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Your favorite holiday cartoon specials?

Discussion in 'Off The Beaten Track' started by SharonDudd, Dec 4, 2010.

  1. SharonDudd

    SharonDudd New Member

    I am a child of the mid-50's and during the 50's and 60's in Chicagoland, we had WGN with the original Bozo and Frazier Thomas for our cartoon entertainment. :rolleyes: :rolleyes: We had "Hardrock, CoCo and Joe" and "Suzy Snowflake" so let's take a stroll down memory lane. Hold onto the handrail and observe the EXIT signs... :lol: :lol: :lol:



    My kids grew up with Charlie Brown and Rudolph etc. I'm just curious if other regions in the US or elsewhere had regional cartoon favorites as well? Please share them with us if you can?
  2. genevieve

    genevieve drinky typo pbp, closet hugger Staff Member

    Rudolph and Charlie Brown, hands down. Some of the others are fun (LOVE all the stop motion animation from the '60s) and I'll watch them, but Rudolph is destination tv every year.
  3. Buzz

    Buzz Well-Known Member

    CHARLIE BROWN! :cheer2:
  4. ChelleC

    ChelleC Well-Known Member

    Definitely Charlie Brown and Rudolph for me too.
  5. AliasJohnDoe

    AliasJohnDoe Headcase Addict

    My favorites are the "Family Guy" X-Mas episodes. The look on Stewie's face when he gets the plutonium he asked for is priceless.
  6. Lucy25

    Lucy25 Well-Known Member

    Absolutely Charlie Brown. Still makes me a bit teary. Also like the Sponge Bob Christmas episode.
  7. escaflowne9282

    escaflowne9282 Reformed Manspreader

    I love this episode too! I remember totally losing it when Lois pushes Jimmy Stewart off the bridge.

    I'd also add Charlie Brown, which I've always loved.
  8. KikiSashaFan

    KikiSashaFan Well-Known Member

    Another vote for Charlie Brown and Rudolph. The Family Guy Christmas is hilarious. I love the part where Lois loses it and storms out and they all want to find her and Peter is like "if this is how she behaves at Christmas, do we even want her back?" :rofl:

    I also like the Grinch and when I was a kid they always showed the Teddy Bears picnic on Christmas Eve, so I dig it up every year too.
  9. The Accordion

    The Accordion Well-Known Member


    The Year Without a Santa Claus!!!!!
    My fave!!! Love Snow and Heat Miser.

    Oh and I love Charlie Brown, and the Grinch and Rudolph, and the one where the 2 elves pretend one of the reindeer is a dog and put socks on his ears. What one is that? - Oh Santa Claus is Coming to Town. Oh and Frosty. Okay - a little excited by this thread!
  10. ArtisticFan

    ArtisticFan Well-Known Member

    I love the mouse version of the night before Christmas.
  11. SharonDudd

    SharonDudd New Member

    Thanks Accordion! I totally forgot that one! The year without a Santa Claus!
  12. skatemommy

    skatemommy Well-Known Member

    Got 2 B Grinch and Frosty. PS. I grew up with Bozo the clown as well! And I don't have nightmares about clowns :lol:
  13. Anemone

    Anemone Well-Known Member

    Rudolph, Frosty, The Grinch and Charlie Brown - must watch every year. My nieces and nephews are old enough now to start enjoying these shows and I'm looking forward to introducing them to these classic cartoons.
  14. bobalina77

    bobalina77 Duck Hunter

    I bought a set a couple of years ago that has Rudolph, Frosty, Frosty Returns, Little Drummer Boy (which they don't even show on TV anymore and I figured out why after I watched it last year lol!), Santa Claus is Coming to Town and a random one about a toy maker who's daughter's boyfriend goes off to war and supposedly dies and she goes blind.. oh and it's a Cricket telling the story.. it's terrible lol!

    Rudolph confused me though because when I used to watch it as a kid they catch the snow monster and the dentist elf finds a bad tooth and pulls it and it turns out that's why the monster is so grouchy and everyone is happy. In the version on the DVD they just yank out all of his teeth so he has no way of defending himself. I must have watched the PC version on TV or something lol!
  15. Cloudy_Gumdrops

    Cloudy_Gumdrops New Member

    The Grinch
    Frosty The Snowman
    Charlie Brown
  16. snoopysnake

    snoopysnake Well-Known Member

    A Charlie Brown Christmas, for sure!

    When you watch it next time, pay attention to the color of Shermy's coat. (Shermy is the kid who always ends up playing a shepherd.) He is standing on the right hand side of the tree in the back row. When the gang yells, "Merry Christmas, Charlie Brown!" his coat will change color! I think this was just a painting error, not intentional.

