So I've recently been craving some warm, cosy Christmassy nostalgia and indulging it by binging all the old obscure Christmassy cartoons that I remember from when I was little and quite happily finding that they're all on youtube.
I'll put together a list of all the oldies that I remember. Would be great if any of you guys can add to the list any old obscure Christmassy movies that you remember from when you were kids, because these obscure oldies are really difficult to find unless you know what they're called. (Try looking up Christmas movies and you'll get a million lists all with the same dozen movies in slightly different orders.)
The Snowman (Well, this one's not obscure but it is awesome and on youtube.)
Father Christmas (Made by the same people who made The Snowman, really lovely animation style.)
The Tailor of Gloucester (A very lovely Beatrix Potter story. The nostlagia is strong with this one.)
The Night Before Christmas (A silly Symphony Short)
Santa's Workshop (Another Silly Symphany Short with some adorable old fashioned racism.)
The Willows in Winter (Sequel to The Wind in the Willows. A particularly pretty film to watch.)
The First Snow of Winter (A lovely story about a little duck who breaks his wing and can't fly south for Winter.)
The Nutcracker Prince (The only adaptaion of the Nutcracker that I'm aware of that isn't completely God awful.)
Santa and the Three Bears (Happy I stumbled on this because otherwise I'd have completely forgotten it.)
Frosty the Snowman (Actually never saw this one as a kid but glad I found it. Definitely a classic.)
A Christmas Carol (Quite a few Christmas Carol cartoons on youtube. Most are shit. This one is not.)
The Little Drummer Boy (For all you stop motion fans. Think it's made by the same people who did Rudolph.)
The abominable snowman was some good nightmare fuel ^_^
Don't forget about Frosty Returns. It is the sequel to the version of Frosty The Snowman you posted above. I remember liking both as a kid.
I shall watch it. ^_^
I hope you enjoy it! I've heard there is also a movie titled "Frosty's Winter Wonderland" where frosty gets a wife. That one is not one I'm familiar with though. Apparently, the one I posted is the third movie in the frosty series and this other one is the second. Both might be worth a watch.
Awh, I like this one! The kids remind me a lot of Charlie Brown. ^_^
Well at least a cartoon of Boba Fett is in it. Lol.
His first appearance, as I recall.
Truely George Lucas's greatest masterpiece. ^_^
Here's another one from when I was little:
The Snow Queen
Apparently Frozen was supposed to be based on this. Personally I don't see any resemblance other than both films have a character that controls snow and ice. Either way I remember enjoying this one because it had a fun collection of villains. ^_^
I never was a massive Let It Go fan, but imagining it as a villain song does make it seem substantially more epic. ^_^
I used to like a movie called "The Snow Queen's Revenge," but I don't remember this one. I wonder if the movie I watched was actually a sequel. Oh, yep it was. Man, my mom must have been cheap or something. We only had the second movie.
I should watch that one. ^_^
I remember it being very good, even without seeing the original. That was a long time ago though.
Also, not a cartoon but I'm very happy to see that Youtube had this. I'll just call it:
A Very EndMaster Christmas ^_^
Definitely makes my top 10 Christmas movies. ^_^
Saw it coming. Still clicked on it. >.<
Nearly forgot about Robbie the Reindeer. I think it's made by the same people as Wallace and Gromit. ^_^
That reminds me of "Olive the Other Reindeer." It's a book and movie that's pretty funny. I'm pretty sure it's on YouTube, but I don't have a link for you. It's about a dog named Olive that hears the part of the Rudolph song that is "all of the other reindeer" and thinks Santa needs help from "Olive, the other reindeer".
I remember that one! ^_^
Correct. This particular story has little, or nothing, to do with him. The movie just makes a joke about the song that is about him.
That kind of surprises me, but I grew up in an area and time where everyone knew it. There is a link to the movie that Mizal posted a link to (didn't click it to check, but I know what movie it is from the description). The song should be easy to find. You can probably do an internet search for "Roudolph the red nosed reindeer song" if you want to hear it. There should be a version by every American singer who ever lived. The country versions sometimes change things up a bit, by calling him "Rudy" and adding country words like "red-beaked" rather than "red nose," so I would avoid those, haha.
I refuse to believe that you have never heard Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer.
I believe the lyrics were:
Rudolph the red nosed reindeer,
Had a very dirty nose.
And if you're where he sticks it,
You would need a change of clothes.
All of the other reindeer,
Said that he should be ashamed.
Poor Ruldolph was bombarded,
With sexual harrassment claims.
Then one lonely Christmas Eve,
Santa got randy,
And Rudolph with his nose a-lit,
Got his nostrils full of shit.
Now all the other reindeer,
Call him by a different name.
Rudolph the brown nosed reindeer,
Earned himself some pornhub fame! ^_^
Oh, she is American? I wasn't sure. It's in the radio every year from like November to February. Wait, does anyone listen to the radio anymore? Umm... it's on the "Christmas classics" on iTunes, I think.
That makes a lot more sense. Those lyrics are a joke or parody. She changed the words to make it dirty.
No, those are the real words. My big brother told me so. ^_^
In Medieval Europe – Father Christmas is a fading memory, after Christmas hasn’t come for several years. A young orphan girl called Ayden receives a magic crystal from a dying elf, with a warning that the North has lost its magic, Santa is dying and that she alone can save Christmas. Ayden and her orphan friends begin a perilous journey, and must escape dragons, goblins, bandits, ogres and other fantasy creatures as they team up with Airk, the wayward son of Father Christmas, and a young dragon that Ayden bonds with to return a stolen Christmas orb to the North.
I bet this person just finished reading the hobbit when they wrote this. That, or they were really REALLY high.
I'll have to give this one a watch later. ^_^
Made it about 10 minutes through. 240p was giving me a headache. >.<
Based on those ten minutes, was the creator high, just finished reading the hobbit, or both?
I wish. More likely he was drunk and just finished reading Eragon. >.<
Does this move the entire movie into a category where it's so bad that I have to watch it, or should I just enjoy the good Christmas movies that I like? These are the questions in life.
Someone already mentioned it, but I used to watch "Olive, The Other Reindeer" when I was a kid.
Unique animation style.
OMG, I didn't know that! ^_^