Thursday, November 24, 2016

Have an Animated Christmas

Schedule of 2016's Christmas animation TV specials.
How the Grinch Stole Christmas (NBC)
No matter how old you get or how available favorite animated TV specials of yesteryear are via DVD, there is still something magical about watching the special while it’s running live. Here is a breakdown of this year’s offering of animated holiday hits:

Friday, November 25

Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town – 8:00 p.m. ABC

One of the Rankin-Bass Productions finest stop-motion animated tales about how an orphan boy grew up to become Kris Kringle, better known as Santa Claus. Narrated by Fred Astaire, the voice cast includes Mickey Rooney and Paul Frees.

How the Grinch Stole Christmas – 8:00 p.m. NBC
This year marks the Grinch’s 50th birthday (but don’t bug him about it because he gets a little testy) and to celebrate, NBC will are all 26 minutes of the special instead of cutting it short to fit in with today’s normal running time. Written by Dr. Seuss, animated by Chuck Jones and voicing by Boris Karloff and June Foray, what’s not to like?