth begin to talk and communicate for the first time upon Mary and Joseph's arrival. They realize a miracle is about to take place, but lose ... See full summary »

Director: Shamus Culhane | Stars: Frank Porretta, Joe Silver, Patricia Bright, Len Maxwell

Votes: 76

12. Santa and the Three Bears (1970)

G | 46 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy

7.3
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When a park ranger tells two bear cubs about Christmas and Santa Claus, they want to skip hibernation to celebrate, but their mother doesn't believe in Saint Nick and wants them to sleep.

Directors: Tony Benedict, Barry Mahon | Stars: Hal Smith, Jean Vander Pyl, Chris Gilmore, Bobby Riha

Votes: 401

13. A Christmas Carol (1971 TV Short)

28 min | Animation, Family, Short

7.7
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An old bitter miser is given a chance for redemption when spirits visit him on Christmas Eve.

Director: Richard Williams | Stars: Alastair Sim, Michael Redgrave, Michael Hordern, Diana Quick

Votes: 893

14. A Christmas Story (1972 TV Movie)

30 min | Animation

6.2
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A young boys pet dog and a mouse embark on an adventure to deliver his letter to Santa on Christmas eve.

Directors: Joseph Barbera, William Hanna | Stars: Daws Butler, Don Messick, Hal Smith, John Stephenson

Votes: 57

15. The House Without a Christmas Tree (1972 TV Movie)

Unrated | 75 min | Drama, Family

8.2
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A young girl named Addie, living in Nebraska in 1946, wants nothing more for the holidays than a Christmas tree, but her widowed father is bitter and refuses due to events from the family's past.

Director: Paul Bogart | Stars: Jason Robards, Mildred Natwick, Lisa Lucas, Kathryn Walker

Votes: 545

16. Festival of Family Classics (1972– )
Episode: A Christmas Tree (1972)

Animation, Family

6.1
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Directors: Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin Jr.

Votes: 8

17. The Bear Who Slept Through Christmas (1973 TV Short)

Unrated | 30 min | Animation, Short, Family

6.7
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While the rest of the world is getting ready for Christmas, all the bears in Bearbank are getting ready to sleep... except for Ted E. Bear. Ted gets curious about Christmas so he learns the meaning from Santa Claus himself.

Directors: Gerry Chiniquy, Hawley Pratt | Stars: Bob Holt, Kelly Lange, Michael Bell, Casey Kasem

Votes: 177

18. A Very Merry Cricket (1973 TV Short)

30 min | Animation, Short

6.8
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Disgusted by the city's anti-social Christmas cacophony, Harry and Tucker decide to ask Chester to come back to revive the holiday's true spirit.

Director: Chuck Jones | Stars: Les Tremayne, Mel Blanc

Votes: 133

19. The Year Without a Santa Claus (1974 TV Movie)

Unrated | 51 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

7.9
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When a weary and discouraged Santa Claus considers skipping his Christmas Eve run one year, Mrs. Claus and his Elves set out to change his mind.

Directors: Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin Jr. | Stars: Shirley Booth, Mickey Rooney, Dick Shawn, George S. Irving

Votes: 5,733

20. The City That Forgot About Christmas (1974 TV Short)

25 min | Animation, Short, Family

7.1
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A young boy's grandfather tells him the story of a city that forgot about Christmas untill a carpenter names Matthew comes to town and teaches the children about Christmas, much to the chagrin of the Mayor and his cronies.

Stars: Sebastian Cabot, Charles Nelson Reilly, Louis Nye, Casey Kasem

Votes: 34

21. 'Twas the Night Before Christmas (1974 TV Short)

TV-G | 25 min | Animation, Short, Family

7.4
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When a town learns that Santa Claus has struck it off his delivery schedule due to an insulting letter, a way must be found to change his mind.

Directors: Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin Jr. | Stars: Joel Grey, Tammy Grimes, John McGiver, George Gobel

Votes: 1,931

22. Yes, Virginia, There Is a Santa Claus (1974 TV Short)

25 min | Animation, Family, Short

7.2
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Partly based on a true story, a little girl writes to the editor of a newspaper concerning the existence of Santa Claus.

