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Top 10 Animated Christmas Movies
Grab some hot cocoa and settle in to watch these holiday classics!

How the Grinch Stole Christmas

1.

The Christmas movie to end all Christmas movies is a Dr. Suess wonder. The furry green Grinch attempts to put a stop to holiday merriment, creeping into Whoville to ruin Christmas.

The modern Jim Carrey live action version also deserves a watch.

(1966)

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

2.

Poor Rudolph has a glowing red nose. His pal Herbie the elf wants to be a dentist. The two outcasts visit the Island of Misfit Toys in this claymation classic.

(1964)

A Charlie Brown Christmas

3.

The Peanuts gang provides the cutest Christmas ever, complete with pathetic little tree.

(1965)

Frosty the Snowman

4.

This magical Christmas film brings the popular song to life, and throws in an evil magician for good measure.

(1969)

(� Classic Media)

Mickey's Christmas Carol

5.

The greatest animated version of the Charles Dickens holiday story stars Mickey Mouse as Bob Crachit and Scrooge McDuck as Ebeneezer Scrooge.

(1983)

The_Snowman

6.

This sweet animated movie is only 26 minutes long, but it's pure magic. The story of a snowman come to life and a little boy is based on the book of the same name.

(1982)

The_Nightmare_Before_Christmas

7.

Tim Burton's somewhat creepy yet incredible film sees the residents of Halloween Town collide with Christmas Town.

(1993)

The Year Without A Santa Claus

8. 

When Santa has to take a break, elves Jingle and Jangle travel the world, searching for people who believe in Santa ... until their reindeer Vixen gets mistaken for a dog and taken to the pound.

Then, of course, there's the fight between Heat Miser (at left) and Snow Miser. 

Which rocks.

(1974)

Santa Claus is Comin' to Town

9.

Before 'A Year Without A Santa Claus' there was this delightful little stop-motion gem. Fred Astaire narrates the stories of Santa Claus and Claus-related Christmas traditions.

(1970)

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The_Polar_Express

10.

Based on the classic children's book, 'The Polar Express' features somewhat off-putting 3-D animation, and Tom Hanks' voice is a little grating after awhile, but it's still a Christmas wonder.

(2004)

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Top 10 Animated Christmas Movies

Grab some hot cocoa and settle in to watch these holiday classics!

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