View Poll Results: What is your favorite Rankin-Bass Xmas Special?

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  • The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus

    2 8.00%
  • Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

    16 64.00%
  • The Little Drummer Boy

    1 4.00%
  • Frosty the Snowman

    3 12.00%
  • Santa Claus is Comin' to Town

    3 12.00%
  • Twas the Night Before Christmas

    0 0%
  • The Year Without a Santa Claus

    0 0%
  • Other

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Thread: What is Your Favorite Rankin-Bass Christmas Special?

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    Cobra Saboteur Firefly's Avatar
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    What is Your Favorite Rankin-Bass Christmas Special?

    As a spinoff to my What is your favorite Xmas Special? regular thread, what is your favorite Rankin-Bass Christmas Special? I'd have to go with Rudolph.

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    Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer followed by Frosty the Snowman. As a kid you knew it was Christmas time when these things came on TV. Man, I loved that feeling...because it meant toy time was near!
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    The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus! I love that show, but it's hard to catch. They don't air that one much, it seems. Also, the last time I saw it, it was edited down from what I remember as a kid

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scotward View Post
    The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus! I love that show, but it's hard to catch. They don't air that one much, it seems. Also, the last time I saw it, it was edited down from what I remember as a kid
    I think ABC Family usually shows it a couple times a year during the holiday season. It is also available for purchase through Warner Archive DVD.

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    Frosty!!!!

    Finally I've found that I belong here.

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    Yeah I think ABC Family is where i saw it, but it was missing some scenes. Thanks for the DVD info! I haven't looked in a couple of years, last time I did it was eBay a used VHS copy for 50-60 bucks. Glad they finally released it!

    Quote Originally Posted by Firefly View Post
    I think ABC Family usually shows it a couple times a year during the holiday season. It is also available for purchase through Warner Archive DVD.

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    Rudolph, followed closely by Santa Claus is Coming to Town and then Frosty. I saw The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus when I was a kid and don't remember seeing it in full since. Seems to be the rarer of the Santa Claus: Secret Origins stories. I should get it for this years watching.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Benedict Judas Hel View Post
    Man, I loved that feeling...
    I almost thought you were going to say something heartwarming, out of character, almost good.
    Quote Originally Posted by Benedict Judas Hel View Post
    ...because it meant toy time was near!
    But you related it back to that evil thing called greed. At least you're consistent.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FAKER II View Post
    At least you're consistent.
    That much we can agree on. If only you're cohorts in good were so dependable and consistent...
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    Next Saturday the 18th starting at 7 am Eastern, quite a few of Rankin-Bass' specials will be airing on ABC Family. Some lesser known ones like Little Drummer Boy: Book II and Pinocchio's Christmas are among the ones being shown.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Benedict Judas Hel View Post
    Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer followed by Frosty the Snowman. As a kid you knew it was Christmas time when these things came on TV. Man, I loved that feeling...because it meant toy time was near!
    Same here. Rudolph = x-mas for me. We'd always watch it Christmas eve.

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    Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer all the way. Frosty the Snowman would be second for me.

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    I've always been a big Rudolph fan. It's such a great story. I suppose "Santa Claus is Comin' To Town" would be second. Stop motion animation is such a beautiful labor of love, and most people never know just how much work goes into it.

    I just recently found out about the Rankin-Bass Halloween special "Mad, Mad Monster Party". Hopefully, I can watch it someday.
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