Director: Bill Melendez | Stars: Jim Backus, Susan Silo, Courtney Lemmon, Billy Green

Votes: 134

23. The First Christmas: The Story of the First Christmas Snow (1975 TV Short)

Not Rated | 22 min | Animation, Short, Family

7.4
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A young shepherd, Lucas, is blinded by lightening, and some kindly nuns at a nearby abbey take him in. Sister Catherine describes snow to Lucas, who has never seen it. Lucas gets chosen to ... See full summary »

Directors: Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin Jr. | Stars: Angela Lansbury, Cyril Ritchard, David Kelley, Dina Lynn

Votes: 270

24. The Tiny Tree (1975 TV Short)

30 min | Animation, Family, Short

7.9
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A little girl is injured in an accident and confined to a wheelchair. When Christmas arrives, the forest animals decorate a small tree outside her window to give her a happy holiday.

Director: Chuck Couch | Stars: Buddy Ebsen, Paul Winchell, Frank Welker, Allan Melvin

Votes: 37

25. The Little Drummer Boy Book II (1976 TV Short)

30 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

6.7
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Aaron, the drummer boy, struggles to protect a bellmaker's great silver bells from seizure by Roman soldiers.

Directors: Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin Jr. | Stars: Greer Garson, Zero Mostel, David Jay, Bob McFadden

Votes: 383

26. Frosty's Winter Wonderland (1976 TV Short)

Not Rated | 25 min | Animation, Short, Family

7.0
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Frosty's kind of lonely, so the kids think of making him a wife, Crystal. But will Jack Frost let them be happy?

Directors: Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin Jr. | Stars: Andy Griffith, Shelley Winters, Dennis Day, Paul Frees

Votes: 1,875

27. Rudolph's Shiny New Year (1976 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 60 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

6.7
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Rudolph must find for Happy, the baby New Year, before midnight, New Year's Eve.

Directors: Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin Jr. | Stars: Red Skelton, Frank Gorshin, Morey Amsterdam, Harold Peary

Votes: 2,447

28. Nestor, the Long-Eared Christmas Donkey (1977 TV Short)

30 min | Animation, Short, Family

7.1
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An outcast donkey in Roman era Judea with overlong ears finds his destiny on the way to Bethlehem.

Directors: Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin Jr. | Stars: Roger Miller, Brenda Vaccaro, Paul Frees, Don Messick

Votes: 1,333

29. A Cosmic Christmas (1977 TV Short)

TV-G | 26 min | Animation, Short, Sci-Fi

7.1
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Three aliens come to Earth to discover the true meaning of Christmas.

Director: Clive A. Smith | Stars: Joey Davidson, Martin Lavut, Richard M. Davidson, Duncan Regehr

Votes: 134

30. Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas (1977 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 48 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

8.3
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A poor otter family risks everything for the chance to win the cash prize of a talent contest for Christmas.

Director: Jim Henson | Stars: Jerry Nelson, Frank Oz, Marilyn Sokol, Dave Goelz

Votes: 2,439

31. The Fat Albert Christmas Special (1977 TV Short)

Not Rated | 22 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

6.7
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Fat Albert, Mushmouth, Rudy, Bill, and the Cosby kid gang are rehearsing their Christmas play in their junkyard clubhouse when suddenly Mr. Tyrone, who owned the junkyard as well as the ... See full summary »

Director: Hal Sutherland | Stars: Bill Cosby, Jan Crawford, Gerald Edwards, Eric Suter

Votes: 132

32. A Flintstone Christmas (1977 TV Movie)

60 min | Animation, Family

7.2
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When Santa has an accident at Fred's house on Christmas Eve, Fred and Barney have to continue his run for him.

