❄ Christmas ❄ Animation ❄

by MAthePA | created - 06 Jul 2018 | updated - 22 Jan 2020 | Public

The list items here follow no ratings, dates or other strict order. The titles are compiled according to the content similarity and mutual complementary in: genre, storyline, emotional background, and so on.

The first third is duplicated to the ❄ Santa Claus Chronicles ❄ list.

There is no duplicates to the Other lists: ❄ Christmas ❄ Winter Holidays ❄ ❄ Christmas ❄ Nativity ❄ ❄ Christmas ❄ sugary ❄ Christmas ❄ episodes ❄ Christmas ❄ grownups ❄ Christmas ❄ Animation ❄ grownups

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1. Arthur Christmas (2011)

PG | 97 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

69 Metascore

Santa's clumsy son Arthur sets out on a mission with Grandsanta to give out a present they misplaced to a young girl in less than two hours.

Directors: Sarah Smith, Barry Cook | Stars: James McAvoy, Jim Broadbent, Bill Nighy, Hugh Laurie

Votes: 53,276 | Gross: $46.46M

2. Prep & Landing (2009 TV Movie)

TV-G | 22 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

Wayne gets a new rookie partner, Lanny, after his previous partner got the promotion he wanted. Lanny has to remind Wayne of the Spirit of Christmas and the importance of being an elf in Santa's Prep and Landing elite unit.

Directors: Kevin Deters, Stevie Wermers | Stars: Dave Foley, Sarah Chalke, Mason Vale Cotton, David DeLuise

Votes: 2,845

Prep and Landing

3. Prep & Landing Stocking Stuffer: Operation: Secret Santa (2010 TV Short)

PG | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Wayne and Lanny now partners, are called by Magee to meet with a secret contact Mrs. Claus who sends them on a new mission to retrieve a box from Santas secret workshop.

Directors: Kevin Deters, Stevie Wermers | Stars: Betty White, Dave Foley, Derek Richardson, Sarah Chalke

Votes: 1,596

Prep and Landing

4. Prep & Landing: Naughty vs. Nice (2011 TV Short)

TV-G | 22 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

Lanny and Wayne race to recover classified North Pole technology.

Directors: Kevin Deters, Stevie Wermers | Stars: Dave Foley, Derek Richardson, Sarah Chalke, Rob Riggle

Votes: 1,586

Prep and Landing

5. Klaus (2019)

PG | 96 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

65 Metascore

A simple act of kindness always sparks another, even in a frozen, faraway place. When Smeerensburg's new postman, Jesper, befriends toymaker Klaus, their gifts melt an age-old feud and deliver a sleigh full of holiday traditions.

Directors: Sergio Pablos, Carlos Martínez López | Stars: Jason Schwartzman, J.K. Simmons, Rashida Jones, Will Sasso

Votes: 110,144

6. Santa's Apprentice (2010)

G | 80 min | Animation, Comedy

Santa doesn't want to retire, but rules are rules and he must train someone to replace him. The lucky winner, to be chosen from among millions of children, must be named Nicholas, be an ... See full summary »

Directors: Luc Vinciguerra, Paulette Victor-Lifton | Stars: Julie Gayet, Jean-Pierre Marielle, Lorànt Deutsch, Bruno Salomone

Votes: 407

7. The Magic Snowflake (2013)

Not Rated | 82 min | Animation

A young boy named Nicholas is about to become the next Santa Claus, but must first avoid a crisis that's threatening the magic of Christmas before he can succeed in his new role.

Director: Luc Vinciguerra | Stars: Nathan Simony, Benoît Allemane, Vincent Grass, Jean-Claude Donda

Votes: 231

8. The Polar Express (2004)

G | 100 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

61 Metascore

On Christmas Eve, a young boy embarks on a magical adventure to the North Pole on the Polar Express, while learning about friendship, bravery, and the spirit of Christmas.

Director: Robert Zemeckis | Stars: Tom Hanks, Chris Coppola, Michael Jeter, Leslie Zemeckis

Votes: 182,240 | Gross: $183.37M

9. The Grinch (2018)

PG | 85 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

51 Metascore

A grumpy Grinch (Benedict Cumberbatch) plots to ruin Christmas for the village of Whoville.

Directors: Yarrow Cheney, Scott Mosier | Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch, Cameron Seely, Rashida Jones, Pharrell Williams

Votes: 57,050 | Gross: $270.62M

10. How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (1966 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 26 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

A grumpy hermit hatches a plan to steal Christmas from the Whos of Whoville.

