December 31, 2022

ACTION MAN (1995)

 

ACTION MAN (1995)
(Syndication, September 23, 1995-March 30, 1996)
 
DiC Productions L.P., Hasbro

 

 

MAIN CAST:
Mark Griffin – Action Man/Matthew Exler
Dale Wilson – Action 2/Knuck Williams
Joely Collins – Action 3/Natalie Poole
Richard Cox – Jacques
Iris Quinn – Vira
Garry Chalk – Action Command/Secretary General Norris
Rolf Leenders – Doctor X/Dorian Exler

  

1964 saw the debut of the original G.I. Joe action figure from Hasbro. The figure was a 12-inch mannequin-like doll with multiple points of articulation made to represent the four branches of the American military (for more on that figure, check out the entry for G.I. Joe: Sigma 6). That same year, Hal Belton, Sales Director for Hasbro’s United Kingdom licensee Palitoy, returned from the United States with one of the action figures for his grandson. Seeing how well he liked it, Belton proposed to his company the idea of importing the concept over there. General Manager Miles Fletcher and Production Director Brian Wybrow met with Hasbro during 1965’s New York Toy Fair and acquired samples to conduct some market research; which included giving some to employees to take him to their children to test. Like Hasbro before them, Palitoy alleviated concerns over boys playing with “dolls” by banning the word when discussing it in favor of the newly-coined phrase “action figure”. Confident enough to move forward, a licensing deal was struck with Hasbro and the new name Action Man was chosen.



Action Man launched in 1966 and was like G.I. Joe in everything but name, complete with additional uniforms and accessories that could be purchased to dress up each figure. They proved a hit, with Palitoy unable to keep up with the demand at first and being forced to import Canadian Joes to cover their shortfalls. Much as Joe was moving away from its militaristic roots due to fallout from the Vietnam War, Action Man began his own move towards decidedly more British themes in 1970 by including adventurers and sportsmen. To distinguish it from its American counterpart, Palitoy included a wider array of uniform options and also began making changes to the figure itself throughout the 70s. They introduced flocked hair, conceived by Director of Design Bill Pugh, and hands that could better hold accessories and items, based on chief designer Bob Brechin’s own hand; both of which soon made their way over to Joe (the latter better known as “kung-fu grip”). Action Man would adopt Joe’s new “eagle eye” mechanic, which allowed the eyes to be moved back and forth. As they needed to replace their aging molds, an entirely new body was created for Action Man in 1978; doing away with any metal parts for safety and giving him a more muscular physique. Two more additions followed: new talking figures were made, upgrading the ones from the late 60s, and a “sharpshooter” head could pivot upwards for a realistic shooting position (sharpshooter was also applied to an attachment that could allow the soccer version of Action Man to realistically kick the ball). It was awarded the prestigious “Toy of the Decade” by the National Association of Toy Retailers.



As was the case overseas, toy production in the 80s began to favor the 3.75-inch size for figures for their cheaper production and greater allowance for accessories, vehicles and playsets that would prove too expensive and unwieldly at the original scale. They launched a new toyline in 1982 called Action Force, which were smaller scale versions of the earlier Action Man figures with an adapted Star Wars Death Star playset (Kenner, who produced the Star Wars toys, was also owned by Palitoy’s owner General Mills at this time, and Palitoy had the distribution rights for Star Wars toys in the UK). The new toys proved a hit and a storyline was conceived about the good guys—strike team SAS, infantry backbone Z Force, nautical operations Q Force and the eyes and ears Space Force—fighting against a terrorist foe, The Red Shadows (similarly to the Joes vs. Cobra storyline of their American counterparts). General Mills, looking to cut costs, opted to end the original Action Man line in 1984 as Action Force was cheaper to make and didn’t require paying Hasbro a licensing fee. Ironically, the Action Force line would end up becoming nothing more than an avenue to re-release G.I. Joe toys under both names.



By 1991, Hasbro had come to own Palitoy through a series of acquisitions, and as the Joe line had experienced its own resurgence, they decided to try and see if Action Man could have the same. In 1992, four new figures were released under the Action Man name; however, they were just repackaged Joe Hall of Fame figures. The following year, an all-new line with an all-new backstory was released, moving away from the realistic military motif it had originated with into more fantasy-oriented action and adventure with an extreme sports slant (like rollerblading and bungee jumping). The new Action Man was in a battle against the deadly Dr. X and his minions, such as No-Face and Professor Gangrene. The new line moved away from the accessory-heavy model of the earlier lines and came with increasingly permanent outfits and a set amount of included weaponry with each figure. The only thing retained from the original was the battle scar on his cheek; an innovation from the original Joe figures to allow them to trademark the head design.

Action Man.


Hasbro had previously tried to take another page out of the Joe playbook by commissioning the production of an animated pilot through DiC Productions in 1986. However, there was little interest in it. But now that the line was back, and with its 30th anniversary on the horizon, Hasbro and DiC revisited the idea with a new animated series centered on the storyline for the new toys developed by Bob Forward and Phil Harnage, and distributed by Bohbot Entertainment.

Dr. X.


Action Man was Matthew Exler (Mark Griffin), an orphan adopted by esteemed rocket scientist and wealthy inventor Dr. Alfred Exler. He and his older stepbrother, Dorian (Rolf Leenders), were both geniuses and science prodigies. However, Dorian was a born psychopath and set a fire that killed their parents. While Matthew was sent off to the finest European boarding schools, Dorian used his inherited wealth to set up his own para-military terrorist organization, The Council of Doom, staffed by mercenaries called “Skullmen”, after the skull design on their face shields. He proceeded to eliminate all records of Dorian and became the mysterious Dr. X.

The untrustworthy Ursula.


Matthew, tormented by the guilt of the belief that he was the cause of their parents’ deaths, sought inner peace with a bizarre cult he discovered called the Akesh Maharishis in the Himalayas. Over three years he studied their ways of physical conditioning, survival techniques, martial arts, yoga and meditation. By excelling in his training, he earned the coveted “A.M.” tattoo of the cult. His mediation also led him to the realization that it was his brother, not him, responsible for their parents’ deaths and set out to bring his brother to justice. He infiltrated his organization in order to bring it down from within. Complications arose when he fell for one of his fellow recruits, Ursula. However, he was forced to blow his cover to save the lives of the peace-keeping Action Team during an encounter.


Captured by X and his legions.


A combination of a concussion and Dr. X’s psychotropic drugs robbed Matthew of his memory. Learning of Matthews intents and condition, Dr. X had all trace of Matthew erased from the records in order to keep him from ever recovering his memory and threatening his plans. Seeing some value in Matthew, he’s convinced to join Action Team under the codename “Action Man” to help them stop Dr. X’s plans in return for their help in restoring his memories.

The Action Team: Jacques, Natalie, R.A.I.D., Knuck and Action Man.


Most of this backstory never made it to the screen and only existed in the show’s bible. The parts of it that did were brought about by a flash of memory Action Man would receive whenever he faced certain events or encountered certain people, like Ursula. Newly created for the show was Action Man’s team, comprised of the gymnastic Natalie, callsign Action 3 (Joely Collins); brawler and bomb expert Knuck (Dale Wilson), callsign Action 2; Jacques (Richard Cox), a genius in a technologically advanced wheelchair; and Secretary General Norris (Garry Chalk), callsign Action Command, a member of the World Security Council and their direct overseer. Additionally, they had a dog named R.A.I.D. (Randomly Acquired Intelligent Dog), who was once under Dr. X’s control. On top of their natural skills, the Action Team was equipped with a variety of gadgetry to help them best their foes and get out of tight scrapes. In a stock launch sequence, they all slid down into the waiting Jet Xtreme and took off from the orbiting Space Station Xtreme towards whatever emergency they faced.

Professor Gangrene.


Along with Dr. X and his army of Skullmen, there was Professor Gangrene (David Hay). He was a master scientist whose name came from the fact he was infected by so many diseases. Ursula, despite having affections for Action Man, was loyal to Dr. X and continually used their past to lure him into traps. She was a deadly hand-to-hand fighter and an expert marksman.

Jet Xtreme departing the space station.


