Best Animated Christmas Movies and Specials

The Top Ten

1 A Charlie Brown Christmas

Never gets old.

Fifty years and still popular as ever!

2 Frosty the Snowman
3 Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

I love this special. It's always one of my favorites.

Rudolph fulfilled 50 years and is very attached

4 Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas

The Chuck Jones Variant of the Grinch never gets old

The good thing about this movie is a remake coming soon

5 The Polar Express

Love that Christmas movie. I watched that 9 nine years ago and I'm 13.
Brings me back so perfect memories!

The film that looks more on Christmas Eve

6 Santa Claus is Comin' to Town

I agree, I do not remember what it is to be a collaboration with Rudolph

7 Twas the Night Before Christmas
8 A Year Without a Santa Claus

Snow Miser and Heat Miser are the BEST! - Knucklewood

9 Mickey's Christmas Carol

Some time ago I saw a similar but not if it is the same

10 The Little Drummer Boy

The Contenders

11 Frosty Returns

This was repeated many times on ABC Family

12 SpongeBob Christmas Special
13 Mr. Magoo's Christmas Carol
14 The Elf on the Shelf: An Elf's Story
15 Secret Agent Oso: The Living Holiday Lights Special


16 Elf: Buddy's Musical Christmas

I love Elf, and I love this special too. It's so cool, it reminds me of a lot of stop-motion Christmas specials from Rankin/Bass. Best Christmas special EVER!

17 Arthur Christmas

I was so proud and happy that Aardman and Sony Pictures Animation gave us an amazing Christmas movie. Believe me, this is different from Marc Brown's Arthur's Christmas. Arthur Christmas was directed by Sarah Smith, and was awesome.

18 Olive, the Other Reindeer
19 How Murray Saved Christmas
20 Bah Humduck!: a Looney Tunes Christmas

Funny and brilliant!

21 The Night Before Christmas (1968)

Better than the Rankin Bass version that came out 6 years later.

22 Kung Fu Panda Holiday
23 The Night the Animals Talked
24 Fat Albert's Christmas Special
25 The Nutcracker (Soyuzmultfilm)
26 Alvin and the Chipmunks - A Chipmunk Christmas

Animated by the legendary Chuck Jones

27 The Snowman
28 The Snowman and the Snowdog
29 Codename: Kids Next Door Operation N.A.U.G.H.T.Y.
30 Doc McStuffins: a Very McStuffins Christmas
31 The Octonauts: a Very Vegimals Christmas
32 South Park: a Woodland Critter Christmas
33 Casper's First Christmas
34 Santa and the Three Bears
35 Handy Manny: a Very Manny Holiday
36 A Claymation Christmas
37 Handy Manny: Flicker Saves Christmas
38 The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus (Rankin Bass Version)
39 Timmy Time: Timmy's Christmas Surprise
40 Christmas Every Day
41 'Tis The Season To Be Smurfy
42 Moomins: Christmas is Coming
43 Father Christmas
44 A Cosmic Christmas
45 The Christmas Raccoons
46 The Christmas Tree
47 Santa Claus Conquers the Martians
48 Christmas Who? Christmas Who?
49 Rocko's Modern Christmas
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