Christmas Cartoons - Animation

by BillSimms | created - 29 Nov 2016 | updated - 22 hours ago | Public

A List of Christmas Animation.

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1. Christmas Comes But Once a Year (1936)

Passed | 9 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

At an orphanage, the children are sad because they received broken toys as gifts. Professor Grampy sees the children while passing by in his sled and has an idea on how to give them a merry Christmas.

Directors: Dave Fleischer, Seymour Kneitel | Stars: Jack Mercer, Mae Questel

Votes: 436

2. Donald's Snow Fight (1942)

7 min | Animation, Short, Action

Donald Duck, in a battleship made of ice, goes to war against his three nephews, who fight back from their ice fort.

Director: Jack King | Star: Clarence Nash

Votes: 1,736

3. Peter and the Wolf (1946)

TV-G | 15 min | Animation, Short, Family

Animated version of the fairy tale of the Russian boy Peter and his hunt for a raiding wolf, presented to the music of Sergei Prokofiev.

Director: Clyde Geronimi | Stars: Sterling Holloway, Ivan, Mischa, Peter

Votes: 2,687

4. Squatter's Rights (1946)

7 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

Chip 'n Dale have set up house in the wood stove of Mickey's cabin. Pluto knows they are there, but Mickey only knows his matches keep going out when he tries to light a fire.

Director: Jack Hannah | Stars: Dessie Flynn, James MacDonald, Pinto Colvig, Walt Disney

Votes: 387

5. Chip an' Dale (1947)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Donald needs a log for his fire. Unfortunately, the one he picks is occupied by a couple of chipmunks and their stash of acorns. When he cuts it down, Chip and Dale fall out, but their ... See full summary »

Director: Jack Hannah | Stars: Dessie Flynn, James MacDonald, Clarence Nash

Votes: 1,195

6. Toy Tinkers (1949)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Chip and Dale sneak into Donald Duck's house to steal his walnuts. Donald dresses as Santa Claus to have fun with the two thieving chipmunks, but ends up using the war toys underneath the Christmas tree to do battle with them.

Director: Jack Hannah | Stars: Dessie Flynn, James MacDonald, Clarence Nash

Votes: 1,056

7. Corn Chips (1951)

Approved | 7 min | Family, Animation, Comedy

Donald is shoveling the snow off his walk; Chip 'n' Dale are shoveling their branch. Donald tricks them into shoveling his walk. Angered, they sneak into his house, where he's getting ready... See full summary »

Director: Jack Hannah | Stars: Dessie Flynn, James MacDonald, Clarence Nash

Votes: 663

8. Pluto's Christmas Tree (1952)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Mickey and Pluto pick out a tree for Christmas and bring it back home, completely unaware that Chip and Dale are already living in it.

Director: Jack Hannah | Stars: Ruth Clifford, Pinto Colvig, Dessie Flynn, James MacDonald

Votes: 1,945

9. Mister Magoo's Christmas Carol (1962 TV Movie)

Approved | 53 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

An animated, magical, musical version of Dickens' timeless classic "A Christmas Carol." The nearsighted Mr. Magoo doesn't have a ghost of a chance as Ebenezer Scrooge, unless he learns the ... See full summary »

Director: Abe Levitow | Stars: Jim Backus, Morey Amsterdam, Jack Cassidy, Royal Dano

Votes: 2,362

10. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (1964 TV Movie)

TV-G | 47 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

A misfit reindeer and his friends look for a place that will accept them.

Director: Larry Roemer | Stars: Billie Mae Richards, Burl Ives, Larry D. Mann, Paul Soles

Votes: 24,581

11. A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965 TV Movie)

TV-G | 25 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

Depressed at the commercialism he sees around him, Charlie Brown tries to find a deeper meaning to Christmas.

Director: Bill Melendez | Stars: Ann Altieri, Chris Doran, Sally Dryer, Bill Melendez

Votes: 29,798

12. How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (1966 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 26 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy

A grumpy hermit hatches a plan to steal Christmas from the Whos of Whoville.