Action Man debuted on September 23, 1995 in syndication as part of Bohbot’s Amazin’ Adventures programming block. Interestingly enough, the series wasn’t allowed to air in Action Man’s native UK due to laws forbidding the airing of shows based on toys (shows that eventually got toys were fine). The series was written by Forward, Harnage, Greg Johnson, Michael A. Medlock, Jess Winfield, Bruce Shelly, Reed Shelly, Wendy Reardon, Jules Dennis, Gildart Jackson, Jeff Kwitny, Brooks Wachtel, Michael O’Mahony and Kim Rawl, with Forward and Harnage serving as story editors. Character designs were handled by James Cross, Rob Davies and Louie Escauriaga, with music composed by Stephen C. Marston. Point Animation provided the animation.

Live-action Action Man talking into his wrist communicator.


Each episode featured three live-action sequences filed at Universal Studios Hollywood and Florida, making full use of their stunt show sets. The first would be a cold open featuring Action Man (also Griffin) on an unrelated mission from the main story, tussling with Skullmen and foiling Dr. X’s (also Leenders) plans. At the end of an episode, Action Man would slip on a virtual reality suit and helmet and strap into a computer named Vira (Iris Quinn) to analyze an unlocked memory. The sequence was all stock footage and Action Man spoke in voiceover. Finally, Action Man would appear to speak directly to the audience to deliver a pro-social message about things like recycling, exercising and making mistakes. These segments were written by Diane M. Fresco and Julie Fuller. Jeff Pruitt served as both their director and stunt coordinator.

Action Man in Vira examining his latest memory.


Action Man only lasted a single season of 26 episodes (although, many places declare it was broken up into two seasons of 13-episodes each), continuing on in reruns through 1998. Had the series continued, there were plans to pick things up with Action Team being disbanded now that Dr. X was seemingly defeated. Action Man would’ve done some adventuring where he would meet Sir Arthur Strong who had some knowledge of his parents and past. A crossover with G.I. Joe Night Force would have occurred (which later happened in 2004 as a Toys ‘R’ Us-exclusive action figure 6-pack), and Action Team would have been eventually reassembled with the addition of new characters. Instead, an all-new Action Man CGI cartoon was released in 2000 with a new version of the titular hero.

Natalie and Action Man's cameos in Revolutionaries #7.


Knuck and Natalie received their own action figures as part of the Action Man toyline; Knuck’s having a different body type than the rest of the line with a punching action and Natalie being given shorter hair to allow for full neck movement and a kicking action. Natalie was given a second 3.75” figure in 2010 by the G.I. Joe Collector’s Club during GIJoeCon. That same year, she would appear as a member of Action Force in Fun Publication’s G.I. Joe Versus Cobra #3In 2017, she and Action Man made a cameo appearance in IDW Publishing’s Revolutionaries #7 as part of  “Team Extreme”, the name taken from the 2000 Action Man cartoon.

Action Man complete series DVD.


In the UK, 14 VHS tapes containing 2-3 episodes each were released by Abbey Home Entertainment, and later Just Entertainment, between 1996 and 2004. Abbey would also release six DVDs between 2002 and 2005, with two more from Prism Leisure between 2005 and 2006. They contained a mix of new and previously-released episodes out of order. In the United States, Lions Gate Home Entertainment and Trimark Home Video released two VHS tapes with 2 episodes, each in 2001. All four episodes were combined onto the DVD Secret of Action Man, which released on the same day as the VHS that shared its name. In 2003, Sterling Entertainment released the DVD Action Man: Space Wars, which re-released the episodes “Skynap” and “Space Wars” along with two new ones. Neither DVD featured the live-action segments. In 2015, Mill Creek Entertainment released the complete series to DVD as part of their “Retro TV Toons” series. This was the first time every episode had been put onto DVD.

       

EPISODE GUIDE (NOTE: Some sources vary between it being one or two seasons):
“Explosive Situation” (9/23/95) – Action Man is lured into Dr. X’s trap by Ursula with the threat of a nuclear bomb.
Live Mission: Cut off Dr. X’s fuel supply in the North Sea.
 
“Fountain of Youth” (9/30/95) – Dr. X captures a group of scientists to make use of their regenerative extract herb and get a fortune in the resulting youth serum.
Live Mission: Invade Dr. X’s New York City headquarters.
 
“Cybersoldier” (10/7/95) – A KGB android Dr. X sends under the guise of Action Man’s old friend seemingly kills him in the encounter.
Live Mission: Contain radioactive waste in Madagascar.
 
“You Can’t Go Home Again” (10/14/95) – While trying to uncover some old memories, Action Man and Natalie must free a village being held hostage by Dr. X and save the Xtreme Station.
Live Mission: Disable Megamind Computer in Sri Lanka.
 
“Ancient History” (10/21/95) – Natalie’s uncle seems to be in charge of the team of miners excavating for Dr. X.
Live Mission: Destroy a weapons factory in Alice Springs, Australia.
 
“The Red Plague” (10/28/95) – Dr. X steals a beaker of a deadly virus and kidnaps the scientist that developed its cure.
Live Mission: Cut off Dr. X’s arms supply in Edinburgh, Scotland.
 
“Peril at Perigee” (11/4/95) – Dr. X hijacks a stealth bomber and plans to launch its payload from the European Space Agency base with Jacques as a hostage.
Live Mission: Liberate Quark Plate in the Cayman Islands.
 
“Rogue Moons” (11/11/95) – Action Man braves the Gobi Desert to stop Dr. X’s rogue moon launcher aimed at Earth’s cities.
Live Mission: Intercept arms shipment in Morocco, North Africa.
 
“Hands Down” (11/18/95) – Dr. X kidnaps and brainwashes an ambassador to set up Action Team, resulting in Knuck and Natalie being arrested.
Live Mission: Secure a dam in La Paz, Bolivia.
 
“We Come in Peace” (11/25/95) – Dr. X uses a stolen anti-gravity device to fake an alien attack on Earth.
Live Mission: Disable a sub station in New Orleans.
 
“R.A.I.D.” (12/2/95) – Dr. X sends a dog after Action Man, but Jacques ends up adopting him and using him to thwart X’s next scheme.
Live Mission: Disable Dr. X’s signal in Boston.
 
“Skynap” (12/9/95) – Dr. X takes the Jet Xtreme and Norris to the Action Space Station where he plans to start a major world war.
Live Mission: Secure an experimental serum in Barcelona, Spain.
 
“The Outside Edge” (12/16/95) – Dr. X manages to frame Norris for corruption and get Action Team disbanded.
Live Mission: Destroy weapon stockpile in Los Angeles.
 
“The X Factor” (1/6/96) – Gangrene plans to unleash his X-Vitamin steroid into the city’s water supply.
Live Mission: Clear a blockage in Lake Ontario, Canada.
 
“Ice Age” (1/13/96) – Dr. X steals a device and enough plutonium to eliminate the world’s oceans.
Live Mission: Destroy Dr. X’s new base in the Greek Islands.
 
“Soul of Evil” (1/20/96) – Ursula begs for Action Man’s help as Dr. X targets her with an assassin that shares Action Man’s voice and tattoo.
Live Mission: Destroy a toxic dump in Alaska.
 
“Déjà Vu” (1/27/96) – Dr. X’s plans to kidnap the G7 leaders feels unsettlingly familiar to Action Man.
Live Mission: Escape from a prison and expose Dr. X’s plans in Hawaii.
 
“Satellite Down” (2/3/96) – An important satellite crashes down amongst a hidden Arctic civilization.
Live Mission: Disable a warhead in Moscow, Russia.
 
“Space Walk” (2/10/96) – Dr. X takes control of a space shuttle with two of the world’s richest men on board.
Live Mission: Secure an armory in Cherbourg, France.
 
“The Most Dangerous Prey” (2/17/96) – The Action Team must survive against Dr. X and his Overseer robot after Jet Extreme is shot down and they’re all injured in the crash.
Live Mission: Secure top-secret files in Palermo, Sicily.
 
“Points of Danger” (2/24/96) – The Action Team must protect a special fish from falling into the hands of Dr. X who wants to use its to make a mind control gas.
Live Mission: Retrieve detonators in Marseilles, France.
 
