Some Christmas/New Year Shorts/Speciales/Episodes 6.5+

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1. Mister Magoo's Christmas Carol (1962 TV Movie)

Approved | 53 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

An animated, magical, musical version of Dickens' timeless classic "A Christmas Carol." The nearsighted Mr. Magoo doesn't have a ghost of a chance as Ebenezer Scrooge, unless he learns the ... See full summary »

Director: Abe Levitow | Stars: Jim Backus, Morey Amsterdam, Jack Cassidy, Royal Dano

Votes: 2,356

2. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (1964 TV Movie)

TV-G | 47 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

A misfit reindeer and his friends look for a place that will accept them.

Director: Larry Roemer | Stars: Billie Mae Richards, Burl Ives, Larry D. Mann, Paul Soles

Votes: 24,471

3. A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965 TV Movie)

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

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: 29,675

4. How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (1966 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 26 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy

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: 42,603

5. The Little Drummer Boy (1968 TV Movie)

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: 4,203

6. Frosty the Snowman (1969 TV Short)

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

A living snowman and a little girl struggle to elude a greedy magician who is after the snowman's magic hat.

Directors: Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin Jr. | Stars: Jackie Vernon, Billy De Wolfe, Jimmy Durante, Paul Frees

Votes: 14,292

7. Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town (1970 TV Movie)

TV-G | 48 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

A mailman reveals the origin of Santa Claus.

Directors: Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin Jr. | Stars: Fred Astaire, Mickey Rooney, Keenan Wynn, Paul Frees

Votes: 11,267

8. The Bear Who Slept Through Christmas (1973 TV Short)

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

While the rest of the world is getting ready for Christmas, all the bears in Bearbank are getting ready to sleep... except for Ted E. Bear. Ted gets curious about Christmas so he learns the meaning from Santa Claus himself.

Directors: Gerry Chiniquy, Hawley Pratt | Stars: Bob Holt, Kelly Lange, Michael Bell, Casey Kasem

Votes: 204

9. 'Twas the Night Before Christmas (1974 TV Short)

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

When a town learns that Santa Claus has struck it off his delivery schedule due to an insulting letter, a way must be found to change his mind.

Directors: Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin Jr. | Stars: Joel Grey, Tammy Grimes, John McGiver, George Gobel

Votes: 2,494

10. The Year Without a Santa Claus (1974 TV Movie)

TV-G | 51 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

When a weary and discouraged Santa Claus considers skipping his Christmas Eve run one year, Mrs. Claus and his Elves set out to change his mind.

Directors: Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin Jr. | Stars: Shirley Booth, Mickey Rooney, Dick Shawn, George S. Irving

Votes: 7,396

11. Yes, Virginia (2009 TV Short)

TV-Y | 22 min | Animation, Short

An eight-year-old girl living in New York City in 1897 learns about belief and Christmas when her classmates question if Santa is even real.

Director: Pete Circuitt | Stars: Neil Patrick Harris, Bea Miller, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Alfred Molina

Votes: 485

12. Yes, Virginia, There Is a Santa Claus (1974 TV Short)

25 min | Animation, Family, Short

Partly based on a true story, a little girl writes to the editor of a newspaper concerning the existence of Santa Claus.

Director: Bill Melendez | Stars: Jim Backus, Susan Silo, Courtney Lemmon, Billy Green

Votes: 145

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

Not Rated | 22 min | Animation, Short, Family

A young shepherd, Lucas (David Kelley), is blinded by lightning, and some kindly nuns at a nearby abbey take him in. Sister Catherine (Iris Rainer) describes Christmas snow to Lucas and he works a small miracle.

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

Votes: 391

14. Rudolph's Shiny New Year (1976 TV Movie)

TV-G | 60 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

Rudolph must find Happy, the baby New Year, before midnight on New Year's Eve.

Directors: Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin Jr. | Stars: Red Skelton, Frank Gorshin, Morey Amsterdam, Harold Peary

Votes: 3,233

15. A Cosmic Christmas (1977 TV Short)

TV-G | 26 min | Animation, Short, Sci-Fi

Three aliens come to Earth to discover the true meaning of Christmas.

Director: Clive Smith | Stars: Joey Davidson, Martin Lavut, Richard M. Davidson, Duncan Regehr

Votes: 166

16. Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas (1977 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 48 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

A poor otter family risks everything for the chance to win the cash prize of a talent contest for Christmas.

