10 Iconic Christmas Cartoons You Need to Watch This Holidays

It’s the time of the year when we, adults, can’t help but relive the nostalgia of our youth. I know it sound corny. But admit it guys, all of us feel like we want to be kids again when the holidays come.

In fact, everyone has their unique annual holiday rituals that we have grown to love since our youth. Some decorate their homes with gaudy Christmas decors. Others trek to nearby ski resorts armed with the best twin tip skis in search for freezing adventures. Many still go on caroling.

Well, for someone who loves cartoons – Super Ted and all his gang – I make sure that I find time to sit down and watch my favorite Christmas cartoons. Don’t laugh at me guys! But that’s an annual thing that I can’t live without.

Back in the days, we needed to go home early, tune in to our favorite cartoon channel and wait for these shows to be played. Usually, it’s a half-hour show but if we’re lucky enough, we can watch back-to-back episodes.

Here are my favorite Christmas cartoons of all time!

  1. Emmett Otter’s Jugband Christmas, 1977

This one’s from the creator of Muppets, Jim Henson. The story revolves around the holidays at Frog Town Hollow. The animation and sets are fascinating for its period and many consider it the best work of Henson.

  1. Mister Magoo’s Christmas Carol, 1962

A classic cartoon that I have seen several times, Mister Magoo pokes fun on the loveable Christmas icon – Scrooge.

  1. Mickey’s Christmas Carol, 1984

Another animated version of Charles Dickens’ holiday classic, Mickey plays the loveable Bob Cratchit while Scrooge McDuck is Ebeneezer Scrooge.

  1. ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas, 1974

In this cartoon show, a struggling clockmaker needs to build a special clock that will bring Santa back to town after it has been stricken off his list. Things become topsy-turvy when a nerdy little mouse meddles with clock’s gears and breaks it.

  1. Frosty the Snowman, 1969

Long before the numerous versions of this classic Christmas character, this classic cartoon show about Frosty the Snowman has already been enjoyed by countless kids.

  1. Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town, 1970

Voice actors Keenan Wynn, Paul Frees, Mickey Rooney and Fred Astaire lend their voices to the characters in this cartoon show. The story revolves around how Santa became Santa. It also features the battle with the Winter Wizard and Mayor Meisterburger.

  1. A Charlie Brown Christmas, 1965

Everyone can learn a thing or two about the Christmas season with this cartoon. This animated movie lets you realize the real meaning of the holidays which is to spend time and enjoy with family and friends.

  1. The Grinch Who Stole Christmas, 1966

Before the unruly Jim Carrey version of the Grinch was shown on the big screen, this iconic cartoon character has already graced countless television sets. It’s a laughable animated movie, featuring the many misadventures and attempts of this green creature to steal the season. In one of the scenes, the Grinch rides horribly in a ski that is akin to those found at http://winterbadass.com/.

  1. Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, 1942

We’ve always been fascinated with this Red Nosed Reindeer. In this animated show, Rudolph takes us to a journey in an island of misfit toys. Memorable characters can also be seen in this movie.

  1. A Year Without A Santa Claus, 1974

This movie imagines a Christmas without holiday. Santa mulls on passing on Christmas because he thinks no one cares about the spirit of the season.

With all these iconic cartoon shows, who wouldn’t love Christmas? Did I miss out on any of your favorite animated shows?