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ToonSkribblez Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Another great list of forgotten Christmas specials.
I don't know if you've ever heard of this one, but may I suggest The Tiny Tree for the next list?
The animation is mediocre but the simple story and powerful message really stuck with me.
HeartlessSlayer Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013
That really does explain the amount of Cindy Bear pics in your fave gallery, then again, given with what happens in the special, no wonder you couldn't escape from her charm lol.
Cloba94 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013
It may not be worthy enough for one of your lists, but have you ever heard of the 2D animated Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer movie? Whoopi Goldberg voices the villain.
COMMANDERVULKAN Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013
Actually I saw Father Christmas years ago on Cartoon Disney.
SamTheMightyMan Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013
These ones I have not seen before. Now I definitely want to check em out
MirandaThePanda Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013
That first special disturbs me. I found it legitimately scary.

One that I will always remeber is the Tangerine Bear. Not much of a story, mostly just moments. :)
andynortonuk Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
For some reason, I vaguely remember Bluefoot- I think that was screened over Christmas on the CBBC segment on BBC1 in the early 1990s.
I'm surprised to see Father Christmas on the list, but I guess the American networks haven't taken a shine to it, unlike here in the UK. It has been screened ever since its premiere in the early 1990s on Channel 4. I thought some of the other Briggs adaptations, like Ivor the Invisible or The Bear, were lesser known then that special.
I have just checked out a few of them specials last year, and I was glad to have seen them. Cartoon Brew had an entry all about Ziggy's Gift, and mentions that some of the animation came from the legendary animator Eric Goldberg (of Aladdin's Genie fame). I also had issues with Williams' A Christmas Carol too, mainly as I felt it was rushed in places, but does has some lovely animation.
pawcanada Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I remember seeing the Yogi one as a kid and the Father Christmas one rings a bell. I also have a feeling it was adapted from a book like The Snowman which I feel I saw as a kid.

Did you see this years Snowman sequel; the Snowman and the Snowdog or something along those lines...
DarylT Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Two of my absolute favourites, (being British I havd these both one videotape) Father Christmas and the Forgotten Toys. Merry Bloomin' Christmas.
LukoKraze Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013
There are a lot of these I've not seen before expect for 9, 6, 3 & 1.

I never watched a lot of the Yogi movie so I can't say much about it; the Father Christmas one is after the Snowman, Santa even sees James with his Scraf & a different Snowman (Santa even comments about it) and have you seen the Snowman & the Snowdog that was released this Christmas?; I do remember this from CiTV when it was played, but I think that was the first time I saw the Forgotton Toys; this one I didn't know what it was... for 3 seconds when I saw what it was. I remember seeing this when I was young, but only the ending because that was the only thing that was taped. I didn't know it's name until you mentioned it Chad. Thank you!
Emkitty Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Excuse me while I go sob forever because of the flood of emotions the nostalgia brought on.
God, I cannot watch Annabell's Wish without crying towards the end!
MammalMage Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013
I never thought of the wind-up Santa as scary. I thought it was funny.
Taigan Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013
I'd seen Annabelle's wish in video stores, but never watched it. I must admit, ever your little summary got me tearing up a it.

And that Cindy Bear clip... Yeah I think that warped me too, but in a less direct way. All, I find myself wanting to do a mashup of that scene with Billy Idol's Rock the Cradle of Love. [link]
Seanfall Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
Loved it...and I need to look up at least a Clip of that Cindy bear dance. and Oh god...Annabelle's Wish... I remember watching that as a kid...made me cry then too. I mean I cried just watching your little recap of it. >.< good Christmas specials always do that to me.
kegisak Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
Oh snap! I wasn't sure if you'd be doing this again!

I watched your last one at the beginning of December to pick out what I'd be watching leading up to Christmas... time to prep for next year I guess!
Movie-Man Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
I got to get my hands on some of these specials, the troll one seems delightfully absurd, the Bernstein Bears one doesn't look too bad especially since I love the ending and Ziggy's Gift seems hilarious and heartwarming at the same time.
SuperBunnyBun Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
I have to say you're REALLY bringing up the nostalgia factor for me. Almost every one of the specials you mentioned I've seen.

