Category Archives: 1970-1979

Jack Frost (1979) Rated TV-G

 The Groundhog tells the story of Jack Frost. Starring Buddy Hackett, Robert Morse, and Paul Frees. This is not one of the most famous Rankin/Bass films. While it is very typical of Rankin/Bass films, it’s not exactly a holiday film. … Continue reading

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Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town (1970) Rated TV-G

A mailman tells the story of how we got Santa Claus. Based on the song from 1934 by Eddie Cantor. Starring Fred Astaire, Mickey Rooney, and Keenan Wynn. This film is one that should be a tradition every year at … Continue reading

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Rudolph’s Shiny New Year (1976) Rated TV-G

Rudolph must find baby New Year before midnight on New Year’s Eve. Starring Red Skelton, Frank Gorshin, and Morey Amsterdam. This film is the continuation of Rudolph’s story. This time he is on a mission to find Happy, the baby … Continue reading

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Nestor, the Long-Eared Christmas Donkey (1977) Rated TV-G

An outcast donkey in Roman Judea finds his destiny on the way to Bethlehem. Starring Roger Miller, Brenda Vaccaro, and Paul Frees. This is one of the lesser-known Rankin/Bass productions. Although, it is one of my favorites during the holiday … Continue reading

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The Year Without a Santa Claus (1974) Rated TV-G

When a weary and tired Santa Claus thinks about canceling Christmas, Mrs. Claus and the elves set out to change his mind. Starring Shirley Booth, Mickey Rooney, and Dick Shawn. This is one of the Rankin/Bass productions that is just … Continue reading

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Robin and Marian (1976) Rated PG

Robin Hood returns from The Crusades and tries to woo Marian back. Starring Sean Connery, Audrey Hepburn, and Robert Shaw. Robin Hood and Maid Marian are hitting middle age, and the weight of the years are upon them. The script … Continue reading

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M*A*S*H (CBS) Rated TV-PG

The staff members at an Army hospital during the Korean War find laughter wherever they can. Starring Alan Alda, Loretta Swit, and Jamie Farr. This series is what it is; it’s a comedy in wartime. The jokes are there, and it’s funny, but … Continue reading

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Frosty’s Winter Wonderland (1976) Rated TV-G

Frosty comes back to visit the children, but he’s lonely, so the children make him a wife. Starring Andy Griffith, Shelley Winters, and Dennis Day. This is a wonderful sequel to Frosty the Snowman. However, it’s not the best script … Continue reading

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Scrooge (1970) Rated G

A musical retelling of Charles Dickens’ classic, A Christmas Carol. Starring Albert Finney, Edith Evans, and Kenneth More. This is the quintessential film of the classic Dickens’ tale. Finney is a joy to watch as Scrooge, who then has a change of … Continue reading

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