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    What's Your Favorite X-Mas Special?

    What's your favorite TV Christmas Special? My favorite would still have to be Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer after all these years. I bought "The Original Television Christmas Classics" DVD a couple of weeks ago and still enjoyed this classic.

    My favorites:
    1. Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer
    2. Frosty the Snowman
    3. Mickey's Christmas Carol
    4. A Garfield Christmas
    5. Simpsons Christmas Special (Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire)
    6. He-Man & She-Ra: A Christmas Special
    7. Twas the Night Before Christmas
    8. How The Grinch Stole Christmas
    9. A Chipmunk Christmas
    10. A Charlie Brown Christmas

    Name your number 1 favorite or do like a top 5 or 10 list if you can. Here's a list of some X-mas specials (although they list some movies and other stuff I do not consider to be a tv specials). http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christmas_special

    I haven't seen the Smurfs or Pac-Man one in ages. I had a similar thread a year ago, but since it was purged awhile ago and my list has changed some, I thought I'd start a different one.

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    He-Man and She-Ra

    then

    The X-Men Christmas special

    followed up closely buy

    The Ninja Turtles one
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    Chris here...

    My #1 favourite would definitely be "A Muppet Family Christmas" - I've had it on VHS since 1989 and it's been a Christmas tradition in my house to watch it every year whilst we put up the Christmas decorations! I was so pleased when they released it on official DVD here in the UK (even though I believe it's now out-of-print).

    My other favourites would be the He-Man & She-Ra Christmas Special (obviously), and Mickey's Christmas Carol!

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    Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer

    It totally kicks ass!
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    Chris here...

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Anubis View Post
    The X-Men Christmas special
    Is that the Christmas-themed episode of the 1990s X-Men animated series? If so, I love that one as well, as well as the fabulous Christmas-themed episode of X-Men: Evolution, I believe it was called "On Angel's Wings"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Anubis
    The Ninja Turtles one
    Gah, how could I forget "The Christmas Aliens" - I've watched that more than any other episode of the 200X TMNT series! Thanks for jogging my memory!

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    Mickey's Christmas Carol
    He-Man & She-Ra Christmas Special
    Mickey's Once Upon A Christmas
    Mickey's Twice Upon A Christmas
    TMNT: Christmas Aliens
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    My favorite Christmas special is A Charlie Brown Christmas.

    I am Charlie Brown. (sans Snoopy)

    I love Muppet Family Christmas and Emmet Otter's Jugband Christmas, as well as all the Rankin/Bass animagic specials (Rudolph, Frosty, A Year without a Santa Claus, Santa Claus is Comin' to Town, the Little Drummer Boy, etc).

    And of course, the He-Man/She-Ra Christmas Special should go without saying.
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    He-Man and She-Ra (I'm a big Skeletor fan and he's just Awesome in this.)

    Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer

    A Christmas Story (You'll shoot your eye out!)

    Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer

    How the Grinch Stole Christmas

    The Nightmare Before Christmas

    Edward Scissorhands (It's kinda Christmasy..right?)

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    Rudolph
    He-Man/She-Ra Christmas Special
    PacMan and pretty much any of the Hana Barbera Christmas shows
    The Grinch
    Garfields Christmas

    And I'm not sure if these really count but I always liked the GI Joe, Robotech and Rambo Christmas episodes.
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    We're just talking about X-Mas specials and not movies right?

    Anywhoo, I'm suprised no one's mentioned the oh-so-wonderful Star Wars Christmas Special yet.

    But honestly, even though I'm not a huge fan of the original He-man cartoon series, I loved their special. I had to get the DVD for it when it came out. Growing up I never forgot how awesome it was seeing Skeletor become a good guy for once.
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    How the Grinch Stole Christmas (Animated version) Anyone know how to get the songs off this classic?

    Charlie Brown Christmas

    He-Man and She-Ra Christmas Special
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    "The Muppet Christmas Carol" for me. It's tradition in my home for my siblings and I to watch it together before Christmas.
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    Quote Originally Posted by galmorzu View Post
    We're just talking about X-Mas specials and not movies right?
    I'm referring to just tv specials, not movies.

    I'm not sure if I've seen the Ninja Turtle one or not, was that a primetime special or a regular episode? From the original series or a later one?

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    I have to go with the He-man SHe-ra Xmas special. At least there were elements in the show I could enjoy. Liek Skeletor ready to throw up when he learnt about the meaning of it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blue View Post
    How the Grinch Stole Christmas (Animated version) Anyone know how to get the songs off this classic?
    iTunes has some of the songs from it.

    I love Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer and A Charlie Brown Christmas, although working at Wal-Mart, where they constantly play a soundbyte from it on their TV network, the part where all the kids yell "Merry Christmas, Charlie Brown!" and start singing Hark! The Herald Angels Sing is like nails on a chalkboard to me. The part where Lucy is badgering Schroeder to play "Jingle Bells" and Schroeder's reaction is absolutely priceless.
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    The first two CARRY ON CHRISTMAS specials.... *sigh*, simpler times.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Wow View Post
    iTunes has some of the songs from it.
    Hmmm...too bad my comp is from the Jurassic age and can't use things like that.

    Thanks though, and btw, great screen name!
    RIP Andy Conrad.

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    Nobody gives any love to the Flintstone's Christmas? I watch that one every december I find it on tv. Thankfully I got to watch it this year since Time Warner took over and gave me the Boomerang Channel after years of me crying for it.
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    He-Man and She-Ra
    Muppets (the one where they are all in this house and they sing)
    Here Comes Santa Claus (dubbed from France)

    I absolutely detest all those stop motion Christmas flicks.
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    "A Muppet Family Christmas"---my favorite special period

    "Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas"---I didn't like it the first time I tried it and I turned it off after a few minutes...I think I was expecting it to be something different than it was. But now I LOVE it!

    "Mickey's Christmas Carol"

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    He-Man and She-Ra Christmas Special
    Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer (I have a DVD with the original cut, only aired the first year it came out, with the "We're a couple of Misfits" song in place of "Fame and Fortune" )
    Mystery Science Theater 3000, Episode 321: Santa Claus Conquers the Martians
    Mystery Science Theater 3000, Episode 521: Santa Claus (The mexican movie)
    The Jack Benny Show: Christmas Episode
    Scrooge (w/ Albert Finny)
    Christmas Carol (Alastair Simms or George C. Scott)
    Frosty the Snowman
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    I believe my favorite Christmas special as a kid... I never see it on anymore

    Was Yogi's First Christmas!!

    I remember they would break it up into 5 parts and show it monday through Friday.

    It was so fun and I could probably quote it by heart.

    Cartoon network showed it a couple years ago, but I am not sure if I had seen it since.
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    My favorite special is Rudolph.
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    any of the Rankin/Bass ones really.

    He-Man/She-ra of course
    Muppet Family Christmas - a CLASSIC (that's the one at Fozzie's mom's house The Shadow)

    Yogi's first Christmas - THAT brings out all the good memories, I first saw that one in the He-Man heyday!

    there is one they NEVER show called the night the animals talked, really old but I saw it once or twice as a kid.

    the various Flintsone Christmas Specials...though I think the original is my favourite (the one where santa sprains his ankle and Fred takes his place - Barney sings "which one is the real Santa Claus" as opposed to the one where Santa has a cold and fred takes his place) but i love them all.

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