Which Christmas special was it?

Can you tell one Rankin/Bass special from the other?


Rankin/Bass Productions were the KINGS of Christmas TV specials.

Nothing rings in the holidays quite like a stop-motion or traditionally animated retelling of a classic story.

You know them. You love them. You probably grew up watching them. Let's see how much you recall about these legendary animated classics.

Be sure to share your score and your memories in the comments section below.

  1. Which one featured Fred Astaire's voice acting skills?
  2. Jimmy Durante gave his final film performance in which of the following?
  3. Which one has a character named Professor Hinkle?
  4. Burl Ives narrates which one?
  5. Which one features the Abominable Snowman?
  6. In which one did Mickey Rooney voice Kris Kringle?
  7. Burgermeister Meisterburger is the bad guy in which one?
  8. King Moonracer is the island ruler in which one?

Which Christmas special was it?

Your Result...

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Coolrain 5 months ago
You got 8 out of 8
You did it! It's a Christmas miracle!
Herbert 5 months ago
Happy new year to all the quiz fans of meTV.
Daddyyo 5 months ago
I also Loved the sons of Mother Nature from the year without a Santa Claus. Heat Miser and Snow Miser
geatornez82 6 months ago
8/8. Rudolph and Frosty have been traditions in my family since 1984 (recorded from TV). Santa Claus is Comin' To Town became one in 1993 (parents bought this along with Rudolph and Frosty, since we had taped over the 1984 airings . . . . stupid us).
CaroleThorpe 6 months ago
You got 8 out of 8
You did it! It's a Christmas miracle!
Lonewolfhtp 6 months ago
Easy when you’ve watched them you’re entire life every year and then some.
Runeshaper 6 months ago
7/8 Lots of fond memories watching these as a kid with my fam! ❤️

You did it! It's a Christmas miracle!
MikefromJersey 6 months ago
"You got 8 out of 8. You did it! It's a Christmas miracle!"

My buddy's mom had gone to Snuffy's then roadside stand in Scotch Plains, NJ. to buy meat
and had dragged us along. The older man in front of us in line turned to leave with his hamburger
when she gasped and said, "It's Jimmy Durante!"
His wife's family lived in town and he was getting dinner so he only chatted for a few minutes.
When we got home Mrs. Mullen told so many people about Durante being there she probably
trebled Snuffy's business.
Since then I get a kick out of seeing him kick the bucket in Mad Mad Mad World when it's on.
I'd have rather met his cast mates Jonathon Winters or Leo Gorcey but you can't have everything.
tootsieg MikefromJersey 6 months ago
Great story. I remember Snuffy’s in Scotch Plains. I love Jimmy Durante’s scene in Mad Mad Mad World. Always makes me laugh. Thanks for the memories.
MikefromJersey tootsieg 6 months ago
Hi Tootsieg,
Thanks pal. It's remarkable how many movies/TV series film in the area now.
Cranford is constantly in the flickers, I think the comedy "Guess Who's Coming" with
Bernie Mac got the ball rolling. Westfield had the series "Ed", a Queen Latifah movie,
a Japanese Rom-Com, many other films and lots of commercials. Oh and a Peter Falk
comedy at the Garwood Rest Bar in Garwood.
Jeffrey 6 months ago
"You got 4 out of 8" -----"Santa Claus is Comin' Town ---Just... not your town. because you didn't score very well."
BradBeall 6 months ago
Does anyone remember when K-Mart carried the plastic characters from these movies? And yes, there were BOTH versions of the abominable snowman, the "before' and "after", as well as the same thing for the "Winter Warlock". and yep, I have them all.
mwehren 6 months ago
8 of 8. Never saw Santa Claus is coming to Town. Knew about Fred Astaire though and knew things that weren;t part of the other two specials.
Zip 6 months ago
Two of those movies(Rudolph and Frosty) we would watch every year as children. Santa Claus is coming to town not so much, but I still remembered it.
vg2023 6 months ago
They missed a year without a Santa Claus. I hate the Ruldoph one because Santa is nasty to Rudolph.

Zip vg2023 6 months ago
That's true about Santa in that one, but I still love that film.
DB50 vg2023 6 months ago
They all have a nasty to show what's wrong and right
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