Director: Charles A. Nichols | Stars: Mel Blanc, Lucille Bliss, Henry Corden, Virginia Gregg

Votes: 403

33. The Stingiest Man in Town (1978 TV Movie)

51 min | Animation, Drama, Family

6.7
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This version of the story is told from the perspective of B.A.H. Humbug. After Ebenezer Scrooge refuses to assist the poor or have Christmas Dinner with his nephew, he is visited by the ... See full summary »

Directors: Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin Jr. | Stars: Walter Matthau, Tom Bosley, Theodore Bikel, Robert Morse

Votes: 248

34. A Pink Christmas (1978 TV Short)

30 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.1
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The Pink Panther employs various strategies in an effort to get himself a big holiday dinner.

Director: Bill Perez

Votes: 237

35. Raggedy Ann and Andy in The Great Santa Claus Caper (1978 TV Movie)

30 min | Animation, Family

6.8
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When inventor/efficiency expert Alexander Graham Wolf plots to take over Santa's workshop, Comet asks for help from Raggedy Ann, Andy and their dog, Raggedy Arthur.

Director: Chuck Jones | Stars: June Foray, Daws Butler, Les Tremayne

Votes: 58

36. Christmas Eve on Sesame Street (1978 TV Movie)

TV-Y | 60 min | Comedy, Family, Music

8.6
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Big Bird worries when Oscar tells him that if Santa Claus can't fit down the chimney on Christmas Eve, nobody would get presents.

Director: Jon Stone | Stars: Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, Richard Hunt

Votes: 601

37. Casper's First Christmas (1979 TV Movie)

G | 30 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

7.2
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Yogi Bear, Boo Boo, Huckleberry Hound and more Hanna-Barbera characters get lost and decide to spend Christmas by vising Casper, the friendly ghost. But soon they encounter a not-so-friendly ghost.

Directors: Carl Urbano, Chris Cuddington | Stars: Daws Butler, Ida Sue McCune, Paul DeKorte, Julie McWhirter

Votes: 134

38. Rudolph and Frosty's Christmas in July (1979 TV Movie)

TV-G | 97 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

6.6
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Long ago the Lady Borealis placed the evil Winterbolt under a magic spell, and put the last of her magic into the nose of a newborn reindeer: Rudolph. But now Winterbolt's awake. He gives ... See full summary »

Directors: Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin Jr. | Stars: Red Buttons, Ethel Merman, Mickey Rooney, Alan Sues

Votes: 1,353

39. Jack Frost (1979 TV Movie)

TV-G | 48 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy

7.2
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The Groundhog tells the story of how, for once, Jack Frost became human, and helped a knight win his lady love.

Directors: Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin Jr. | Stars: Buddy Hackett, Robert Morse, Paul Frees, Larry Storch

Votes: 2,163

40. The Berenstain Bears' Christmas Tree (1979 TV Movie)

30 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

7.4
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Papa Bear and the cubs search the woods for the perfect Christmas tree, but run afoul of the woodland animals who live in the trees they aim to cut down.

Director: Mordicai Gerstein | Stars: Ron McLarty, Gabriela Glatzer, Jonathan Lewis, Pat Lysinger

Votes: 151

41. The Little Rascals' Christmas Special (1979 TV Movie)

30 min | Animation, Family

7.3
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Directors: Charles Swenson, Fred Wolf | Stars: Philip Tanzini, Jim Gatherum, Randi Kiger, Al Fann

Votes: 32

42. John Denver and the Muppets: A Christmas Together (1979 TV Movie)

50 min | Family, Comedy, Music

8.0
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In this beloved holiday classic, Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy and all the Muppets join the singer for a heart-warming Christmas celebration, with traditional carols as well as lesser-known holiday songs.

Director: Tony Charmoli | Stars: John Denver, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, Richard Hunt

Votes: 455

43. A Family Circus Christmas (1979 TV Movie)

30 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

7.1
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Billy, Dolly, Jeffy and PJ try to behave as they prepare for Christmas and search for Grandad's Star.

