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Top Ten Christmas Cartoons
Let's Jump Into a Cartoon Christmas!
When I was young, I couldn't wait for the Charlie Brown Christmas Special. I think they played it once a year.
While I enjoyed the animated shows like Rudolph and others, I seemed to like the cartoons better. I guess it was because the only animated shows I had ever see were Gumby and Davey and Goliath. But had seen tons of cartoons.
I really like the old cartoons but I tried to cover several eras here so this can be nostalgic for others. These are my top ten Christmas cartoons although there are many others out there.
I hope you enjoy this website and love to celebrate Christmas all year long, like I do.
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Happy Christmas Cartooning!
I am glad you stopped by for a little visit down my Memory Lane. My intention is not only to show you a little bit about my eclectic past, but to also touch on your memories.
Christmas cartoons have been around for many years. I remember seeing some of the very old ones from the 1920s - 1930s era and I even remember my Father watching them and mentioning he saw them when he was little.
If you didn't know, cartoons were originally made for adults. They were little animated shorts that were shown before movies and many times long after the kiddies had gone to bed. I realized this when seeing some of the early ones that were very violent. Even today, Tom and Jerry were considered a little rough for the day.
I really loved Peanuts and had all of the cartoon books. I especially love Snoopy and the way he decorates his house, year after year on television.
The Grinch was also a favorite of mine. The way Dr. Seuss weaved his dialogue made this very special and the animation was superb for the era. I am glad that Cindy Lou Who ended up with a great Christmas!
We all can't forget the meaning for the season and I especially like the Nativity cartoon that I have listed below. Without Christ, there would be no Christmas!
Sit back, enjoy and participate if you have the time! I had fun making this, I hope you have fun viewing it
A Charlie Brown Christmas - 1965
This is the most classic Christmas cartoon of all time. It was written and drawn by Charles Schulz and there was some question, when it was written, whether it would ever be accepted due to it's strong Christian themes. Schulz took that chance and it has been an accepted Christmas classic ever since. To put it plainly, there can be no Christmas without Christ so this is one bastion that has withstood the test of time.
If you have never seen this, please buy it, it is a fantastic cartoon. I own it and watch it several times every year.
How the Grinch Stole Christmas - 1966
The Grinch steals Christmas year after year and if you only know the movie that starred Jim Carrey, this is the cartoon the movie was based upon.
We all love the little dog and also when the Grinch's heart warms up and he gets the big smile. Treat yourself to a holiday favorite!
Hardrock, Coco and Joe - 1956
This is a version that is based upon the 1956 cartoon. Many of my friends are from Chicago and this was played every year.
Many a little boy or girl couldn't wait to see this as they knew it signaled the beginning of the Christmas season.
Classic Christmas Cartoons on Video
Frosty the Snowman - 1969
I was a little older when Frosty the Snowman came out but I still liked it. I always loved the Rankin Bass cartoons as they were simple, yet so touching.
Frosty doesn't melt away in a dire way but in a more symbolic way. Can you imagine the horror of little children if they would've animated him melting? Yikes!
A Chipmunk Christmas - 1981
I was already out of High School when this came out but I still watched it.
When I was little, I had the old records of David Seville and the Chipmunks and really loved this one along with the barking dogs. Both got a lot of play on my little white record player.
This is a fun watch for all ages!
Mr. Magoos Christmas Carol - 1962
How can you have Christmas without the Christmas Carol and who makes a better Scrooge that Mr. Magoo?
I think this version is wonderfully done and although I haven't seen it on television for a few years, this is the opportunity to get your own copy.
You will love this, even if you say "Bah, Himbug" yourself, on occasion.
Pluto's Christmas Tree - 1952
This is a compilation in which you can get several Christmas cartoons on one video. However, my favorite is Pluto's Christmas.
When I was young, I had a stuffed Pluto dog and although I don't know what happened to him, I still remember. he was a stuffed dog with a rubber face, the kind you saw a lot of in the late 1950's.
Pluto is so loveable and wants you to own him so buy him today for your collection!
More Classic Christmas Cartoons on Video
'Twas the Night Before Christmas - 1974
The classic tale told in a cartoon format. This one is animated very nicely with cool colors and dialogue and even cartoon mice!
Watch this one on Christmas Eve with your children as they fall asleep, waiting for Santa!
This version is available for instant download from Amazon although they also have a DVD and VHS version, available through the same link above.
Greatest Heroes and Legends of the Bible - The Nativitiy - 2003
One of the few animations of the Nativity. When trying to get the real meaning for the season, make sure you touch on the Nativity story with your children. This one is good and is very simply told.
Although it is a newer cartoon, I like it very much.
Tom and Jerry - A Nutcracker Tale - 2007
Tom and Jerry were one of my favorites when I was a child. I loved their antics and although they barely spoke, there was a lot of action.
This one is a later version but still has the same characters with a Christmas twist! Wonder what that could be? Buy this and find out!