Cranberry Christmas is an animated special based on a 1976 children's book of the same name by Wende and Harry Devlin. Originally aired as part of ABC Family's 25 Days of Christmas in 2008, it was produced by Ocean Spray cranberry company, to be aired commercial-free. It features new music co-written and performed by Barry Manilow.

As of 2016, this special has not been released on DVD or Blu-ray, and it is no longer included in the 25 Days of Christmas programming schedule.



From left to right: Cyrus Grape, Granny, Maggie, and Mr. Whiskers.

Cyrus Grape won't let the neighborhood children ice skate on the cranberry bog near his home, claiming it is his. A young girl finds the documents they need to disprove his claim. The kids can skate again and everybody has a merry Christmas.



  • Barry Manilow says, "We were moved by this lovely children's story because it celebrates the importance of community as well as the simple pleasures of the holiday season. The songs we wrote for this television special reflect the themes of the story, which we hope will help viewers step back from the holiday hustle and bustle and get in touch with the true spirit of the season."[1]
  • For a while, all that was known to exist online of the film is ABC Family's trailer for the special and a minute and a half clip of the special. On May 17, 2018, Lost Media WIki user MrOrange uploaded his copy of the full special onto his YouTube channel.


Voice actor Character
Jeff Bennett Cyrus Grape
Liza Del Mundo Maggie
Miriam Flynn Granny
Sister Whiskers
Barry Manilow Narrator
Rob Paulsen Mr. Whiskers


  1. Ocean Spray special Features Manilow Music

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