Director: Al Kouzel | Stars: Anne Costello, Bob Kaliban, Mark Dermott, Missy Hope

Votes: 84

44. Pinocchio's Christmas (1980 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 60 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

6.7
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It's Pinocchio's first Christmas, and he sells the book Geppetto gives him for present money, but Cat and Fox trick him out of it. So, Pinocchio becomes part of a (Christmas) Marionette ... See full summary »

Directors: Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin Jr. | Stars: Alan King, George S. Irving, Bob McFadden, Patricia Bright

Votes: 378

45. Yogi's First Christmas (1980 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 98 min | Family, Animation

7.3
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Yogi, Boo Boo and Cindy are awakened from hibernation and join their friends' Christmas activities while interfering with 2 villians' efforts to ruin the holiday.

Director: Ray Patterson | Stars: Sue Allen, John Richard Bolks, Daws Butler, Paul DeKorte

Votes: 623

46. The Leprechauns' Christmas Gold (1981 TV Short)

25 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

6.7
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An Irish sailor is stranded on an island full of Leprechauns and soon finds himself aiding them in protecting their gold from a greedy Hag.

Directors: Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin Jr. | Stars: Art Carney, Peggy Cass, Bob McFadden, Ken Jennings

Votes: 290

47. The Trolls and the Christmas Express (1981 TV Movie)

30 min | Animation, Family

7.4
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A group of trolls infiltrates Santa's workshop to attempt to sabotage Christmas.

Director: John R. Gaug | Stars: Roger Miller, Hans Conried, Paul Soles, Len Carlson

Votes: 32

48. B.C.: A Special Christmas (1981 TV Short)

30 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

5.8
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Peter enlists his sarcastic one-legged friend Wiley to help conjure a myth based around the idea of giving. Seeing the chance to make a profit off the selflessness of others, the two ... See full summary »

Director: Vlad Goetzelman | Stars: Bob Elliott, Ray Goulding, Barbara Hamilton, Henry Ramer

Votes: 33

49. A Chipmunk Christmas (1981 TV Movie)

G | 30 min | Animation, Family

7.3
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Swept up in a holiday mood, Alvin gives away his cherished harmonica to a sick little boy. Meanwhile, Dave has booked Alvin to perform a harmonica solo at Carnegie Hall. Alvin keeps the ... See full summary »

Director: Phil Monroe | Stars: Ross Bagdasarian Jr., Janice Karman, June Foray, Frank Welker

Votes: 387

50. Ziggy's Gift (1982 TV Short)

Unrated | 24 min | Short, Animation, Family

8.0
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Ziggy gets a job to be a street Santa on Christmas Eve from a crooked boss, but the magic of the season allows the lovable loser to do more good than anyone expects.

Director: Richard Williams | Stars: David Arias, Perry Botkin Jr., Katrina Fried, Natasha Tabori Fried

Votes: 207

51. The Smurfs Christmas Special (1982 TV Movie)

24 min | Animation

6.9
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At Christmas, the Smurfs and Gargamel cross paths with two children and a stranger out to kidnap them. Can the magic of Christmas prevail?

Director: Gerard Baldwin | Stars: Rene Auberjonois, Michael Bell, Lucille Bliss, William Callaway

Votes: 120

52. Christmas Comes to PacLand (1982 TV Movie)

TV-G | 24 min | Animation, Family

6.0
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Director: Ray Patterson | Stars: Peter Cullen, Barry Gordon, Marty Ingels, Chuck McCann

Votes: 83

53. The Snowman (1982)

G | 26 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

8.2
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On Christmas Eve, a young boy builds a snowman that comes to life and takes him to the North Pole to meet Santa Claus.

Directors: Dianne Jackson, Jimmy T. Murakami | Stars: David Bowie, Raymond Briggs

Votes: 9,867

54. Mickey's Christmas Carol (1983)

G | 26 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

8.1
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The classic Disney animated characters play the roles in this animated retelling of the Charles Dickens masterpiece.

Director: Burny Mattinson | Stars: Alan Young, Wayne Allwine, Hal Smith, Will Ryan

Votes: 7,869 | Gross: $21.00M

55. Cabbage Patch Kids: First Christmas (1984 TV Movie)

23 min | Animation, Family

6.8
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Director: Charles A. Nichols | Stars: Hal Smith, Tress MacNeille, Arthur Burghardt, Neil Ross

Votes: 56

56. The Life & Adventures of Santa Claus (1985 TV Movie)

G | 50 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

7.6
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At a council convened by The Great Ak, the forest being tells the story of Santa Claus to explain why he deserves to made immortal.