Directors: Chuck Jones, Ben Washam | Stars: Boris Karloff, Thurl Ravenscroft, June Foray, Dal McKennon

Votes: 45,672

11. Saving Santa (2013 Video)

Not Rated | 83 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

A lowly stable elf finds that he is the only one who can stop an invasion of the North Pole by using the secret of Santa's Sleigh, a TimeGlobe, to travel back in time to Save Santa, twice.

Directors: Leon Joosen, Aaron Seelman | Stars: Newell Alexander, Noel Clarke, Joan Collins, Tim Conway

Votes: 1,783

12. Christmas Is Here Again (2007 Video)

G | 74 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

When the evil Krad steals Santa's toy bag he crushes the holiday spirit- and the world's children forget about Christmas. Now, an orphan and her friends embark on a polar adventure to try to stop Krad from destroying Christmas.

Directors: Robert Zappia, Darrell Van Citters | Stars: Jay Leno, Edward Asner, Kathy Bates, Madison Davenport

Votes: 303

13. Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town (1970 TV Movie)

TV-G | 48 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

A mailman reveals the origin of Santa Claus.

Directors: Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin Jr. | Stars: Fred Astaire, Mickey Rooney, Keenan Wynn, Paul Frees

Votes: 12,811

14. The Year Without a Santa Claus (1974 TV Movie)

TV-G | 51 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

When a weary and discouraged Santa Claus considers skipping his Christmas Eve run one year, Mrs. Claus and his Elves set out to change his mind.

Directors: Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin Jr. | Stars: Shirley Booth, Mickey Rooney, Dick Shawn, George S. Irving

Votes: 8,465

15. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (1964 TV Movie)

TV-G | 47 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

A misfit reindeer and his friends look for a place that will accept them.

Director: Larry Roemer | Stars: Billie Mae Richards, Burl Ives, Larry D. Mann, Paul Soles

Votes: 27,111

16. Rudolph's Shiny New Year (1976 TV Movie)

TV-G | 60 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

Rudolph must find Happy, the baby New Year, before midnight on New Year's Eve.

Directors: Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin Jr. | Stars: Red Skelton, Frank Gorshin, Morey Amsterdam, Harold Peary

Votes: 3,667

17. Annabelle's Wish (1997 Video)

54 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

A mute boy and a calf with the ability to speak form a deep friendship, learning what it means to love and sacrifice for another.

Director: Roy Wilson | Stars: Randy Travis, Jay Johnson, Jerry Van Dyke, Jim Varney

Votes: 1,668

18. Olive, the Other Reindeer (1999 TV Movie)

G | 45 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

When Santa cancels his annual flight because of a hurt reindeer, a young Christmas loving dog named Olive is convinced she has what it takes to get Santa's flight off the ground and save Christmas.

Director: Steve Moore | Stars: Drew Barrymore, Dan Castellaneta, Joe Pantoliano, Edward Asner

Votes: 2,186

19. Yes, Virginia (2009 TV Movie)

TV-Y | 22 min | Animation

An eight-year-old girl living in New York City in 1897 learns about belief and Christmas when her classmates question if Santa is even real.

Director: Pete Circuitt | Stars: Neil Patrick Harris, Bea Miller, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Alfred Molina

Votes: 509

20. The Night Before Christmas (1941)

Passed | 9 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Well, a mouse *is* stirring... And he's having fun playing with the toys, until he mistakes Tom for a stuffed toy and wakes him up.

Directors: Joseph Barbera, William Hanna, Rudolf Ising | Stars: William Hanna, Harry Lang, The Debutantes, Frank Graham

Votes: 1,837

21. A Chipmunk Christmas (1981 TV Movie)

G | 30 min | Animation, Family, Musical

Swept up in a holiday mood, Alvin gives away his cherished harmonica to a sick little boy. Meanwhile, Dave has booked Alvin to perform a harmonica solo at Carnegie Hall. Alvin keeps the ... See full summary »

Director: Phil Monroe | Stars: Ross Bagdasarian Jr., Janice Karman, June Foray, Frank Welker

Votes: 530

Alvin and the Chipmunks

22. Alvin & the Chipmunks (1983–1990)
Episode: Swiss Family Chipmunks/Santa Harry (1983)

TV-G | Animation, Short, Adventure

Dave takes the Chipmunks camping so they can get back to basics. / Uncle Harry returns as Santa Claus and devises a plan to make Chipmunk robots.

