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Animated Family Christmas Movies

Alvin & the Chipmunks: Christmas with the Chipmunks (DVD FAMILY ALV)  88 min.  2011. 

Catch the Christmas spirit with Alvin and the Chipmunks in this Christmas collection.  Hear them singing their own comical versions of holiday favorites like Jingle Bells; Deck the Halls; and their famous Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don’t Be Late)!

Care Bears: The Nutcracker (DVD FAMILY CAR)  61 min.  2006. 

Join the Care Bears as they bring to life the classic tale of the Nutcracker, as only these bears can.

A Charlie Brown Christmas (DVD FAMILY CHA)  48 min.  1965. 

‘Tis the season to be jolly, but Charlie Brown, feeling that the Christmas message is lost amid all the seasonal glitter, has the blues. Join the Peanuts gang as they discover for themselves the true meaning of Christmas.

A Christmas of Enchantment (DVD FAMILY CHR)  60 min.  2005. 

Features all 6 Disney princesses singing your favorite Christmas songs.

Dora’s Christmas Carol Adventure (DVD FAMILY DOR)  52 min.  2009. 

When Swiper tries to swipe the Christmas star from Dora’s Nochebuena party, he lands on Santa’s naughty list.  To get back on the nice list, Dora must help Swiper travel to the past, the present, and the future to discover the true spirit of Christmas.

Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas (DVD FAMILY DR)  60 min.  1966. 

The mean-spirited Grinch attempts to steal the Christmas celebration of Who-ville. The narrator is Boris Karloff. Also included is “Horton hears a Who!” in which a big-eared elephant named Horton protects the tiny inhabitants of Who-ville.

Elmo’s World: Happy Holidays! (DVD FAMILY ELM)  60 min.  2002. 

Elmo is gearing up to celebrate Christmas.  But what present will he give Dorothy, his beloved goldfish?  As he searches for an answer, he learns about holidays around the world.

Father Christmas (DVD FAMILY FAT)  24 min.  2006. 

St. Nick’s job isn’t as easy as everyone thinks, so the hardest working man in snow biz converts his sleigh into a camper and flies off into the sky for a globe-hopping vacation.

Franklin’s Magic Christmas (DVD FAMILY FRA)  100 min.  2009. 

Franklin and his family are off on a Christmas visit with Grandma and Grandpa at Faraway Farm. After a sudden ice storm which strands everyone, Grandpa takes a terrible tumble and Grandma worries about him getting to the doctor.  Now, Franklin and Harriet, his stowaway baby sister, begin a magical adventure as they journey home in search of help.

Frosty the Snowman and Frosty Returns (DVD FAMILY FRO)  70 min.  1969.

Frosty the Snowman: When Frosty is accidentally brought to life, he has several adventures and must outwit the plans of an evil magician in order to find safety at the North Pole. Frosty Returns: When a power hungry tycoon invents a product that will eliminate snow, Holly has to convince the townspeople to save the magical winter dust—and Frosty!

Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer (DVD FAMILY GRA)  60 min.  2001. 

When his beloved grandmother appears to by missing on Christmas Eve, young Jake Spankenheimer goes on the misadventure of a lifetime to prove Santa is indeed real. Based on the song of the same name.

Holly Hobby and Friends. Christmas Wishes (DVD FAMILY HOL)  44 min. 2006.

Christmas calls for doing extra-special good deeds!  This year, Holly and her best friends Amy and Carrie know exactly what they can do to spread the Christmas spirit.  Join the Hey Girls Club as they go caroling, make snow globes and more! 

Jay Jay’s Christmas Surprise (DVD FAMILY JAY)  60 min.  2009.   

Five happy holiday stories featuring Jay Jay the jet plane.

Leapfrog. A Tad of Christmas Cheer (DVD FAMILY LEA)  48 min.  2007. 

A heartwarming take on It’s a Wonderful Life for both children and their families.

Madeline’s Christmas (DVD FAMILY MAD)  50 min.  2002. 

It is Christmas Eve in Paris and 11 of the girls, as well as their beloved Miss Clavel, are sick in bed. Madeline, everyone's favorite smallest one, is the only one left standing and so she bravely gives up her chance to go home for Christmas in order to bring tea and tissues to her friends. When the old house covered with vines is also covered with snow thanks to a storm, it looks like the holiday won't be very merry until the girls' own Christmas angel shows up to make things right.

Max & Ruby. A Merry Bunny Christmas (DVD FAMILY MAX)  97 min.  2007. 

Max keeps Grandma busy while Ruby searches the store to pick out the perfect present. Max and Ruby don’t agree on what beautiful Christmas tree decorations are, plus other holiday-time situations.

