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.
Other Holiday Specials
Visit our sister wiki, the Other Holiday Specials Wiki.
Dragons: Gift of the Night Fury is a direct-to-video winter holiday-themed computer-animated special spun off from the DreamWorks Animation movie franchise How to Train Your Dragon, directed by Tom Owens and released on DVD and Blu-ray on November 15, 2011. The special opens similarly to the first movie, with Hiccup narrating about the upcoming Snoggletog festival being one to remember now that the war between the Vikings and the dragons has ended. Hiccup is promptly woken by Toothless jumping on the roof, making sure to grab his helmet and head out flying with his friend. They practice a trick they've been working on for some time during their flight and finally pull it off, as the other villagers are putting up Snoggletog decorations with the help of the dragons. While Stoick proclaims how this'll be a wonderful Snoggletog, all the dragons in the village to hear a distant roar; the villagers witness flocks of dragons flying high past Berk. One of the village dragons makes a similar roar, at which all of Berk's dragons also take off, to the shock and confusion of the Vikings. Hiccup and Toothless are just coming back from their ride, when they fly straight into the storm of oncoming dragons, knocking off Hiccup's helmet into the ocean. Although Toothless attempts to get the helmet back, Hiccup decides it's best to return home to figure out what is going on. (more...)
- AT&T-DirecTV is planning to drop all of the networks owned by Viacom (including Nickelodeon, TV Land, MTV, Comedy Central, BET, CMT, the Paramount Network, and Logo TV) following the expiration of Viacom's current contract on March 22nd.
- The Walt Disney Company has officially completed its acquisition of 21st Century Fox, bringing Miracle on 34th Street, Home Alone, The Simpsons, the X-Men movies, and other Fox properties under the same corporate umbrella as Mickey Mouse, Winnie the Pooh, Frozen, Phineas and Ferb, Gravity Falls, the Muppets, the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and Star Wars (for better or for worse).
- Beverly Hills, 90210 star Luke Perry, who also starred in films like A Very Merry Daughter of the Bride and Scoot and Kassie's Christmas Adventure, died at age 52 on March 4th.
- Aron Tager, who voiced Cranky Kong in the Donkey Kong Country cartoon (including its Christmas episode), passed away at the age of 84 on February 28th.
- Katherine Helmond, who starred as Maude Marley from Ms. Scrooge, Shatzie from How to Marry A Billionaire: A Christmas Tale, Queen Carlotta from Mr. St. Nick, and Roxie Famosa from A Grandpa for Christmas died at the age of 89 on February 23rd.
- Ron Miller, president and CEO of the Walt Disney Company from 1978 to 1984 died at the age of 85 on February 9th.
- British actor Albert Finney, who starred as Ebenezer Scrooge in the 1970 film Scrooge, died at the age 82 on February 7th.
- Dick Miller, known for appearing in every film directed by Joe Dante, including Gremlins, died at the age of 90 on January 30th.
- James Frawley, who directed such films as The Muppet Movie and On the 2nd Day of Christmas, died on January 22nd at the age of 82.
- Bradley Bolke, who voiced Chumley the Walrus in Tennessee Tuxedo and His Tales and Jangle Bells in The Year Without a Santa Claus, died at the age of 93 on January 16th.
- Carol Channing, known for playing Muzzy Van Hossmere in the 1967 theatrical musical Throughly Modern Millie and voicing Mehitabel in the animated adaptation of Shinbone Alley, died at the age of 97 on January 15th. She played a Promenade Member in the 1958 TV movie The Christmas Tree.
- British actor William Morgan Sheppard, who voiced Santa Claus in the Prep & Landing specials and also played the character in the live-action film Farewell Mr. Kringle, died at the age of 86 on January 6th.
- Don Lusk, the last surviving animator from Disney's Golden Age, died at the age of 105 on December 30, 2018. Best known for his work on just about every Disney animated feature from Pinocchio to One Hundred and One Dalmatians, he also did animation for the most of the Peanuts specials in the 1970s and several Hanna-Barbera cartoons, including A Flintstone Christmas.
- November 15th
- Last Christmas (theaters)
- Unknown dates
- The Christmas Company (Hallmark Channel)
- Christmas Jars (BYUtv)
- The Christmas Song (Hallmark Channel)
- Bob's Burgers: "Have Yourself a Maily Linda Christmas" (FOX)
- Holiday for Heroes (Hallmark Movies & Mysteries)
- Let it Snow (Netflix)
- Klaus (Netflix)
- Noelle (Disney+)
Upcoming Video Releases
- March 26th
- The Wayans Bros.: The Complete Fifth Season (includes "A Country Christmas")
- April 30th
- Adventure Time: The Complete Series (includes "Holly Jolly Secrets")
- May 21st
- The Loud House: Season 2, Volume 1 - Relative Chaos (includes "11 Louds a Leapin'")
- June 4th
- The Brady Bunch: The 50th Anniversary Brady-est TV & Movie Collection (includes A Very Brady Christmas)
- SpongeBob SquarePants: The Next 100 Episodes (includes "It's a SpongeBob Christmas!")
Popular Christmas Specials
Popular Christmas Movies