I want to make a Christmas Specials recommendations list. What holiday specials/movies/episodes does /co/ enjoy watching every year and/or consider to be essentials?
It's been a few years, but I remember liking The Tangerine Bear a lot
Robbie the Reindeer, especially if you already liked Wallace and Gromit
I've always loved this Christmas short starring the Betty Boop character, Grampy.
I remember recording Wakko's Wish on Cartoon Network on VHS
Olive the Other Reindeer.
A lot of funny moments and some really good songs.
It's winter based, but not really Christmas based.
There are two separate Animanics Christmas episodes and a Pinky and the Brain Christmas that are really good.
Garfield's Christmas. John's Grandma missing her late husband made me feel things.
Wikipedia is telling me that there are four. 'Twas the Day Before Christmas, The 12 Days of Christmas, Noel, and The Christmas Tree. Are all of them worth including in the list?
My favorite Christmas special of all time next to the Grinch.
Winnie the Pooh trying to be Santa so his friends get the presents they asked for. I don't remember what it's called though.
Alright. This is the list I've got so far. Anything else I should add or remove before I start making a prettier version?
There are multiple Winnie the Pooh Christmas specials but I believe the one I have on here is the one you're talking about.
I have very vague memories about the 1998 Rudolph movie. I remember liking it though (Keep in mind I was 4 then and have seen it maybe once since)
Can someone weigh in as to whether or not these are any good?
Batman: The Brave and the Bold “Invasion of the Secret Santas!”
The Venture Bros. – A Very Venture Christmas
A Johnny Bravo Christmas
My family likes to watch this once a year around Christmas, along with the original Grinch cartoon, Rankin and Bass Rudolph, and The Peanuts Christmas special.
I won't admit to still liking them, except for the Muppets, but I do shy away from the Peanuts cartoon. It's a fine show, but I've just had enough of the Jesus Speech near the end. Not anti-theist, just tired of it.
"For the Man Who Has Everything" isn't Christmas related.
"Comfort and Joy" however is a Christmas Justice League episode.
Before the power of Santa
Or be crushed
His jolly boots of doom.
No love for Arthur Christmas? It's one of my personal favourites. The story isn't anything too special, but the characters and scenery are great. I don't hear it mentioned too often - I guess because Rise of The Guardians came out at the same time.
Better version of that image
Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire
Marge Be Not Proud
Miracle on Evergreen Terrace
Tis the Fifthteenth Season
Simpsons Christmas Stories
OP here. Here's an updated list. I'm about to start working on a proper version with images and whatnot. Feel free to continue leaving suggestions if anyone has anymore.
you should add this:
>Tfw im the only one who watched this
by Rankin-Bass, it revolves around a clockmaker's new invention to bring santa to town, and a tiny mouse family and their genius inventor son saves christmas (after a certain someone fucks it all up). it's pretty heartwarming and my family always watches it
>"You may know yer al-gee-brees, son..."
You gotta add "How Murray Saved Christmas." I made a thread about this movie when it aired last year, but it went right under /co/'s radar. An absolute must-see, the humor is very Seinfeld!
Alright /co/. Tell me how this looks for a start.
The only one I've seen was really crappy looking and had a lot of good specials missing from it. I think we could use a new one.
Yeah, I agree. It looks really gaudy. Does white text look any better?
I also made it a bit wider.
>50+ posts and no mention of Year Without a Santa Claus
I particularly look forward to that one every year.
Also, I've always been fond of A Lost Claus from Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends.
even if I only just now, while writing this post, realized the name was a pun
The Jim Carrey Christmas Carol was shockingly good.
The only bad part was the pointless Ghost of Christmas Future carriage chase.
The amazing opening more than made up for it though, as was actually showing Ignorance and Want (which all kids versions normally skip).
Okay. I think I've got something that looks somewhat decent here. Gonna start working on getting all the other specials on there now.
Maybe crappy was too strong of a word. I just don't really dig the list against a black background. Other recommendation lists I've seen on 4chan have images on them like this one does.
I mainly did to differentiate certain versions of specials since there's going to be two Rudolphs on the list for example. But having the year after everything does sound like a good idea so I'll do that.
The chase scene with Princess was GOAT and the Permanent Naughty List always makes me kek
It's dark as fuck but King of the Hill's "Pretty, Pretty Dresses" is one of the best episodes of the show. Really more of a mental breakdown episode with Christmas as a backdrop, but worth watching and still funny.
Progress. If the thread dies before I finish, I'll make a new thread tomorrow.
How could you ignore Santa's origin story?
I used to love this one as a kid.
"How Long Is Forever" is one of the best holiday specials I've ever seen and is one of my very favorite cartoon episodes in general. Technically they celebrate Blorthog but it's basically Starfire's version of Christmas. It's got a good message about friendship/family in there too.
Okay. Here it is. I'm gonna keep an eye on the thread incase anyone finds any errors or more suggestions are made.
I'd say both adaptations of The Life & Adventures of Santa Claus should be on the list, as should be Christmas With The Joker from Batman: The Animated Series, and I believe there's a Christmas themed episode of The Real Ghostbusters that also should be on there(can't remember if Gargoyles had one or not at the moment)
Added the Futurama X-Mas episode as well. Just remembered about that one.
There's two versions of Life & Adventures of Santa? Fuck. I'll go double check that. Christmas With the Joker is already on there.
So I made a fuckup with Life and Adventures of Santa. I used an image from the 2000 version and captioned it as being the 1985 version. I now have both versions on there and each one has the correct year. Also added that Ghostbusters episode.
I'm going to go back to this tomorrow and fix up the order these specials are listed on here since a few of them were just slapped in there while I was in the middle of it.
Also, if anyone has a better image to use for any particular special, feel free to share it. The majority of these pics came from Google images and I'm sure some of them could be better.
>that snowed in desolate Jump City
>ctrl+f "Timmy's Gift"
Well, I can't expect everyone to have been raised Southern Baptist drowning in Precious Moments memorabilia. It's an interesting take on the Christian telling of Christmas as it does not mention God or Jesus by name or what any of the religion means. Just a little angel delivering a crown to their new king.
>ctrl+f "The Nutcracker"
NOW I'm disappointed.
>ctrl f Mr Magoo
damn /co/ way to have shit taste
show some respect to the ORIGINAL christmas special
No Snowflake Day suggested yet?
I love the idea about having a "Naughty List" or "Lump of Coal" like one anon mentioned, with terrible ones like Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer or Rapsittie Kids.
>Jerky Balls II
When this show hit the mark, it was fucking gold
Unless people come up with more horrible specials for the naughty list, I think this is good enough to be a final list.
Here's a better picture for the Clone High box, anon.
Fuck. Forgot to crop off the bottom.
Has this one been posted yet? I know OF it, but I've never watched it myself so I don't know if it should go on the Naughty list.
Low tidings day from flapjack. Favorite chrisymas special back in the day.
I dont know if any one else has even heard of these, but; Christmas in Cartoon Town (aka the night before christmas in cartoon town) and the 12 days of christmas cartoon
I'm coming in a bit late with a formatting suggestion but personally I'd go with a simpler serif font for the title and date of each film to improve readability, especially given that the background is already pretty busy all by itself.
hey OP, know your list is getting unwieldy but this one is a great addition
May I recommend Recess Christmas Miracle on Third Street?
y'all need to do better, there's no mention of either of the Beavis & Butthead Christmas specials here?
Ohh I remember 12 Days of Christmas - the Noel Christmas special from 1992 was a big favorite in my household too.
I think it was back in the 90's that Cartoon Network used to show the 1939 short "Peace on Earth." Pretty good stuff.