Directors: Chuck Jones, Ben Washam | Stars: Boris Karloff, Thurl Ravenscroft, June Foray, Dal McKennon

Votes: 42,721

13. The Little Drummer Boy (1968 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 25 min | Animation, Drama, Family

An orphan drummer boy who hated humanity finds his life changed forever when he meets three wise men on route to Bethlehem.

Directors: Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin Jr., Takeya Nakamura | Stars: José Ferrer, Paul Frees, June Foray, Ted Eccles

Votes: 4,224

14. Frosty the Snowman (1969 TV Short)

TV-G | 25 min | Animation, Short, Family

A living snowman and a little girl struggle to elude a greedy magician who is after the snowman's magic hat.

Directors: Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin Jr. | Stars: Jackie Vernon, Billy De Wolfe, Jimmy Durante, Paul Frees

Votes: 14,379

15. Santa and the Three Bears (1970)

G | 46 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy

When a park ranger tells two bear cubs about Christmas and Santa Claus, they want to skip hibernation to celebrate, but their mother doesn't believe in Saint Nick and wants them to sleep.

Directors: Tony Benedict, Barry Mahon | Stars: Hal Smith, Jean Vander Pyl, Chris Gilmore, Bobby Riha

Votes: 555

16. A Christmas Carol (1971 TV Short)

28 min | Animation, Short, Drama

An old bitter miser is given a chance for redemption when spirits visit him on Christmas Eve.

Director: Richard Williams | Stars: Alastair Sim, Michael Redgrave, Michael Hordern, Diana Quick

Votes: 1,101

17. The Bear Who Slept Through Christmas (1973 TV Short)

TV-G | 30 min | Animation, Short, Family

While the rest of the world is getting ready for Christmas, all the bears in Bearbank are getting ready to sleep... except for Ted E. Bear. Ted gets curious about Christmas so he learns the meaning from Santa Claus himself.

Directors: Gerry Chiniquy, Hawley Pratt | Stars: Bob Holt, Kelly Lange, Michael Bell, Casey Kasem

Votes: 205

18. 'Twas the Night Before Christmas (1974 TV Short)

TV-G | 25 min | Animation, Short, Family

When a town learns that Santa Claus has struck it off his delivery schedule due to an insulting letter, a way must be found to change his mind.

Directors: Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin Jr. | Stars: Joel Grey, Tammy Grimes, John McGiver, George Gobel

Votes: 2,509

19. The Year Without a Santa Claus (1974 TV Movie)

TV-G | 51 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

When a weary and discouraged Santa Claus considers skipping his Christmas Eve run one year, Mrs. Claus and his Elves set out to change his mind.

Directors: Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin Jr. | Stars: Shirley Booth, Mickey Rooney, Dick Shawn, George S. Irving

Votes: 7,443

20. The First Christmas: The Story of the First Christmas Snow (1975 TV Short)

Not Rated | 22 min | Animation, Short, Family

A young shepherd, Lucas (David Kelley), is blinded by lightning, and some kindly nuns at a nearby abbey take him in. Sister Catherine (Iris Rainer) describes Christmas snow to Lucas and he works a small miracle.

Directors: Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin Jr. | Stars: Angela Lansbury, Cyril Ritchard, David Kelley, Dina Lynn

Votes: 394

21. Frosty's Winter Wonderland (1976 TV Short)

TV-G | 25 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Frosty's kind of lonely, so the kids think of making him a wife, Crystal. But will Jack Frost let them be happy?

Directors: Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin Jr. | Stars: Andy Griffith, Shelley Winters, Dennis Day, Paul Frees

Votes: 2,480

22. The Little Drummer Boy Book II (1976 TV Short)

TV-G | 30 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

Aaron, the drummer boy, struggles to protect a bellmaker's great silver bells from seizure by Roman soldiers.

