Of course, the wealth of Christmas cartoons runs so much deeper than that. In the early ‘80s, especially, it seemed like there were five new ones every year!
These were the halcyon days of television Christmas specials. It wasn’t just that, so many were produced, but also that the major networks gladly ran them in prime time. In fact, there were years when multiple networks competed for young eyeballs by programming different cartoon Christmas specials against each other. When’s the last time we’ve seen that happen?. Read more >