Directors: Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin Jr. | Stars: Earl Hammond, Earle Hyman, Larry Kenney, Lynne Lipton

Votes: 746

57. For Better or for Worse: The Bestest Present (1985 TV Movie)

30 min | Animation, Family

7.8
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The Patterson family learns the true meaning of Christmas when Lizzie loses her stuffed bunny.

Director: Sebastian Grunstra | Stars: Billy Van, Abby Hagyard, W.H. Stevens Jr., Scott Binkley

Votes: 36

58. He-Man and She-Ra: A Christmas Special (1985 TV Movie)

PG | 51 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

6.8
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He-Man and She-Ra join together to stop Horde Prime from ruining Christmas for some Earth children stranded on Eternia.

Directors: Bill Reed, Ernie Schmidt | Stars: John Erwin, Alan Oppenheimer, Linda Gary, Lana Beeson

Votes: 976

59. The GLO Friends Save Christmas (1985 TV Movie)

Animation, Family

7.7
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the wicked witch of the North Pole tries to ruin Christmas by capturing Santa clause. When the glow friends find out about the witch's evil plans, they try and rescue Santa before it's too late.

Director: Terry Lennon | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Sally Struthers, Charlie Adler, Susan Blu

Votes: 58

60. The Christmas Toy (1986 TV Movie)

TV-G | 50 min | Family, Fantasy, Musical

8.2
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When no people are around, the toys still play in the playroom. But since a toy will be frozen forever if a person catches it out of position, they have to be very careful. It's Christmas ... See full summary »

Director: Eric Till | Stars: Dave Goelz, Steve Whitmire, Kathryn Mullen, Jerry Nelson

Votes: 894

61. A Muppet Family Christmas (1987 TV Movie)

47 min | Comedy, Family, Music

8.2
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Kermit and his friends spend Christmas staging a surprise visit to Fozzie Bear's mother's farm.

Directors: Peter Harris, Eric Till | Stars: Frank Oz, Dave Goelz, Richard Hunt, Kathryn Mullen

Votes: 2,738

62. A Claymation Christmas Celebration (1987 TV Special)

24 min | Animation, Short, Family

8.2
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Two hosting prehistoric dinosaurs guide you along a typical small town's Christmas choral celebration. There's just one catch, the entire town population is made out of clay! Special Guest Stars: The California Raisins!

Director: Will Vinton | Stars: Tim Conner, Johnny Counterfit, Greg Black, Bernadette Coughlin

Votes: 586

63. A Garfield Christmas Special (1987 TV Short)

TV-G | 30 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

8.1
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Garfield, Jon, and Odie go to Jon's grandmother's house for Christmas, where Garfield finds a present for Grandma.

Directors: Phil Roman, George Singer | Stars: Lorenzo Music, Thom Huge, Gregg Berger, Pat Carroll

Votes: 2,083

64. Christmas at Pee Wee's Playhouse (1988 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 49 min | Comedy, Family, Musical

7.9
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Pee-wee Herman and pals are celebrating Christmas in the Playhouse in their own creative ways: Pee-wee makes a list for Santa Claus 1 1/2 miles long, teaches Little Richard how to ice skate... See full summary »

Directors: Wayne Orr, Paul Reubens | Stars: Kevin Carlson, Laurence Fishburne, Aaron Fletcher, Ric Heitzman

Votes: 885

65. A Wish for Wings That Work (1991 TV Short)

22 min | Animation, Family, Comedy

7.8
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Opus the Penguin struggles to achieve his seemingly impossible dream to be able to fly.

Director: Skip Jones | Stars: Michael Bell, Joe Alaskey, John Byner, Tress MacNeille

Votes: 753

66. Frosty Returns (1992 TV Short)

TV-G | 24 min | Animation, Short, Family

5.0
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The continuing exploits of the famous snowman as he goes up against a more powerful force which threatens all of Christmas.

