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Top 10 Animated Christmas Movies Subscribe: http://goo.gl/Q2kKrD and also Ring the Bell to get notified // Have a Top 10 idea? Submit it to us here! http://watchmojo.com/suggest There’s simply no beating these holiday classics. For this list, we’ll be looking at some of the greatest animated Christmas films and yes, we’ll be including TV specials. Our list includes “The Nightmare Before Christmas” (1993), “The Polar Express” (2004), “Arthur Christmas” (2011), and more! Join WatchMojo as we count down our picks for the Top 10 Animated Christmas Movies. Check out these other great videos: Top 10 Greatest Christmas Movies of All Time (2013): https://youtu.be/clK-T5oI7Lg Top 10 Best Christmas Themed TV Episodes: https://youtu.be/li2sgbWe7qY Top 10 Greatest Christmas Characters of All Time: https://youtu.be/cWvThH-4-oU Watch on WatchMojo: http://www.WatchMojo.com Suggest a video here—https://www.watchmojo.com/msmojo/suggest/ 10) “The Polar Express” (2004) 9) “The Year Without a Santa Claus” (1974) 8) “Arthur Christmas” (2011) 7) “Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town” (1970) 6) “The Nightmare Before Christmas” (1993) 5) “Frosty the Snowman” (1969) 4) “Mickey’s Christmas Carol” (1983) 3, 2 & 1??? #Animated #Movies #Christmas Check our our other channels! http://www.youtube.com/mojoplays http://www.youtube.com/mojotalks http://www.youtube.com/msmojo http://www.youtube.com/jrmojo http://www.youtube.com/watchmojouk WatchMojo's Social Media Pages http://www.Facebook.com/WatchMojo http://www.Twitter.com/WatchMojo http://instagram.com/watchmojo Get WatchMojo merchandise at shop.watchmojo.com WatchMojo’s ten thousand videos on Top 10 lists, Origins, Biographies, Tips, How To’s, Reviews, Commentary and more on Pop Culture, Celebrity, Movies, Music, TV, Film, Video Games, Politics, News, Comics, Superheroes. Your trusted authority on ranking Pop Culture.
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Max (3 hours ago)
Polar Express at number 10? Top 5 atleast. Ridiculous
Kathleen McCarthy (4 hours ago)
Rudolph should’ve been number 1
Ashlie Boothe (7 hours ago)
Why are all my favorites older than me?
Noah Turner (7 hours ago)
I’ve seen all of these but Arthur Christmas
Dwight B (7 hours ago)
Da Grinch always no.1
Angela Roquemore (17 hours ago)
Fred Astaire is my favorite part of the countdown's #7. I loved Goofy as Jacob Marley because I'd never seen him as a klutz before. #1 still makes me bawl my head off like a baby.
Grace Jindra (18 hours ago)
Rankin Bass specials take up half the list. They should've added more variety
"CHILL OUT BRUH" (18 hours ago)
A Charlie brown's Christmas premiered on my mom's first birthday. That's a nice gift.
Matt Dougherty (1 day ago)
This is another great list. Luckily for the voice button we don't have to wait. We can watch anytime.
FrankieBMusic (1 day ago)
I still love The Polar Express ❤️😊🎅🏻🚂
Kevin Ordonez (1 day ago)
What about shrek the halls, that was a good special
Dorugoramon 0 (1 day ago)
Its not even tanksgiving yet
JDizaster (1 day ago)
The only correct answer here is a Charlie Brown Christmas. Also: The Nightmare Before Christmas is absurdly overrated. Don't @ me.
Sam Veigh (1 day ago)
surprising there are no honorable mentions listed
Sam Veigh (1 day ago)
what about Garfield?
Lol no u (1 day ago)
Miklós Zana (2 days ago)
For me, there's one movie I watch every year, and it might be a bit out of the line, but... well, the Hogfather remains a classic for me :)
Tyler Payne (2 days ago)
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AJ Maiti (2 days ago)
#1 is the Grinch, isn't it?
Hairiv (2 days ago)
Arthur’s Christmas got on here over Home Alone and Elf? Oh boy...