    Trivia that many of you probably don't know: The little boy in the orange shirt who dances by shrugging his shoulders and looking side to side is named "5." That's right, his name is a number. The two little twin girls dancing are his sisters, "3" and "4." Schulz added this family, whose last name was their zip code number, "95472," to the strip when zip codes were first introduced, but they were seldom seen after the mid-60's.
  17. Reuven

    Reuven Official FSU Alte Kacher

    “A Charlie Brown Christmas” It introduced me to jazz. Love the score.
    Also, it was the first cartoon to use actual kids’ voices.
  18. pollyanna

    pollyanna In denial

    Charlie Brown and Grinch, with Rudolph close behind.
  19. SharonDudd

    SharonDudd New Member

    It's always amazing to me what a wealth of knowledge there is around FSU! Such great tidbits!

    I LOVE IT!!

    MR. MAGOO!! OMG!!!!! I totally forgot about that one! Thanks guys!!
    Last edited: Dec 5, 2010
  20. cmkrcwi

    cmkrcwi New Member

    My favorites are the Mister Magoo Christmas Carol and Rudolph.
  21. missflick

    missflick Well-Known Member

    How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Long live Boris Karloff.
  22. Garden Kitty

    Garden Kitty Tranquillo

    Another vote for Mr Magoo's Christmas Carol

    And it's not a cartoon, but it has a cartoon in it - Pee Wee's Playhouse Christmas Special.
  23. Satellitegirl

    Satellitegirl New Member

    A Charlie Brown Christmas.....How the Grinch Stole Christmas....Mickey's Christmas Carol....

    ETA: forgot about Rudolph and Frosty the Snowman.
    Last edited: Dec 5, 2010
  24. Cheylana

    Cheylana Well-Known Member

    Rudolph is #1 for me. But Charlie Brown too. And yeah, gotta love the Grinch.

    Not exactly a cartoon, but I also love Emmett Otter's Jugband Christmas (a Jim Henson muppet production). RiverBottom Nightmare Band!
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  25. Reuven

    Reuven Official FSU Alte Kacher

    Oh yeah! Forgot about the original Grinch! Sorry Jim Carey, not interested in your “interpretation.”
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  26. AragornElessar

    AragornElessar Well-Known Member

    Many of my must watches have already been mentioned, so I'll add a newbie that came on the scene last year...

    That would be Disney's Prep and Landing when we're introduced to Wayne and Lanny The Christmas Elves. They, along w/their other P&L Elven Team Members, are the ones who get the houses ready for Santa on that big night. Only...Wayne was hoping for a big promotion. Supervisior of the Naughty List. He doesn't get it, but gets a brand new graduate of Kringle Academy as a partner and while they're in the house they're *supposed* to be prepping, Wayne decided to let his Naughty side out and...

    Now if I finished that paragraph up there, you'd know the rest of it and where would be the fun in that!?! ;) :D

    This is the best Christmas animated special I've seen in a very long time. Not only was it funny and great for the kids, there were enough references for the Big Kids watching to get a laugh too. Such as all the call signs given to the Elves, Santa, the Reindeer and the Sleigh (Rosebud BTW).

    There's going to be a sequel of sorts on Tuesday night at 8:30 on ABC after A Charlie Brown Christmas. It's called Disney's Prep and Landing ~ Operation Secret Santa and apparently, this year they've got a switch in bosses. This year, they're being assigned to Mrs. Claus, as voiced by Betty White.

    I can't wait to see what they'll be up to this year, as I really enjoyed this last year. Last year's special's already been shown up here in Canada, but I hope to get a chance to see it again in the next couple of weeks.

    Can you tell I really loved this thing? :)
  27. nubka

    nubka Well-Known Member

    The Space Ghost Coast-to-Coast Christmas episode. Gabba gabba hey, gabba hey, hey, hey... :D
  28. paskatefan

    paskatefan Well-Known Member

    Now, I'm Jewish, but I do like "A Charlie Brown's Christmas" and "Shrek the Halls." Oh, and as a huge Disney fan, "Mickey's Christmas Carol."
  29. made_in_canada

    made_in_canada INTJ

    My favorite as a child was The Little Troll Prince which probably nobody has heard of. I would kill to find it on dvd.

    I also enjoyed The Best Christmas Pageant Ever which is also my favorite Christmas book ever ;)
  30. Susan1

    Susan1 Well-Known Member


    I still have that on vhs tape.