Animated Christmas Faves

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1. The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

PG | 76 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy

82 Metascore

Jack Skellington, king of Halloween Town, discovers Christmas Town, but his attempts to bring Christmas to his home causes confusion.

Director: Henry Selick | Stars: Danny Elfman, Chris Sarandon, Catherine O'Hara, William Hickey

Votes: 271,432 | Gross: $75.08M

2. Christmas Is (1970 TV Movie)

30 min | Animation, Family

Benji is upset that he is playing the second shepherd in his school Christmas play for the second year in a row. But when Benji falls asleep while practicing his lines, his dream carries him and his dog Waldo to Bethlehem 2,000 years ago!

Stars: Hans Conried, Don Messick, Richard Sacino, Vic Perrin

Votes: 108

3. The City That Forgot About Christmas (1974 TV Short)

25 min | Animation, Short, Family

A young boy's grandfather tells him the story of a city that forgot about Christmas untill a carpenter names Matthew comes to town and teaches the children about Christmas, much to the chagrin of the Mayor and his cronies.

Stars: Sebastian Cabot, Charles Nelson Reilly, Louis Nye, Casey Kasem

Votes: 43

4. Abominable Christmas (2012 TV Short)

Not Rated | 43 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Despite repeated warnings about humans from their father, the Abominable Snowman, two Abominable Snowkids find themselves in a sleepy Colorado mountain town after being chased out of their ... See full summary »

Director: Chad Van De Keere | Stars: Ariel Winter, Drake Bell, Emilio Estevez, Isabella Acres

Votes: 234

5. The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About Christmas! (2012 TV Movie)

G | 60 min | Animation, Family

'Twas the day before Christmas and all through the yard the Cat in the Hat and his guests partied hard. When the party was over, and the guests all departed one poor baby reindeer was left ... See full summary »

Directors: Tony Collingwood, Steve Neilson | Stars: Martin Short, Alexa Torrington, Jacob Ewaniuk, Rob Tinkler

Votes: 83

6. A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965 TV Short)

TV-G | 25 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Depressed at the commercialism he sees around him, Charlie Brown tries to find a deeper meaning to Christmas.

Director: Bill Melendez | Stars: Ann Altieri, Chris Doran, Sally Dryer, Bill Melendez

Votes: 28,390

7. A Chipmunk Christmas (1981 TV Short)

G | 30 min | Animation, Short, Family

Swept up in a holiday mood, Alvin gives away his cherished harmonica to a sick little boy. Meanwhile, Dave has booked Alvin to perform a harmonica solo at Carnegie Hall. Alvin keeps the ... See full summary »

Director: Phil Monroe | Stars: Ross Bagdasarian Jr., Janice Karman, June Foray, Frank Welker

Votes: 477

9. Buster & Chauncey's Silent Night (1998 Video)

G | 48 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

Animated story about the creation of the song "Silent Night".

Director: Buzz Potamkin | Stars: Phil Hartman, Marie Osmond, Tom Arnold, Judith Blazer

Votes: 195

10. Caillou's Holiday Movie (2003 Video)

Not Rated | 72 min | Animation, Family, Musical

Caillou learns about winter holiday traditions from around the world. He and his entire family celebrate Christmas, sharing, giving and caring.

Director: Nick Rijgersberg | Stars: Annie Bovaird, Merlee Shapiro, Jennifer Seguin, Pat Fry

Votes: 116

11. Charlie Brown's Christmas Tales (2002 TV Movie)

TV-G | 18 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

The Peanuts gang have more misadventures at Christmas time.

Director: Larry Leichliter | Stars: Wesley Singerman, Serena Berman, Corey Padnos, Megan Taylor Harvey

Votes: 1,055

12. Frosty's Winter Wonderland (1976 TV Short)

TV-G | 25 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Frosty's kind of lonely, so the kids think of making him a wife, Crystal. But will Jack Frost let them be happy?

Directors: Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin Jr. | Stars: Andy Griffith, Shelley Winters, Dennis Day, Paul Frees

Votes: 2,341

13. How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (1966 TV Short)

Not Rated | 26 min | Animation, Short, Family

A grumpy hermit hatches a plan to steal Christmas from the Whos of Whoville.

