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Favorite Christmas Special(s)

Mine is The Twilight Zone's "Night of the Meek" if only for this scene:

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Art Carney just knocks it out of the park the whole way through.

Runner up is Buffy the Vampire Slayer's "Amends". (The ending always gets me misty eyed)
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I like the Mickey Rooney "Full House" episode and the "Family Matters" episode - Miracle on Elm Street.
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For a one-off special, it has to be Rudolph.

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Toss up between A Charlie Brown Christmas and Claymation Christmas. But every year I always play them back to back a few times.
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Charlie Brown Christmas is the best, though I try to watch the Grinch every year too. Favorite Rankin-Bass is Santa Claus Is Coming to Town.

Best themed episode is Chuck vs Santa Claus from season 2.
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Yogi's 1st Christmas (Thank god for BOOM)

A newfound favorite is Rudolph's Shiny New Year. I first discovered this one sometime in the early 2000s and I, now, always revisit it. It's just so damn bizarre.
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Year Without a Santa Claus
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There's nothing like making fun of the handicapped for holiday cheer.
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I will mention two that aren't shown on tv anymore. The Garfield Christmas special, thankfully it lives on with it being on dvd. Then Christmas Eve on Sesame Street, I watched this every year on Christmas eve until PBS stopped airing it, then found it again when it was released on DVD.

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Re: Favorite Christmas Special(s)

Emmet Otter's Jugband Christmas
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Actually, the Colbert Christmas special is my favorite of all:



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A Colbert Christmas - Elvis Costello/Stephen Colbert Duet.

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Christmas at Pee Wee's Playhouse. No contest.
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Pinky and the Brain Christmas. It won an Emmy and would be a classic if it was rerun every year.
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Never seen the Pinky & the Brain one. I'd like to see that.

Charlie Brown, Grinch, Rudolph & Frosty are musts every year. Prep & Landing has made it's way into that classic bunch.
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I've always been a big fan of the Rankin & Bass 'Twas the Night before Christmas animated special. That plus the Muppets Family Christmas (plus the classics - Charlie Brown, Grinch, Frosty, Rudolph, Santa Clause is Comin' To Town) are must watches every year.
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Rudolph, Frosty, Garfield Christmas Special, and Year Without a Santa Claus.
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Originally Posted by Bluelitespecial View Post
I will mention two that aren't shown on tv anymore. The Garfield Christmas special, thankfully it lives on with it being on dvd. Then Christmas Eve on Sesame Street, I watched this every year on Christmas eve on PBS until they stopped airing it, then found it again when it was released on DVD.
I love a Garfield Christmas. I also have to watch A Charlie Brown Christmas at least twice every year. Off topic, but I also like to watch Love Actually and I'll Be Home for Christmas starring Jonathan Taylor Thomas and Jessica Biel.
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Claymation Christmas


I don't know if the Shaun the Sheep "We Wish Ewe a Merry Christmas" episode counts, but we watch that one several times as well:

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Star Wars Holiday Special
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that Murray Saves Christmas special that was on the other night was pretty cute. caught some of it...
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Pinky and the Brain Christmas. It won an Emmy and would be a classic if it was rerun every year.
That is a great episode. Except for a handful of classic specials from the 1960s, it seems most Christmas specials don't get re-run more than a few years. I have no idea why the lame Jack Frost special keeps getting played so much. Well, I have a guess.

The Little Drummer Boy is a great Rankin-Bass special but rarely gets played these days.
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Charlie Brown, Grinch, Rudolph & Frosty are musts every year. Prep & Landing has made it's way into that classic bunch.
Rudolph, Year Without a Santa Claus and Charlie Brown. Plus we mix in some of the other classics along the way. We always watch Prep & Landing on Christmas Eve as that has been made into our own little tradition.

While not a Christmas Special, my daughter has to watch Home Alone every year sometime before Christmas.

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