About Christmas TV History

Friday, June 7, 2013

Christmas in July 2013 is COMING: Part 3

1982's The Snowman

By now, you've heard the news that I'm hosting guest bloggers next month.  Everyone is writing an essay about their favorite ANIMATED Christmas entertainment.  Click HERE for the original introduction and instructions.  Click HERE for Part 2: more images to jog your memory about animated episodes, specials and movies.

1979's Bug Bunny's Looney Christmas Tales

Here in Part 3, I want to let you know what titles have already been reserved.  If you'd like to participate, please also send a 2nd choice just in case your 1st choice has already been selected by someone else.  The following lists titles already taken:

--Mr. Magoo's Christmas Carol
--Batman: The Brave & the Bold episode "Invasion of the Secret Santas!"
--Cosmic Christmas
--Twas the Night Before Christmas
--Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
--The Simpsons episode "Marge Be Not Proud"
--A Charlie Brown Christmas
--Polar Express
--The Small One
--A Garfield Christmas
--Santa & the Three Bears
--Winnie the Pooh and Christmas Too
--Yogi's First Christmas
--Mickey's Christmas Carol
--Little Drummer Boy
--Santa Claus is Comin' to Town

What would YOU like to write about?  As you can see, there are still plenty of titles both classic and contemporary still available.  Email me according to the instructions with your selection.  Let me give you a few more images to inspire you.  Come and join the party!

Family Guy's 2010 Christmas episode "Road to the North Pole."

1974's "Yes, Virginia There is a Santa Claus" or this 2009 re-make.

1936 cartoon "Christmas Comes But Once a Year."

Any one of the several Prep & Landing specials.

1976's Rudolph's Shiny New Year

Squidbillies 2006 Christmas episode "Rebel With A Claus"--or any of the many Adult Swim Christmas installments.

The original 1966 Grinch special is still up for grabs!

Maybe the contemporary film Arthur Christmas touched your heart?  Tell us all about it in July.

Disney's Christmas Carol is currently streaming on Netflix.


  1. Great group so far. Looking forward to it...

    1. I'm looking forward to it too! So far it's a pretty diverse group. Thanks for commenting.

  2. Wow, no one's taken the Grinch yet?

    1. I know, right!? It's one of the classic 5 of the 1960s (Magoo, Rudolph, Charlie Brown, Grinch, Frosty). But as of right now--still open. Thanks for commenting :)

  3. How about a Forgotten Christmas special: "Silent Night, Holy Night." This was a Hanna-Barbera special on the writing of the carol "Silent Night." Another forgotten special is "The Night The Animals Talked!" And who remembers the Lutheran Church's Christmas specials with Benji and Waldo: "Christmas Is" and "The City That Forgot About Christmas." And I think there was a show called "The 12 Gifts," which is a retelling of "The 12 Days Of Christmas." And how about a Dan Akaroyd and Gildna Radner film called "The Gift Of Winter?" How about that? And of course, we can't forget the Doonesbury Christmas special from 1977. And here's another one: "The Leprechaun's Christmas Gold!" Are there more? Who knows?

    1. Are you volunteering to write on one of these?

  4. how come i cannot find this classic A CHRISTMAS CAROL that was done for tv? it was animated and done in 1971 and the voice of scrooge was done by alastair sim. they never show it on tv and it isnt available on dvd. i would love to own it.

  5. That's a great one, one of my favourites. It's available online here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iN6IMZFwY50 - Also available as a DVD here: http://www.findraredvds.com/a-christmas-carol-19711971.html (Never used that site before though)

    1. Thanks Jeff. I love that animated classic--the images are spectacular.