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Top 10 Christmas Specials
Wiki Entertainment staff's picks for the top 10 Christmas specials of all time.
Worst Christmas Specials
Wiki Entertainment staff's picks for the worst 10 Christmas specials of all time.
The True Meaning
Read about the true meaning of Christmas, as quoted by Linus van Pelt.
"Jolly Molly Christmas" is the Christmas episode of the Disney Afternoon animated series TaleSpin, and also notably the first Christmas-themed television episode produced by Walt Disney Television Animation. The episode opens on a rainy day at Higher for Hire, as Rebecca telling her daughter Molly about how she always loved to see it snow at Christmastime when she was young, and how she would love to see it snow this year, as it never snows in Cape Suzette. After Rebecca leaves to do her Christmas shopping, Molly starts writing a "special delivery emergency letter" to Santa, when suddenly her last candy cane falls off the desk and breaks apart. Baloo tells her that she should put a piece of it under her pillow so the Peppermint Fairy (a cousin of the Tooth Fairy) can leave a new candy cane in its place. Molly goes to her room to put the candy piece under her pillow, during which Baloo then ties a string to his finger so that he won't forget. The next morning (which is Christmas Eve), while Rebecca rushes out to do some last-minute shopping (the store accidentally gave her the wrong present for Molly yesterday), Baloo wakes up and realizes he forgot to put a candy cane under Molly's pillow. He takes one off of the nearby decorations, but when he goes in to put it under Molly's pillow, she wakes up and catches him in the act. Molly calls out Baloo on lying to her about the Peppermint Fairy, and then says that she's willing to bet Santa Claus isn't real either. Baloo, however, says he can prove to her that Santa exists by flying her up to the North Pole so she can deliver her letter to Santa in person. (more)
- The Hallmark Channel has at least fivenew movies planned for this Christmas - Northpole Open for Christmas (a sequel to last year's Northpole), A Family Christmas (no relation to the similarly-titled Disney album), The Secret Life of Mrs. Claus, and Christmas Neverending. Hallmark Movies & Mysteries is also premiering The Bridge.
- Angels in the Snow, starring Kristy Swanson and Chris Potter, will premiere on Up this holiday season.
- A movie titled The Christmas Pearl is in the works for Lifetime's Christmas line-up next year.
- Illumination Entertainment is working on an animated movie adaptation of How the Grinch Stole Christmas! that will be directed by Pete Candeland and is scheduled for release on November 27, 2017.
- Animator Jeff Hale, who directed Christmas Cracker and The Great Toy Robbery, died at the age of 92 in late February.
- Sam Simon, co-creator of The Simpsons, died at the age of 59 on March 8th.
- John Stephenson, the voice of Mr. Slate from The Flintstones and Doggie Daddy from The Quick Draw McGraw Show, died at the age of 91 on May 15th.
Upcoming Video Releases
- May 19th
- Mill Creek Entertainment has released the Married... with Children: Season Ten DVD set (which contains "I Can't Believe It's Butter").
- The American Dad!: Volume 10 manufacture-on-demand DVD set (which will contain "Minstrel Krampus") is now available to buy on Amazon.com.
- May 26th
- Shout! Factory will release an individual DVD set of Welcome Back, Kotter: The Complete Third Season (including "A Sweathog Christmas Special").
- June 2nd
- RLJ Entertainment is releasing the Beetle Bailey and Friends: 65th Anniversary Complete Collector's Edition DVD set (which will include "A Christmas Tale").
- Unknown dates
- The Michael J. Fox Show: The Complete 1st Season, which will include the show's "Christmas" episode, is planned for release on an unspecified date.
- Amazon.com is taking preorders for The Big Bang Theory: The Complete 8th Season (which includes "The Clean Room Infiltration") on DVD and Blu-ray.
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