Directors: Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin Jr. | Stars: Greer Garson, Zero Mostel, David Jay, Bob McFadden

Votes: 539

23. Rudolph's Shiny New Year (1976 TV Movie)

TV-G | 60 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

Rudolph must find Happy, the baby New Year, before midnight on New Year's Eve.

Directors: Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin Jr. | Stars: Red Skelton, Frank Gorshin, Morey Amsterdam, Harold Peary

Votes: 3,263

24. Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas (1977 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 48 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

A poor otter family risks everything for the chance to win the cash prize of a talent contest for Christmas.

Director: Jim Henson | Stars: Jerry Nelson, Frank Oz, Marilyn Sokol, Dave Goelz

Votes: 2,960 | Gross: $0.23M

25. The Fat Albert Christmas Special (1977 TV Short)

TV-G | 22 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Fat Albert, Mushmouth, Rudy, Bill, and the Cosby kid gang are rehearsing their Christmas play in their junkyard clubhouse when suddenly Mr. Tyrone, who owned the junkyard as well as the ... See full summary »

Director: Hal Sutherland | Stars: Bill Cosby, Jan Crawford, Gerald Edwards, Eric Suter

Votes: 157

26. A Flintstone Christmas (1977 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 60 min | Animation, Family

When Santa has an accident at Fred's house on Christmas Eve, Fred and Barney have to continue his run for him.

Directors: Sid Marcus, Charles A. Nichols, Alex Lovy, Gerry Chiniquy, Hawley Pratt | Stars: Mel Blanc, Lucille Bliss, Henry Corden, Virginia Gregg

Votes: 551

27. Nestor, the Long-Eared Christmas Donkey (1977 TV Movie)

TV-G | 30 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy

An outcast donkey in Roman era Judea with overlong ears finds his destiny on the way to Bethlehem.

Directors: Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin Jr. | Stars: Roger Miller, Brenda Vaccaro, Paul Frees, Don Messick

Votes: 1,706

28. Christmas Eve on Sesame Street (1978 TV Movie)

TV-Y | 60 min | Comedy, Family, Music

Big Bird worries when Oscar tells him that if Santa Claus can't fit down the chimney on Christmas Eve, nobody would get presents.

Director: Jon Stone | Stars: Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, Richard Hunt

Votes: 779

29. The Small One (1978)

G | 26 min | Animation, Short, Family

A young Judean boy tries to sell his beloved old donkey to someone who would care for him as much as he does.

Director: Don Bluth | Stars: Sean Marshall, William Woodson, Olan Soule, Hal Smith

Votes: 1,176

30. The Star Wars Holiday Special (1978 TV Movie)

97 min | Adventure, Family, Musical

Chewbacca and Han Solo try to get to the Wookiee homeworld of Kashyyyk to celebrate Life Day, but are impeded by an Imperial blockade. Chewie's family passes the time with various forms of entertainment.

Directors: Steve Binder, David Acomba | Stars: Mickey Morton, Patty Maloney, Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford

Votes: 12,424

31. The Stingiest Man in Town (1978 TV Movie)

60 min | Animation, Drama, Family

This version of the story is told from the perspective of B.A.H. Humbug. After Ebenezer Scrooge refuses to assist the poor or have Christmas Dinner with his nephew, he is visited by the ... See full summary »

Directors: Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin Jr. | Stars: Walter Matthau, Tom Bosley, Theodore Bikel, Robert Morse

Votes: 328

32. The Berenstain Bears' Christmas Tree (1979 TV Movie)

TV-Y | 30 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

Papa Bear and the cubs search the woods for the perfect Christmas tree, but run afoul of the woodland animals who live in the trees they aim to cut down.

Director: Mordicai Gerstein | Stars: Ron McLarty, Gabriela Glatzer, Jonathan Lewis, Pat Lysinger

Votes: 180

33. Bugs Bunny's Looney Christmas Tales (1979 TV Short)

22 min | Animation, Short, Family

Bugs Bunny and the others looney tunes show their own version of "A Christmas Carol" In addition coyote still chasing road runner

Directors: Friz Freleng, Chuck Jones | Stars: Mel Blanc, June Foray

Votes: 388

34. A Family Circus Christmas (1979 TV Movie)

30 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

Billy, Dolly, Jeffy, and PJ try to behave as they prepare for Christmas and search for Grandad's star.

