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What are the best Christmas and Winter Specials for kids? Great gift ideas!

Updated on December 15, 2014

Pop some popcorn and enjoy!


Remember those great classics for kids?

12. The Smurfs' Christmas Special - The little twerps La La'ed and Smurfed their way through Christmas! What a great story and creation the Smurfs were!

11. The Grinch That Stole Christmas (animated)- The green goon with the cute little dog. This is a classic that Boris Karloff came out of the crypt to narrate.

10. Fat Albert Christmas Special- This was a nice story with a great ending. Golden Voice Ted Williams returns as an old nut named Mudfoot.

9. Mickey's Once Upon A Christmas- Mickey, Minnie, Pluto, Goofy, Donald, and the rest come together for laughs and crazy adventures.

8. Yogi Bear's All-Star Comedy Christmas Caper 1982- Cindy waits under the Mistletoe for Yogi. Will it happen this year? Don't hibernate,Tune in!

7. Bugs Bunny Looney Tunes Christmas (1979)- Daffy Duck, and Bugs sing in the New Year. This wasn't as good as the Halloween Special with Bugs and Witch Hazel, but it was still worth gathering up the little ones, putting on the cocoa, and watching this classic.

6. Nester the Long Eared Donkey- This started out sad but was powerful in the end. Nester was one of the better Claymation movies that I can remember.

5.Frosty the Snowman- Remember the music, the magic, and the bad guy who looked like Bentley from the Jeffersons? Sure, we all do!

4. Santa Clause is Coming to Town- Told by a mail man (Dick Van Dyke) and a mute penguin, this was the story of how it all began. A little baby grows up to become our favorite legend.

3. Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer 1968- What is not to love about Burl Ives' snowman, The bumble, and Yukon Jack?

2. A Charlie Brown Christmas- The music, the cast of characters and of course the little tree, brought the Holidays to life for so many kids of ALL ages. It is under attack now. Unbelievable!

1. The Little Drummer Boy- The soundtrack was excellent and the story was moving. This was one of my favorites and it will never get lost.

These make great gifts so check them out and tell me what your favorites were!

Have a wonderful Christmas!

The good old Christmas Specials.

There was a time when Christmas specials carried the right message to kids (or at least tried to ) and were well made and heart warming.

First, here are the worst- I am a huge Star Wars fan, but that Christmas Special was the worst! What were they thinking when this travesty was put together? Another one that was that awful was the cartoon version of the Little Rascals! That was so bad!

Here are the ones that came close. The Muppets came close. Muppet Christmas Carol - Michael Cain and company made this one work. A little dry for a musical but it was pretty good.

The Bernstein Bears Christmas Tree - The bears are fun, and kids still love them. A little boring at times but still enjoyable.


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