Christmas Animated Movies

by mainemoviefanaticDaisy | created - 25 Aug 2011 | updated - 04 Sep 2011 | Public

These are Christmas Movies that are animated. Be sure to check out my other Christmas lists.

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

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

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: 22,583

Part of "The Original Christmas Classics" 7 pack.

2. Frosty the Snowman (1969 TV Short)

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

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: 13,057

Part of "The Original Christmas Classics" 7 pack.

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

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

A mailman reveals the origin of Santa Claus.

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

Votes: 10,254

Part of "The Original Christmas Classics" 7 pack.

4. The Little Drummer Boy (1968 TV Special)

Not Rated | 25 min | Animation, Drama, Family

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: 3,793

Part of "The Original Christmas Classics" 7 pack.

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

Approved | 53 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

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: 2,240

Part of "The Original Christmas Classics" 7 pack.

6. Cricket on the Hearth (1967 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 60 min | Animation, Family, Musical

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: 470

Part of "The Original Christmas Classics" 7 pack.

7. Frosty Returns (1992 TV Short)

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

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: 2,664

Part of "The Original Christmas Classics" 7 pack.

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

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

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: 2,251

DVD double feature with 'Twas the Night Before Christmas

9. 'Twas the Night Before Christmas (1974 TV Movie)

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

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: 2,274

DVD double feature with Frosty's Winter Wonderland

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

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

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: 6,764

DVD triple feature with Rudolph's Shiny New Year and Nestor

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

TV-G | 60 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

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

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

Votes: 2,934

DVD triple feature with The Year Without a Santa Claus and Nestor

12. Nestor, the Long-Eared Christmas Donkey (1977 TV Movie)

TV-G | 30 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy

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: 1,562

DVD triple feature with The Year Without a Santa Claus and Rudolph's Shiny New Year

13. Jingle Bells (1999 TV Movie)

G | 48 min | Animation, Family

A family with little money worries about not being able to buy presents for each other - until they receive a little inspiration from a Christmas legend.

Director: Bert Ring | Stars: Jason Alexander, James Eckhouse, Don Knotts, Shelley Long

Votes: 74

DVD triple feature with We Wish You a Merry Christmas and O' Christmas Tree

14. We Wish You a Merry Christmas (1999 Video)

TV-Y | 48 min | Animation, Family

In the tiny town of Harmony, thepeople have been working so hard they've forgotten music even exists! Then, three determined little orphans set out to find a giftthey can give the ... See full summary »

Director: Bert Ring | Stars: Nell Carter, Lacey Chabert, John Forsythe, Tahj Mowry

Votes: 53

DVD triple feature with Jingle Bells and O' Christmas Tree

15. O' Christmas Tree (1999 Video)

TV-Y | 48 min | Animation

Featuring the voices of Edward Asner, Tim Conway and Marie Osmond, this tale is set in a snowy forest on Christmas Eve where a forlorn pine tree feels she is too homely to ever realize her dream of becoming a real Christmas tree.

Director: Bert Ring | Stars: Edward Asner, Tim Conway, Marie Osmond, Debi Derryberry

Votes: 61

DVD triple feature with Jingle Bells and We Wish You a Merry Christmas

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

Not Rated | 26 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

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: 40,318

17. Winnie the Pooh: A Very Merry Pooh Year (2002)

G | 65 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

Ring in the season with Winnie The Pooh in a holiday adventure.

Directors: Gary Katona, Ed Wexler, Jamie Mitchell | Stars: Jim Cummings, Peter Cullen, John Fiedler, Michael Gough

Votes: 1,539

18. Christmas Carol: The Movie (2001)

PG | 77 min | Animation, Family

An old bitter miser who makes excuses for his uncaring nature learns real compassion when three ghosts visit him on Christmas Eve.

Director: Jimmy T. Murakami | Stars: Simon Callow, Kate Winslet, Nicolas Cage, Jane Horrocks

Votes: 1,570

19. The Polar Express (2004)

G | 100 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

61 Metascore

On Christmas Eve, a young boy embarks on a magical adventure to the North Pole on the Polar Express, while learning about friendship, bravery, and the spirit of Christmas.

Director: Robert Zemeckis | Stars: Tom Hanks, Chris Coppola, Michael Jeter, Leslie Zemeckis

Votes: 152,961 | Gross: $183.37M

20. The Candlemaker (1957)

13 min | Animation, Short

A candlemaker entrusts his young son with the task of making candles for their church on Christmas Eve.

Directors: Joy Batchelor, John Halas

Votes: 77

Part of Holiday Family Favorites: 27 Christmas Cartoons

21. Christmas Comes But Once a Year (1936)

Passed | 9 min | Animation, Short

At an orphanage, the children are sad because they received broken toys as gifts. Professor Grampy sees the children while passing by in his sled and has an idea on how to give them a merry Christmas.