Director: Al Kouzel | Stars: Anne Costello, Bob Kaliban, Mark Dermott, Missy Hope

Votes: 96

35. Jack Frost (1979 TV Movie)

TV-G | 48 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

The Groundhog tells the story of how, for once, Jack Frost became human, and helped a knight win his lady love.

Directors: Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin Jr. | Stars: Buddy Hackett, Robert Morse, Paul Frees, Larry Storch

Votes: 2,981

36. Rudolph and Frosty's Christmas in July (1979 TV Movie)

TV-G | 97 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

Rudolph and Frosty are pitted against Winterbolt, an icy wizard who plots to make the North Pole his evil domain and enlist the help of Jack Frost and others to fight the Winterbolt.

Directors: Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin Jr. | Stars: Red Buttons, Ethel Merman, Mickey Rooney, Alan Sues

Votes: 1,816

37. The Christmas Raccoons (1980 TV Movie)

30 min | Animation, Family

In this prelude to the television series, "The Raccoons," Bert, Melissa and Ralph Raccoon have their home stolen when Tommy and Julie cut down their home for a Christmas tree. Eventually, ... See full synopsis »

Directors: Kevin Gillis, Paul Schibli | Stars: Rich Little, Rita Coolidge, Rupert Holmes, Carl Banas

Votes: 105

38. Pinocchio's Christmas (1980 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 60 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

It's Pinocchio's first Christmas, and he sells the book Geppetto gives him for present money, but Cat and Fox trick him out of it.

Directors: Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin Jr. | Stars: Alan King, George S. Irving, Bob McFadden, Patricia Bright

Votes: 531

39. Yogi's First Christmas (1980 TV Movie)

TV-G | 98 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

Yogi, Boo Boo and Cindy are awakened from hibernation and join their friends' Christmas activities while interfering with two villains' efforts to ruin the holiday.

Directors: Gerry Chiniquy, Ray Patterson, Hawley Pratt, Alex Lovy, Gerard Baldwin | Stars: Sue Allen, John Richard Bolks, Daws Butler, Paul DeKorte

Votes: 759

40. The Leprechauns' Christmas Gold (1981 TV Short)

25 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

An Irish sailor is stranded on an island full of Leprechauns and soon finds himself aiding them in protecting their gold from a greedy Hag.

Directors: Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin Jr. | Stars: Art Carney, Peggy Cass, Bob McFadden, Ken Jennings

Votes: 456

41. The Raccoons on Ice (1981 TV Movie)

30 min | Animation, Family

To save the Evergreen Forest from destruction from Cyril Sneer's development plans, a raccoon family challenges the industrialist to a hockey game to settle the issue.

Director: Kevin Gillis | Stars: Rich Little, Rita Coolidge, Leo Sayer, Michael Magee

Votes: 72

42. Christmas Comes to PacLand (1982 TV Short)

TV-G | 24 min | Animation, Short, Family

After a conflict with the ghosts, causing Santa to spiral out of control and crash his sleigh, Pac-Man and his family and friends work together to fix his sleigh and save Christmas.

Director: Ray Patterson | Stars: Peter Cullen, Barry Gordon, Marty Ingels, Chuck McCann

Votes: 114

44. The Smurfs Christmas Special (1982 TV Short)

Not Rated | 23 min | Animation, Short, Family

At Christmas, the Smurfs and Gargamel cross paths with two children and a stranger out to kidnap them. Can the magic of Christmas prevail?

Director: Gerard Baldwin | Stars: Rene Auberjonois, Michael Bell, Lucille Bliss, William Callaway

Votes: 170

45. The Snowman (1982 TV Short)

G | 26 min | Animation, Short, Adventure