Pick: What Christmas specials would you watch in the 1980s?

Take your pick from Pee-wee, Perry, Kermit and Keanu.


There was no shortage of holiday specials in the 1980s. Everyone from classic crooners to popular cartoons got their own Christmas shows. In what other decades could you find Dean Martin singing with an orca… and He-Man's nemesis Skeletor learning the spirit of the season?

Let's look at some of the most memorable specials from the Eighties, year by year. 

If you could only pick one, which would you watch? See how your taste in Christmas specials compares to others!

  1. The Brothers Grimm, Hanna-Barbera or the family Osmond?
  2. What floats your boat: high-pitched singing, shtick or Shamu?
  3. Are you in the mood for toons or tunes this yule?
  4. Tootie, Pooh or Como?
  5. Will you spend Christmas in Lebanon, Little House on the Prairie, or with Dickens?
  6. Stop-motion, swords or Punky?
  7. Keanu, Kermit or an Osmond?
  8. Do you prefer a cartoon cat, a M*A*S*H vet, or a Sound of Music legend?
  9. Children's television was pretty weird in the 1980s.
  10. Would you like spend your Christmas with horror, with Homer, or on the lanai?

Pick: What Christmas specials would you watch in the 1980s?

Your Result...

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Epsdel 15 months ago
Took it twice 59% for what I would have watched at the time (or there about) 47% for what I would choose now as an adult.
Moverfan 28 months ago
Grew up watching Bob Hope, Andy Williams, Bing Crosby, George Burns and Dean Martin specials (I was an only child until I was 13, surrounded by adults). What's interesting--to me, anyway--is that it never occurred to me to even wonder why Bob Hope never seemed to spend Christmas at home. At least I don't recall ever asking my folks about it or wondering why he didn't get to go home.
Snickers 35 months ago
72% similar. Always loved watching the Bing Crosby Christmas specials and never missed " A Charlie Brown Christmas".
idkwut2use 42 months ago
42%, but some was easy and some was hard. Especially the last two. Especially the last one!! :xx
texasluva 54 months ago
I got 69%. I'm a sucker for XMAS Specials. As long as Pee-Wee Herman does NOT come into my theater.
Moverfan 54 months ago
1988 needs a "none of the above" option. I prefer my Care Bears as stuffed animals (I have three), I never heard of Tattertown and I can't stand Pee-Wee Herman to this day. He's like Steve Urkel and Sheldon Cooper--the only proper thing to do is have 'em taken out and shot, the stuck-up, stupid, annoying little twits.
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AllisonWunderland DIGGER1 54 months ago
AllisonWunderland DIGGER1 54 months ago
That's perfectly fine if you do not agree. I don't agree with everyone either. We all have our own opinions...
Moverfan AllisonWunderland 28 months ago
Sheldon Cooper is a stuck up shallow stupid jerk and The Big Bang Theory should have had somebody slug him LONG before the final episode!
AllisonWunderland Moverfan 28 months ago
Double BAZINGA 😂🤣
JDnHuntsvilleAL 54 months ago
Can't get a score -- I refuse to answer #9.
texasluva JDnHuntsvilleAL 54 months ago
John here's what you do to get a score. Click on one item #9. Get score. Take off 10% for score. Then pretend like you never answered #9.
JeffTanner 54 months ago
83% similar to the most popular responses.
Lacee54 54 months ago
: I really wish you wouldn't change the programming on here. I've got a routine that I watch every week night. Please don't change.
bmoore4026 54 months ago
61% similar. What? I'm an 80s kid.
Runeshaper 54 months ago
69% similar
69% similar to the most popular responses

I'll take it! LOL
Lillyrose 54 months ago
64% similar.
I never saw any of those Christmas specials. The only one that sounds good is Julie Andrews’ The Sound of Christmas.
Barry22 54 months ago
48%, The He-Man/She-Ra is the greatest Xmas special since the Stars Wars one.
KellyShort 54 months ago
65% but some of those I would never watch
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