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1. Hope & Faith (2003–2006)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Family

5.5
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Hope, a down-to-earth, happily married mom of three in Glen Falls, Ohio, had her tidy world up-ended by the arrival of her celebrity sister, Faith. Faith was living the high life in ... See full summary »

Stars: Faith Ford, Kelly Ripa, Macey Cruthird, Ted McGinley

Votes: 4,153

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: 18,995

3. A Very Murray Christmas (2015 TV Special)

TV-MA | 56 min | Comedy, Music, Musical

5.5
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Bill Murray worries no one will show up to his TV show due to a terrible snowstorm in New York City.

Director: Sofia Coppola | Stars: Bill Murray, Paul Shaffer, Michael Cera, George Clooney

Votes: 10,924

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

Unrated | 26 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

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: 35,120

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

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

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: 8,346

6. 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: 10,626

7. 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: 23,779

8. 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: 10,210

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

22 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

7.7
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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: 4,797

10. 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: 5,458

11. 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: 4,075

12. Blackadder's Christmas Carol (1988 TV Short)

43 min | Short, Comedy, History

8.0
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After a genial spirit shows the benevolent Ebenezer Blackadder visions of his unscrupulous ancestors, he resolves to mend his generous ways.

Director: Richard Boden | Stars: Rowan Atkinson, Tony Robinson, Miranda Richardson, Stephen Fry

Votes: 9,449

13. Marvel Super Hero Adventures: Frost Fight! (2015 Video)

PG | 73 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

5.0
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The Marvel Heroes unite to try and stop Loki and the frost giant Ymir from conquering the world as the duo try to steal Santa's powers to do so.

Director: Mitch Schauer | Stars: Mick Wingert, Matthew Mercer, Travis Willingham, Fred Tatasciore

Votes: 344

14. The Christmas Tree (1991 TV Short)

43 min | Animation, Short, Family

1.3
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Heartless Mrs. Mavilda runs an orphanage where kids live in miserable conditions because she keeps all of the donation money for herself. She hires a new assistant who, along with Santa, helps children finally have a merry Christmas.

Director: Flamarion Ferreira | Stars: William Griffin, Elly Drygas, Ayal Kleinman, Karen Drygas

Votes: 423

15. 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: 2,033

16. 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: 1,721

17. The Little Drummer Boy (1968 TV Short)

Not Rated | 25 min | Animation, Short, Drama

7.0
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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: 2,914

18. Edición Especial Coleccionista (2010–2015)

9 min | Comedy, History

7.0
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Stars: David Díaz, Luis Rodrigo, Gabriel Fernández-Gil, Daniel Retuerta

Votes: 54

19. 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: 1,992

20. My Little Pony: A Very Minty Christmas (2005 Video)

44 min | Animation, Short, Family

5.4
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When Minty breaks a magic candy cane ,she must make it right by going to the north pole so that Christmas can come to Ponyville. But is the magic of Christmas in Ponyville already?

Directors: Victor Dal Chele, Paul Sabella | Stars: Chiara Zanni, Tabitha St. Germain, Kelly Sheridan, Kathleen Barr

Votes: 168

21. Arthur's Perfect Christmas (2000 TV Movie)

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

7.9
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Arthur, D.W., and their family and friends prepare to make the best Christmas ever in Elwood City - but obstacles get in their way.

Director: Greg Bailey | Stars: Michael Yarmush, Oliver Grainger, Bruce Dinsmore, Daniel Brochu

Votes: 299

22. Yes, Virginia (2009 TV Short)

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: 437

23. 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: 107

24. The Teddy Bears' Christmas (1992 TV Movie)

30 min | Animation, Family

8.6
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Sally, The little sister of Ben's owner, Simon, would like her very own teddybear and asks Santa Claus for one. Simon teases Sally about her letter to Santa, whose existence he is a little ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Schibli | Stars: Jonathan Crombie, Stuart Stone, Kylie Schibli, Ryan Lindsay

Votes: 81

25. 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: 129

26. 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: 437

27. Christmas 76 (1976 TV Special)

Comedy, Music

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Director: Fernando García de la Vega | Stars: Massiel, Jaime Morey, Micky, Raúl Sender

28. Charlie Brown's Christmas Tales (2002 TV Short)

TV-G | 18 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.4
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The Peanuts gang have more misadventures at Christmas time.

Director: Larry Leichliter | Stars: Wesley Singerman, Serena Berman, Corey Padnos, Megan Taylor Harvey

Votes: 818

29. Combat Sheep (2001 TV Movie)

29 min | Comedy

7.8
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Director: Dominic Brigstocke | Stars: Steve Coogan, Ronni Ancona, Mark Williams, Kevin Eldon

Votes: 25

30. Ziggy's Gift (1982 TV Short)

Unrated | 24 min | Short, Animation, Family

8.1
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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: 202

31. The Curse of Clara: A Holiday Tale (2015 TV Movie)

30 min | Animation, Family

8.0
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When a young ballet dancer learns about a dispiriting pattern with a role she earned in the Nutcracker, she finds help with an unusual mentor.

