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Holiday Specials


The holidays started and ended for 80s kids not with calendars but the premiers of regular holiday fare like Rudolph and the Thanksgiving Day parade in New York City (it’s not Christmas until we see Santa usher it in at the end of the line!!) Here I am including specials that were first aired in the 80s but also all the annual classics 80s kids looked forward to.

New Years’ Specials

Rudolph’s Shiny New Year

Annual Torunament of the Roses Parade

Valentine’s Day Specials

Smurfily Ever After

My Smurfy Valentine

St. Patrick’s Day Specials

Darby O’Gill and the Little People

April Fools’ Day Specials (US)


Easter Specials

It’s the Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown

Easter Parade

Here Comes Peter Cottontail

The Easter Bunny is Coming to Town

The First Easter Bunny

Arbor Day Specials(US)

It’s Arbor Day, Charlie Brown

4th of July Specials(US)

Hallowe’en Specials

All Hallows’ Eve Smurfs’ Halloween Special

It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown!

Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Monsters

Thanksgiving  Specials (US)

A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving

Macy’s Annual Thanksgiving Day Parade

The Mouse on the Mayflower

Christmas Specials

The Smurfs’ Christmas Special

‘Tis the Season to be Smurfy

Baby’s First Christmas (Smurfs)

Yogi Bear’s All-Star Christmas

Yogi’ First Christmas

Disney’s The Small One

Mickey’s Christmas Carol

Nestor, the long-eared Christmas Donkey

The Year Without a Santa Clause

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

Frosty the Snowman

Frosty Returns

A Charlie Brown Christmas

The Grinch who stole Christmas

Santa Clause is coming to Town

The First Christmas

The Leprechaun’s Christmas Gold

Frosty’s Winter Wonderland

The Life and Adventures of Santa Clause

The Little Drummer Boy

The Little Drummer Boy Book II

Pinocchio’s Christmas

Twas the night before Christmas

Jack Frost

Misc. Specials

The Smurfic Games

The Smurfs’ Springtime Special

The SMurfs and the Magic Flute

Cartoon All-stars to the Rescue

Yogi’s Space Race

Yogi Bear and the Magical Flight of the Spruce Goose

The Cricket on the Hearth

The Wind in the Willows

The Hobbit

The Return of the King

Return to Oz

The Flight of the Dragons

sources: bluebuddies, wikipedia,,