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.

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4 Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas

The good thing about this movie is a remake coming soon

The Chuck Jones Variant of the Grinch never gets old

5 Santa Claus is Comin' to Town
6 The Polar Express

The film that looks more on Christmas Eve

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
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 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!

16 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.

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

Funny and brilliant!

20 The Night Before Christmas (1968)

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

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

Animated by the legendary Chuck Jones

26 The Snowman
27 The Snowman and the Snowdog
28 Codename: Kids Next Door Operation N.A.U.G.H.T.Y.
29 Doc McStuffins: a Very McStuffins Christmas
30 The Octonauts: a Very Vegimals Christmas
31 South Park: a Woodland Critter Christmas
32 Casper's First Christmas
33 Secret Agent Oso: The Living Holiday Lights Special
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
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