The thing is, it's the same group of "specials" that get shown every year. You have A Charlie Brown Christmas, Frosty the Snowman and Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer just to name a few of the ones you see consistently every year. Now, I have no problem with these at all, I grew up with these and know them by heart so I am glad the Minions are watching these then some other Christmas "specials". Everybody has a favorite Christmas "Special" and I'm sure you share it when it comes up in conversation, I know I do.
|Rudolph: You might want to tone down the gayness...|
Who remembers Yogi Bear's First Christmas? It played in the early 80's and had the whole cast of characters in it. What about Bugs Bunny's Looney Christmas Tales or Alvin and The Chipmunks: A Chipmunk Christmas? And who could forget about He-Man and She-Ra: A Christmas Special? Classic!
Those all receive and honorable mention but the five that stick out the most to me are as follows:
5. Olive, the Other Reindeer - It was produced by the same guy who did the Simpsons, Matt Groening. It aired in 1999 and was a mash up of traditional animation, 3D effects and paper scenes. Basically a dog (voiced by Drew Barrymore) decides to become a reindeer, because she hears the one of Santa's reindeer was
A Garfield Christmas - Who the hell doesn't like Garfield? He's fat, he's lazy and he despises everyone. Just me? Oh well, anyway, Garfield learns the meaning of Christmas during the trip to the farm with Jon's family. Odie makes him a back scratcher and Garfield finds old love letters to give to Grandma, who is just as sour as Garfield. We watch this one every year and Garfield remains one of the best characters around.
A Claymation Christmas Celebration - The only reason this is number three was because I am biased to the next two. Remember the California Raisins? Of course you do, they were HUGE in the 80's and single handed brought the art of claymation back. This special is filled with songs, funny ass songs or at least the last one is, Here We Come A Wassailing was butchered and became Waffling, Waddling and Wallowing. What is wassailing again?
The Animaniacs: A Christmas Plotz - First...if you don't like the Animaniacs, go and throw yourself in front of a bus. What the wassail? Have you been living under a rock? The Animaniacs is the BEST cartoon since Scooby Doo. The basic premise of this special is A Christmas Carol and the Warner Bros. and Sister ware the three ghosts, Thaddeus Plotz is Scrooge and Ralph the security guard is Crotchet or Cratchet or whatever.
1. The Star Wars Holiday Special - Whaaaaaat? George Lucas did a non-animated Christmas Special with the stars of Episode IV in 1978? You didn't know that? Probably not, because it was a steaming pile of Rancor poo-doo. So bad that Lucas didn't air it ever again or release it to the public. You can find snippits on YouTube and piece them together or you can be a true "Gay For Star Wars" fan like me and have the full episode with commercials and watch it every Christmas. I'm not going to go into detail here but rest assured it will be revisited in the 25 Days.
So there you have the Top 5 Most Under-rated Christmas Specials, according to me. Feel free to let me know if you have a favorite under-rated special in the comments.
As for news on the Elf front, I said last time something needed to be done, well now he has gone WAY too far. Nobody and I mean NOBODY touches my Star Wars Lego collection. This means war you little fucker. I'm going to go all feliz navidad on your ass!
|Sleep with one eye open you little wombat...|