“Crack of Doom” (3/2/96) – Dr. X saves an isolated island tribe from a volcano, earning their trust so he can turn them against the Action Team and the World Security Council.
Live Mission: Escape from a prison and disable Dr. X’s alarm in Vienna, Austria.
 
“Space Wars” (3/9/96) – Dr. X distracts the Action Team so he can steal and arm a space shuttle to take over an abandoned space station.
Live Mission: Destroy a warehouse in Birmingham, England.
 
“Past Performance” (3/16/96) – Dr. X steals a decryption computer in order to crack the codes to launch missiles at strategic targets.
Live Mission: Destroy Dr. X’s unmanned helicopter on the island of Crete.
 
“A Time for Action: Part 1” (3/23/96) – The Action Team manage to stop Dr. X’s theft of a gold shipment, however one of his robots manages to get past them and snatches the gold anyway.
Live Mission: Rescue a prisoner from a warehouse and escape.
 
“A Time for Action: Part 2” (3/30/96) – Jacques is forced to abandon his team in an inhospitable environment when Dr. X takes his father and Norris hostage.
Live Mission: Destroy a climate-manipulation device in the Bahamas.

December 24, 2022

HOLIDAY EPISODES & SPECIALS



Happy Holidays, Saturday fans! Much as we did for Halloween, this year we decided to give you all the gift of Christmas-themed episodes and specials from some of your Saturday favorites. So, sit back, unwrap your gift, and enjoy all the holiday goodness!

What are your favorite Holiday specials and episodes? Let us know in the comments, on Facebook, or on Twitter @SatMForever.


101 Dalmatians: The Series


“A Christmas Cruella”
The puppies live through their own version of Dickens’ A Christmas Carol.


Ace Ventura: Pet Detective


“The Reindeer Hunter”
Santa hires Ace to find his reindeer on Christmas Eve.


The Adventures of Raggedy Ann and Andy


"The Christmas Adventure"
Ann and Andy try to help find Santa's stolen sleigh in order to save Christmas.


All Grown Up!


“The Finster Who Stole Christmas”
Chuckie’s desire to make this Christmas more memorable ends up going too well as he mistakenly steals a tree to replace his father’s lame one that the whole town is searching for.


Alvin and the Chipmunks


“A Chipmunk Christmas”
Alvin gives the harmonica Dave gave him to a sick boy to make him feel better, and his plans to secretly replace it are accelerated when Carnegie Hall wants him to play it on Christmas Eve.



“Santa Harry”
Uncle Harry, disguised as Santa, plans to replace the Chipmunks with robots in order to make a fortune.



“Merry Christmas, Mr. Carroll”
The Ghosts of Christmas come to Alvin to get him to stop being so selfish on Christmas.


Amphibia


"Froggy Little Christmas"
Anne is determined to give her mother the Christmas parade float she always wanted just as Andrias decides to take a personal hand in his next attack.

Angelina Ballerina


"The Gift"
Seeing the Pinkpaws twins' expensive gift for Miss Lily has Angelina doubting her own homemade one and she decides to take on a number of jobs to earn money for an expensive hat.


"The Show Must Go On/Christmas in Mouseland"
Upset that her rival got the part she wanted in the Cinderella play, Angelina quits and the show falls apart soon after--and the Queen is expected to attend!

Angelina Ballerina: The Next Steps


"Angelina's Holiday Treats"
Angelina and Marco eat too many sweets before they're expected to perform in a holiday showcase.



Animaniacs


“’Twas the Day Before Christmas”
The Warners act out their interpretation of Clement Moore's "A Visit from St. Nicholas" as Slappy reads it to Skippy.



“Jingle Boo”
Colin can't seem to convince everyone else that the store's Santa is actually a giant chicken.



“The Great Wakkorotti: The Holiday Concert”
Wakko belches to the tune of Jingle Bells.



“A Christmas Plotz”
The Warners play the ghosts to Plotz’s Scrooge.



“Little Drummer Warners”
A retelling of the birth of Jesus featuring the Warners.



“The 12 Days of Christmas”
Little Bluebird sings The 12 Days of Christmas—and all the gifts end up being turtledoves.



“Noel”
The Warners sing Noel.



“The Christmas Tree”
Slappy’s tree ends up being relocated to Rockefeller Center.


Apple and Onion


"Christmas Spirit"
Apple and Onion take a job as mall Santas in order to earn money for their presents, but they'll only get paid if they get more kids to visit them over their competition.


Archie's Weird Mysteries


"The Christmas Phantom"
Archie ends up trapped in a department store with a monster.


Back at the Barnyard


“It’s an Udderful Life!”
Otis convinces Donner and Blitzen to visit the barnyard, but when Santa gets sick as a result the animals must finish his deliveries for him.


Back to the Future


"A Dickens of a Christmas"
Doc takes everyone to 1800s London to celebrate a "Dickens" Christmas and the key to the DeLorean ends up stolen by a pickpocket.


Batman: The Animated Series


“Christmas with the Joker”
Joker escapes Arkham and challenges Batman and Robin to find him and free his hostages: Gordon, Bullock and Summer Gleason.


“Holiday Knights”
The Gotham holidays sure are busy as Ivy and Harley kidnap Bruce for his credit cards; Batgirl encounters Clayface; and Batman and Robin must stop the Joker.


Ben 10 (2005)


“Merry Christmas”
The Tennysons come across a Christmas Village in the middle of the desert and visiting it results in Max being recruited as Santa Claus—permanently.


Big Bad Beetleborgs


“Christmas Bells and Phantom’s Spells”
Flabber’s Christmas decorating is put on hold when the Magnavors go around stealing gifts and decorations from around town.


Big City Greens

"Green Christmas"
Worried he's not on Santa's "Nice" list, Cricket sets out to do as many good deeds as possible.



"Chibi Tiny Tales: Christmas Crashers"
Cricket, Alice and Tilly must finish Satna's deliveries after Cricket and Alice capture him and lose the key to his cage.


"Random Rings: Santa Calls Cricket"
When Santa butt-dials Cricket, he enlists his help in trying to break Ebenezer Scrooge's curse on the holidays in exchange for being put on the "Nice" list.



"Random Rings: Cricket Pranks Chandler"
Cricket calls Chandler Kinney of ZOMBIES 2 pretending he's Santa who has put her on the "Naughty" list.


"Random Rings: Tilly Tests Trevor"
Tilly tests ZOMBIES 2's Trevor Tordjman for the role of Santa in her movie, but Alice has some notes for him.



"Chibi Tiny Tales: Christmas Marathon"
The Greens and Remy (with an unwanted appearance by Chip) all compete in a wintry triathlon. 


"Broken Karaoke: Santa Gave My Grandson Coal for Christmas"
Alice relays to Cricket and Tilly about the time she confronted Santa at the North Pole after he gave Cricket a lump of coal for Christmas.


"Virtually Christmas"
When Cricket gets snowed in at Remy's he convinces his family to do their holiday traditions together in a VR game...unfortunately, he doesn't realize how violent the game can really become.


"Shortsmas with Big City Greens"
When Bill's attempt at a holiday light display goes off predictably...bad, Cricket, Tilly and Remy enact "Plan B": showing off a collection of Christmas-themed shorts.


Big Hero 6: The Series



"The Present"
Hiro, Baymax and Fred go around town trying to retrieve the present Fred loses when he accidentally takes Hiro's backpack.


Big Wolf on Campus


"Anti-Claus is Coming to Town"
Tommy and his friends must help keep a Santa impersonator from ruining Christmas.


Biker Mice from Mars


“Chill Zone”
Limburger plans to steal the Earth’s water using a giant snow sucker.


Blaze and the Monster Machines


“Monster Machine Christmas”
Blaze and AJ help Santa get ready for his deliveries, but Crusher accidentally sends the presents flying far away when searching for his own.


"A Blazing Amazing Christmas"
AJ and Blaze try to help Crusher do enough good deeds to earn him a Christmas present from Santa.


"Monster Machine Christmas Extravaganza"
The town celebrates the holidays with performances, ice skating, and blazingly-fast tree decorating. /  Crusher helps Blaze save Santa's sack from falling off a cliff and Blaze serves as Santa's sleigh.


