Tuesday Top Ten: Christmas Specials

So I've decided to keep my top ten lists on Tuesdays, it just works out nicely. Today is December 1st (my dad's birthday - happy birthday Dad!) and the kick off to the holiday season (even though I already kicked it off the day after Thanksgiving) so my top ten list is Christmas themed today! My ten favorite holiday specials of all time! By the way these are all specials aired on TV, not theatrical released movies. I might do a separate list of Christmas movies later on!

10. Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer - Though I have less patience for this one as an adult and I'm not sure why, it is still a classic and I still love the "Always Tomorrow" song that Clareice sings to Rudolph.

9. How the Grinch Stole Christmas - the classic cartoon, not the newer Jim Carrey movie. It's short, sweet and who doesn't love seeing that heart grow at the end?

8. I Want a Dog for Christmas Charlie Brown - Not as classic as the original Peanuts special, but I do find this one kind of cute, even if Rerun is a little more annoying than Linus or Sally ever were!

7. A Garfield Christmas - This one is super cheesy, but it has alot of heart for a Garfield cartoon and I still enjoy it as an adult. And I just love Odie's gift to Garfield at the end.

6. It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie - yes, technically a movie, but it was on television so I'm counting it. This was not the best thing the Muppets ever did, but it wasn't the worst thing either. I enjoy it in spite of some of the less than great things in it (Scooter cage dancing for one...)

5. Mickey's Christmas Carol - the song they play at the beginning actually brings tears to my eyes. Does that make me a nerd? Maybe, but I don't care. It's a nice adaptation of a classic story.

4. Christmas Eve on Sesame Street - I loved this one so much as a kid my parents taped it off of Channel 2 and I used to watch it even in the middle of summer. It's still super heartwarming and I love it's message of keeping Christmas with you all through the year

3. Letters to Santa: A Muppets Christmas - I really enjoyed this new holiday special with my beloved Muppets - it was the first glimmer of how the Muppets used to be in the old days and had many funny and touching moments. One of my very new favorites.

2. A Muppet Family Christmas - is anyone surprised at the number of Muppet specials I've mentioned thus far? But this one tops them all - it includes all types of Muppets - Classic Muppets, Fraggles and Sesame Street and Jim Henson makes an awesome cameo at the end. It's just too awesome for words.

1. A Charlie Brown Christmas - "That's what Christmas is all about Charlie Brown" - Linus after his famous monologue of the Christmas story. Enough said.


Gina said...

Oh I love Christmas movies!!! Great list...I love "Twas the Night Before Christmas"

Angie Wagner said...

I own the Mickey's Christmas Carol! Why don't they show that one on TV anymore!