Directors: Evert Brown, Bill Melendez | Stars: Jonathan Winters, Jan Hooks, Andrea Martin, Brian Doyle-Murray

Votes: 2,382

67. Noel (1992 TV Movie)

23 min | Animation, Family

6.9
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The story of Noel, a cheerful Christmas ornament with a certain "happiness" that rubs off on the families he lives with.

Director: Masaki Îzuka | Stars: Charlton Heston, Larissa Auble, Roscoe Lee Browne, John Crenshaw

Votes: 147

68. It's Christmastime Again, Charlie Brown (1992 TV Short)

Not Rated | 22 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.2
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The Peanuts gang prepares for the holidays in their own unique ways.

Director: Bill Melendez | Stars: Jamie E. Smith, John Christian Graas, Marnette Patterson, Mindy Ann Martin

Votes: 1,702

69. Inspector Gadget Saves Christmas (1992 TV Movie)

TV-Y7 | 44 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

6.0
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We're in for some merry mishaps when Inspector Gadget Saves Christmas. That bionic bonehead is off to the North Pole to stop Dr. Claw from taking over Santa's elves and workshop. ... See full summary »

Director: Chuck Patton | Stars: Don Adams, Frank Welker, Maurice LaMarche, Erica Horn

Votes: 164

70. A Flintstone Family Christmas (1993 TV Movie)

30 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

6.7
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Fred and Wilma try to teach a wayward boy about values.

Director: Ray Patterson | Stars: Henry Corden, Jean Vander Pyl, Frank Welker, B.J. Ward

Votes: 155

71. A Flintstones Christmas Carol (1994 TV Movie)

G | 69 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

7.1
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Fred is cast as Ebenezer Scrooge in a stage adaption of the story, but is acting a bit stingy in real-life.

Director: Joanna Romersa | Stars: Henry Corden, Jean Vander Pyl, Frank Welker, B.J. Ward

Votes: 868

72. Snowden on Ice (1997 TV Movie)

TV-G | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

7.6
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A musical holiday special aired on CBS.

Director: Dwight Hemion | Stars: Ekaterina Gordeeva, Kurt Browning, Josée Chouinard, Daria Grinkova

Votes: 34

73. Annabelle's Wish (1997 TV Movie)

54 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

7.2
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A mute boy and a calf with the ability to speak form a deep friendship, learning what it means to love and sacrifice for another.

Director: Roy Wilson | Stars: Randy Travis, Jay Johnson, Jerry Van Dyke, Jim Varney

Votes: 1,275

74. The Snowden, Raggedy Ann and Andy Holiday Show (1998 TV Movie)

Family, Comedy, Fantasy

7.5
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Add a Plot

Director: Dwight Hemion | Stars: Kurt Browning, Josée Chouinard, Ekaterina Gordeeva, Scott Hamilton

Votes: 20

75. Buster & Chauncey's Silent Night (1998 Video)

G | 48 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

6.4
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Animated story about the creation of the song "Silent Night".

Director: Buzz Potamkin | Stars: Phil Hartman, Marie Osmond, Tom Arnold, Judith Blazer

Votes: 174

76. Snowden's Christmas (1999 TV Movie)

22 min | Animation

6.3
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When the moving truck hits a bump in the road, a quartet of toys stuck in Ohio decide to trek down their owner, who is moving to New York City.

Director: Tim Snyder | Stars: Peter MacNicol, Michael McKean, Kathy Najimy, Rosslynn Taylor Jordan

Votes: 18

77. Olive, the Other Reindeer (1999 TV Movie)

45 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

7.1
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When Santa cancels his annual flight because of a hurt reindeer, a young Christmas loving dog named Olive is convinced she has what it takes to get Santa's flight off the ground and save Christmas.

Director: Steve Moore | Stars: Drew Barrymore, Dan Castellaneta, Joe Pantoliano, Edward Asner

Votes: 1,776

78. Hooves of Fire (1999 TV Short)

29 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.4
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Robbie, an out-of-condition reindeer, tries to earn a place on Santa's crack sleigh team.