Bobby’s World


“Miracle on 34th Street & Rural Route 1”
Christmas with the family teaches Bobby the true meaning of the holiday.


Bump in the Night



“’Twas the Night Before Bumpy”
Bumpy enlists Squishy’s aid in heading to the North Pole to steal  Santa’s sack of presents.


Bunk'd


"How the Griff Stole Christmas"
While the rest of the camp is involved in making gifts for underprivileged children, Griff acts out and actively destroys some of them.


"Summer Winter Wonderland"
Cold weather in July inspires Lou to hold an early Christmas celebration at the camp, however not every camper is finding the holiday spirit as easily as he is.


Bunsen is a Beast


“Bunsen Saves Christmas”
When Amanda ends up on Santa’s "Naughty" list, she stuffs him in a gift box and steals all the toys.


Buzz Lightyear of Star Command


“Holiday Time”
Zurg steals a device from Santa and now Star Command must help him make his deliveries to save the holiday.


Camp Candy


“Christmas in July”
The campers try to fend off a heatwave by make-believing it’s Christmas while also having to teach Vanessa about the Christmas spirit.


The Casagrandes


"A Very Casagrandes Christmas"
The final night of Las Posados doesn't go quite as planned as the Casagrande's friends and neighbors all come by for various reasons, and Arturo gets locked in the store while buying ingredients to make them food.


Casper


“A Christmas Peril”
The Ghostly Trio fill in for the Ghosts of Christmas.  


“Ms. Banshee’s Holiday Hits”
Ms. Banshee screeches the holiday classics.


“Fright Before Christmas”
Kat and Casper must prevent the Ghostly Trio from spooking Santa when he arrives or else they won't get any presents.


ChalkZone


“When Santas Collide”
Angry he didn’t get the present he wanted, Rudy goes to spend the holidays in the ChalkZone and almost ends up accidentally ending Christmas there.


City Guys


"The Gift of Friendship"
The gang comes together to help Al’s family when his father loses his job.


"Miracle on 134th Street and Lexington Avenue"
While the gang throws a Christmas party for residents of the community center, Chris and Dawn attempt to bring a family back together.


"Party Like It's 1999"
Unable to get to Times Square for New Years, the gang heads to the school roof to watch the fireworks and reminisce about the past year.


Coop & Cami Ask the World



"Would You Wrather Get a Moose Angry?"
Jenna decorates for Christmas to recapture the feeling from when her husband was alive; Cami and Minty compete to raise the most holiday donations; Coop and Fred try to scare Ollie into behaving for the holidays by inventing Kramplemoose, a moose that punishes bad kids.



"Would You Wrather Lose Your Presents?"
Convinced her kids don't know the real meaning of Christmas after finding out they tried to find out what she got them, Jenna decides there will be no presents given this year.


Craig of the Creek


"Locked Out Cold"
On their way to meet up with the rest of the family, Craig, his sister and father get locked out of the house and must find someone with their spare car keys.


Cro


"It's Snow Problem"
Cro devises a new invention to help the mammoths gather wood for their annual hot tub soak during an extremely cold winter.


Darkwing Duck


“It’s a Wonderful Leaf”
Bushroot decides to ruin Christmas by taking over all the Christmas trees in town.


Digimon: Digital Monsters


“A Very Digi Christmas”
Control sprites and rampaging digimon spoil the DigiDestined’s holiday celebration.



Doc McStuffins



“A Very McStuffins Christmas”
Doc and her friends head to the North Pole to get a part to fix a toy broken by an elf, but Stuffy ends up separated from the group and needs Lambie and Chilly to save him.


“The Doc McStuffins Christmas Special”
Doc and the Pet Rescue Team set out to deliver all the Christmas presents when Santa disappears.


Doug/Disney’s Doug


“Doug’s Christmas Story”
Porkchop is accused of attacking Beebe and Doug has to prove his innocence before he’s sent away.


“Doug’s Secret Christmas”
With the new baby on the way Doug’s family is too busy to celebrate Christmas, so he and Porkchop have their own private celebration in his room.


DuckTales (2017)



“Last Christmas!”
Scrooge avoids holiday stress by traveling to the past with a trio of ghosts and crashing history’s greatest Christmas parties.


"How Santa Stole Christmas!"
Scrooge has to put aside his long-standing feud with Santa in order to help deliver presents when Santa hurts his leg.



The Dukes


“A Dickens of a Christmas”
Boss attempts to break the rules and continue the race on Christmas, sending him into his own A Christmas Carol.


Dumb and Dumber: The Animated Series


"Santa Klutz"
Harry takes a job as a store Santa, leading Lloyd to believe he's the real thing.


Earthworm Jim


“For Whom the Jingle Bell Tolls”
Queen Slug-For-A-Butt attempts to brainwash Santa Claus.


Eek! The Cat


“It’s a Wonderful 9 Lives”
Eek attempts to deliver a present that Santa lost.


“It’s a Very Merry Eek’s-Mas”
Eek takes Sharky to Santa to get him reunited with his family, but they end up helping Santa instead when his elves and reindeer go on strike.


Elena of Avalor



“Navidad”
Elena and her friends attempt to celebrate the holidays together, but a series of mishaps leads Elena to having to remind them what the holidays are supposed to be about.


“Snow Place Like Home”
Elena’s plans for spending a quiet and peaceful Navidad at home is threatened by a freak snowstorm.


"Festival of Lights"
Elena and her family rescue a royal family in peril who then teach them about their holiday of Hanukkah.


Fat Albert Christmas Special



The Cosby Kids offer to help out a needy family that show up at their clubhouse, but the junkyard’s owner has other ideas.


Flint the Time Detective



“Cavemen’s Christmas”
Travelling to ancient France leads the time detectives to help a young girl find her missing mother.


Flying Rhino Junior High


"Phantom Christmas"
When Earl refuses the Christmas spirit, Ratticus confronts him as The Phantom and forces him to relive all the chaos he’s caused at the school.


Freakazoid!



“In Arms Way”
Freakazoid’s Christmas shopping is put on hold to stop Arms Akimbo.


Free Willy: The Series


"Yuletide and Red Tide"
The Machine sends Jesse a jet-ski for Christmas that's full of red tide and infects the waters when Jesse uses it.



Gadget and the Gadgetinis



“Santa Claw”
Gadget and his allies have to head to the North Pole to rescue Santa from Dr. Claw.


Gadget Boy & Heather/Gadget Boy's Adventures in History


"A Gadget Boy Christmas Around the World"
Spyda wants to destroy Christmas, so she goes back in time and kidnaps various historical figures tied to the holiday.


Garfield and Friends


“Heatwave Holiday”
Beating the heat with cold thoughts ends up spreading throughout the town.



"A Garfield Christmas Special"
Garfield, Jon and Odie head to the Arbuckle farm to spend Christmas with the family.


The Ghost and Molly McGee


"Festival of Lights"
The McGees spend their first Hanukkah with the Stein-Torres family as a blackout hits Brighton.



"Saving Christmas"
Molly takes inspiration from A Christmas Carol to try and get Mr. Davenport in the holiday spirit and save the town's Christmas celebration.


"Broken Karaoke: We Wish You a Scary Christmas"
Scratch sings about haunting people during the holiday season.

Go Jetters


"The North Pole, Arctic Ocean (Christmas Special)"
Th Go Jetters head to the North Pole on Christmas Eve where they discover Glitch has "borrowed" Santa's sleigh.


Goof Troop



“Have Yourself a Goofy Little Christmas”
Sick of Goofy blowing up his house every year, Pete takes his family away to Asperin, Colorado for the holidays.


Heathcliff (1984)



“Christmas Memories”
The Catillac Cats reminisce about how they all met while throwing Leroy a birthday party.


“North Pole Cat”
Heathcliff and Spike head to the North Pole to bring returned letters back to Santa.


Hey Vern, It's Ernest!


"Hey Vern, It's Holidays" 
Ernest sets the world record for celebrating all the major holidays in one day.


Histeria!


“The American Revolution (Part 1)”
George Washington and his troops cross the Delaware River to surprise the Red Coats on Christmas.


