Last week, we screened your favorite Christmas movies. This week, we’re turning on the TV for your favorite animated Christmas specials.


I have a feeling this week’s holiday-themed poll will elicit an even bigger emotional response than last week’s. Yes, we all have our favorite Christmas movies. But those come to us not just as kids, but as adults. On the whole, we first see animated Christmas specials on TV when we’re kids. So we hold them a little more dearly than we do their big-screen big siblings.


For me, the choice is clear. A Charlie Brown Christmas was the original animated, made-for-TV Christmas special, and it’s still the gold standard all these decades later. It’s the only holiday special that I make a point of watching each and every year, without fail. And it’s the only one with a timeless soundtrack. Much like the special itself, The Vince Guaraldi Trio’s A Charlie Brown Christmas has become a holiday staple for me and my kids.


Your Favorite Animated Christmas Specials: 12-Inch Poll

But hey, enough about me! The 12-Inch Poll is all about YOU. Once again, I’ve gone over my usual twelve choices and opened up the field to 15 beloved Christmas specials. And I’m pretty sure they all fall on the category of TV specials. I drew the line at including full-length animated movies, instead focusing primarily on TV classics and a few more modern favorites.


Scroll through the clips below. I think you’ll find I’ve featured all the major players. And if there’s one or two that are dear to you that I didn’t include, you know the drill: hit the ROCK 92.9 Twitter or Facebook and let me hear about it. Oh, and pass the link along to your friends and family so they can cast their votes, too. Happy Holidays!


  • A Charlie Brown Christmas

  • A Chipmunk Christmas

  • Frosty The Snowman

  • A Garfield Christmas

  • He-Man and She-Ra: A Christmas Special

  • How The Grinch Stole Christmas

  • Mickey's Christmas Carol

  • A Pinky And The Brain Christmas

  • Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer

  • Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town

  • The Snowman

  • South Park's Mr. Hankey's Christmas Classics

  • It's A SpongeBob Christmas

  • The Star Wars Holiday Special

  • The Year Without A Santa Claus

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