Hairiv (2 days ago)
The director himself said The Nightmare Before Christmas is, indeed a Halloween movie.
kittymlittle (2 days ago)
A year without a Santa clause should be higher
gurvmlk (2 days ago)
So many Christmas specials that are only 30 minutes long I thought were full-length movies as a kid because of a horrible sense of time, and just assuming that anything that isn't a TV series is automatically feature length. Was shocked when I got older, and realized how many aren't nearly as long as I thought.
toplaycool21 (2 days ago)
The Little Drummer Boy? The Snowman? Mr. Magoo's Christmas Carol?
Norah Gomez (3 days ago)
I like Mickey's Christmas carol Rudolph the red noesd reindeer how the Grinch stole Christmas 1966 and frosty the snowman
Artemis Volturi Moon (3 days ago)
I still say Grumpy Cat might be The Grinch's 2nd pet lol
William Craig (3 days ago)
Tokyo Godfathers should be on here - yes it's more adult than the others on the list, but it is still a beautiful, and moving movie that has Christmas at its center, and it's a great offbeat Christmas film.
Sinswhisper (3 days ago)
Top 5 Christmas Movies 1. Die Hard 2. A Christmas Carol (Must Be Watched In Black and White With Alistair Sim as Scrooge ... to watch it in color is to ruin the entire aesthetic of the movie) 3. How The Grinch Stole Christmas (OG Cartoon) 4. Charlie Brown Christmas 5. Merry Christmas, Mr Bean
The grinch will always dominate. Childhood show 101 would watch it any time of year
Taste Buds With Tariq (3 days ago)
How the Grinch stole Christmas! and Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer should switch places.
Amaya Jones (3 days ago)
Did anyone else notice that the top 3 were consecutive in release years?
Trami Nguyen (4 days ago)
I love to see “The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)”!
Colyer Tikka (4 days ago)
A have Arthur Christmas on DVD and I watch it every Christmas eve before bed.
Jem-Kimber-Aja-Shana (4 days ago)
I love Christmas animated movies
Queen Haley (4 days ago)
I watch polar express everyday till Christmas last year and plan to this year
Wm Beam (4 days ago)
Aurthur Christmas , nightmare before Christmas ,and polar express don't even come close to my list
Zavien Roberson (4 days ago)
The nightmare before Christmas is a Halloween movie. Proven fact
amy clarke (4 days ago)
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Poke Kanto (5 days ago)
Bruh I love the Grinch but I think Rudolph or a Charlie Brown Christmas should of been #1
David Feltheim (5 days ago)
You forgot Muppets Christmas Carol, in my opinion the best Christmas Carol
Braden Knight (5 days ago)
If you saw the new grinch movie with Benedict cumberbatch it’s both Christmas spirited and nonstop hilarious
APotatoGuy LikesDogs (5 days ago)
Honestly I’d consider Nightmare before Christmas both Halloween and a Christmas movie
APotatoGuy LikesDogs (5 days ago)
I like The Polar Express
flyflip87 (5 days ago)
I like The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus (2000) I remember watching it every year on cartoon network
JCBro2014 (5 days ago)
Couldn't we wait until *AFTER* Thanksgiving for this list? It's not like it would kill anyone. Also, you could probably do an entire list of Rankin/Bass Christmas specials because there are that many timeless ones. As for the list itself: 10. Way too low. It's an underrated gem that you also failed to mention was based on a pulitizer prize winning children's book of the same name. And it featured recorded sounds from an actual steam locomotive, Pere Marquette 1225. 9. Not well known, are you kidding me?! This special is among the most iconic of all Rankin/Bass specials, and for good reason. Also, I find your lack of the Meiser Brothers and Iggy disturbing, they were a big part of the charm. 8. Haven't seen it myself, but might have to look into it. Though was that Mike Meyers I was hearing? Because it sure sounded like Shrek. 7. Well, ABC in recent years has allowed most of the cut songs to come back, including "My World is Beginning Today". The Freeform Broadcast doesn't include them. 6. I always feel like it's more of a Halloween than a Christmas movie, especially since a lot of the songs involve Halloween themes. It's a weird hybrid to be sure, but you didn't touch on the film's impressive soundtrack, including Danny Elfman's outstanding singing voice. 5. A perfect fit for a timeless classic. 4. I know we're talking animated, but I think the best adaptation of the novel has to go to The Muppets. It's a bit out of left field for them considering their usual comedic works, but it shows they can be serious if need be. Mickey's Christmas Carol is still nice though, it even had some of the old school Disney animators come back to work on it. 3. The HD restoration isn't exactly flawless, it poorly syncs up "We're a couple of misfits" with the instrumental track "Fame and Fortune". And technically, the special originally premiered in black and white, but since 1965 it has repeatedly been broadcast in color. 2. Hard to say whether it deserves that spot or the next spot. I kind of lean towards making it number one because of its message. Fun fact: The producers were very nervous about Linus quoting the bible in the now iconic scene, they were worried it would be against the rules. 1. The animation is courtesy of the legendary Chuck Jones who worked on Looney Tunes in the 30's and 40's, and you didn't touch on Borris Karloff's brilliant narration and voice work. Heck, Dr. Seuss himself was involved in the production (under his real name of Theodore Gizel). Props for not mentioning the 2000 live action version with Jim Carrey or the recent Illiumination Pictures version. They'll never hold a candle to this original masterpiece.
