Thursday, December 13, 2012

Top 3 Underrated Christmas Cartoons


There's lot of holiday specials and obligatory "X-Mas episodes" of a TV series, but some of the best are lost amoung the shuffle. So, here's my top 3 picks for ones you need to check out for the season's greetings:

TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS

One of the few Rankin/Bass specials that was done in 2D was this half-hour short based on the story of the same name. My only complaint about it is that Santa doesn't have a mustache. But really amazing character designs and a very memorable original song.

A WISH FOR WINGS THAT WORK

The only animated production of my absolute favorite comic strip, this took Opus and Bill from Bloom County/Outland in their own Christmas special where the politically-minded penguin asks Santa to be able to fly. Great funny stuff, and a timeless piece from Speilberg's crew.

THE MOST HORRIBLE CHRISTMAS EVER

The last episode of Invader Zim which never actually aired has Hot Topic's most profitable alien duping everyone into thinking he's Santa, and cons them into being festively teleporting to their doom. Where else can you see a giant robot fighting a Santa-tentacle monster? I have to see this at least 3 times every holiday cause its so damned good!

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