I talked a few weeks about how Christmas special’s have changed. So it only figures that in order to see specials the way I liked them, I gave to watch my own. Thank goodness for VHS!
Here are five Christmas specials which aren’t shown anymore but I still watch them every year.
Olive, the Other Reindeer
I talked about this one a couple years ago in my list of my favorite
animated Christmas specials. This was the only one that wasn’t a classic
or that I simply don’t watch every year. It’s amazing how much I love
this considering when I first heard the premise I was afraid I would
hate it. I thought it would be like the awful Robbie the Reindeer. But
to my surprise, it was charming and I love it the story of how a dog
He-Man/She-Ra Christmas Special
Ok I’ve talked about this before, and it’s a real guilty pleasure.
It’s He-Man and She-Ra, what do you want? The plot is contrived, the
dialogue is corny, and it barely connects to Christmas. But I don’t care
I still watch it and love it. 80’s gave up tons of cool specials
including The California Raisins, Alf, and Pee-Wee Herman, but this is
the one that has stuck.
Here today are my ten favorites, when the character actually went above just wearing a red suit and managed to actually capture some of the magic that makes Santa, well, Santa! I wanted to only include regular cast members who get to play Santa for an episode, if I include guest stars this list will never end! This is in no particular order.
Wow, talk about blowing it out of the water! I guess since he did this and Police Academy we forget George Gaynes could act. Forced to play Santa to make a skeptical Punky believe again, he knocks it out of the park. The performance is so good for once I can believe that the other characters can’t see through the beard. This episode is wonderful!