Γιάννης Β. (5 days ago)
Why the hell Mickey's Once upon a Christmas is not in this list?! It's different from Mickey's Christmas Carol but both are gorgeous
Gol D. Luffy (5 days ago)
A Christmas Video getting 66,600 views
Evan Zottl (5 days ago)
bruh frosty the snowman really is a homie
Thomas Stecz (5 days ago)
Polar express needs to be higher on the list
IcyBlocks (4 days ago)
What the fuck! Who put good old Chuck in 2nd?
Messy messy messy.
TREYTVGAMING (5 days ago)
Nightmare Before Christmas is #1! (Just my opinion)
Jacob Brown (5 days ago)
Why is everyone even watchmojo posting Christmas? It's not Christmas yet we're in November which is thanksgiving. Is there nothing say like top 5 or top 10 about thanksgiving?
Brittany Stack (5 days ago)
I think I can get behind this list. Pretty accurate.
ladyandrea1985 (5 days ago)
I have the Grinch animated and the live version on my PVR from last year! Guess it’s Grinch season for me! Next is the movie! 🍿
Chad Daugherty (5 days ago)
Man no one seems to like A Flintstones Christmas Carol i watch it every year
FoldupFire 4586 (5 days ago)
No Prep & Landing???
Zachary Zerafa (5 days ago)
The polar express is 10th... Just kill me now...
Jamie Ryan (6 days ago)
Good job. You forgot The Snowman (1982). Wow.
ThankYouPain09 (6 days ago)
David Patrick (6 days ago)
What, no honorable mentions this one?
snarkus63 (6 days ago)
I shunned *Arthur Christmas* when it played in theaters for two reasons....first,I was under the mistaken belief at the time that Aardman had abandoned the stop-motion they do so well for the flashier medium of CGI. Second,the initial trailer,with its emphasis on the super-efficient toy-delivery methods of the elves, made it look like the movie was ripping off the *Prep & Landing* shorts....it took the Nostalgia Critic to make me realize I'd missed out on a theatrical showing of a great holiday film.
Jayne Davis (6 days ago)
I don’t agree with the order & some of those don’t air where I live but all my favourites were on there somewhere (& apparently I must check out Arthur Christmas)
Plan With Ivey (6 days ago)
Absolutely!! How the Grinch Stole Christmas is the one Holiday movie I watch every year!!
Stan Palmerzan (6 days ago)
Not 100% sure if it would be considered a Christmas movie/film but I remember being on tv most years around Chrismas time when I was younger a thing called Father Christmas, it was about Father Christmas & he decided to have bit of a break so he went on holiday to France & ends up getting food poisoning while there
The Polar Express should be higher
Julie 90210 (6 days ago)
I actually like this list doesn't anyone else agree ?
Astolfo da yo! (6 days ago)
The Snow/Heat Miser song alone make The Year Without a Santa Claus the best.