Directors: Chuck Jones, Ben Washam | Stars: Boris Karloff, Thurl Ravenscroft, June Foray, Dal McKennon

Votes: 41,278

14. Kung Fu Panda Holiday (2010 TV Short)

TV-PG | 21 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Po is to host the annual winter holiday feast and he struggles to meet his friends' expectations.

Director: Tim Johnson | Stars: Jack Black, Dustin Hoffman, Angelina Jolie, Seth Rogen

Votes: 4,849

15. Mickey's Good Deed (1932)

8 min | Comedy, Family, Animation

On Christmas Eve, Mickey is forced to sell Pluto to a bratty rich kid in order to give some orphans presents.

Director: Burt Gillett | Stars: Pinto Colvig, Walt Disney

Votes: 592

16. Pluto's Christmas Tree (1952)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Pluto comes bounding outside to help Mickey get a Christmas tree. Chip 'n Dale see him and make fun of him, but the tree they take refuge in is the one Mickey chops down. They like the ... See full summary »

Director: Jack Hannah | Stars: Ruth Clifford, Pinto Colvig, Dessie Flynn, James MacDonald

Votes: 1,750

17. The Berenstain Bears' Christmas Tree (1979 TV Movie)

30 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

Papa Bear and the cubs search the woods for the perfect Christmas tree, but run afoul of the woodland animals who live in the trees they aim to cut down.

Director: Mordicai Gerstein | Stars: Ron McLarty, Gabriela Glatzer, Jonathan Lewis, Pat Lysinger

Votes: 172

18. The Candlemaker (1957)

13 min | Animation, Short

A candlemaker entrusts his young son with the task of making candles for their church on Christmas Eve.

Directors: Joy Batchelor, John Halas

Votes: 80

20. The Little Drummer Boy (1968 TV Special)

Not Rated | 25 min | Animation, Drama, Family

An orphan drummer boy who hated humanity finds his life changed forever when he meets three wise men on route to Bethlehem.

Directors: Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin Jr., Takeya Nakamura | Stars: José Ferrer, Paul Frees, June Foray, Ted Eccles

Votes: 3,960

21. The Polar Express (2004)

G | 100 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

61 Metascore

On Christmas Eve, a young boy embarks on a magical adventure to the North Pole on the Polar Express, while learning about friendship, bravery, and the spirit of Christmas.

Director: Robert Zemeckis | Stars: Tom Hanks, Chris Coppola, Michael Jeter, Leslie Zemeckis

Votes: 157,450 | Gross: $183.37M

22. Christmas Every Day (1986 TV Movie)

22 min | Animation

When little Lucy wishes it were Christmas every day, "forever and ever", her dad tells the cautionary tale of her grandmother Tilly, who, as a little girl, made the very same wish, and the ... See full synopsis »

Directors: Monica Kendall, Ed Newmann | Stars: Stacey Michaels, Brian Cummings, Miriam Flynn, Edie McClurg

Votes: 23

23. Animation Domination High-Def (2012– )
Episode: A Charlie Brown Christmas Reunion (2013)

Animation, Short, Comedy

Celebrate the Holidays by catching up with the Peanuts gang, Louis CK style.

Stars: Stephanie Allynne, Heather Anne Campbell, Johnny Pemberton

24. Curious George: A Very Monkey Christmas (2009 TV Movie)

TV-G | 58 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

George and The Man In The Yellow Hat are having a merry time counting down to Christmas. But neither can decide what to give each other. Will they find the answers before Christmas morning?

Directors: Scott Heming, Cathy Malkasian, Jeff McGrath | Stars: Frank Welker, Jeff Bennett, Rino Romano, Jim Cummings

Votes: 320

25. A Flintstone Family Christmas (1993 TV Short)

Not Rated | 23 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Fred and Wilma try to teach a wayward boy about values.

Director: Ray Patterson | Stars: Henry Corden, Jean Vander Pyl, Frank Welker, B.J. Ward

Votes: 225

26. A Garfield Christmas Special (1987 TV Short)

TV-G | 30 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

Garfield, Jon, and Odie go to Jon's grandmother's house for Christmas, where Garfield finds a present for Grandma.

