Six Traditional Pieces Christmas Animation

Following on from yesterday’s post, here are some traditional forms of Christmas animation.

Christmas means different things for different people. American’s generally rate A Christmas Story as their top film, but it is completely unknown in Europe (a situation that resulted in some near heart attacks in more than one house I’ve visited). Naturally there are reciprocal films, but thankfully animation seems to be fairly neutral in that regard with Christmas favourites being shared across the Atlantic.

So here are six most loved Christmas specials/films for all to enjoy:

The Snowman (a true classic from the moment it aired, although a recent, shocking announcement suggests a new version is coming with new animation and updated music)

Via: Wikipedia

Mickey’s Christmas Carol (Disney’s take on a classic tale sparked Mickey’s first outing in more than a decade)

Via: Wikipedia

Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer (more so an American tradition, it is nonetheless well-known abroad)

Via: The Enchanted World of Rankin/Bass

Frosty the Snowman (another Rankin-Bass creation, our version we taped from the TV had not one, but two apologies for the poor quality of the sound!)

Via: Christmas Specials Wikia

A Charlie Brown Christmas (this one goes without saying)

Via: TV Guide

How the Grinch Stole Christmas (so does this one)


And for Irish people everywhere, it’s not animated, but it isn’t Christmas without it: