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PEE Poll: Favorite Classic Christmas Special
Simpsons Christmas Specials   -0 (0%)
Mickey's Christmas Carol   -2 (6.5%)
The Grinch   -12 (38.7%)
Peanuts Christmas   -3 (9.7%)
Year w/o A Santa Claus   -0 (0%)
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer   -3 (9.7%)
Frosty the Snowman   -0 (0%)
Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town   -1 (3.2%)
Rudolph's Shiny New Year   -0 (0%)
other   -10 (32.3%)
Total Voters: 31

fryfanSpyOrama

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« on: 12-14-2005 00:20 »
« Last Edit on: 12-14-2005 00:20 »

These are the classic christmas specials we grew up watching.  They air them every year.

I grew up watching most of these specials and it's these shows that Simpsons, Family Guy, South Park, Futurama and others make fun of with their specials.


Most of them were made by Rankin-Bass.  A company that would influence things like Pixar and Tim Burton's The Nightmare before Christmas.
Pitt Clemens

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« Reply #1 on: 12-14-2005 00:42 »

I'm thinking Santa and his Jolly boots of DOOM!
Nurdbot

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« Reply #2 on: 12-14-2005 04:00 »

No Star Wars Christmas Special? Come on!
SlackJawedMoron

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« Reply #3 on: 12-14-2005 04:24 »

That's because if anyone said that was their favourite they would immediately be hung, drawn and quarter, and rightly so!
Nurdbot

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« Reply #4 on: 12-14-2005 05:55 »

Pffft, people don't appreciate the camp value. I'd give my right foot to see it on Mystery Science Theatre.
RavenStar

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« Reply #5 on: 12-14-2005 06:05 »
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Chuck Jones' "Grinch" short. Sorry, Jim Carrey, Nixon accent or not, nothing beats the original "You're a mean one, Mr. Grinch..."

The rest of those specials are ones I can't stand.

And where the hell's He-Man and She-Ra: A Christmas Special (I'm not making that up, it just got released on DVD)?
Impossible

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« Reply #6 on: 12-14-2005 10:24 »

Where's KISS Saves Christmastongue

On a serious note, I vote the British one that isn't there: The Snowman. I watch it every year, it's class.
fryfanSpyOrama

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« Reply #7 on: 12-14-2005 12:32 »

Wow, I'm surprised you all remembered He-man and She Ra's Christmas special?  I thought I was the only one, since they don't air it every Christmas anymore.  All this specials always air every Christmas.
IDIOTSVILLE

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« Reply #8 on: 12-14-2005 12:39 »

is it me or does most of them suck?
Benders_Fan

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« Reply #9 on: 12-14-2005 13:02 »

I like the Grinch.
Smitty

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« Reply #10 on: 12-14-2005 13:53 »
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The Snowman and Father Christmas (both Raymond Briggs and both sadly lacking in this year's Christmas schedules ... again   frown).

No, I was wrong. They're both there, and on Christmas Day no less!!
David A

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« Reply #11 on: 12-14-2005 15:43 »

Of the choices listed, I'd go with How the Grinch Stole Christmas!

Of the Rankin/Bass specials, my favorites are Nestor, the Long-Eared Christmas Donkey and Jack Frost.

 
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Originally posted by Nurdbot:
No Star Wars Christmas Special? Come on!

Funny, the last time someone mentioned it, you were disparaging it.

 
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Originally posted by RavenStar:
And where the hell's He-Man and She-Ra: A Christmas Special (I'm not making that up, it just got released on DVD)?

I'm sure that I must have seen that when it originally aired, but I really can't remember it.
Tweek

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« Reply #12 on: 12-14-2005 15:57 »
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Other: The Snowman
Nurdbot

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« Reply #13 on: 12-14-2005 16:54 »

David A: It's crap, but that is what makes it a hilarious sell out in the first place. Like Christmas in Japan.
Wooter

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« Reply #14 on: 12-14-2005 19:26 »

Not a classic, and exactly a christmas special, but I quite enjoy The Hebrew Hammer. I know I shouldn't but I find it funny. It does involve christmas, so my post is justified.
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« Reply #15 on: 12-14-2005 19:37 »

Duh, Father Ted Christmas Special.  roll eyes
Eyedol7513

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« Reply #16 on: 12-14-2005 20:11 »

OK, what happened to "A Christmas Carol"?
i_c_weiner

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« Reply #17 on: 12-14-2005 20:27 »

Ah, Christmas Specials. I hate the stop-motion Christmas specials, like Rudolph and the such. I also remember the PBS show Auther's Christmas Special. Watched it every year. I'd have to say the Charlie Brown Christmas Special, just because of their dancing and the music. So, Other it is.
Binder

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« Reply #18 on: 12-15-2005 11:15 »
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Myster Science Theater 3000's Santa Conquers the Martains, The Simpsons Christmas Special, Futurama's X-Mas episodes and the Aqua Teen Hunger Force episodes "Cybernetic Ghost of Christmas Past from the Future" and "T-Shirt of the Dead" all are becoming holiday favorites of mine.
But I picked Rudolph because that snow monster in it scared the s#!t out of me as a kid.

