That pilot looks an awful lot like Wile E. Coyote! In this cute specail, a Comet the reindeer looks for someone she can carry back home to help thwart the coyote-looking wolf’s plans to ruin Christmas and finds Raggedy Ann and Andy. Courtesy DoctorManchu
I remember 1986 as being an EXCELLENT year for toys, tv and films. Let’s take a trip down memory lane and see what our parents were saving up to get us for Christmas that year in this collection of 1986 Christmas ads. Courtesy the TjTube
The Love Boat, to me as a kid, had the longest possible opening ever. How many stars could they squeeze within a one-show segment and still have a storyline? Turns out quite a few. Here are some highlights from the 1980 Christmas episode. Courtesy kalli2 And this cute clip featuring Judith Barsi (voiced Ann-MArie in All Dogs go to Heaven) from the 1986 Christmas episode: Courtesy Suaviterinmodo
The Glo Friends (the animated friends of the Glo Worm toy) aired during the My Little Pony and Friends hour. They occupied the slot frequented by the Potato Head Kids (also a toy spinoff) and the Moon Dreamers of COURSE there were toys!). Courtesy Cool Stuff
Idents and bumpers- in the States we don’t have so much of the Christmas versions of tv logos, it’s more themed-commercials unless you count the kids’ networks. But in the UK the holidays bring out the excuse for more animation! Check out this neat- albeit shaky- compilation of BBC1, BB@ and ITV holiday idents and continuity bumpers. Courtesy sdaonline
ACME HolidaysNet brings us another oldie but goodie- the mostly forgotten Family Circus Easter special. Dolly reminds me of Natalie from Facts of Life. I used to really like reading Family Circus in the Sunday funnies.
So looks like ABC isn’t showing It’s the Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown this year. Luckily for us, YouTube provides! Take a minute and watch this classic goofy Peanuts special in which Lucy tries yet again to get presents for pretty girls, courtesy March Avenue.
It was 1980 and the Osmonds got together in Utah to give a Family Christmas Show. Let’s tune in: Courtesy DavEvans066
The original 80s smurfs, not those computer-animated blue guys: The Smurfs Christmas Special courtesy Eustace Leventhorp