Directors: John Kimball, Rudy Larriva, Charles A. Nichols | Stars: Ross Bagdasarian Jr., Janice Karman, Booker Bradshaw, Johnny Brown

Alvin and the Chipmunks

23. Alvin & the Chipmunks (1983–1990)
Episode: Merry Christmas, Mr. Carroll (1989)

G | 30 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

Alvin has to do a report on the true meaning of Christmas by Christmas Eve. Upset, Alvin carelessly speeds away on his bike, causing Simon and Theodore to spin out of control. Alvin runs ... See full summary »

Stars: Ross Bagdasarian Jr., Janice Karman, Thomas H. Watkins, Dody Goodman

Votes: 35

Alvin and the Chipmunks

24. Alvin & the Chipmunks (1983–1990)
Episode: Dave's Wonderful Life (1989)

G | 89 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

Swept up in a holiday mood, Alvin gives away his cherished harmonica to a sick little boy. Meanwhile, Dave has booked Alvin to perform a harmonica solo at Carnegie Hall! Alvin keeps the ... See full summary »

Stars: Ross Bagdasarian Jr., Janice Karman, Thomas H. Watkins, Dody Goodman

Votes: 14

Alvin and the Chipmunks

25. Frozen (I) (2013)

PG | 102 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

75 Metascore

When the newly crowned Queen Elsa accidentally uses her power to turn things into ice to curse her home in infinite winter, her sister Anna teams up with a mountain man, his playful reindeer, and a snowman to change the weather condition.

Directors: Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee | Stars: Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Jonathan Groff, Josh Gad

Votes: 577,871 | Gross: $400.74M

26. Olaf's Frozen Adventure (2017)

G | 22 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

A Christmas-themed special featuring characters from Walt Disney Pictures' 53rd full-length animated motion picture, "Frozen (2013)".

Directors: Kevin Deters, Stevie Wermers | Stars: Josh Gad, Idina Menzel, Kristen Bell, Jonathan Groff

Votes: 11,700

27. A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965 TV Movie)

TV-G | 25 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

Depressed at the commercialism he sees around him, Charlie Brown tries to find a deeper meaning to Christmas.

Director: Bill Melendez | Stars: Ann Altieri, Chris Doran, Sally Dryer, Bill Melendez

Votes: 33,131

Charlie Brown

28. It's Christmastime Again, Charlie Brown (1992 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 22 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

The Peanuts gang prepares for the holidays in their own unique ways.

Director: Bill Melendez | Stars: Jamie E. Smith, John Christian Graas, Marnette Patterson, Mindy Ann Martin

Votes: 2,295

Charlie Brown

29. Happy New Year, Charlie Brown (1986 TV Movie)

G | 30 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

Charlie Brown is obliged to attend Peppermint Patty's New Year's Eve party, even though he has to finish the novel "War and Peace".

Directors: Sam Jaimes, Bill Melendez | Stars: Chad Allen, Kristie Baker, Melissa Guzzi, Aron Mandelbaum

Votes: 1,544

Charlie Brown

30. Charlie Brown's Christmas Tales (2002 TV Short)

TV-G | 18 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

The Peanuts gang have more misadventures at Christmas time.

Director: Larry Leichliter | Stars: Wesley Singerman, Serena Berman, Corey Padnos, Megan Taylor Harvey

Votes: 1,179

Charlie Brown

31. I Want a Dog for Christmas, Charlie Brown (2003 TV Movie)

TV-G | 43 min | Animation, Family

Linus and Lucy's younger brother Rerun wants a dog for Christmas, and Snoopy's brother Spike may be the answer.

Directors: Larry Leichliter, Bill Melendez | Stars: Jimmy Bennett, Adam Taylor Gordon, Ashley Rose, Corey Padnos

Votes: 1,379

Charlie Brown

32. The Peanuts Movie (2015)

G | 88 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

67 Metascore

Snoopy embarks upon his greatest mission as he and his team take to the skies to pursue their archnemesis, while his best pal Charlie Brown begins his own epic quest back home to win the love of his life.

Director: Steve Martino | Stars: Noah Schnapp, Bill Melendez, Hadley Belle Miller, Francesca Capaldi

Votes: 42,717 | Gross: $130.18M

Charlie Brown

33. The Nutcracker (1973)

27 min | Animation, Short, Romance

A young chambermaid finds a neglected nutcracker under a Christmas tree. It comes to life, but the Nutcracker is really an enchanted prince.

