Tag Archives: Rankin/Bass productions

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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The Little Drummer Boy Book II (1976) Rated TV-G

The drummer boy tries to protect the bellmaker’s silver bells from the Roman soldiers. Starring Greer Garson, Zero Mostel, and David Jay. I was a little disappointed in this film. Unlike The Little Drummer Boy, which focuses on the birth … Continue reading

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