Directors: Dave Fleischer, Seymour Kneitel | Stars: Jack Mercer, Mae Questel

Votes: 404

Part of Holiday Family Favorites: 27 Christmas Cartoons

22. Vánocní sen (1946)

8 min | Animation, Short, Family

Christmas has arrived. As a little girl and her parents enter the room, the little girl finds all kinds of toys under the Christmas Tree. She immediately throws her old doll aside and ... See full summary »

Directors: Borivoj Zeman, Karel Zeman

Votes: 155

Part of Holiday Family Favorites: 27 Christmas Cartoons

23. Christmas Night (1933)

Passed | 7 min | Animation, Short

On Christmas Eve, the Little King sneaks two tramps into the castle. The next morning, the three men are thrilled by the presents Santa left behind.

Directors: Oscar E. Soglow, James Tyer

Votes: 129

AKA Christmas Night Part of Holiday Family Favorites: 27 Christmas Cartoons

24. The Christmas Visitor (1959)

7 min | Short, Animation, Family

T'was the night before Christmas and all through the house not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.

Director: John Halas

Votes: 76

Part of Holiday Family Favorites: 27 Christmas Cartoons

Part of Holiday Family Favorites: 27 Christmas Cartoons

26. The First Christmas (1913)

Short, Drama

In the days when Herod was king in Judea, there lived in the city of David, which Is Bethlehem, a rich young man who, wearying of the emptiness of life, passed his nights and days in ... See full summary »

Star: Rice Cassidy

Part of Holiday Family Favorites: 27 Christmas Cartoons

27. Hector's Hectic Life (1948)

Passed | 6 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Hector is a dog with an easy life and the run of the house when the lady of the house gives him a warning...one more mess and you're out. Hector would be okay if not for the fact that three... See full summary »

Directors: Bill Tytla, George Germanetti | Star: Mae Questel

Votes: 178

Part of Holiday Family Favorites: 27 Christmas Cartoons

28. Jack Frost (1934)

Approved | 9 min | Animation, Short, Family

A young grizzly bear, undaunted by his mother's warnings of the coming winter, runs away from home only to be confronted by Old Man Winter himself.

Director: Ub Iwerks

Votes: 331

Part of Holiday Family Favorites: 27 Christmas Cartoons

Part of Holiday Family Favorites: 27 Christmas Cartoons

30. The Little Lamb: A Christmas Story (1955)

9 min | Short, Drama, Family

A lamb that had wandered off plays a significant part in the Nativity.

Stars: Morris Ankrum, Maureen O'Sullivan

Votes: 17

Part of Holiday Family Favorites: 27 Christmas Cartoons

31. The Little Match Girl (1937)

8 min | Animation, Short, Drama

A small girl makes her living selling matches on the streets of New York. It's winter, and the hustling crowds at best ignore her, and some are outright rude. She takes shelter and, to try ... See full summary »

Directors: Arthur Davis, Sid Marcus

Votes: 216

Part of Holiday Family Favorites: 27 Christmas Cartoons

I think this is the right one - some others I could not find on imdb. Part of Holiday Family Favorites: 27 Christmas Cartoons

33. The Night Before Christmas (1941)

Passed | 9 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Well, a mouse *is* stirring... And he's having fun playing with the toys, until he mistakes Tom for a stuffed toy and wakes him up.

Directors: Joseph Barbera, William Hanna, Rudolf Ising | Stars: The Debutantes, Frank Graham, The King's Men

Votes: 1,483

Part of Holiday Family Favorites: 27 Christmas Cartoons

34. O Little Town of Bethlehem (1950)

Not Rated | 3 min | Animation, Short, Music

Sing O Little Town Of Bethlehem in the Style of "Traditional". Stingray Karaoke Holiday, Christmas - Traditional, English, Key D.

Director: Neil McGuire

Votes: 14

Part of Holiday Family Favorites: 27 Christmas Cartoons

35. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (1948)

Approved | 8 min | Animation, Short, Family

Santa and his sleigh crash into some trees while attempting to deliver presents on a foggy Christmas Eve. Rudolph is enlisted to lead the sleigh and is hailed as a hero.

Director: Max Fleischer | Star: Paul Wing

Votes: 502

Part of Holiday Family Favorites: 27 Christmas Cartoons

36. Santa and the Fairy Snow Queen (1951)

26 min | Short, Family, Fantasy

One of Santa Claus' "brownies" (elves) introduces the story of the Fairy Snow Queen, who plays a trick on Santa Claus by bringing all the toys to life just before Claus is due to deliver ... See full summary »

Director: Sid Davis | Stars: Rochelle Stanton, Edmund Penney, Margo Von Leu, Jenny Neal

Votes: 54

Part of Holiday Family Favorites: 27 Christmas Cartoons

37. Santa and the Three Bears (1970)

G | 46 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy

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: 504

Part of Holiday Family Favorites: 27 Christmas Cartoons

38. Snow Foolin' (1949)

Approved | 6 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Various animals prepare for winter and enjoy a variety of winter sports. A hen invites us to follow her bouncing egg and sing along to Jingle Bells. Finally, a turtle dispenses hot coffee to a bird on her nest.

Director: Izzy Sparber | Stars: Jack Mercer, Mae Questel, Sid Raymond

Votes: 157

Part of Holiday Family Favorites: 27 Christmas Cartoons



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