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Put these holiday classics on your watch list this December


Christmas is just around the corner, and it's time to get into the holiday spirit! Decorating the Christmas tree, seeing Christmas lights and baking Christmas cookies are all part of the holiday season. Another Christmas activity is watching holiday specials. The best part is you can find full versions of these movies on YouTube for free, so be sure to check out these holiday classics this December!   

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (1964)

Rudolph is born with a red nose. His parents take care to hide his nose so no one will know it glows. However, when Rudolph is playing with another reindeer, he accidentally reveals his red nose. As a result, the other reindeer mock and laugh at him. Later, Rudolph meets an elf named Hermey. Both feeling like outcasts, Rudolph and Hermey run away together. On his journey, Rudolph must learn to accept himself for who he is. 

A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965) 

As Christmas is approaching, Charlie Brown feels depressed. To cheer him up, Lucy invites him to be the director of their Christmas play. Charlie Brown leaps into his new role. However, after he picks a small tree for the play, the other kids make fun of him, leaving him to wonder what the real meaning of Christmas is. Will Charlie Brown and the other kids finally understand what Christmas is truly about? 

How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (1966)  

The Grinch hates Christmas. However, the Whos, who live in the town beneath the Grinch, love Christmas. Sickened by them, the Grinch hatches a plan to wreck their Christmas. He dresses up as Santa Claus, using his dog Max as his reindeer. He then goes from house to house, taking presents, decorations and food. Will the Grinch's plan to ruin Christmas work? 

Frosty the Snowman (1969) 

A magician, Professor Hinkle, tries to showcase his magic tricks to a group of school kids. But, his magic hat doesn't work, causing him to abandon it. Later, the kids build a snowman, naming him Frosty. Karen puts the hat on Frosty, and Frosty comes to life! However, Professor Hinkle snatches it off Frosty, wanting it back. The kids put the hat back on Frosty later. But, as the temperature rises, Frosty begins to melt. Frosty and Karen head to the North Pole where he will stay frozen. However, Professor Hinkle follows them to get his hat back. Frosty must get to the North Pole before he melts and get Karen back home before she freezes-all while avoiding Professor Hinkle! 

Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town (1970) 

A baby is born, but abandoned. The Kringle family takes the baby in, naming him Kris Kringle. As Kris grows up, they teach him everything they know about their occupation, which is toymaking. Once Kris is an adult, he begins to take toys to another town for kids to play with. However, the town leader-the Burgermeister-has banned toys from the town. Kris must then find creative ways to take toys to the kids. As he does this, he becomes Santa Claus! 


by Katherine Brown | 12/1/2020