Top Ten Rankin/Bass Holiday Specials


The Top Ten

1 Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer

Still my favorite of the Rankin Bass specials. Even if it does have some flaws (dated gender roles, it was the 60's after all), I still love the story, characters (Rudolph, Hermy, Yukon especially), songs, music, settings/animation of it, it is one of the best Christmas specials/stop motion specials ever made, and it teaches a great message about how being different doesn't mean one can't be a hero, make friends, help out others, and/or do such a feat like pull Santa's sleigh here, and while some people we have high self esteem for can be wrong, no one's perfect and it's important to forgive them. I can't believe that this special is getting some (only some fortunately) flak from easily triggered PC people who would probably praise such politically correct trash like the 2016 Ghostbusters or something...but fortunately it's only a very minority and most of the complaints spouted out don't hold any water at all.

2 Santa Claus is Comin' to Town

Another classic Rankin Bass special, wonderful story, message, and depiction/origin story of Santa Claus, great characters, lovely songs, awesome stop motion animation, love everything about this masterpiece.

3 Frosty the Snowman

Frosty was one cool snowman. His lady on the other hand was a cold. BItch. - DMZABO

4 The Year Without a Santa Claus

Another classic masterpiece right here, and not just because of the Miser Brothers, Mrs. Claus is the driving force to save Christmas, Santa is at his finest here, Jingle and Jangle are hilarious, and the story is definitely one of the best to come out of Rankin/Bass, shame it's not as popular as the others, or if it was now, it wasn't back then probably.

5 Twas The Night Before Christmas
6 A Miser Brothers' Christmas
7 Rudolph's Shiny New Year
8 Frosty Returns
9 Frosty's Winter Wonderland
10 The Little Drummer

The Contenders

11 Jack Frost
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Top Remixes

1. Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer
2. Santa Claus is Comin' to Town
3. Frosty the Snowman
1. The Year Without a Santa Claus
2. Santa Claus is Comin' to Town
3. Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer


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