10 Old-School Christmas Specials That Hit Right in the Feels
I get the feeling that the holiday season won’t come fast enough for a lot of us this year. With so many things being postponed, delayed, canceled, or just forgotten we are all yearning for a taste of the familiar. And nowhere does the familiar come into play more often than during the Christmas Season.
Each year we will plan our daily lives around a 30-minute cartoon, Claymation, or musical special that takes us back to a time when there were no pandemics, political strife, or social media hatred. For those brief few moments, we can be a resident of the mythical place called Toyland. Once you pass its borders you can ne'er return again.
Many of these holiday specials do not follow the political correctness template of the year 2020. In fact, some of them are so old fashioned in their innocent presentations that it just might require explaining to some of today’s kids exactly what was going on. I mean, who in 2020 could sit by while a group of reindeer, including a reindeer coach, make fun of a deer with what amounts to a birth defect.
Nowhere in 2020 would it be okay to make fun of a boy who can't speak or a dog that has a bit of anxiety problem. No, these specials were created when America had compassion for those who needed to find their own way.
Despite the fact that once upon a time we were not as in touch with our touchy-feely side back then, the messages sent forth by most of these holiday specials still plays well in this decade and the feelings of warmth and kindness still add to the joy of the holiday season.
So, here they are in no particular order,