There was one from when I was kid that never became a classic or popular Called Nester the Christmas Donkey. I don't know if anyone else has ever seen it, but Holy Moly that thing is made of stuff to scar kids forever. I think I had my first real migraine after seeing this from crying so hard. So if you ever see that it's on, turn the channel and quick.
Christmas in Conneticut
It's A Wonderful Life
It's a Wonderful Life
Polar Express (the kids and I have already watched t a few times)
It's a Wonderful Life
Miracle on 34th St
A Christmas Story
The Muppet Christmas Carol
I also love Christmas in Connecticut (Barbara Stanwyck)and of course
Santa Claus Conquers the Martians
Mr. Magoo's A Christmas Carol was always a favorite
The Grinch (not the movie!)
Peanuts Christmas Special
I love watching just about anything Christmas-y this time of year
These are 2 musts to watch for me.
Love the Shrek Christmas special to watch with the kids.
"I could have missed the pain, but I would have had to miss the dance." Garth Brooks
My husband and I hadn't heard of Emmet Otter's Jug Band Christmas before so we had to check it out. How did we miss these (lesser) Muppets?
Here is a Christmas cartoon from around the same time.
This is easy. When I was four a television special on CBS was shown called Claymation Christmas. It is about two talking dinosaurs who converse with other random characters (like pigs, dogs, California Raisins) and the meaning of Christmas carols and wassailing.
As a four year old it was magical. They may have used clay and stop-motion photography to create it but it was all too real for me. There are crazy shorts all of which involve singing. There are jokes about what wassailing actually is and is often confused with such things as "waffaling" where waffles are given out.
I is actually the single VHS I own and the only reason I still have a VCR. And I always...always, watch it on Christmas.
Seriously...watch the first minute...makes me smile every time.
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Hamlet, Act I, Scene 3
Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.
All's Well That Ends Well, Act I, Scene 1
I also looooove Scrooged. "We're indivisible. If I'm working late, you GOTTA work late! If you can't work late, I can't work late! If I can't work late, I CAN'T WORK LATE!"
Dixie, thank you for the first link. I used to love watching the Racoons when I was a kid!
DS (6), DS (18 months)
Aug 30 2013 He gives me back his ring with an ultimatum: "Get over it or get out".
Status: Done like dinner
How the Grinch Stole Christmas (cartoon only) and Charlie Brown are must sees.
We are trying to watch one (preferably nostalgic) Christmas show each night. Tonight was A Muppet Family Christmas. Tons of Muppets and an appearance from the big man himself!
Old commercials included.
PurpleBirch, glad you liked that.
Eddie: You surprised to see us, Clark?
Clark: Oh, Eddie... If I woke up tomorrow with my head sewn to the carpet, I wouldn't be more surprised than I am now.
Aunt Bethany: What's that sound? You hear it? It's a funny squeaky sound.
Uncle Lewis: You couldn't hear a dump truck driving through a nitroglycerin plant.
(as an entourage of suits - lead by Clark's boss - passes by single file]
Clark: Merry Christmas. Merry Christmas, Merry Christmas, Merry Christmas, kiss my ass. Kiss his ass. Kiss your ass. Happy Hanukkah.
Clark: Hey! If any of you are looking for any last-minute gift ideas for me, I have one. I'd like Frank Shirley, my boss, right here tonight. I want him brought from his happy holiday slumber over there on Melody Lane with all the other rich people and I want him brought right here, with a big ribbon on his head, and I want to look him straight in the eye and I want to tell him what a cheap, lying, no-good, rotten, four-flushing, low-life, snake-licking, dirt-eating, inbred, overstuffed, ignorant, blood-sucking, dog-kissing, brainless, dickless, hopeless, heartless, fat-ass, bug-eyed, stiff-legged, spotty-lipped, worm-headed sack of monkey shit he is! Hallelujah! Holy shit! Where's the Tylenol?
This weekend I'm taking the kiddos to see Polar Express on an IMAX theater screen. It makes you feel like you are ON the train, and really want some Hot Cho-co-lat!