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Five Often Overlooked Holiday Animated Films

christmas_filmsFor some folks, Black Friday is the day to putter around shopping malls and outlets to take advantage of door-buster deals. However, there’s nothing to say day can be well spent in serenity and joy with your entire family. If you want to spend this beautiful Black Friday away from shopping and malls, here are some tips. Celebrate this Black Friday with your entire family and watch some Christmas themed movies right at home. Here are some five titles of Christmas themed movies that you might have ignored.

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Cartoon of the Day: A Wish For Wings That Work

A Wish For Wings That Work

A Wish For Wings That Work

One of the most bizarre- and most fun!- Christmas specials is A Wish For Wings That Work, based on the the Bloom County comic strip by Berkeley Breathed. The special, produced by Steven Spielberg and Amblin Entertainment, has more than it’s share of surprises… including an uncredited voice appearance by…. well, just watch it and see.

Opus the Penguin, among his other problems, always feels inadequate by his being “aerodynamically impaired.” Together with his brain-fried cohort Bill the Cat, he tries doggedly to overcome that weakness, all without success.

Wrestling with an unfulfilled wish to soar through the air like any other self-respecting bird, Opus turns for sympathy to his scroungy pals and his animal “support group”- a lovelorn kiwi, a fashion-minded cockroach, and a cranky piglet who thinks that he’s a rhino.

When that doesn’t help, the plucky penguin decides that there’s only one person who can make his aeronautic dream come true: Father Christmas.

But when Ol’ St. Nick finds himself in hot water on December 24, the fate of Christmas itself suddenly depends on the kind of heroism that only comes in a penguin-sized package!Only on Christmas Eve does Opus learn what worth his natural abilities are.

So, got you interested? Watch it, and see what voice talents you can recognize!

How The Grinch Stole Christmas! (1966) – Chuck Jones Animated TV Special

How The Grinch Stole Christmas! (1966) - Chuck Jones Animated TV Special

How The Grinch Stole Christmas! (1966) - Chuck Jones Animated TV Special

CotD: The grand-daddy of all Christmas specials, “How The Grinch Stole Christmas!” showed us that some things are best as cartoons, big budgets and Jim Carrey or not!

How The Grinch Stole Christmas! (1966) – Chuck Jones Animated TV Special

Bitter and hateful, the crotchety Grinch, with “termites in his smile” and “garlic in his soul,” is irritated at the thought of the nearby village of Whoville having a happy time celebrating Christmas.

Disguised as Santa Claus, with his dog made to look like a reindeer, he raids the village to steal all the Christmas things. The village is sure to have a sad Christmas this year. But although the Grinch tries to wipe out Christmas for the cheerful Whovillians, he discovers that the true spirit of the holiday season lies beyond his covetous grasp.

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