Director: Boris Stepantsev | Stars: Hans Conried, Shirley MacLaine

Votes: 858

34. The Snowman (1982 TV Movie)

G | 26 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy

On Christmas Eve, a young boy builds a snowman that comes to life and takes him to the North Pole to meet Father Christmas.

Directors: Jimmy T. Murakami, Dianne Jackson | Stars: Peter Auty, David Bowie, Raymond Briggs, Mel Smith

Votes: 13,048

35. The Snowman and the Snowdog (2012 TV Movie)

G | 24 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy

A young boy whose dog has just died moves into the house in whose backyard the snowman was built. Finding a photograph of the snowman the boy rebuilds him and also a snowdog with the surprise that they come alive.

Director: Hilary Audus

Votes: 2,594

36. Cleo (2015)

PG | 82 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

52 Metascore

When winter break arrives, a boy and his friends are joined by the new girl in town for a prolonged snowball fight.

Directors: Jean-François Pouliot, François Brisson | Stars: Angela Galuppo, Mariloup Wolfe, Lucinda Davis, Nicholas Savard-L'Herbier

Votes: 1,276

37. Racetime (2018)

PG | 89 min | Animation, Adventure, Musical

A spectacular sled race through the village. Frankie-Four-Eyes and his team, including Sophie as the driver, take on the newcomers: the mysterious and conceited Zac and his athletic cousin ... See full summary »

Directors: Benoît Godbout, Jean-François Pouliot, François Brisson | Stars: Lucinda Davis, Dawn Ford, Don W. Shepherd, Tod Fennell

Votes: 395 | Gross: $1.87M

38. Solan og Ludvig - Jul i Flåklypa (2013)

76 min | Animation, Family

The small town of Flåklypa is experiencing great lack of snow, which is why the inventor Reodor Felgen is asked to create a snow machine. However, things does not go as planned.

Director: Rasmus A. Sivertsen | Stars: Kari Ann Grønsund, Trond Høvik, Trond Brænne, Kåre Conradi

Votes: 1,636

39. The Bear and the Hare (1948)

Approved | 7 min | Comedy, Family, Animation

Barney Bear hunts a snowshoe rabbit, whose white fur makes him impossible to see in the snow and whose wiliness makes him impossible to catch.

Directors: Preston Blair, Michael Lah | Stars: Billy Bletcher, William Hanna

Votes: 99

40. Toy Tinkers (1949)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Chip and Dale sneak into Donald Duck's house to steal his walnuts. Donald dresses as Santa Claus to have fun with the two thieving chipmunks, but ends up using the war toys underneath the Christmas tree to do battle with them.

Director: Jack Hannah | Stars: Dessie Flynn, James MacDonald, Clarence Nash

Votes: 1,164

41. Pluto's Christmas Tree (1952)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

The tree that Mickey and Pluto chop down to bring home for Christmas is the tree that Chip 'n Dale live in.

Director: Jack Hannah | Stars: Helen Seibert, Ruth Clifford, Pinto Colvig, Dessie Flynn

Votes: 2,423

42. Shrek the Halls (2007 TV Short)

TV-PG | 21 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

This half-hour animated TV special features the Shrek characters putting their own spin on holiday traditions.

Director: Gary Trousdale | Stars: Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz, Antonio Banderas

Votes: 12,915

43. Donkey's Christmas Shrektacular (2010)

TV-PG | 8 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Christmas is underway, and Donkey and his friends have a Christmas sing along.

Directors: Walt Dohrn, Raman Hui | Stars: Eddie Murphy, Mike Myers, Antonio Banderas, Cameron Diaz

Votes: 1,352

44. Merry Madagascar (2009 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 28 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

When Santa and his reindeer crash onto Madagascar it's up to Alex, Marty, Gloria, Melvin, and the penguins to save Christmas.

Director: David Soren | Stars: Ben Stiller, Chris Rock, David Schwimmer, Jada Pinkett Smith

Votes: 5,289

45. The Madagascar Penguins in a Christmas Caper (2005)

G | 11 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

The penguins of the Central Park Zoo have an adventure in the city on Christmas Eve.

Director: Gary Trousdale | Stars: Tom McGrath, Chris Miller, Christopher Knights, John DiMaggio

Votes: 6,152

46. Mickey's Christmas Carol (1983)

G | 26 min | Animation, Short, Comedy