90 Years of Warner Bros.!
The Christmas Specials Wiki celebrates the 90th anniversary of Warner Bros. Pictures.
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, according to Linus van Pelt.
A Garfield Christmas Special (also called A Garfield Christmas for short) is an animated Christmas special based on the newspaper comic strip Garfield by Jim Davis, originally broadcast on CBS on December 21, 1987. In a brightly decorated house, Garfield is awakened by Jon, dressed as an elf, who says that it is Christmas morning and Garfield must be treated to a large amount of lasagna before opening his presents. After Garfield finishes eating the lasagna, Jon presents him with a robotic Santa Claus that reads minds and produces whatever Garfield wants. Garfield is pleased with this, until Jon actually wakes Garfield up and it is revealed that Garfield was just dreaming. Jon tells Garfield that it is Christmas Eve, and Jon, Garfield, and Odie are going to the countryside to celebrate Christmas with Jon's family on their farm. Garfield, not very keen on the idea, asks why they always have to go to the farm and wonders why Jon's family can never just come to Jon's house instead. (more...)
- The Hallmark Channel will be running their special week of "Christmas in July" programming from July 8th through July 14th. In addition, the Hallmark Movie Channel will run a three-day marathon of Christmas movies from July 12-14.
- The Hallmark Channel has four new Christmas movies expected to premiere this year - Santa Switch, Fir Crazy (originally announced for last year), The Christmas Ornament, and Let It Snow. The Hallmark Movie Channel will also be premiering a movie titled Christmas With Tucker.
- Up TV (formerly known as GMC) has announced two holiday titles for the 2013 holiday season - Guess Who's Coming to Christmas, starring Drew Lachey, and Silver Bells, with Bruce Boxleitner.
- WWE Studios, the movie-making division of Vince McMahon's sports entrtainment empire, has begun post-production on the made-for-TV movie Christmas Bounty to air on ABC Family this December.
- Annette Funicello, the famous Mouseketeer who also starred as Mary Contrary in Babes in Toyland and appeared as one of the guest stars in Pee-wee's Playhouse Christmas Special, died at the age of 70 on April 8th.
- Jonathan Winters, who voiced Charlie in The Bears Who Saved Christmas and Santa Claus in Santa vs. the Snowman, passed away at the age of 87 on April 11th.
- Jean Stapleton, best known for her portrayal of Edith Bunker from All in the Family, passed away at the age of 90 on May 31st.
Upcoming Video Releases
- The Sylvester and Tweety cartoon Gift Wrapped will once again be released on DVD as part of The Best of Warner Bros.: Looney Tunes DVD set.
- Shout! Factory's Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers: Season 3 DVD set, which contains "I'm Dreaming of a White Ranger", will be made available as an individual release.
- The Party of Five: The Complete 5th Season manufacture-on-demand DVD set, which will contain "One Christmas to Go", will be made available.
- "Christmas Punch" will be made available on the George Lopez: The Complete 3rd Season DVD set.
- "Dwight Christmas" will be made available on The Office - Season 9: The Farewell Season DVD and Blu-ray sets.
- The Mindy Project: Season One DVD set, which will contain "Josh and Mindy's Christmas Party", will be released.
- Universal Studios Home Entertainment is releasing the Parenthood: Season 4 DVD set, which will include "What to My Wondering Eyes".
- Warner Home Video will release the Mike & Molly: The Complete 3rd Season DVD set, which will include "Karaoke Christmas".
- "The Santa Simulation" will be released on The Big Bang Theory: The Complete Sixth Season DVD and Blu-ray sets.
- "Season's Beatings" will be included on the American Dad!: Volume 8 DVD set.
- Inspector Gadget Saves Christmas will be released on DVD again, this time by New Video Group.
- "A Christmas Gift" will be made available on The Middle: The Complete 3rd Season DVD set.