Directors: M.R. Horhager, Mike Valiquette | Stars: Saara Chaudry, Chloe Gillard, Zoe Fraser, Sara Botsford

Votes: 5

32. Padal proshlogodniy sneg (1983 TV Short)

20 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

8.5
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Surreal misadventures of a lazy drunkard with speech impediment trying to get a New Year tree on a short notice. Loosely based on folk fairy tales.

Director: Aleksandr Tatarskiy | Stars: Liya Akhedzhakova, Stanislav Sadalskiy

Votes: 1,108

33. Denis Leary's Merry F#%$in' Christmas (2005 TV Special)

TV-MA | 60 min | Documentary, Comedy

7.3
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Denis Leary and a cast of many others celebrate Christmas Leary-style. Packed with original music and skits, this is a great spin on the usual holiday fluff.

Directors: Matthew Diamond, Holly Goldberg Sloan, David Wain | Stars: Denis Leary, Barenaked Ladies, Steve Bridges, Carmen Electra

Votes: 149

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

23 min | Animation, Family

6.9
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Director: Charles A. Nichols | Stars: Hal Smith, Tress MacNeille, Arthur Burghardt, Neil Ross

Votes: 53

35. The Bob Hope Vietnam Christmas Show (1972 TV Special)

90 min | Comedy, Music

7.3
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Director: Mort Lachman | Stars: Bob Hope, Jim Nabors, Jill St. John, Don Ho

Votes: 15

36. It's Your 50th Christmas, Charlie Brown (2015 TV Special)

TV-G | 60 min | Family, Music

7.3
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A musical celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the classic animated special, A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965)

Director: Paul Miller | Stars: Kristen Bell, Cam Clarke, Sarah McLachlan, Kristin Chenoweth

Votes: 43

37. The Magic Hockey Skates (2012 TV Movie)

21 min | Animation, Family, Sport

6.9
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A young boy hockey aficionado gets a used pair of skates he is convinced will give him three wishes.

Directors: Jason Boose, Sarah Mercey | Stars: Don Cherry, Bob Cole, Millie Davis, Gabriel Giammaria

Votes: 24

38. Comedy Central's All-Star Non-Denominational Christmas Special (2014 TV Special)

TV-14 | 60 min | Comedy

6.2
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Directors: Peter Atencio, Adam Newacheck | Stars: John Michael Higgins, Zachary Hamby, Bennie Arthur, Wendy McColm

Votes: 37

39. Days of Our Lives' Christmas (2001 TV Special)

TV-14

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Director: Phil Sogard | Stars: Kristian Alfonso, Matthew Ashford, Nadia Bjorlin, Trinity Brooks

Votes: 45

40. The Bob Hope Christmas Special (1968 TV Special)

60 min | Comedy

8.0
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Not writing about the plot, but about the TOUR! By dad was the pilot chosen to fly BOB HOPE on this tour and had the time of his life! I have a lot of black and white/sepia shots and an ... See full summary »

Director: Mort Lachman | Stars: Bob Hope, Raquel Welch, Barbara McNair, Elaine Dunn

Votes: 13

41. The Bob Hope Vietnam Christmas Show (1966 TV Special)

Documentary, Comedy, Music

7.7
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Stars: Bob Hope, Carroll Baker, Anita Bryant, Jerry Colonna

Votes: 31

42. Emma Thompson: Up for Grabs (1985 TV Movie)

45 min | Comedy

6.9
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Director: John Kaye Cooper | Stars: Mark Kingston, Phyllida Law, Daniel Massey, Stephen Moore

Votes: 12

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

Animation, Family

7.8
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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: 53

44. The Bob Hope Christmas Special: Around the World with the USO (1969 TV Special)

90 min | Comedy

8.5
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Director: Dick McDonough | Stars: Ann-Margret, Linda Bennett, The Golddiggers, Roosevelt Grier

Votes: 12

45. Schleich Advent Calendars (2015– )

8 min | Comedy, Reality-TV

7.6
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Ashens and NerdCubed review weird Schleich advent calendars (one at a time), competing in whose items are better.

Stars: Stuart Ashen, Daniel Hardcastle

Votes: 8

46. A Christmas Special with Luciano Pavarotti (1980 TV Movie)

55 min | Music

7.8
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The famed tenor performs holiday classics in this program at Notre Dame Cathedral in Montréal, joined by a boys choir, Les Petits Chanteur du Mont-Royal, and an adult choir, Les Disciples ... See full summary »

Star: Luciano Pavarotti

Votes: 29

47. Red Boots for Christmas (1995 TV Short)

28 min | Animation, Short

7.3
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A lonely shoemaker in a German village, learns the true meaning of Christmas, when he is asked to make a special pair of boots.

Director: Walt Kubiak

Votes: 38

48. Kirstie's Crafty Christmas (2013 TV Special)

47 min

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Director: Lisa McCann | Stars: Kirstie Allsopp, Chris Bracey, Bill Jarvis, Ellie Jarvis

49. Ms. Velma's Most Incredibly Magnificent Christmas Week (1976 TV Movie)

Family

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Star: Velma Jaggers

Votes: 21

50. A Santa for Christmas (1957 TV Movie)

90 min | Family, Fantasy

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Director: Brian Tesler | Stars: Avril Angers, Anthea Askey, Arthur Askey, Robin Bailey