Nostalgia calling to you during the holiday season? Look no further; watch the classics right here!
Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer: Sam the snowman (as voiced by Burl Ives) tells us the story of a young red-nosed reindeer who, after being ousted from the reindeer games because of his beaming honker, teams up with Hermey, an elf who wants to be a dentist, and Yukon Cornelius, the prospector. They run into the Abominable Snowman and find a whole island of misfit toys. Rudoph vows to see if he can get Santa to help the toys, and he goes back to the North Pole on Christmas Eve. But Santa’s sleigh is fogged in. But when Santa looks over Rudolph, he gets a very bright idea… Watch below on YouTube, an alternate YouTube upload or on Google video.
Frosty the Snowman: A discarded silk tophat becomes the focus of a struggle between a washed-up stage magician and a group of schoolchildren after it magically brings a snowman to life. Realizing that newly-living Frosty will melt in spring unless he takes refuge in a colder climate, Frosty and a young girl who he befriends stow away on a freight train headed for the north pole. Little do they know that the magician is following them, and he wants his hat back. This animated short is based on the popular Christmas song of the same name.Watch below on DailyMotion, or choose MySpace or FanPop.
A Charlie Brown Christmas: When Charlie Brown complains about the overwhelming materialism that he sees amongst everyone during the Christmas season, Lucy suggests that he become director of the school Christmas paegent. Charlie Brown accepts, but it proves to be a frustrating struggle. When an attempt to restore the proper spirit with a forlorn little fir Christmas tree fails, he needs Linus’ help to learn what the real meaning of Christmas is. Watch on Hulu, FanPop, MySpace, VideoWeed, PutLocker or on NovaMov.
How the Grinch Stole Christmas! Bitter and hateful, the Grinch is irritated at the thought of folks in nearby Whoville having a happy time celebrating Christmas. With his dog made to look like a reindeer and disguised as Santa Claus, he raids the village to steal all the Christmas things. Will it be a sad Christmas this year? Boris Karloff gives voice to the Grinch in this Dr. Seuss classic and you can watch below on 220, or on PutLocker, MySpace or SockShare.
Santa Claus is Comin’ To Town: The Mailman (as voiced by Fred Astaire) decides to answer some of the most common questions about Santa Claus, and tells us about a small baby named Kris who was left on the doorstep of the Kringle family (toymakers). When Kris grew up, he wanted to deliver toys to the children of Sombertown. But its Burgermeister (Herr Meisterburger) is too mean to let that happen. And to make things worse, there’s an evil wizard named Winter who lives between the Kringles and Sombertown, but Kris manages to melt Winter’s heart (as well as the comely schoolteacher’s) and deliver his toys. Watch on FanPop, StageVU, or Vimeo below.
Santa Claus is Coming to Town from Nick Rodriguez on Vimeo.
Rudolph’s Shiny New Year: Father Time sends Santa a message telling him that the baby new year, Happy, is missing! And without the baby new year, it’ll remain the old year forever. But it’s foggy and snowing, so Rudolph’s the only reindeer for the job. Rudolph learns that Eon (ugly buzzard) is also searching for Happy, so that eon life will never end. With the help of 1 Million B.C. and Sir 1023, and 1776, Rudolph searches through the islands of the Archipelago of Last Year and races against eon to ensure a Happy New Year. Watch on YouTube, DailyMotion below, or Viddler
The Year Without a Santa Claus: Mrs. Claus tells us about the time Santa had a bad cold and decided to take a vacation from Christmas. Two of his elves, Jingle Bells and Jangle Bells decided to go out (with Vixen) to find children to convince Santa that the Christmas spirit is still important to everybody else. But they have to get past Heat Miser and Snow Miser, first, before they land in Southtown, USA, where it never snows for Christmas. But the Miser Brothers can’t agree to let it snow in Southtown. But Mrs. Santa knows their mom – Mother Nature. Watch on DailyMotion below.
Blackadder’s Christmas Carol: Pleasant Ebenezer Blackadder is turned into a cruel and witty miser after seeing visions of his ancestors and descendants. Watch on DailyMotion, or on YouTube one, two or below.
Santa Claus Conquers the Martians: Billed as “The Martians kidnap Santa because there is nobody on Mars to give their children presents” you can watch the straight up versions via Hulu, YouTube or Google, or you can watch the hilarious MST3K version for some real holiday cheer via this playlist or on YouTube below.