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Christmas time is upon us and every television station is playing the Christmas Specials of all of our favourite shows.

This got me thinking of what were the best animated Christmas Films or Specials?

Here’s my Top Ten….and yes I’ve checked it not once but twice, to see who’s naughty or nice! :)

  1. The Snowman (1982) (Short)
  2. The Simpsons – “Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire” (1989) (TV)
  3. South Park – “Mr Hankey, the Christmas Poo” (1997) (TV)
  4. Father Christmas (1991) (Short)
  5. Prep and Landing (2009) (TV)
  6. How the Grinch Stole Christmas (1966) (TV)
  7. Mickey’s Christmas Carol (1983)
  8. The Madagascar Penguins in a Christmas Caper (2005) (TV)
  9. The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
  10. The Polar Express (2004)

Films that would have been on the list but lost out because they were technically not animated were… The Muppet’s Christmas Carol (1992) and The Grinch (2000)

If you haven’t seen these films I highly recommend them to get you into the Christmas spirit.

So what are your favourite festive films and your top ten? I’m sure I’ve missed out on some crackers!

Here at Brown Bag Films we are actually making a Christmas themed short film ourselves. It’s a secret at the moment but will be released in the New Year, so watch this space…it may be on your top ten next year!

Merry Christmas from all at Brown Bag Films!


I seem to remember a Charlie Brown Cartoon I loved as a child…
Haven’t seen that Madagascar Penguins but it doesnt sound very Christmasy? - any links?

17 December 2010 by Doc

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