I was even talking about the Raggity Anne one the other day, unexpectedly. I recalled the villain, but was placing him in one of the Rudolph claymation specials (island of misfit toys) by mistake.
ScottMcArthur8 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Wonderful list. I wish I got to see most of these when I was younger. Have you ever seen Olive the Other Reindeer? If yes, what are your thoughts on it? For me, it's not that bad of a Christmas special, but most of the songs are forgettable and not very well done...however the voice acting is pretty good and the animation (I'm guessing they used Flash) was pretty decent. Plus, I remember seeing it with one of my family members one night on Nickelodeon, and that along with other Christmas memories, are the reason why I not only love Christmas, but it also leaves me feeling happy and relaxed. Anyway, sorry for rambling on. ^^; Wonderful video. :D
MetaFoxx278 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Student General Artist
Pretty nice list, and I actually remember a good majority of these (I didn't think Yogi's First Christmas was that forgotten since Warner Bros. did put it out on DVD a couple of years back and I actually have it). One special that I was hoping would make the list was Santa Bear's High Flying Adventure, which honestly hardly anyone remembers these days, and that special only aired once on CBS (I did my own video on it last month).
cheif15 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
Funny thing I have anabelle's wish at my grandmother's house and have had it for years, never given it much thought until you brought it up again.
OmegaMorph Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
Believe I remember seeing the Berestien's shown in my second or third grade classes and I glanced at the Ziggy one briefly on Nick Jr. For some reason I've always seemed to avoid Annabelle's Wish for some odd reason.

I know the Halloween counterpart of Gift of Winter more-so from viewing it on the Disney Channel once and for some time was trying to remember what it was called.

I saw the Yogi one a plenty on Cartoon Network in its earlier years. For some reason I never quite remembered the mistletoe song much. Maybe it was edited out? o.o Also that one line the Hermit keeps saying keeps sounding like "Christmas Jews" the way he says it. XD
ajentMM Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ha, the just BEARLY maded it.
FuzzyNecromancer Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
It confuses me when you reviewers say The Next X Things. It's like you're doing a predicting of things you will review in THE FUTURE!
ChadRocco Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
Well it's a sequel to the first list. It's like saying "and the next in line is..."
Names-Tailz Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
from the first list, I didn't think anyone else remembered "The Life and adventures of Santa Clause"! I always wait for air on TV during December but It doesn't get played anymore...
Kolbatsun1226 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013   Digital Artist
Cindy Bear is so horny makes Pepe Le Pew look reserved.
MetalHeadFan2500 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
Where can I find The Christmas Tree

The name is so generic, could you put on Youtube?
ChadRocco Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
Daniel-SG Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, I can't believe you were aware of Annabelle's Wish (or heck, that anybody besides me remembered it). And to put it as number 2! I used to watch that special every Christmas when I was younger. Aw, good old nostalgia.
Enshohma Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much for the shout out to Hans Conrid, whose always been one of my favorite voice actors and old school comedians, ever since I first saw him in a late night airing of "The Ten Thousand Fingers of Doctor T", well back in 1991.
charizardag Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
nice list this year :)
Halowing Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I only know like two on the list, Yogi's and Annabell because I did see the commerical of it on tv. *I think I did*
Great list CR
Warlord-of-Noodles Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
about the only ones I knew were Blue Toes and Raggedy Ann. I shall consider myself properly stumped.
Turkishproverb Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
Wow. Nice to see I'm not the only one who remembers that version of the Christmas Carol. Surprised you didn't mention the fact they brought back Alistair Sim to play the old Miser.

Great video.
skysoul25 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Student General Artist
Just plain EPIC Chad, Happy New year man.
notacukoofangirl121 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Student General Artist
That was a really good episode. I'll have to try and find a lot of these. ^^
PerfectZanderSanchez Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I had no idea that anyone else remembered annabelle's wish. I figured it was just that one movie that people would see at a video store (god, I sound old saying that) and just didn't think was that good. Anybody else have a movie like that?
ChadRocco Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
Yeah MGM's Tom Sawyer: [link]
PerfectZanderSanchez Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Yeah, I used to have a lot of these; Once upon a Forest was one of them. In fact, before I saw your first x-mas special list, Christmas is Here Again was one of them. I can tell you right now that I did feel really stupid afterward.
SalkiNeoDucky Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh my god this is awesome, I was just about to say thank you for mentioning Annabelle's Wish....!!! It's one of my favorites, me and my mother watch it every year. And don't worry CR, I love Tom Sawyer too. I have a lot of obscure "video store" gems like that <3

Trying to think of one to add to the list. .n. I can't XD
AlterEgo911 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
DO you have a list of favourite contemporary animated Christmas episodes? like the christmas episodes of TV shows regardless of obscurity?
AlterEgo911 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice episode.
HewyToonmore Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
Awesome episode, dude!! So happy you mentioned Annabelle's Wish! Kinda wish Twas teh Night Before Bumpy was mentioned too, but oh well. Anyway, can't wait for the next episode. I'll keep my fingers crossed.
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