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5 Great holiday TV specials

Nothing puts you in the holiday spirit quite like watching TV specials you can’t see at any other time of the year, and these are some of the best!

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Frosty the Snowman

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As far as kids’ Christmas tales go, this is a pretty intense one. It’s all fun and games when the snowman, Frosty, comes to life, but when the temperature starts to heat up and the magician who created him wants to undo his creation, the threat that the kids’ beloved snowman might disappear becomes imminent. Karen’s journey to save Frosty is both heroic and heartfelt. You’re bound to wind up singing “Frosty the Snowman” for the rest of the day with a smile on your face.

Available at for $10.


Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas

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If there’s any chance you aren’t familiar with this Dr. Seuss holiday tale, it’s about time that changed. The story of the grumpy old grinch who wants to destroy Christmas for the Whos in Whoville is a true classic. Don’t worry — thanks to a little girl named Cindy Lou Who and the spirit of Christmas, everything turns out OK in the end!

Available at for $10.


A Charlie Brown Christmas

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This sweet and inspirational special has been running every year since it debuted in the ’60s. Why, you may ask? Because it’s truly one of a kind. It tells the story of poor, saddened Charlie Brown, who’s searching for the meaning of Christmas amongst all the commercialism that has overtaken the holiday. It’s a cute and endearing tale not to be missed at this time of year.

Available at for $10.


Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town

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There’s something so quaint and traditional about a Christmas special done in stop-motion animation. Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town tells in a unique and imaginative way the story of how Santa Claus came to be. While the evil toy-hating Burgermeister is ruling over the land, a kind and hopeful orphan named Kris Kringle is growing up in his adoptive family of elves. We won’t spoil the ending for you, but we promise, watching it is an hour well spent.

Available in the Christmas Classics Gift Set at for $20.


Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer

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Let’s face it: A story about an adorable little misfit who comes to be accepted is always a wonderful and heartwarming tale. Rudolph may not be understood at first, but with a little bit of persistence and some wonderful friends, everyone enjoys a very happy ending.

Available at for $10.

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