Directors: Phil Roman, George Singer | Stars: Lorenzo Music, Thom Huge, Gregg Berger, Pat Carroll

Votes: 2,376

27. I Want a Dog for Christmas, Charlie Brown (2003 TV Movie)

TV-G | 43 min | Animation, Family

Linus and Lucy's younger brother Rerun wants a dog for Christmas, and Snoopy's brother Spike may be the answer.

Directors: Larry Leichliter, Bill Melendez | Stars: Jimmy Bennett, Adam Taylor Gordon, Ashley Rose, Corey Padnos

Votes: 1,263

28. Mickey's Magical Christmas: Snowed in at the House of Mouse (2001 Video)

TV-G | 65 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

Mickey and all his friends hold their own Christmas party at the House of Mouse, after being snowed in.

Directors: Tony Craig, Roberts Gannaway, Rick Calabash | Stars: Carlos Alazraqui, Wayne Allwine, Tony Anselmo, Jeff Bennett

Votes: 2,587

29. Nestor, the Long-Eared Christmas Donkey (1977 TV Movie)

TV-G | 30 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy

An outcast donkey in Roman era Judea with overlong ears finds his destiny on the way to Bethlehem.

Directors: Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin Jr. | Stars: Roger Miller, Brenda Vaccaro, Paul Frees, Don Messick

Votes: 1,611

30. Red Boots for Christmas (1995 TV Short)

Not Rated | 28 min | Animation, Short

A lonely shoemaker in a German village, learns the true meaning of Christmas, when he is asked to make a special pair of boots.

Director: Walt Kubiak

Votes: 52

31. VeggieTales: Saint Nicholas - A Story of Joyful Giving! (2009 Video)

TV-Y7 | 52 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy

Bob the Tomato tells the tale of Nicholas.

Director: Brian Roberts | Stars: Gigi Abraham, Amy Grant, Bryce Hitchcock, Megan Murphy

Votes: 84

32. A Very Merry Cricket (1973 TV Short)

Not Rated | 30 min | Animation, Short

Disgusted by the city's anti-social Christmas cacophony, Harry and Tucker decide to ask Chester to come back to revive the holiday's true spirit.

Director: Chuck Jones | Stars: Les Tremayne, Mel Blanc

Votes: 145

33. The First Christmas: The Story of the First Christmas Snow (1975 TV Short)

Not Rated | 22 min | Animation, Short, Family

A young shepherd, Lucas, is blinded by lightening, and some kindly nuns at a nearby abbey take him in. Sister Catherine describes snow to Lucas, who has never seen it. Lucas gets chosen to ... See full summary »

Directors: Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin Jr. | Stars: Angela Lansbury, Cyril Ritchard, David Kelley, Dina Lynn

Votes: 356

34. The Little Drummer Boy Book II (1976 TV Short)

30 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

Aaron, the drummer boy, struggles to protect a bellmaker's great silver bells from seizure by Roman soldiers.

Directors: Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin Jr. | Stars: Greer Garson, Zero Mostel, David Jay, Bob McFadden

Votes: 495

35. Alpha and Omega 2: A Howl-iday Adventure (2013 Video)

Not Rated | 45 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

Kate and Humphrey are back. They are getting ready to celebrate Christmas with their pups, but when the youngest pup, Runt disappears without a trace, they must spend the Holidays protecting their family and getting Runt back.

Directors: Anthony Bell, Richard Rich | Stars: Ben Diskin, Kate Higgins, Marieve Herington, Debi Derryberry

Votes: 822

36. Thomas & Friends: A Very Thomas Christmas (2012)

TV-G | 50 min

All aboard for a special holiday delivery filled with friendship, teamwork and fun! Rheneas picks the perfect Christmas tree when he finally stops to smell the evergreen. Charlie knows how ... See full summary »

Directors: John Gilluley, Greg Tiernan | Stars: Michael Brandon, David Bedella, Jules de Jongh, Ben Forster

Votes: 12

37. Angela's Christmas (2017)

30 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

Set in Ireland in the 1910s, 'Angela's Christmas' is a funny, heart-warming and poignant story about the power of family and the innocent desire of a child to ensure everyone is safe, warm and loved at Christmas time.

Director: Damien O'Connor | Stars: Malachy McCourt, Ruth Negga, Vivian Drew, Anya O'Connor

Votes: 1,520



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