It is that time of year again when Christmas cartoon specials start making their appearances on the TV. Perhaps you might even be lucky enough to own some of these on DVD. The truth is that some of these holiday shows are just pure classics. They are the ones that it will not feel like Christmas until you are sitting down to watch them.

1. Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer

Who has not fallen in love with this little misfit? When it comes to Christmas cartoon specials this show is definitely not a misfit. This classic telling of the tale by everyone's favorite snowman Burl Ives is not to be missed. After leaving Christmas town due to being made fun of, Rudolph will soon meet up with more friends like Yukon Corenlius, and the Island of Misfit toys. Of course lets not forget about the Abominable snow monster. Children all of ages with will be singing along with the great songs in this show.

2. Santa Claus is Comin to Town

This story tells us about Santa Claus and the story about how he became who he is today. This is a great tale for all of the children that asks many different questions about our favorite holiday and why Santa does what he does. The story is narrated by Fred Astaire and of course features great songs that will become family favorites.

3. Frosty the Snowman

Not every Christmas cartoon special is about Santa Claus. This is the basic story of how Frosty the Snowman came to be. Children will love how the story line follows the song that they already know. Including the heading through town and stopping at the police officer, this is a sure fir favorite that will make everyone's smile a bit bigger this time of year.

4. Mickey's Christmas Carol

What would the holidays be without a telling of the Dicken's classic the Christmas carol? When you put everyone's favorite mouse into one of the main roles then you get one of the most favorite of all Christmas cartoon specials. Mickey is Bob Cratchit and his boss Scrooge played by Scrooge Mcduck of course, are off on this tale of learning to care about others and the real meaning of Christmas.

5. A Charlie Brown Christmas

The Peanuts gang is at it again in this Christmas cartoon special. Charlie Brown has to direct the holiday show and nothing seems to go right. Even Snoopy gets in on the holiday act with trying to win a light decorating contest. Will Charlie Brown find the real meaning of Christmas? This delightful tale will tell you and have you smiling at the end.

6. The Year Without a Santa Claus

This is by far my favorite of the Christmas cartoon specials. Santa Claus is feeling under the weather and decides to cancel the holiday this year. Well that will not do. Mrs Claus, Jingle, and Jangle elf has other plans and are off to prove that there is goodwill in this world. Best characters of the show are the Miser brothers. Heat and Snow Miser's song is probably one of the best in the entire show.