Do kids even know about Christmas cartoons anymore? A staple of my childhood (and pretty much anyone else who’s 30+ years old) there were few things better, and that also helped to get me into the “Christmas spirit” than helping my mom decorate our tree, while having on A Charlie Brown Christmas or Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer in the background.
Anyway, I’m under the impression that these kinds of cartoons don’t air anymore for a plethora of reasons, but I’m convinced it’s mostly because those who own the rights to them would rather sell the DVD’s of them, or because the stupid television networks are afraid they’ll “offend someone”. Stupid politically correct we live in.
I’ve decided to put together the list of the Top 5 Christmas Cartoons of All-Time. I will not debate this list, as one cannot debate fact.
Enjoy, and have a Merry Christmas, errybody!
5. ‘Twas The Night Before Christmas
For the most part, I kind of despise the Rankin Bass Christmas Cartoons. ESPECIALLY stupid Frosty the Snowman. Still though, ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas, despite it’s terrible songs (“Even a miracle needs a haaaaaaannnnnnnddddddd!”) and family of Gingers always reminds of my childhood, and that’s a good thing.
4. The Grinch Who Stole Christmas
I know, I know. This should probably be higher on the list, but it’s my list so screw you. I put this classic at “4”, simply because I can’t stand how those “Who’s” were drawn. Plus, it takes a hit because of the Jim Carrey movie that was decent, but should have never been made. I’d post a link, but the YouTube assholes keep pulling it.
3. Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer
A must see every Christmas. The Bumble, Yukon Cornelius, and Hermie “I WANNA BE A DENTIST!” the Elf make up for one of the best stop animation specials ever created.
2. A Charlie Brown Christmas
Sure, it’s a bit preachy (Ok, Linus. We GET IT.) But, it’s got the best soundtrack, the feeble tree, and it’s both heartwarming and kind of depressing. See? JUST LIKE CHRISTMAS!
1. A Year Without A Santa Claus
Rarely shown, even when I was a kid, this is still to this day the funniest and most underrated of all the Christmas classics. Much like Rudolph, it’s stop animation genius. But, unlike Rudolph, Santa himself is the main protagonist here, and the gist of it is, is that Santa’s sick of his gig, so he’s all “Fuck this holiday, and fuck these greedy kids. I’m done with this bullshit.” SO great. Also, while A Charlie Brown Christmas has the best overall soundtrack, A Year Without A Santa Claus has the best overall song, and that’s the battle between “The Heat Miser” and the “Snow Miser”. Really, it’s “The Original Rap Battle’.