Curlyfries 925 (6 days ago)
Arthur Christmas was not at all what I expected from Sony Animation. Aardman, though, this totally feels like them
Daddy Danky (6 days ago)
Polar express should definitely be higher
Número Cinco (6 days ago)
Yirby Vanegas (7 days ago)
Olive The Other Reindeer
bigoldinosaur (7 days ago)
So how is it that "Nestor The Long Eared Christmas Donkey" didn't make this list?
earlene wallace (7 days ago)
As much as I love How the Grinch Stole Christmas a Charlie Brown Christmas is number one for me. And shout out to Prep and Landing, one of my new favorites 🎅❄
UnheardStingray (7 days ago)
i feel like rudolphs happy new year should be here but i guess its more a new years movie
masteroftheassassins (7 days ago)
It’s not even Thanksgiving and everyone is talking about Christmas!!!
We need Christmas now more than ever.
KimAckerman 21 (7 days ago)
Mickeys twice upon a Christmas shouldve been on the list!!
KimAckerman 21 (7 days ago)
The polar express will always remain one of my favorites! I remember watching it in theaters with my entire class and after that many schools were competing in a school play and my class got chosen to do the polar express, I'll never forget that magical day at elementary school.
Aria Briar (7 days ago)
Rankin/Bass will always be my favorite things to watch during Christmas. I loved them as a kid, I still love them today. I’m sorry but the Muppet’s Christmas Carol is far more better than the Mickey version.
tgguitarguy (7 days ago)
The Grinch is number 1? I don't even see it air on Tv anymore. I'd put friggin "#10" polar express way higher than the grinch.
Moon K. (7 days ago)
The Nightmare Before Christmas should've been top three...
T J (7 days ago)
DAMN DA MERRY-NESS,, EITHER RUDOLPH OF THE GRINCH BETTER BE #1 &/OR #2.... EITHER OR!!!!! OOOORRRRRR ITS GON BE SOME MF VIOLENCE THIS XMAS... (as if we dont already expect it thanks to trump and all these "all of a sudden" domestic terrorist events) jus a little nightmare before yo xmas
James Ellis (7 days ago)
When I saw the Greatest Christmas movie of all time at #10 I already knew this list was gonna suck ass...
philip sturgeon (7 days ago)
The nightmare before Christmas is a movie to watch from Halloween to Christmas
Black Intellect (7 days ago)
I hate the nightmare before Christmas
albert p007 (7 days ago)
you guys forgot Santa Clause trilogy.
Marie From B-more (7 days ago)
You didn't mention Heat Miser and Cold Miser from "The Year without a Santa Claus". The Best songs eva!!
Mix Smasher (7 days ago)
Would be cool if WatchMojo did a video about the Grinch adaptations.
Josh Montemayor (5 days ago)
Where's The Powerpuff Girls Christmas special? At least The Polar Express, Charlie Brown Christmas, & a few Rankin Bass specials are on this list.
STares (7 days ago)
What about The Snowman?? That has the iconic "we're walking in the air" song!
Julia Sanchez (7 days ago)
All of these, except number 8, were like a nostalgic slap across the face.
Jack McFord (7 days ago)
You're a mean one, Mr. Grinch!
King Bravo 5869 (7 days ago)
You forgot tom and jerry and the nutcracker
Allison taylor (7 days ago)
Love The Grinch..
Ollie Smith (7 days ago)
Hmmm no Rise Of The Guardians.
Andrea martinez (7 days ago)
The Grinch is the best
Cubing Master (7 days ago)
Happy Holidays, @everyone!
Chuck the DUCK (7 days ago)
my favourte is frosty the snowman
Karen Fahel (7 days ago)
Unfortunately, most of my favorite specials aren't listed...but then again, they aren't as well-known. "Bill & Opus: A Wish for Wings that Work"; "Nestor, the Long-Eared Donkey"; "Little Drummer Boy"; "Max Lucado's A Christmas Fruitcake"; "VeggieTales: The Toy That Saved Christmas". Then there are the actual MOVIES: "The Nativity Story"; "The Gathering" (a 1977 TV-Movie); "Ebbie"; "Miracle on 34th Street" (the original); and, of course, "It's A Wonderful Life". No Christmas is complete without all of those, "Charlie Brown Christmas" (which SHOULD have been #1) and the original Grinch.
Goofy Flan (7 days ago)
R.I.P., Mr. Christmas, Burl Ives.

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