The Christmas season means a return of all those television specials, and it is a great time of the year.

We can all thank the Rankin/Bass Productions outfit for adding an additional layer of magic to Christmas. They used the stories and songs of Christmas along with animation to bring life to legends and put them into the living rooms of families around the world.

Give thanks to Rankin/Bass if you like:

A Year Without Santa Claus

Santa Claus is Coming to Town

Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer 

The Little Drummer Boy 

Jack Frost 

Rudolph's Shiny New Year 

Frosty's Winter Wonderland

Frosty the Snowman

T'was the Night Before Christmas 

Nestor the Long-Eared Christmas Donkey 

Rudolph and Frosty's Christmas in July