Top 10 Best Christmas Television Specials

Whether it's a movie or made-for-television, they're the televised Christmas specials that you and your family watch every year on television, and these are the ten best ones out there.
The Top Ten
1 Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer

My favorite Christmas movie/short of all time. It's creative and oozing with the warmth and cuddly feeling. I just love it! I'm happy and exited for Christmas to celebrate its 50th anniversary!

Beautiful. In my opinion, it's better than the animated versions. Nothing can ruin this classic good movie.

Classic cartoon... A must watch every Christmas

Classic! Best christmas movie ever!

2 How the Grinch Stole Christmas

Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer and Frosty the Snowman are overrated. This one is the best.

Maybe Christmas doesn't come from a store. Maybe Christmas perhaps means a little bit more.

I have to see how the grinch stole christmas, to make it really fell like it's coming.

Better than the two theatrical grinch movies in my opinion!

3 A Charlie Brown Christmas

Come on, it teaches what Christmas is really about! Jeez, people now-a-days...

Christmas isn't quite christmas without this iconic masterpiece!

I watch this every year with my parents on Christmas. Best times of my childhood. I miss it

This is both a Peanuts and a Christmas Masterpiece.

4 Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town

This movie is the best idea ever! When I was little I'd always want to know answers to mysterious things about Santa. And yeah, the Grinch is kind of old since there has already been an updated full length live action feature film so my vote goes to this movie.

5 Frosty the Snowman

This is My Most Favorite Christmas Special ever. A Little Girl named Karen & Her Friends built Frosty. Karen is My Most Favorite Character Ever.

6 Top Gear Middle East Special

A British institution. Whoever didn't vote for this clearly doesn't get what the British consider Christmas specials.

Del and Rodney becoming millionaires in Only Fools, Morcombe and Wise and their South Pacific pisstake with several newsreaders, Alice Tinker going into labour for real in Vicar of Dibley's Nativity sequence and of course Jeremy James and Richard's encounter of Stig Jesus on Top Gear.

This is the one where the boys travel to Bethlehem from Iraq. They encounter border control, political bans and Top Gear interest in Syria.

Buy 3 cars from Georgia for £3,500 or less and recreate the journey of the Three Wise Men with the added danger of The War on Terror in Iraq and a war for independence in Southern Turkey.

For political reasons, this has to be in the top five.

7 The Year Without a Santa Claus

This movie is good, but just mostly due to the snow miser and the heat miser.

Why is this not #1?!

This Christmas special is okay. I like Snow-Miser, and the animation is great, but other than that, this T.V. special didn't stand out to me.

8 A Muppet Family Christmas
9 Mickey's Christmas Carol

I like this, but where is olaf christmas?

10 Twas the Night Before Christmas

If your looking for a must see movie, watch this one. It's an amazing classic that puts us all in the Christmas with classic songs that never get old. It also teaches many lessons. It will forever be known and loved

The Contenders
11 Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire
12 Merry Madagascar
13 Top Gear Bolivia Special
14 Top Gear Africa Special
15 Top Gear Vietnam Special
16 Spongebob Squarepants:Christmas Who?

This is definitely my personal favorite. It's a Christmas tradition!

17 Bah Humduck, A Looney Tunes Christmas
18 Top Gear Burma Special
19 Mr. Hankey's Christmas Classics
20 Shrek the Halls

Can't believe it wasn't on the list!

I love this one.

21 Top Gear India Special
22 Top Gear Patagonia Special

The one where Jerey Clarkson got into a bit of hot water with Argentina regarding an imfamous licence plate.

23 It's a Spongebob Christmas!
24 Mr Hankey the Christmas Poo
25 A Garfield Christmas
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