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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
50% Nestor, the Long-Eared Christmas Donkey (1977) Nestor isn't the best Rankin-Bass special, but it's worth seeing for its serious midsection and gratifying conclusion.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2018
73% The Little Drummer Boy (1968) It's a lot like How The Grinch Stole Christmas, in other words, only with a Biblical foundation and not so much rhyming. The special is effective as all get-out, too.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2018
63% The Life & Adventures of Santa Claus (1985) It badly botches what a Christmas special should be, and is worth watching mainly for unintentional laughs.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2018
67% 'Twas the Night Before Christmas (1974) [The special's] "even a miracle needs a hand" message ultimately celebrates industriousness, and allows that even intellectuals can find room in their hearts for the spirit of Christmas.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2018
No Score Yet Sesame Street - Christmas Eve on Sesame Street (1987) The Big Bird plot especially captures the wide-eyed, childlike wonder of the very notion of Santa Claus, and the special as a whole features some fun footage of New York City in the late '70s.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2018
100% Mickey's Christmas Carol (1983) Young's Scrooge is crotchety enough to be believable as a miser, but also warm-hearted enough to be the star of a children's special. ‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2018
93% A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965) The special ends on a joyous note, and the lo-fi charms of its non-professional voice cast and simple-yet-expressive animation retain a pleasantly transportive power. ‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2018
No Score Yet A Muppet Family Christmas (1987) Credit the zippy, vignette-based plotting and the authentic family-reunion atmosphere, the obvious byproduct of gathering so many Muppet performers together for a single project. ‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2018
95% Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (1964) Rudolph would be nothing without its colorful cast of supporting characters-none of which Marks apparently felt worthy of inclusion in his original song.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2018
No Score Yet A Christmas Carol (1971) Featuring excellent voice work from Alistair Sim-himself one of the best Scrooges of the many film versions of the story-the special is rich in holiday spirit and beauty.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2018
100% How the Grinch Stole Christmas (1967) The special works because of its surprisingly sentimental climax, one that comes by its emotion honestly, as the Grinch realizes the Christmas spirit is indomitable, no matter what he does to stop it.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2018
92% Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town (1970) Filled with fun ideas and intricate wood-figure animation, Santa Claus might be the Rankin-Bass high-water mark.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2018
79% Frosty the Snowman (1969) There's not much to it beyond Jimmy Durante's raspy narration and Jackie Vernon's dim, galoot-y voice as the icy golem of the title.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2018