Hotel Transylvania: The Series


"The Fright Before Creepmas"
Mavis tries to get Krampus to fix a 1,000-year-old mistake so that Lydia will let everyone enjoy a family Creepmas.


"A Year Without Creepmas"
When Mavis accidentally causes Krampus to take a vacation, she must team-up with Santa to save Creepmas.


House of Mouse


“Pete’s Christmas Caper”
Peter volunteers to play Santa at the party in order to steal all the gifts.


“Clarabelle’s Christmas List”
Clarabelle gets her hands on Santa’s list and adds anyone who tires to look at it to the “naughty” side.



“Mickey’s Magical Christmas: Snowed in at the House of Mouse”
The staff tries to get Donald into the Christmas spirit while they’re stuck at the club.


Inspector Gadget (1983)



“Inspector Gadget Saves Christmas”
Dr. Claw takes over Santa’s workshop and has the elves make defective toys.


It's Pony


"Bramley Holiday"
The Bramley's must find a way to spend the holidays with Grandma Ruth without having t leave anyone (or anypony) behind.


It’s Punky Brewster!



“Christmas in July”
A trip to Santa’s workshop leads to an accident that causes it to snow around the world.


Jake and the Neverland Pirates


"It's a Winter Never Land!"
Captain Hook steals the holiday tree and the presents the pirate kids planned to give to their Never Land friends for Winter Treasure Day.


"Captain Scrooge"
Captain Hook is taken on a journey through time by a ghostly pirate to learn how to share his treasure. 


Jackie Chan Adventures



“A Jolly J-Team Xmas”
The J-Team has to save Christmas when Wong attempts to steal Santa Claus’ chi.


Justice League Action


"Party Animal"
Green Arrow's ambitions of throwing the perfect Christmas party are dashed when Plastic Man brings a tranquilized Solomon Grundy to the party. 


Kuu Kuu Harajuku


"Tinselfest"
A decorating mishap as a child causes Nofun to seek to destroy the Tinselfest celebration.


LazyTown


“The Holiday Spirit”
Robbie accidentally knocks Santa out of the sky and all the presents land on Stingy’s house.


Life with Louie


“A Christmas Surprise for Mrs. Stillman”
Louie and his dad take it upon themselves to bring Christmas cheer to a woman that seemingly has none.


“Family Portrait”
Learning one of his friends is an orphan, Louie invites him to his house for Christmas.


Lilo & Stitch: The Series



“Topper: Experiment 025”
Stitch steals all of the town’s Christmas presents in order to find an experiment pod.


The Lion Guard


"Timon and Pumbaa's Christmas"
The Lion Guard calls on the various animals in the land to help them prepare a Christmas surprise for Timon and Pumbaa.


The Loud House


"11 Louds a Leapin'"
As the Louds prepare for Christmas, Lincoln and Clyde try to get Lincoln's sled back from Mr. Grouse's yard and learn a few things about their grumpy neighbor. 


"Season's Cheating"
Lincoln spends so much time attempting to rig the family gift swap in his favor that he forgets to get a gift for the sister whose name he drew.


"A Flipmas Carol"
After Flip takes advantage of all the last-minute holiday shoppers, three sets of ghosts visit him that night to help him change his ways.


Madeline/The New Adventures of Madeline


"Madeline at the North Pole"
A trip to the North Pole leads the girls to help Santa prepare for Christmas when all the elves end up sick.

The Magic School Bus


"Holiday Special"
When Arnold accidentally recycles Wanda’s toy soldier, she angrily wishes recycling was never invented and Miss Fizzle decides to grant that wish.


Martin Mystery



“Eternal Christmas”
A lonely man gets his wish for eternal Christmas when he smashes a snow globe, which Martin and his friends must restore before they’re trapped forever.


“All I Want for Xmas”
Martin and Diana attend a Christmas party at the Center, but a villainous elf plans to ruin Christmas by twisting everyone’s Christmas wishes.



The Mask: The Animated Series


“Santa Mask”
Kablamus, Walter and the mutants disguise themselves as Santa to commit crimes.


Masked Rider


“Ferbus’ First Christmas”
Dex is homesick as the Stewarts prepare for Christmas, while Nefaria plants Maggots in their house to capture Santa Claus.



Max & Ruby



“Max’s Christmas”
Ruby refuses to allow Max to stay up and wait for Santa.


“Grandma’s Present”
Ruby asks Max to keep Grandma busy while she shops for the perfect Christmas present for her.


“Max and Ruby’s Christmas Tree”
Ruby wants to use traditional decorations on the tree, but Max wants to use toys.


“Max’s Christmas Passed”
Max plans to cheer up Ruby who’s sad that Christmas is over.


“Ruby’s Perfect Christmas Tree”
Ruby sets out to find the perfect Christmas tree for the holidays.


“Max’s Christmas Presents”
Ruby makes decorations while Max heads out to ask Santa about the prefect presents he should get.


“Max and Ruby’s Christmas Carol”
Max’s role as bell-ringer with the carolers ends up calling the whole town to come watch them perform.


Men in Black: The Series


“The Black Christmas Syndrome”
MIB must rescue Santa Claus from Drekk.


Mickey Mouse


“Duck the Halls: A Mickey Mouse Christmas Special”
Donald decides to stay in town instead of migrating for the winter, and Mickey is determined to make his first Christmas memorable.


Mickey Mouse & Friends


"Chibi Tiny Tales: Bad Breath"
It's time for Mickey to kiss Minnie under the mistletoe--unfortunately, he's got a case of stubborn bad breath!

Mickey Mouse Works


“The Nutcracker”
Minnie’s nutcracker doll turns into a handsome prince in order to rescue her from the Mouse King.



“Mickey’s Christmas Chaos”
Mickey and Mortimer compete for a house decorating contest.


Mighty Morphin Power Rangers


“Alpha’s Magical Christmas”
Sad while the Rangers are away helping Santa Claus, Alpha 5 consoles himself by singing Christmas carols with children from around the world.


“I’m Dreaming of a White Ranger”
The villains attempt to ruin Christmas by capturing Santa Claus.


Milo Murphy’s Law



“A Christmas Peril”
Murphy’s Law goes into overdrive when Milo invites his entire family for Christmas, while Dakota and Cavendish both traverse time to undo an argument that ends their friendship.


Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug and Cat Noir



“A Christmas Special”
When Adrien runs away from home on Christmas, Ladybug sets out to find him and bring him back.


"Christmaster"
When Marinette tells Nino's little brother gifts he found for Adrien were early Christmas presents, he decides he wants Christmas to come early and is akumatized into Christmaster with an army of toys.


Miss Spider's Sunny Patch Friends


"Hum Bug"
Bounce tries to do a last-minute good deed so that the Dream Bug will visit him and give him a sweet dream, but the sinister Spiderus ends up hijacking his good deed for his own gain.


"Dashing Through the Snow"
Miss Spider, Squirt and Bounce aren't having a very Jolly Holly Day when they're caught outside in a snowstorm.

Molang


"The Christmas Tree"
Cold after a snowball fight, Molang accidentally starts a fire using Piu Piu's Christmas tree as kindling.


¡Mucha Lucha!


"The Match Before Xmas"
Santa's evil twin brother Rudo and his team of Chupacabras attempt to take over Christmas and make sure only the bad get presents.

My Little Pony: Equestria Girls



"Holidays Unwrapped"
The girls try to create a fake snow day to get out of a test; Pinkie Pie braves an epic snowball battle to get Rarity her annual soufflé before it falls; Twilight helps the Apple family outwit the Flim Flam brothers from stealing their cider; the girls plot different ways to get Sunset’s key out of her school locker in order to get to their gifts for needy kids; Rainbow Dash goes on a frantic search for a gift for Fluttershy when she forgets about the group’s gift exchange; Applejack wants the girls to take a group photo to send out to the whole school, but the girls aren’t too excited about the idea—or her theme.


My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic


“Hearth’s Warming Eve”
The Mane Six and Spike head to Canterlot to put on a Hearth’s Warming Eve play about the founding of Equestria.


“Hearthbreakers”
The Apple and Pie families spend the holidays together and find that their respective traditions may be a bit too different.