Director: Jim Henson | Stars: Jerry Nelson, Frank Oz, Marilyn Sokol, Dave Goelz

Votes: 2,948 | Gross: $0.23M

17. 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: 1,699

18. Christmas Eve on Sesame Street (1978 TV Movie)

TV-Y | 60 min | Comedy, Family, Music

Big Bird worries when Oscar tells him that if Santa Claus can't fit down the chimney on Christmas Eve, nobody would get presents.

Director: Jon Stone | Stars: Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, Richard Hunt

Votes: 778

19. A Special Sesame Street Christmas (1978 TV Movie)

60 min | Comedy, Family, Music

Leslie Uggams is celebrating Christmas on Sesame Street. But since Oscar the Grouch is being a right old Scrooge, she decides to teach him a lesson by imploring Anne Murray, Imogene Coca ... See full summary »

Director: Russ Petranto | Stars: Leslie Uggams, Ethel Merman, Anne Murray, Imogene Coca

Votes: 107

20. Bugs Bunny's Christmas Carol (1979 TV Short)

8 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

When nasty Ebenezer Scrooge (Yosemite Sam) fires Bob Crachit (Porky Pig) on Christmas Eve, Bugs Bunny sets out to change the miser's mind that night.

Director: Friz Freleng | Star: Mel Blanc

Votes: 280

21. Jack Frost (1979 TV Movie)

TV-G | 48 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

The Groundhog tells the story of how, for once, Jack Frost became human, and helped a knight win his lady love.

Directors: Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin Jr. | Stars: Buddy Hackett, Robert Morse, Paul Frees, Larry Storch

Votes: 2,953

22. John Denver and the Muppets: A Christmas Together (1979 TV Special)

50 min | Family, Comedy, Music

In this beloved holiday classic, Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy and all the Muppets join the singer for a heart-warming Christmas celebration, with traditional carols as well as lesser-known holiday songs.

Director: Tony Charmoli | Stars: John Denver, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, Richard Hunt

Votes: 514

23. Rudolph and Frosty's Christmas in July (1979 TV Movie)

TV-G | 97 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

Rudolph and Frosty are pitted against Winterbolt, an icy wizard who plots to make the North Pole his evil domain and enlist the help of Jack Frost and others to fight the Winterbolt.

Directors: Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin Jr. | Stars: Red Buttons, Ethel Merman, Mickey Rooney, Alan Sues

Votes: 1,800

24. 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: 499

25. The Snowman (1982 TV Short)

G | 26 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

On Christmas Eve, a young boy builds a snowman that comes to life and takes him to the North Pole to meet Father Christmas.

Directors: Jimmy T. Murakami, Dianne Jackson | Stars: David Bowie, Raymond Briggs, Mel Smith

Votes: 11,839

26. Ziggy's Gift (1982 TV Short)

Unrated | 24 min | Short, Animation, Family

Ziggy gets a job to be a street Santa on Christmas Eve from a crooked boss, but the magic of the season allows the lovable loser to do more good than anyone expects.

Director: Richard Williams | Stars: David Arias, Perry Botkin Jr., Katrina Fried, Natasha Tabori Fried

Votes: 237

27. The Life & Adventures of Santa Claus (1985 TV Movie)

50 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

At a council convened by The Great Ak, the forest being tells the story of Santa Claus to explain why he deserves to be made immortal.

Directors: Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin Jr. | Stars: Earl Hammond, Earle Hyman, Larry Kenney, Lynne Lipton

Votes: 930

28. The Christmas Toy (1986 TV Movie)

TV-G | 50 min | Family, Fantasy, Musical

When no people are around, the toys still play in the playroom. But since a toy will be frozen forever if a person catches it out of position, they have to be very careful. It's Christmas ... See full summary »

Director: Eric Till | Stars: Dave Goelz, Steve Whitmire, Kathryn Mullen, Jerry Nelson

Votes: 1,028

29. 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: 2,462

30. A Muppet Family Christmas (1987 TV Movie)

47 min | Comedy, Family, Musical

Kermit and his friends spend Christmas staging a surprise visit to Fozzie Bear's mother's farm.

Directors: Peter Harris, Eric Till | Stars: Frank Oz, Dave Goelz, Richard Hunt, Kathryn Mullen

Votes: 3,278

31. A Claymation Christmas Celebration (1987 TV Special)

24 min | Animation, Short, Family

Two hosting prehistoric dinosaurs, Rex and Herb, guide you along a typical small town's Christmas choral celebration. There's just one catch, the entire town population is made out of clay. Special guest stars: the California Raisins.

