For Christmas classic movies, it doesn’t get much better than the films produced by Rankin/Bass. The stop-motion animated favorites include Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and Frosty the Snowman. The films are known for their unforgettable characters, such as the misfit toys; Hermy, the elf who would rather be a dentist; and the Abominable Snowman.
Based on the popular song, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer was made in 1964 for NBC television, but nowadays it actually airs on CBS. As a result of the instant popularity of Rudolph, Arthur Rankin and Jules Bass went ahead with a series of other holiday television Rubai internetu specials, most of which are also based on fun and very popular Christmas songs. Just like the songs, all of Rankin/Bass TV specials are considered Christmas classics today. I remember watching them as a kid, year after year.
While these Christmas specials have aired on American TV for many years, for true fans owning them on DVD or Blu-Ray is the only way to go. So that makes the 2010 holiday season pretty special because several of these favorites are now available on Blu-Ray for the first time, in a boxed set titled The Original Christmas Classics that includes Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Frosty the Snowman, Frosty Returns and Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town. Rudolph is also getting released by itself on Blu-Ray, as are the other popular specials, The Year Without Santa Claus and Mr Magoo’s Christmas Carol. Prior to this, all of these have only been available on DVD or VHS