“A Hearth’s Warming Tail”
Twilight attempts to cure Starlight’s holiday blues by reading a Hearth’s Warming story to her.


“The Hearth’s Warming Club”
While Twilight investigates which of her students pulled a disruptive prank, they share memories of home and their respective holiday traditions with each other.


“Best Gift Ever”
To reduce the stress of the holidays, the ponies decide to pick a name out of a hat and focus on finding the perfect gift for that particular pony.


The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh



“Winnie the Pooh and Christmas Too”
Christopher Robin sends off a letter to Santa with the gang’s desires, but soon they become greedy and keep asking for more.
  

 “Winnie the Pooh: A Very Merry Pooh Year”
It’s time for the holidays and the usual chaos abounds in the Wood, along with Pooh forgetting where he hid Piglet’s present.



New Kids on the Block



“Christmas Special”
After their concert, the New Kids end up at a homeless shelter where they spread joy to the less fortunate.


The New Scooby-Doo Mysteries



“The Nutcracker Scoob”
The gang has to warm the heart of the cruel Winslow Nickleby who delights in ruining the Christmases of the residents of the children’s home.


The New Woody Woodpecker Show



“A Very Woody Christmas”
Woody ends up foiling a couple of thieves stealing people’s Christmas presents.


“It’s a Chilly Christmas After All”
Chilly wants to hitch a ride with Santa to go to a warmer climate, but first he needs to get past Smedley the elf.


“Yule Get Yours”
Woody’s attempts to get back on Santa’s "Nice" list ends up getting him into even more trouble.


“The 12 Lies of Christmas”
Woody, Wally and Miss Meany all disagree on who saved Santa—and Christmas—from a couple of crooks one year.


Oggy and the Cockroaches


"A Truce for Christmas"
Oggy has second thoughts about throwing the cockroaches out into a storm on Christmas Eve.


"Santa Oggy"
When the cockroaches injure Santa, Santa plays up his pain so that Oggy has to replace him for the holiday.


"North-Pole Panic"
The cockroaches infiltrate Santa's workshop in order to kidnap him.


"Green Peace"
With his artificial tree a mess, Oggy decides to chop down a real one--which the cockroaches set their sights on.

The Oz Kids


"Who Stole Santa?"
The kids try to help elf Wisk find Santa before Christmas.


"Christmas in Oz"
While the kids try to get Rick to come to the Christmas party, Otto tricks Andrea into thinking she wasn't invited.


Pac-Man


“Christmas Comes to Pac-Land”
When Santa crash lands in Pac-Land, the Pac-Family tries to help him complete his deliveries.


Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures


“Happy Holidays and a Merry Berry Day”
When Pac’s parents return from a top-secret mission, Pac goes to great lengths to hide them from his friends.


“Santa-Pac”
Pac must save Santa-Pac and his round-deer after they’re kidnapped to the Netherworld.


Pee-wee’s Playhouse


"Christmas Special"
Pee-wee’s star-studded Christmas party gets a damper when Santa tells him he must shorten his wish list or other kids won’t get presents.


Penguins of Madagascar


“The All Nighter Before Christmas”
With the zoo closed for Christmas, the animals prepare their Kidsmas celebrations.


Pepper Ann



“A Kosher Christmas”
Pepper Ann comes to believe she must choose between her family’s holidays and can’t decide between Christmas and Hanukkah.


Peter Pan and the Pirates



“Hook’s Christmas”
Hook deems Christmas a waste of time until he’s visited by the Ghosts of Christmas.


Pickle and Peanut


“Tree Lighting”
Pickle and Peanut take Scampy and his brothers to New York for a show so that they can experience snow, but Peanut has trouble keeping Scampy’s brothers in line.


“A Merry Mocap Musical”
The behavior of Scampy’s brothers repeatedly gets them and Pickle and Peanut stuck in Illinois.


“A Cabbage Day Miracle”
Pickle and Peanut are upset that the holidays are over until Mr. Mjart tells them about another one.


“Springtime for Christmas”
Pickle plays Santa at Mjart Mart, and he and Peanut use their imaginations to help a little boy’s wish come true.


“Yellow Snow”
Pickle and Peanut start a snowball fight with a type of explosive snow that can destroy the town.



Pink Panther and Sons


“Insanity Claus”
Only Panky believes that the Santa that came into their house is the real one, and it turns out he was right—after they had him sent to jail!


Pinky and the Brain


“A Pinky and the Brain Christmas”
Brain infiltrates Santa’s workshop in order to put his hypnotic doll on everyone’s Christmas list.


Pinky, Elmyra and the Brain


“Yule Be Sorry”
Brain experiences life as if Pinky was never his friend.


Pokémon


“Holiday Hi-Jynx”
Ash encounters a Jynx who can’t find his way to Santa to return his boot, which leads Team Rocket to believe that he really IS Santa.


“Pikachu’s Winter Vacations: Christmas Night”
The Pokémon are left behind while their trainers run errands, but the curious little monsters end up trashing the house’s holiday decorations.


“Pikachu’s Winter Vacations: Stantler’s Little Helpers”
The Pokémon help Santa search for a rare berry to cure his Stantler’s fever.


“Pikachu’s Winter Vacations: Delibird’s Dilemma”
The Pokémon’s snowball fight causes a passing Delibird to fall and lose all of the Christmas presents it was carrying.



“Pikachu’s Winter Vacations: Snorlax Snowman”
When the Pokémon’s Snorlax Snowman comes to life, it ends up taking them on a wintery adventure.



Postman Pat


“Postman Pat’s Magic Christmas”
Finishing his deliveries in time to play Santa at the village Christmas party seems almost impossible for Pat until a mysterious stranger appears to help.



 “Postman Pat’s Christmas Eve”
Pat must rescue Ajay and his Christmas tree from a snowdrift.


“Pat’s Special Delivery: The Flying Christmas Stocking”
Pat is delivering a stocking full of Secret Santa gifts from kids to their parents, but the stocking rips along the way and loses all the presents.


“Postman Pat and the Christmas Panto Horse”
Pat sets out to retrieve Pumpkin after she gets scared by the snow so that Lucy can perform in the pantomime.


Pound Puppies (1986)


"Happy Howlidays"
The pound is closed after Katrina hides some overdue bills, and it's up to Zazu to help the puppies regain their home.


Pound Puppies (2010)


"I Heard the Barks on Christmas Eve"
The Puppies need a miracle to place thousands of pups overflowing the shelters all over town.


Power Rangers Beast Morphers



"Scrozzle's Revenge"
The Beast Bots must rescue the Rangers from their entrapment inside giant holiday ornaments.


Power Rangers Dino Charge/Dino Supercharge



“Race to Rescue Christmas”
Chase tries to get home for the holidays, but the Rangers must recover Santa’s computer from Poisandra.


“Here Comes Heximas”
Heximas seeks to control the planet through cursed lumps of coal, but first he must get the Rangers under his spell using Secret Santa gifts.


Power Rangers Dino Fury


"Secret Santa"
Javi and Solon end up caught in a trap while the Rangers try to retrieve a magic sketchbook stolen from Santa.


Power Rangers Megaforce


“The Robo Knight Before Christmas”
Robo Knight is mistaken for a donated Christmas toy and is shipped to Africa where he learns the meaning of Christmas.


Power Rangers Ninja Steel/Super Ninja Steel



“Past, Presents, and Future”
Sarah has to travel through time with Santa to free the Rangers from Cleocatra’s freeze.


“The Poisy Show”
Poisandra returns to put a damper on the Rangers’ Christmas celebration.


Power Rangers Samurai/Super Samurai



“Christmas Together, Friends Forever”
The Rangers find the spirit of the season while reflecting on their first year together.


 “Stuck on Christmas”
After battling Nighlok, the Megazord breaks down leaving the Rangers stranded and missing Christmas with Mentor Ji.


Power Rangers Zeo



“A Season to Remember”
A spell is cast on the Rangers that turn them into intolerable bigots against other cultures.


The Raccoons


"The Christmas Raccoons"
When their home is cut down for a Christmas tree, the Raccoons end up in a battle to save their forest from deforestation.