Director: Will Vinton | Stars: Tim Conner, Johnny Counterfit, Greg Black, Bernadette Coughlin

Votes: 675

32. Father Christmas (1991 TV Short)

G | 25 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Father Christmas on vacation and on the job.

Director: Dave Unwin | Star: Mel Smith

Votes: 1,564

33. Nilus the Sandman: The Boy Who Dreamed Christmas (1991 TV Movie)

30 min | Animation, Family

A little boy is taken by the Sand Man to Santa's workshop, only to discover that it has been taken over and industrialized by an evil robot.

Director: Chris Delaney | Stars: Long John Baldry, Zachary Bennett, Frank Mackay, Michael Fawkes

Votes: 27

34. Winnie the Pooh & Christmas Too (1991 TV Short)

26 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

When Christopher Robin writes a letter to Santa and forgets to add what Pooh wanted for Christmas, Pooh tries to get the letter back, and subsequently redeliver the letter to the North Pole.

Director: Jamie Mitchell | Stars: Jim Cummings, Peter Cullen, John Fiedler, Michael Gough

Votes: 1,127

35. The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992)

G | 85 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

64 Metascore

The Muppet characters tell their version of the classic tale of an old and bitter miser's redemption on Christmas Eve.

Director: Brian Henson | Stars: Michael Caine, Dave Goelz, The Great Gonzo, Steve Whitmire

Votes: 45,492 | Gross: $27.28M

36. Annabelle's Wish (1997 Video)

54 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

A mute boy and a calf with the ability to speak form a deep friendship, learning what it means to love and sacrifice for another.

Director: Roy Wilson | Stars: Randy Travis, Jay Johnson, Jerry Van Dyke, Jim Varney

Votes: 1,557

37. 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: 203

38. Mickey's Once Upon a Christmas (1999 Video)

Not Rated | 66 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

Mickey and his friends star in 3 heartwarming stories of Christmas past.

Directors: Jun Falkenstein, Alex Mann, Bradley Raymond, Toby Shelton, Bill Speers | Stars: Kelsey Grammer, Wayne Allwine, Russi Taylor, Tony Anselmo

Votes: 6,070

39. Olive, the Other Reindeer (1999 TV Short)

G | 45 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

When Santa cancels his annual flight because of a hurt reindeer, a young Christmas loving dog named Olive is convinced she has what it takes to get Santa's flight off the ground and save Christmas.

Director: Steve Moore | Stars: Drew Barrymore, Dan Castellaneta, Joe Pantoliano, Edward Asner

Votes: 2,041

40. Bah Humduck!: A Looney Tunes Christmas (2006 Video)

TV-G | 46 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

Greedy duck hates Christmas but loves money. Throughout the night, he gets visited by three ghosts.

Director: Charles Visser | Stars: Joe Alaskey, Bob Bergen, Billy West, June Foray

Votes: 932

41. Shrek the Halls (2007 TV Short)

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

This half-hour animated TV special features the Shrek characters putting their own spin on holiday traditions.

Director: Gary Trousdale | Stars: Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz, Antonio Banderas

Votes: 12,039

42. A Child's Christmas in Wales (1987 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 55 min | Family, Drama

Young Thomas is disappointed because it?s raining on Christmas Eve. But his spirits are soon lifted by his grandfather, who gives him a snow globe and recounts his own childhood Christmas memories.

Director: Don McBrearty | Stars: Denholm Elliott, Mathonwy Reeves, Glynis Davies, Michael Fawkes

Votes: 465

43. The Star of Christmas (2002 Video)

Not Rated | 48 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

Bob the Tomato and Larry the Cucumber appear as Cavis Appythart and Millward Phelps, respectively--two jingle writers based loosely on Gilbert and Sullivan. The setting is 1880s London, and... See full summary »

Director: Tim Hodge | Stars: Dan Anderson, Matthew Hodge, Tim Hodge, Mike Nawrocki

Votes: 318

44. VeggieTales: Merry Larry and the True Light of Christmas (2013 Video)

TV-G | 46 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

Bob and Larry are going all out to make it the best Christmas ever at the Spring Valley Mall. With music, decorations and a light show like no other, it's an all-out spectacle to outshine ... See full summary »

Director: Brian Roberts | Stars: Si Robertson, Mike Nawrocki, Phil Vischer, Anna Grace Stewart

Votes: 41

45. Kung Fu Panda Holiday (2010 TV Short)

TV-Y7 | 21 min | Animation, Short, Comedy