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All lists that can include Madeline’s Christmas should, including lists about holiday specials, beloved children’s literature characters, and pandemics.
There’s not a whole lot of plot to Madeline’s Christmas (but since when has Madeline been about things happening.) Basically, Madeline must take care of her classmates who have fallen ill around holiday time.
That’s right. Any cartoon character can save Christmas! Madeline saves the holiday and cures the common cold. Is there anything this adorable moppet can’t do?
No, not the one with the Yankee swap. This is the original British The Office—the one that inspired the American variant and made Ricky Gervais your favorite comedian’s favorite comedian.
This isn’t just a Christmas special. It’s also the finale. Can David Brent (Gervais as the pre-Michael Scott entertainer/boss) find a date in time for the office Christmas party? And will Dawn and Tim—the British versions of Pam and Jim, but you probably figured that out—make it work?
There are hundreds of iterations on Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, but this is the only one with Daffy Duck.
Speaking of the Muppets, Kermit and friends need to make it to the North Pole before Christmas so they can deliver letters to Santa in this adventure.
It’s got music, merriment and Pepe the King Prawn flirting haplessly with Uma Thurman.
5. Holiday Inn
Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire sing and dance their way into your heart in the musical comedy classic. Crosby plays a song and dance man who leaves showbiz to run an inn that is open only on holidays. Astaire plays his former partner and romantic rival for the affections of Marjorie Reynolds.
Another classic filled with famous performers, including Katherine Hepburn and Henry Winkler. This film, based on Truman Capote’s autobiographical story, is about a young man who visits his estranged father for Christmas in 1930 in New Orleans.
But there’s neither mouse nor Claus in sight during this animated short. Instead, it tells the story of the donkey who carries a pregnant Mary to Bethlehem.
Join DJ Lance Rock, Brobee, Foofa, Muno, Plex and Toodee as they dance, sing and decorate the tree to prepare for the arrival of Santa Claus
After all, what can be more ridiculous than Mario and Luigi trying to stop King Koopa from stealing a bunch of cavemen’s Christmas gifts?
The original kings of comedy celebrate Christmas as only they can.
Christmas isn’t just about Daffy Duck and princess-saving plumbers. It’s not just about Santa Claus or talking snowmen either.
The Story of Christmas recounts the tale of Jesus’s birth simply and sweetly. Watch it with your kids if they start to forget the reason for the season.
And on the opposite side of the spectrum, we have a horror film about a demon who’s come to punish all the kids on the naughty list.