Thursday, June 6, 2013

Christmas in July is Coming: ANIMATION Part 2


Who wants to share their favorite moments from the Bob's Burgers holiday episode?

It's that special time of year again!  I'm getting ready for our annual summer party here on the blog--a time I invite readers to participate in sharing their favorite Christmas entertainment memories.  In years past, we've spent the month sharing our favorite 1990s holiday entertainments and Science Fiction Christmas programs.  This year, we are all going to write about our favorite ANIMATED Christmas episodes, specials, and movies.  (It can be Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Solstice, or New Year's too!)  Want to join the fun?  Click HERE for the original INTRODUCTION and INSTRUCTIONS.

Any music fans want to share about the TV Funhouse segment with Darlene Love?

Still not sure what to write about?  Let me give you a little more inspiration.  I did a little digging yesterday and compiled an incomplete list of animated holiday programs currently streaming on Netflix.  Of course, this only helps if you subscribe to Netflix--but I know many of you do.  You can always use your local library as a resource--and I hope you already know that.  If you'd like to write about something specific but you don't know where you can find it, email me--I'll be glad to make some suggestions.  Anyhoo...here's a list of animated holiday programming currently streaming on Netflix:

2009's Disney's Christmas Carol
2011's Arthur Christmas
2000's Casper's Haunted Christmas
1993's Nightmare Before Christmas
2005's A Very Barry Christmas (cute Australian characters)
1996's How the Toys Saved Christmas
2002's Charlie Brown's Christmas Tales
2003's I Want A Dog for Christmas (also with Charles Schulz' Peanuts characters)
1986's Happy New Year, Charlie Brown
1973's The Bear Who Slept Through Christmas
2006's Eloise (TV series based on Kay Thompson character--has Christmas episode)
1997's Babes in Toyland
Dreamworks Holiday Classics--which includes Merry Madagascar, and the newer Dragons: Gift of the Night Fury (from How to Train Your Dragon movie franchise), and more.

Dreamworks Holiday Classics is currently streaming on Netflix.  It includes the Christmas animated short from the How to Train Your Dragon movie franchise.

Netflix also has many Christmas cartoon film shorts that are currently streaming. Still not sure what to write on?  Check out the images below for more ideas.  Reserve your title soon.  Good luck!

Ever seen this animated special?  It's more than a little creepy.

1974's The Year Without A Santa Claus


2011's Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas


2010 Christmas episode of TV series Community.


Any one of the several Rugrats holiday specials.  Above, Rugrats Chanukah.

Any one of the several Alvin and the Chipmunks Christmas episodes.


2003's "Twas the Fight Before Christmas" on the Powerpuff Girls.

Jetsons Christmas Carol

2002's A Scooby Doo Christmas or 2012's Scooby Doo's Haunted Holidays.

"Santa-Witch" and "Scrooge Loose" are both great Gumby Christmas installments.


I feel like I've barely scratched the surface with suggestions.  If you'd like a more personalized suggestion, email me.

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