Director: Richard Starzak | Stars: Robbie Williams, Ardal O'Hanlon, Paul Whitehouse, Jane Horrocks

Votes: 908

79. Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer (2000 Video)

TV-G | 51 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

4.7
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A youth embarks on a journey to find his missing grandmother and prove that Santa Claus is real

Director: Phil Roman | Stars: Elmo Shropshire, Michele Lee, Susan Blu, Alex Doduk

Votes: 1,188

80. Santa, Baby! (2001 TV Movie)

60 min | Animation

5.4
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Songwriter Noel is struggling to write a hit song, and so he takes his frustrations out on his family. His daughter Dakota is granted one wih for doing a good deed and she wishes that her ... See full summary »

Director: Lee Dannacher | Stars: Gregory Hines, Patti LaBelle, Vanessa Williams, Eartha Kitt

Votes: 59

81. Santa vs. the Snowman 3D (2002)

32 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

6.6
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When a lonely snowman wants to be part of the holiday fun, he decides to impersonate Santa! A hilarious clash that ensues where rocket-propelled reindeer face-off against snowball-launching igloos! ( Get it in 3D or 2D!!!!! )

Director: John A. Davis | Stars: Jonathan Winters, Ben Stein, Victoria Jackson, Don LaFontaine

Votes: 329 | Gross: $0.92M

82. It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie (2002 TV Movie)

PG | 100 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

6.5
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On Christmas Eve, an angel petitions God to send help for Kermit the Frog who has lost all hope after losing the Muppet Theatre.

Director: Kirk R. Thatcher | Stars: Steve Whitmire, Dave Goelz, Bill Barretta, Eric Jacobson

Votes: 3,016

83. Robbie the Reindeer in Legend of the Lost Tribe (2002 TV Short)

30 min | Animation, Comedy, Short

6.5
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Some time has passed since the race in "Robbie The Reindeer" and the group of reindeers have set up a tourist business offering guided tours. When an accident occurs on one such tour Robbie... See full summary »

Director: Peter Peake | Stars: Ardal O'Hanlon, Jane Horrocks, Steve Coogan, Paul Whitehouse

Votes: 489

84. I Want a Dog for Christmas, Charlie Brown (2003 TV Short)

TV-G | 43 min | Animation, Short, Family

7.2
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Linus and Lucy's younger brother Rerun wants a dog for Christmas, and Snoopy's brother Spike may be the answer.

Directors: Larry Leichliter, Bill Melendez | Stars: Jimmy Bennett, Adam Taylor Gordon, Ashley Rose, Corey Padnos

Votes: 1,080

85. The Year Without a Santa Claus (2006 TV Movie)

85 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

3.7
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Thoroughly disgruntled, Santa (Goodman) opts to take a year off from delivering presents, until a young man helps him rediscover the meaning of the holidays.

Director: Ron Underwood | Stars: John Goodman, Chris Kattan, Ethan Suplee, Dylan Minnette

Votes: 803

86. Shrek the Halls (2007 TV Short)

TV-PG | 21 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

6.5
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This half-hour animated TV special features the Shrek characters putting their own spin on holiday traditions.

Director: Gary Trousdale | Stars: Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz, Antonio Banderas

Votes: 10,491

87. A Muppets Christmas: Letters to Santa (2008 TV Movie)

G | 60 min | Comedy, Family, Music

6.6
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When Gonzo accidentally diverts three letters to Santa, he talks Kermit and his friends into delivering them to the North Pole personally.

Director: Kirk R. Thatcher | Stars: Steve Whitmire, Dave Goelz, Bill Barretta, Eric Jacobson

Votes: 1,277

88. A Miser Brothers' Christmas (2008 TV Movie)

G | 45 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

6.2
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The story begins when Santa's new chief mechanic, Tinsel, creates a speedy, new high tech sleigh for Christmas. But what Santa doesn't know is that North Wind has secretly sabotaged the ... See full summary »

Director: Dave Thomas | Stars: Mickey Rooney, George S. Irving, Juan Chioran, Catherine Disher

Votes: 503

89. Prep & Landing (2009 TV Short)

TV-G | 22 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.8
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Wayne gets a new rookie partner, Lanny, after his previous partner got the promotion he wanted. Lanny has to remind Wayne of the Spirit of Christmas and the importance of being an elf in Santa's Prep and Landing elite unit.

