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Ahh Christmas. The tree, the stockings, the mistletoe and - of course - the holiday テレビ programming.

Some of my fondest クリスマス memories were spent in front a of テレビ watching such classics as the animated Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer または one of the myriad versions of Dickens' 'A クリスマス Carol'.

So without further ado, I am presenting あなた with my big, big 一覧 of holiday specials. I've tried to categorize the 一覧 into subsections to make it a little もっと見る bearable and consumable. The 一覧 is in no particular order, though the first section, 'essentials', are (in my humble opinion) the cream of the crop. I should also note that I've only included programs for which I was able to find online 動画 so you'll notice some glaring omissions (like 'A クリスマス Story' and 'Miracle on 34th Street).

In any event, here's wishing あなた a great Christmas. Now sit back and dig into some of the best クリスマス content on the web...

The Essentials
If あなた can only watch a couple of holiday specials, these are the ones to watch. This is the proverbial 'hall of fame' of クリスマス programming.

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The cartoon seems to be perfectly suited to Christmas. How better to present that perfect blanket of クリスマス snow または a whimsically decorated クリスマス tree?

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Stop-Motion アニメーション (Claymation)
There aren't too many specials in this category, but the legendary Rudolph the Red Nosed Reinder (listed as entry #3 in the "Essentials" section) make it necessary to call out other specials in this genre. There's something about claymation and クリスマス that seem to go hand-in-hand.

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Versions of 'A クリスマス Carol'
There have been so many versions of this Charles Dickens classic that it warrants its own section in this article. Here are just a few of the adaptations (all animated, I might add):

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The sitcom is another mainstay of Christmas. 年 after 年 テレビ sitcoms revel in the same, recyled holiday plots. Of course there are some original bright spots (like 'The Office' and Seinfeld's classic 'Festivus' episode).

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Music Videos
クリスマス 音楽 is an integral part of Christmas. Sure some of it is cheesy and way too corny, but I generally enjoy クリスマス 音楽 in reasonable doses. Here are some of my favorites. My all-time お気に入り clip is probalby the improbable duet between David Bowie and Bing Crosby from a 1977 クリスマス Special.

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Miscellaneous Specials & Documentaries
This is a mish-mash of some different クリスマス programming that I didn't know how to categorize otherwise. Still, you'll find some interesting (non-animated) stuff.

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The Commercials
Of course, with all that クリスマス テレビ programming there's bound to be an equal amount of holiday-themed advertising. Here are some of my favorites. I'm partial to the Hershey's Kisses commercial.

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The Parodies, Sketches & Spoofs
Because poking fun at クリスマス may be irreverant, but it can also be pretty damned funny. Here are some short clips and sketches that have some fun with Christmas.

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The Abominations
Of course, not all holiday specials are created equal. Folks have create a lot of horrible クリスマス programming over the years. I'm not about to subject myself to watching または cataloging all of them, but here are a few to get あなた started. But note that あなた have been warned - these will have あなた crying out: "oh the humanity" before too long.

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Well, that's it. 101 動画 as promised. If I missed anything good be sure to message me または add a コメント below. Merry Christmas!

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