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Top 10 Christmas Specials
Wiki Entertainment staff's picks for the top 10 Christmas specials of all time.
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Wiki Entertainment staff's picks for the worst 10 Christmas specials of all time.
The True Meaning
Read about the true meaning of Christmas, according to Linus van Pelt.
The Smurfs: A Christmas Carol is the most recent Christmas special starring the characters from the Belgian comic series Les Schtroumpfs by Peyo. It was originally released on a bonus DVD with the Blu-ray release of the 2011 Smurfs movie. As the title suggests, it is an adaptation of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol, with Grouchy Smurf playing a role similar to Ebenezer Scrooge, while Smurfette, Brainy, and Hefty play the respective roles of the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future. It features a mix of CGI animation and traditional animation. As Papa Smurf and some other Smurfs go through the village singing Christmas carols, they notice that Grouchy's house is the only house that hasn't been decorated. They go to visit him to find out what's wrong, and he tells them that he hates Christmas, slamming the door in their faces. Papa Smurf goes to his laboratory to create something that will hopefully help Grouchy regain the Christmas spirit that he seems to have lost. Soon a blue glowing ball of light travels through the village and enters into Grouchy's house, where it strikes him and causes him to fall asleep. (more)
- Eric Moran, who played Joanie Cunningham on Happy Days and its spin-off Joanie Loves Chachi, died at the age of 56 on April 22nd.
- Mary Tyler Moore, best known as Laura Petrie in The Dick Van Dyke Show and Mary Richards in The Mary Tyler Moore Show, died from pneumonia at the age of 80 on January 25th.
- Walt Disney Animation Studios is working on Olaf's Frozen Adventure, a new holiday TV special spun off from Frozen, directed by Prep & Landing directors Kevin Deters and Stevie Wermers-Skelton. It will be premiering on ABC in the 2017 holiday season.
- Illumination Entertainment is working on an animated movie adaptation of How the Grinch Stole Christmas! that will be directed by Pete Candeland and will star Benedict Cumberbatch as the voice of the Grinch. It is scheduled for release on November 9, 2018.
- Let It Snow (theaters)
- Angel Falls (Hallmark Channel)
- A Beverly Hills Christmas II (Up)
- The Christmas Calendar (Up)
- Christmas on the Coast (INSP)
- Christmas Solo (Up)
- Olaf's Frozen Adventure (ABC)
- A Princess for Christmas (Up)
Upcoming Video Releases
- Rugrats: Season 2 ("wide" re-release; includes "The Santa Experience")
- The Wayans Bros.: The Complete Second Season (includes "Psycho Santa")
- Static Shock: The Complete Second Season (includes "Frozen Out")
- Archie's Weird Mysteries: The Complete Series (re-release; includes "The Christmas Phantom")
- Where on Earth is Carmen Sandiego: The Complete Series (re-release; includes "Just Like Old Times")
- Power Rangers Dino Super Charge: The Complete Season (includes "Here Comes Heximas!")
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