Santa Claus: It's the middle of f*cking July! I was sleeping! Those faggoty elves don't even come in until September!
-ATHF, "T-Shirt of the Dead"
Spawn_3005

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« Reply #19 on: 12-18-2005 15:39 »

It's not a classic yet, but I liked "A Very Venture Chrismas".
i_c_weiner

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« Reply #20 on: 12-18-2005 16:43 »

Welcome to PEEL, Spawn_3005. Enjoy your stay at Nerd-world. Read the PEELer's FAQ if you haven't yet. I see you're from Federalsburg. I live outside of Denton.
Spacedal11

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« Reply #21 on: 12-18-2005 17:44 »

The Grinch and Olive the Other Reindeer. I like both the cartoon Grinch and Jim Carrey's one.
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« Reply #22 on: 12-18-2005 20:52 »

HA! Father Teds Chrismassy special won number 2 position in Channel 4's Top 100 Christmas Moments!  love
Spawn_3005

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« Reply #23 on: 12-18-2005 21:06 »

 
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Originally posted by i_c_weiner:
Welcome to PEEL, Spawn_3005. Enjoy your stay at Nerd-world. Read the PEELer's FAQ if you haven't yet. I see you're from Federalsburg. I live outside of Denton.

Cool.

I was Lrrr_2004, but after I moved, I changed my email, so they were supposed to send me a new password, and I must of screwed my email up because I never got a new password. So I know how everything works.

Back on topic. I also love the episode of Aqua Teen Hunger Force with the egyption t-shirt. I watch it everytime it comes on.

Shake: (Shake is a reindeer and the other reindeer are sniffing his rear) I thought we were gonna be trading off on this.
Meatwad: We gotta finish up America, then we do Europe and then we lock up the Middle East.
Shake: (One of the reindeer mounts him and begins humping him) F*** you!
Meatwad: Cry me a river, bitch.

fryfanSpyOrama

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« Reply #24 on: 12-23-2005 19:33 »

Matt Groening's "Olive the Other Reindeer" has the makings to be a future Classic Christmas Special.  I wish he produced more specials like that.
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« Reply #25 on: 12-24-2005 04:02 »

SNOOPY! i mean... PEANUTS!
Arkan

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« Reply #26 on: 12-24-2005 07:10 »

A Christmassy Ted!!! A Christmassy Ted!!!
dr.bender nye

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« Reply #27 on: 12-24-2005 08:25 »

 
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A Christmassy Ted!!! A Christmassy Ted!!!

I can agree with that and british veiwers can see it on Channel 4 tonight at 10. I did like Futurama's X-mas episodes though.
Blackadder11

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« Reply #28 on: 12-29-2005 03:53 »

I LOVE Santa Clause is Comin' to Town. That has to be the single most badass Christmas special ever. (No christmas song can ever beat "Put One Foot in Front of the Other".)
fryfanSpyOrama

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« Reply #29 on: 12-02-2006 16:10 »

I just saw the Looney Tunes A Christmas Carol and I loved it.  It's great seeing the traditional looney tunes characters and it was very funny.
tyraniak

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« Reply #30 on: 12-02-2006 19:01 »

Woodland Critter Christmas: Blood Orgy
Officer 1BDI

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« Reply #31 on: 12-02-2006 20:30 »
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Does A Garfield Christmas Special count as classic?  That was always my favorite when I was younger.

If not, then I have to go with Grinch as well.
MrBlonde

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« Reply #32 on: 12-02-2006 21:09 »

Peanuts Christmas because nothing is better than a self-pitying 10 year old.
CrapBag

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« Reply #33 on: 12-02-2006 23:06 »

Jingle all the Way. Best christmas movie ever.

But since that's not a choice...
I'm going with the Rudolph. That's the claymation one, right?
HookerBot 5000

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« Reply #34 on: 12-03-2006 14:58 »

*coughs* The Muppets Christmas Carol always puts me in the Xmassy mood...

Robbie the Reindeer was good, that was claymation too.

Cant beat Wallace and Gromit either. Theyre ALWAYS on at Xmas.
newhook_1

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« Reply #35 on: 12-04-2006 02:27 »

They used to have this local thing on NTV where they would track Santa's progress vis radar throughout the night, and they had an elf who would take kids phone calls. I used to really like that when I was a kid, because they had all this realistic looking, but still fake, gear for tracking Santa.

On that list, I've always like the claymation Rudolph one.
Nerd-o-rama

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« Reply #36 on: 12-04-2006 03:04 »

Hmm...I wanted to give Mickey's Christmas Carol a pity vote, as that was the first Christmas Carol version I ever saw and have many nostalgic memories of it.  However, if we take into account nostalgia and quality, you can't beat the Grinch.
homerjaysimpson

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« Reply #37 on: 12-04-2006 18:45 »

A Claymation Christmas Celebration and Helter Skelter. 
Prowla RX7

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« Reply #38 on: 12-04-2006 19:05 »

I vote other.  I've for some reason always watched A Christmas Story every year for as long as I can remember. 

Leg lamp

"You'll shoot your eye out" Red Ryder BB Gun

Ralphie beating the shit outta the bully

The kid getting his tongue stuck on a pole

"Be sure to drink your Ovaltine. Ovaltine? A crummy commercial? Son of a bitch!"
Juliet

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« Reply #39 on: 12-05-2006 04:16 »

Christmas Father Ted was a classic. They should put it on TV again this year. I cannot think of any other Christmas moment but I am looking forward for the two-part Little Britain Christmas special and Doctor Who The Runaway Bride
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