The Real Ghostbusters



“XMas Marks the Spot”
The guys unknowingly rescue Ebenezer Scrooge from the three spirits in the past, resulting in the end of Christmas in the present.


Recess



“Yes Mikey, Santa Does Shave”
Mikey’s attempts to prove that Santa is real ends up doing just the opposite.


“Recess Christmas: Miracle on Third Street”
Peter, Alordayne and Muriel end up trapped in a snowbank on the way home and Peter finds a way to blame it on T.J. and the gang.



Rescue Heroes



“Alone for the Holidays”
Rocky is depressed he needs to be on duty for the holidays, but a rescue may just remind him what the true meaning of the season is.


Saved by the Bell (1989)



“Home For Christmas”
The gang prepares for a production of A Christmas Carol while Zack falls for a homeless girl who works at the mall.


Saved by the Bell: The New Class


“Christmas in July”
The Club’s annual celebration has Screech, Bobby and Tommy worried over what gifts to buy and Megan protests the swimsuit part of the Snow Queen Pageant.


“The Christmas Gift”
Screech arranges for Belding’s family to visit the ski lodge they’re at, not knowing Belding decided to go home to visit them.


“Fire at the Max”
When he forgets to turn off the Christmas tree lights Ryan accidentally causes The Max to be burned down.


The Secret Files of the Spy Dogs


"Santa"
Ralph gets assigned North Pole duty once again, leading a contingent of dogs who help a confused Santa go about his Christmas duties.


Sesame Street


“Christmas Eve on Sesame Street”
Big Bird sets out to solve the problem of Santa fitting down the narrow chimneys on the street.


“Elmo Saves Christmas”
After Elmo rescues Santa from a chimney, he’s given a magical snow globe that will grant him three wishes.


“Elmo’s World: Happy Holidays!”
Elmo explores the traditions of the various winter holidays.


“Elmo’s Christmas Countdown”
Oscar is determined to have the most Christmas joy and is given the official Christmas-Counter-Downer--without which Christmas can’t come--that he ends up throwing away.


“Once Upon a Sesame Street Christmas”
Elmo’s father spins a tale about why cookies are left out for Santa.


SheZow


“SheZon’s Greetings”
SheZow must rescue Santa from the clutches of Tatooselah.


Shimmer & Shine


"Santa's Little Genies"
The genies visit the North Pole and accidentally send Santa on vacation, leaving them to try and fulfill all his Christmas deliveries.


The Smurfs (1981) 


“The Smurfs’ Christmas Special”
Two young kids try to get help when their grandfather ends up stranded in the woods, while Gargamel pursues the children in order to gain a scroll that will lead him to the Smurfs’ village.


“Baby’s First Christmas”
Evil witch Chlorhydris plans to put an end to Mr. Nicholas’ spreading of joy for the holidays by making him feel hate.


“The Magic Sack of Mr. Nicholas”
When his elves take ill, Mr. Nicholas calls the Smurfs to help him finish making all the toys so that he can deliver them on time.


“’Tis the Season to be Smurfy”
Grandpa and Sassette lead the Smurfs to the human village to help make an elderly couple’s Christmas better.


The Spectacular Spider-Man


“Reinforcement”
The Sinister Six break out and reform during the holiday season to set out to destroy Spider-Man.


SpongeBob SquarePants



“Christmas Who?”
Sandy tells SpongeBob about Christmas, and SpongeBob proceeds to spread it to everyone in Bikini Bottom.


“The Secret Box”
SpongeBob desperately wants to see what’s inside Patrick’s secret box.


“Snowball Effect”
SpongeBob and Patrick try to get Squidward to join in their snowball fight.


“Frozen Face-Off”
Everyone participates in a worm-sled race for a chance to win a million dollars.


“It’s a SpongeBob Christmas!”
To ensure his Christmas wish is granted, Plankton uses Jerktonium to make everyone in Bikini Bottom naughty.


“Goons on the Moon”
Sandy takes her Science Scout troop up to the moon where SpongeBob accidentally causes it to fall out of orbit.


"Plankton's Old Chum"
Stuck with all the chum from his fake holiday scheme, Plankton convinces SpongeBob that it's Chum Day and everyone must get chum as gifts.


"SpongeBob's Road to Christmas"
SpongeBob, Patrick and Plankton head to the North Pole to deliver a gift to Santa, but they discover that Santa's not there and Patchy is cosplaying as him.


Star vs. the Forces of Evil


“Stump Day”
Star, Marco and the Mewni celebrate the snowy holiday of Stump Day.


“Holiday Spellcial”
One of Eclipsa’s dark spells gets invited to the office holiday party.


Static Shock


“Frozen Out”
The holidays threaten to be snowed out when homeless Maureen Connor’s powers rage out of control due to her mental state.


Strawberry Shortcake: Berry in the Big City


"Berry Merry Melody"
The berries exchange their Winterswirl gifts and take part in Huckleberry Pie's: creating a holiday song together.


"Mission: Unfrostable!"
When they learn that Purple Pie Man has no intentions of honoring a contest he holds, Strawberry and her friends plot a heist to steal the contest tokens from his shop and make sure he does.


"The Magic Is You!"
Blueberry Muffin tries to help her friends cope with the Winterswirl stresses of getting everything done on time.



"Best New Year's EVER!"
Strawberry and Raspberry get invited to spend New year's in Times Pear with Kiki Lime, but they soon discover the glitz and glamor doesn't compare to an intimate evening with their friends.


Super Dave: Daredevil for Hire


“Merry Christmas, Super Dave!”
Super Dave ends up involved in the rescue of a kidnapped Santa.


Super Mario World


“The Night Before Cave Christmas”
The bothers attempt to introduce the cave people to Christmas, but Koopa steals all of their gifts.


Sylvester & Tweety Mysteries


“It Happened One Night Before Christmas”       
Granny tries to figure out what happened to the $8000 missing from her brother’s company.


“Feather Christmas”
Granny helps a little girl retrieve the bird her parents got rid of.


Taz-Mania


“No Time For Christmas”
Taz travels across the Outback to bring Christmas gifts to his friends.


Teacher’s Pet


“A Dog for All Seasons”
While Mrs. Helprman takes on the herculean task of incorporating everyone’s beliefs into a holiday play, God sends an angel dog to help Spot learn if dogs have any holiday traditions.


“The Blight Before Christmas”
Tired of getting dog toys for Christmas, spot sets out to find a lost dog and claim the reward to buy stuff for himself.


Teamo Supremo


"Happy Holidays, Mr. Gruff!"
Teamo teams-up with their favorite action hero to stop Alchemy's experiment to prove people are more materialistic around the holidays.

Teen Titans Go!


"Second Christmas"
Raven, Cyborg and Beast Boy trick Starfire into believing that there's a Second Christmas and to expect the arrival of Second Santa Claus.


"The True Meaning of Christmas"
Tired of being on the "Naughty" list, the Titans head to the North Pole to get their presents in person.


"Halloween v Christmas"
The Titans must help stop Santa Claus from taking over Halloween.


"Teen Titans Save Christmas"
When Santa quits it's up to the Titans to make sure Chrismtas goes off without a hitch.


"Christmas Crusaders"
Santa Claus and Robin team-up to stop the Coal Miner.


"Beast Boy on the Shelf"
Santa forces Beast Boy to spy on his teammates and report their naughty behavior to him.



"A Holiday Story"
Satna gets Beast Boy's help to get him back into the Holiday Mob.



Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2003)


“The Christmas Aliens (aka Michelangelo’s Christmas Rescue)”
Michelangelo attempts to stop the Purple Dragons from stealing a truck full of toys at Christmas time.


Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends


"Thomas' Christmas Party"
Thomas enlists his friends' help in throwing a Christmas party for Mrs. Kyndley as a thanks for saving them from an accident a year ago.


"Thomas and the Missing Christmas Tree"
Thomas ends up buried in a snowdrift while fetching the Christmas tree for Sodor's annual Christmas carol party.


"Thomas and Percy's Christmas Adventure"
The engines must work together to get the mountain village their mail when a blizzard causes delays


"It's Only Snow"
Thomas must find a way to get to a village in time for the holidays after he and Toby get stuck in the snow when his plow breaks.