Directors: Kevin Deters, Stevie Wermers | Stars: Dave Foley, Sarah Chalke, Mason Vale Cotton, David DeLuise

Votes: 2,109

90. Yes, Virginia (2009 TV Short)

TV-Y | 22 min | Animation, Short

7.2
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New York City. It's 1897. Eight-year-old Virginia O'Hanlon has always loved Christmas. Until the day her classmates bring up the age-old question: "Is there a Santa Claus?" Not sure what to... See full summary »

Director: Pete Circuitt | Stars: Neil Patrick Harris, Bea Miller, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Alfred Molina

Votes: 446

91. Merry Madagascar (2009 TV Short)

28 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

6.8
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When Santa and his reindeer crash onto Madagascar it's up to Alex, Marty, Gloria, Melvin, and the penguins to save Christmas.

Director: David Soren | Stars: Ben Stiller, Chris Rock, David Schwimmer, Jada Pinkett Smith

Votes: 4,110

92. Kung Fu Panda Holiday (2010 TV Short)

TV-PG | 21 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

6.9
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Po is to host the annual winter holiday feast and he struggles to meet his friends' expectations.

Director: Tim Johnson | Stars: Jack Black, Dustin Hoffman, Angelina Jolie, Seth Rogen

Votes: 4,227

93. Donkey's Christmas Shrektacular (2010)

TV-PG | 8 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

5.5
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Donkey suggests everyone sing Christmas carols. Donkey sings "It's the Most Wonderful Time". Shrek, Fiona, the Ogre children, and the army of ogres sing an ogre version of "Jingle Bells" (... See full summary »

Directors: Walt Dohrn, Raman Hui | Stars: Eddie Murphy, Mike Myers, Antonio Banderas, Cameron Diaz

Votes: 873

94. Prep & Landing: Naughty vs. Nice (2011 TV Short)

TV-G | 22 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.5
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Lanny and Wayne race to recover classified North Pole technology.

Directors: Kevin Deters, Stevie Wermers | Stars: Dave Foley, Derek Richardson, Sarah Chalke, Rob Riggle

Votes: 1,072

95. An Elf's Story: The Elf on the Shelf (2011 TV Movie)

23 min | Family

5.3
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An elf attempts to help a boy believe.

Director: Chad Eikhoff | Stars: Leslie Bellair, Brendan Dooling, Evie Eikhoff, Emma Greene

Votes: 288

96. hoops&yoyo Ruin Christmas (2011 TV Movie)

TV-G | 22 min | Animation

6.5
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Hoops and Yoyo wait up to see Santa, and inadvertently end up in his sleigh, traveling with him through the time-space continuum that allows Santa to visit everyone in the world in one ... See full summary »

Director: Tony Craig | Stars: Bob Holt, Mike Adair, Bev Carlson, Michael Monken

Votes: 82

97. Dragons: Gift of the Night Fury (2011 Video)

22 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

7.6
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As the village of Berk prepares for its winter holiday, the resident dragons all inexplicably fly away.

Director: Tom Owens | Stars: Jay Baruchel, Gerard Butler, Craig Ferguson, America Ferrera

Votes: 4,925

98. SpongeBob SquarePants (1999– )
Episode: It's a SpongeBob Christmas! (2012)

TV-PG | 90 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

7.2
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Plankton, Mr. Krabs' nemesis, vows to get his Christmas wish - obtaining the Krusty Krab's secret Krabby Patty formula - by turning everyone bad in Bikini Bottom with the help of his special jerktonium-laced fruitcake.

Directors: Mark Caballero, Seamus Walsh | Stars: Lori Alan, Clancy Brown, Rodger Bumpass, Mary Jo Catlett

Votes: 581