Merry Madagascar (DVD FAMILY MER)  22 min. 2011. 

Originally broadcast as a holiday TV special in 2009.  When Santa crashes on the island of Madagascar it’s up to Alex, Marty, Gloria, Melman, and those whacky penguins to save Christmas.

Mickey’s Magical Christmas (DVD FAMILY MIC)  65 min.  2001. 

There's not much story to this holiday special–Mickey whips up an impromptu party for stranded guests and instills a "Humbug"-quacking Donald with the holiday spirit–but it's full of sight gags and comic bits with dozens of Disney characters, from Ludwig von Duck to Pumba and Timmon.

Mickey’s Twice Upon a Christmas (DVD FAMILY MIC)  67 min.  2004. 

Mickey and the gang team up for a new holiday adventure and for the first time they are all computer animated. The mini films include: “Belles on Ice,” “Christmas: Impossible,” “Christmas Maximus,” “Donald's Gift,” and “Mickey's Dog-Gone Christmas.”

The Night Before Christmas (DVD FAMILY NIG)  60 min.  2002. 

Fine adaptation of Clement Clark Moore's Christmas classic. With old-fashioned illustrations and Anthony Edwards's careful, cuddle-up narration, a reverent tone is preserved. Among the other stories follow two Rosemary Wells snippets – Max sneaks a peek at Santa in “Max's Christmas” and Morris makes out like a Christmas bandit, earning the envy of his siblings in “Morris's Disappearing Bag.”

The Original Christmas Classics (DVD FAMILY ORI)  275 min.  2007. 

Presents 7 animated Christmas tales, as they originally aired on network television: “Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer,” “Cricket on the Hearth,” “Frosty the Snowman,” “Frosty Returns,” “Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town,” “Mr. Magoo’s Christmas Carol,: and “Little Drummer Boy.”

The Penguins’ Whacked-out Holiday (DVD FAMILY PEN) 12 min.  2005. 

Those hilarious and mischievous Penguins from the family comedy, Madagascar, take center stage when Young Private ventures out of the zoo on a solo mission but runs into yuletide trouble when he’s mistaken for a Christmas toy.  Join Skipper, Kowalski and Rico as they set off in the Big Apple to rescue their little AWOL buddy in time to share the holidays together.

Pippi Longstocking: Pippi’s Christmas (DVD FAMILY PIP)  88 min.  2009. 

When a doubting young boy takes an extraordinary train ride to the North Pole, he embarks on a journey of self-discovery that shows him that the wonder of life never fades for those who believe.

Polar Express (DVD FAMILY POL)  100 min.  2005. 

When a doubting young boy takes an extraordinary train ride to the North Pole, he embarks on a journey of self-discovery that shows him that the wonder of life never fades for those who believe.

Pooh’s Super Sleuth Christmas Movie (DVD FAMILY POO)  70 min.  2007. 

On Christmas Eve, Pooh and the gang find Santa’s magic toy sack and a little lost reindeer. Now, they must somehow return both to the North Pole, where they will soon discover the true spirit of Christmas.

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (DVD FAMILY RUD)  135 min.  1965. 

Christmas will be canceled unless Santa can find a way to guide his sleigh through a blizzard. Told and sung by Burl Ives.

Santa Claus is Coming to Town and the Little Drummer Boy (DVD FAMILY SAN)  85 min.  2001. 

Answers the question of how Santa Claus came to be. Good casting of vocal talents such as Fred Astaire, Micky Rooney, and Keenan Wynn.

Sesame Street: Elmo’s Christmas Countdown (DVD FAMILY SES)  44 min.  2008. 

Elmo, Abby Cadabby and their new friend Stiller the Elf are going to count down to Christmas.  But all the counting boxes have gone missing and Christmas may never come again.  With the help of very special guests Elmo and friends will learn to believe in Christmas miracles.

Shrek the Halls (DVD FAMILY SHR)  22 min.  2008. 

With no clue how to plan anything for the holidays, Shrek sets out to give Fiona and her children a perfect Christmas.  With the help of a book and some party crashers, Shrek will learn what really matters.

Thomas & Friends: Holiday Express (DVD FAMILY THO)  48 min.  2010. 

Thomas and his friends, Percy, Emily and Henry get ready for some holiday adventures, filled with pudding, parties and more!

Thomas & Friends: Ultimate Christmas (DVD FAMILY THO)  60 min.  2007.

Very Merry Christmas Songs (DVD FAMILY DIS)  54 min.  2002. 

Presents Christmas songs and carols sung by favorite Disney characters and accompanied by animated holiday scenes.