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Today's Top Five

First off, I'd like to say that the news that both Leslie Nielsen and Irvin Kershner died makes me sad.
That being said, I'd like to list my top 5 favorite Christmas specials. I love Christmas and I am really starting to get in the spirit.
5) Mickey's Christmas Carol- A very well animated short film that casts Disney characters into Charles Dickens' classic Christmas tale. Scrooge McDuck (obviously) as Scrooge, Pete as The Ghost of Christmas Future and Goofy as Marley are standouts.
4) Frosty the Snowman- A pretty good movie but the main reason I like it is the magic hat. And imagining what would happen if you put it on something else.
3) The Next Doctor- A Doctor Who story that has little to do with Christmas other than the general atmosphere and the fact that it takes place on Christmas. Still, the shot of David Tennant (as the Doctor) enjoying snowfall in a picturesque Victorian setting makes the whole episode.
2) Charlie Brown Christmas Special- I love Peanuts but this special set the standard for specials. So much of it has become so iconic.
1) Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer- This story is just too cool to not make the top of the list. It's the best of the classic animated Christmas specials and the elf who wants to be a dentist may be one of the greatest TV characters ever.