What's the Best Holiday Special? - Poll

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December 24th, 2012

This year, decades-old holiday specials have performed well, often wining their time periods. So here's a question to ponder this Christmas Eve: which holiday special is the best of them all? Vote then make a case for your favorite in the comments. Happy holidays!

  • Steve Binder

    You forgot the Star Wars Holiday Special.

  • Neil

    What about Community Abed ‘s Uncontrollable Christmas?

  • the_troubke_with_the_truth

    My fav. Is not listed, it is Rudolphs Shiny New Year!

  • Paul

    @Steve Binder: George Lucas wishes everybody forgot the Star Wars Holiday Special.

  • dryedmangoez

    Charlie Brown Christmas of course =]

  • joel

    The Year Without a Santa Claus. Catapulted over the Grinch thanks to the Heat Miser and the Heat Miser Song.

  • Adam

    Almost anything old is classic, as for the new stuff I liked the Prep and Landing specials.

    The question I have is why is Shrek the Halls played every holiday and Scared Shrekless was only aired once?

  • James

    Grandma Got Ran Over By a Reindeer? duh…

  • EatMorePez

    The Human Fund: Money for People

  • sam

    Olive the Other Reindeer or A Christmas Story

  • Honey Badger

    Happy Holidays to Everyone !

  • JulieDawn

    The original Grinch – hands down, no contest!

  • Nathan

    Grandma Got Ran Over By a Reindeer, but since its not on this list, my choice would be the one… the only… Mr. Grinch!

  • Nick

    I like Charlie Brown Christmas and Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer, but the best by far is Yes, Virginia.

  • rob60990

    The Grinch, cartoon of course. Hate the movie.

  • Ravenrei

    The Christmas Toy, a Muppets classic. Charlie Brown is also required viewing in our household this time of year and Prep & Landing was an instant tradition. The Garfield Christmas special was quite good, too, but nobody ever seems to play that anymore.

  • Beeker

    Schindler’s List

  • Dom

    Raymond Brigg’s The Snowman. Without question.

  • Rebecca

    Charlie Brown and The Grinch are kind of tied in my mind. I’ve also always liked the Rankin/Bass “Twas the Night Before Christmas” with the animated mice and the town clock story.

  • DryedMangoez

    Yes Virginia was a nice new special.
    But OMG yes, The Snowman. Not even David Bowie’s slightly odd intro can take away from what an excellent half-hour it is. Beautiful.

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