"Oliver the Snow Engine" 
Oliver's disposition about the weather doesn't improve when he's tasked with making a delivery for the winter festival and ends up crashing into a giant snowman.


"Not So Hasty Puddings"
Thomas is jealous that Elizabeth gets to deliver the Christmas puddings this year.


"Don't Tell Thomas"
The other engines plan to throw Thomas a surprise party to show their appreciation of his keeping the tracks snow-free.


"Keeping Up with James"
Wanting to finish his tasks quickly so that he'll get to deliver the presents train, James ignores Edward's warnings about icy tracks and derails.


"Thomas' Tricky Tree"
Thomas goes to pick up a Christmas tree, but Duncan's teasing flusters him enough that he ends up accidentally dumping a flatbed of pipes into the canal.


"Thomas' Frosty Friend"
The wind causes Thomas to pick up a giant inflatable hitchhiker.


"Henry's Lucky Day"
Henry believes he owes his versatility in snow to his "lucky trucks", which end up being accidentally broken just as he needs to deliver presents around the island.


"The Party Surprise"
Freddie neglects to tell Mr. Percival that he's relocating this year's winter party from his house to the wharf so that Colin the Crane can participate.


"Merry Winter Wish"
The engines all make a wish on the festive Star of Knapford that Thomas delivers.


"Merry Misty Island"
The Logging Locos put a damper on Bash, Dash and Ferdinand's Christmas party plans.


"Henry's Magic Box"
Henry picks up a Christmas surprise box for the Fat Controller, but it soon disappears at the farm just as strange trees being popping up all over.


"Let It Snow"
Gordon and Thomas pick up logs for an animal shelter and sing a song to make snow clouds appear.


"Surprise, Surprise"
Thomas tries to ensure all of his friends get repaired in time for the Christmas party.


"Percy the Snowman"
Thomas is tasked with bringing the Fat Controller to the town square to turn on the Christmas lights.


"Tree Trouble"
The steam engines hold a competition against the diesels to see who can find the best Christmas tree on Sodor.


"Ho Ho Snowman"
Charlie pretends to be a snowman to help Henry appreciate snow more.


"Salty's Surprise"
Edward goes on a hunt to find Salty a Christmas present.


"Emily's Winter Party Special"
Emily must find Sir Topham Hatt's top hat for a chance to pull the Winter Special.


"The Christmas Tree Express"
Toby takes Rheneas to Misty Island to find the perfect Christmas tree.


"Santa's Little Engine"
Thomas is tasked with bringing a sleigh for Sir Topham Hatt to use to play Santa, but the sleigh ends up slipping down a hill on the way.


"The Missing Christmas Decorations"
Feeling left out of the holiday festivities, the diesels decide to "borrow" some decorations from the steam engines.


"Long Lost Friend"
Gator returns to the island after a long time away and is anxious to see Percy, but the two of them keep missing each other.


"Last Train for Christmas"
The engines work together to fight the elements and get the people to their homes in time for Christmas.


"Duncan the Humbug"
With Duncan seemingly grumpier than usual, Victor bribes him with a new coat of paint if he can keep from grumbling for an entire day.


"The Perfect Gift"
Percy is worried that Reg may be missing out on the holiday celebrations and decides to find something to cheer him up.


"A Cranky Christmas"
Believing he broke the special Christmas crate Thomas is supposed to deliver, Cranky hides it.


"Diesel's Ghostly Christmas"
The engines play the Ghosts of Christmas in order to get Diesel to be more helpful.


"Letters to Santa"
An old rivalry with Harold the Helicopter causes Percy to foul up his job of bringing letters to Santa.


"The Christmas Coffeepot"
Investigating a "talking tree" leads Thomas to discover Glynn the Coffeepot Engine, who's hiding out of fear of being scrapped.


"Terence Breaks the Ice"
Terence takes an ill-advised shortcut across the frozen lake while collecting Christmas trees for the holiday market.


"Daisy's Perfect Christmas"
It's hard for Daisy to find the holiday spirit when everything fails to go as planned.


"Thomas' Animal Ark"
The engines must find a way to keep the animals warm when the boiler at the Animal Park breaks down.


"Kangaroo Christmas"
While in Australia for the holidays, Thomas must help a little girl retrieve her toy kangaroo from a real one.


"Hunt the Truck"
Bill and Ben have been hiding trucks to force the other engines to look for them, and one of them happened to be the Christmas supplies Edward needed to collect for Sir Robert Norramby.


"Nia's Bright Idea"
Nia is inspired by lighthouses to cover a big wheel in Christmas lights to help Harold see through a storm.


ThunderCats Roar


"Mandora Saves Christmas"
The ThunderCats must help Santa Claus evade Mandora and get off of Third Earth.


The Tick (1994)


“The Tick Loves Santa!”
When a crook dressed as Santa gets electrocuted by a billboard, he gains the ability to duplicate himself.


Timon & Pumbaa



“Don’t Be Elfish”
Timon is desperately trying to get off Santa’s "Naughty" list.


Tiny Toon Adventures



“It’s A Wonderful Tiny Toons Christmas Special”
When Max sabotages Buster’s special and replaces him as the star of Tiny Toons, Buster considers quitting the show.


Tom and Jerry Tales


“Ho Ho Horrors”
Tom and Jerry battling it out in Tom’s dream ends up with them wrecking the house for real. 


Top Wing


"A Top Wing Christmas"
The Cadets look forward to spending Christmas with Penny's family, but end up having to save Santa and Penny's little brother when Santa crashes on his way to deliver the Penguin's presents.


Total DramaRama


"Me, My Elf, and I"
Realizing he won't be getting any gifts for Christmas, Duncan tricks the others into going to the North Pole and deleting Santa's "Naughty" List.



"Snow Country for Old Men"
Chef brings snowmen to life to entertain the kids, but they all turn out to be evil.


"The Tree Stooges Save Christmas"
After accidentally destroying Chef's Christmas tree, the kids set out to replace his holiday treasures and save Christmas.


Transformers: Animated


"Human Error"
Sari helps the Autobots experience their first Christmas, but Optimus is uneasy about the new popular toy being based on Soundwave.


Transformers: Rescue Bots


"Christmas in July"
Doc's weather machine causes a snow storm in the middle of summer.


The Weekenders


“The Worst Holiday Ever”
The gang heads to Lor’s grandmother’s farm for the holidays but their RV gets stuck in a blizzard.


What-A-Mess


"Santa What a Mess"
Mess' disillusionment about Santa comes to an end when he and his friends end up having to replace Santa's sick reindeer.


What’s New, Scooby-Doo?


“A Scooby-Doo Christmas”
The Mystery, Inc. gang must restore Christmas to a town by uncovering the mystery of the headless snowman that plagues them.



Where on Earth is Carmen Sandiego?


“Just Like Old Times”
Carmen gives the CHIEF a virus, making him believe Carmen is good and Zack and Ivy are thieves.


Where's Waldo? (2019)


"A Wanderer's Christmas"
Waldo and Wenda must go back in time and stop Odlulu from ruining everyone's Christmas in her attempts to get off of Santa's "Naughty" list.


Winx Club


“A Magix Christmas”
Bloom ends up stuck in Alfea for Christmas when the Trix send the Ice Dragons after her.


X-Men: The Animated Series


“Have Yourself a Morlock Little X-Mas”
Last-minute shopping is interrupted when Storm, Wolverine and Jubilee must rescue Leech of the Morlocks.


X-Men: Evolution


“On Angel’s Wings”
Rogue and Cyclops believe a mysterious heroic angel is a new mutant that Magneto wants to frame in order to instill a hatred of humanity in him.


Yo-Kai Watch


“A Very Yo-Kai Christmas”
Nate discovers the town is overrun with Yo-Kai while he goes to get his family’s Christmas cake.


“The Koma-Santa Claus”
Komasan and Komajiro become overwhelmed by requests when they help Santa Claus with his deliveries.


“Yo-Kai Ol’ Saint Trick”
Nate’s mother is possessed by Ol’ Saint Trick and Nate must correctly answer his three questions or else he’ll end up sucked into a bag forever.